Community Regional Medical Center is the flagship hospital of Community Medical Centers – a private, not-for-profit healthcare system based in Fresno, California, and the largest healthcare provider and private employer in central California. We measure up with top hospitals nationally and are the 3rd largest in California. With 685 beds, we are home to the only Level 1 Trauma and comprehensive burn centers between Los Angeles and Sacramento. The 56,000 square-foot emergency department is one of the largest and busiest in the state. We have an 84 bed Level 3 NICU and a brand new pediatric specialty care unit. Future plans include building a women and children’s facility on campus and expanding with 65 additional beds. Our hospital serves 2.5 million people within 9 counties, averaging a daily census of 641 patients. We’re affiliated with UCSF as a teaching facility and have trained 3,000 Medical Doctor’s to date plus remain investing in research and training grants.
We provide excellent health benefits (medical, dental & vision) along with a 403(b) to plan for your future. Additionally, you will accrue paid time off (PTO) from your first day of employment, totaling 5 weeks as a full-time employee. Other Benefits include; Long-term Disability Insurance, Basic Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage, Educational Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program, Credit Union Membership, Retirement Planning classes, and an onsite Fitness Center, 24 hour Subway and concierge service.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who collaborates with members of the health care team to enhance patient care. A CNS first intervenes as an expert patient consultant and then develops and supports nursing staff with patient care within an identified specialty. The CNS practices within three spheres of influence: the patient/client, nursing and nursing practice and the organization/health system with the patient being the most important sphere. The CNS's clinical expertise comes from experience and competencies within a specialty of nursing practice. Their guidance is used to address nursing issues within the patient/client, nursing and nursing practice, and the organization/system spheres. The essential roles of the CNS: expert clinician, interdisciplinary consultant, educator, researcher, and leader help to 1) direct specialty knowledge and skill acquisition, 2) shape core competencies of clinical practice, 3) promote evidence-based outcome-guided nursing care, 4) integrate quality patient care across CMC practice sites, 5) promoting an environment of mentoring and system change that empower the nurse to experience professional growth and development.
MINIMUM REQUIRED: Masters degree in Nursing. Graduate of a CNS program accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Five years of clinical or education experience in area of specialty.
PREFERRED: Doctoral degree in Nursing.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS MINIMUM REQUIRED: Current California Registered Nurse license, current California Clinical Nurse Specialist license, current BLS certification, additional certifications may be required by certain specialties/departments.
PREFERRED: National certification in area of specialty.