Feb 20, 2024

Clinical Nurse Specialist / Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) & Cardiovascular Acute Unit

  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Intensive Care Unit

Job Description

Job Description

Ranked among the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) provides the best care for kids in California.

Here world-class experts in medicine, education and research work together to deliver family-centered care half a million times each year. From primary to complex critical care, more than 350 programs and services are offered, each one specially designed for children.

The CHLA of the future is brighter than can be imagined. Investments in technology, research and innovation will create care that is personal, convenient and empowering. Our scientists will work with clinical experts to take laboratory discoveries and create treatments that are a perfect match for every patient. And together, CHLA team members will turn health care into health transformation.

Join a hospital where the work you do will matter—to you, to your colleagues, and above all, to our patients and families. The work will be challenging, but always rewarding.

It’s Work That Matters.


Purpose Statement/Position Summary: The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) provides clinical leadership and expertise for population-based nursing care to integrate evidence-based care, advance clinical practice, achieve optimal nurse-sensitive patient outcomes and facilitate transitions of care. The advanced knowledge and skills required for this role include expertise in congenital heart disease, pediatric critical care, evidence-based practice, collaboration, consultation, education, mentoring, and change leadership. This specialized knowledge and skills are used within three major spheres of influence: patient/family, nurses and nursing practice, and the organization/system. The CNS serves as the Subject matter expert in RN training curriculum building and functions independently in all aspects of clinical operations on a 24-hour basis. The CNS collaborates with other work area leaders in supervising unit staff and implementing projects to achieve the organizational goals and objectives of the work area.

Minimum Qualifications/Work Experience: 5+ years of recent experience in Pediatric Intensive Care required. Previous CNS experience preferred.

Education/Licensure/Certification: Master's, post-graduate, or doctoral degree from an accredited CNS program and current CNS (Pediatric/Neonatal) certification (from American Nurse Association-American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACCN)

keywords: CNS, Quality Improvement, Critical Care, Congenital Heart Disease

Pay Scale Information

USD $116,688.00 - USD $210,163.20

USD $116,688.00 - USD $210,163.20

CHLA values the contribution each Team Member brings to our organization. Final determination of a successful candidate’s starting pay will vary based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to education and experience within the job or the industry. The pay scale listed for this position is generally for candidates that meet the specified qualifications and requirements listed on this specific job description. Additional pay may be determined for those candidates that exceed these specified qualifications and requirements. We provide a competitive compensation package that recognizes your experience, credentials, and education alongside a robust benefits program to meet your needs. CHLA looks forward to introducing you to our world-class organization where we create hope and build healthier futures.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a leader in pediatric and adolescent health both here and across the globe. As a premier Magnet teaching hospital, you’ll find an environment that’s alive with learning, rooted in care and compassion, and home to thought leadership and unwavering support. CHLA is dedicated to creating hope and building healthier futures – for our patients, as well as for you and your career!

CHLA has been affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932.

At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, our work matters. And so do each and every one of our valued team members. CHLA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other legally protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of state and local laws, including the LA City Fair Chance Ordinance and SF Fair Chance Ordinance.

Qualified Applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodation under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact CHLA Human Resources if you need assistance completing the application process.

Diversity inspires innovation. Our experiences, perspectives and backgrounds allow us to better serve our patients and create a strong community at CHLA.