Jun 09, 2022

Clinical Nurse Specialist / NICU

  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA

Job Description

Job Description

Ranked No. 5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) provides the best care 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.


Position Summary:

The Manager, Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in the NICU 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 CNS provides leadership and mentoring to support the interprofessional team in the evaluation and implementation of evidence-based therapies and research. The CNS will function independently as needed in all aspects of work area clinical operations on a 24-hour basis. The CNS will collaborate with other work area leaders in the supervision of unit staff and implementation of projects to achieve the goals and objectives of the work area. Neonatal Intensive Critical Care Unit (NICCU): A 58-bed Level IV neonatal intensive care unit that serves as an international referral center, with the majority of patients from the Western United States. The NICCU provides a complete range of medical and surgical services for neonates with the most complex conditions. The unit's specialized programs include the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) Program, -Body Therapeutic Hypothermia Program, complex surgical specialties, highly specialized ventilatory support and home ventilation program, neonatal and infant diagnostic and follow-up services.

Experience required:

5+ years of recent pediatric experience in area of NICU required. Previous supervisory and CNS experience preferred

Education/ Certification Required:

Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited school required. Current professional California RN Licensure

BLS,PALS and Clinical Nurse Specialist certification required.

NRP required for NICCU

National Certification Required

Work That Matters - Our work is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

No one has more expertise treating children than Children's Hospital Los Angeles. CHLA is the only children's hospital in California to make the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of "Best" children's hospitals and is nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties.

Join a hospital where the work you do will matter—to you, to your colleagues, and above all, to our patients and families. At times, the work may be challenging, but it is always rewarding. We hope you’ll come and find out for yourself.

It’s Work That Matters.

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. Your race and ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation and ability make you uniquely you – and that is just who we are looking for! So, bring the best of yourself and contribute to our mission in your own unique way.

Diversity inspires innovation. Our experiences, perspectives and backgrounds allow us to better serve our patients. As an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate the differences of our team members.