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Providence Clinical Nurse Specialist Periop Cardiovascular Services in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Clinical Nurse Specialist (RN) Perioperative and Cardiovascular Services (Full time/Variable shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance, CA.

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We are seeking a Clinical Nurse Specialist (RN) Perioperative and Cardiovascular Services - The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) of Cardiovascular and Perioperative Services is a clinical practitioner, consultant, educator and researcher. Inherent in these role components are concepts of change agent, leader, liaison and role model within Patient Care Services to support the Mission Statement and Core Values of Little Company of Mary Hospital. The CNS directs the clinical nursing and consults with staff on complex critical care nursing issues related to Cardiovascular care

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Direct the clinical nursing practice in Cardiovascular and Perioperative Services

  • Participate in and/or conduct clinical nursing research that reflects the needs of the Cardiovascular and Perioperative Services, and the community. Interpret, disseminate and incorporate research findings relevant to cardiovascular and perioperative clinical practice, and evaluates practice in light of research findings

  • Coordinate and assess educational development and clinical competency of the nursing staff in the OR related to Cardiovascular Care.

  • Ensure the effective implementation of a coordinated and effective quality and process improvement programs in Cardiovascular and Perioperative Services

  • Oversee and collaborate with other health care professionals in the delivery of comprehensive education activities

  • Act as a liaison between patient and family to coordinate and plan care utilizing the nursing process, promoting continuity of care, in collaboration with other health care professionals and the Cardiovascular and Perioperative Services interdisciplinary teams

  • Support the expansion of clinical practice and compliance with new regulatory requirements in the system by assisting in researching the proposed new test, equipment, technique, regulation, etc.; drafting policies and procedures to institute the new program if it is deemed appropriate by the facility; planning, instituting and coordinating staff training; and planning and participating in the evaluation of the new program

  • Use performance improvement process for all performance improvement activities to support, monitor, and trend key indicators

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing

  • Certified as CNS by the California State Board of Nursing, within three years of hire into position

  • Current California Registered Nurse license

  • Certification in CNOR within 18 months of hire into position; CVRN within 24 months of hire into position


  • 3 years recent clinical experience in field of specialization, at least 1 of which shall be in Cardiovascular Surgery or Perioperative Services

  • Ability to effectively communicate to patients, customers, co-worker or leaders via written or verbal communication

  • Ability to lead by example, role modeling expert clinical practice

  • Skilled in collaboration, consultation, conflict resolution, facilitation, and team building

  • Ability to understand, anticipate and prioritize job responsibilities

  • Ability to remain flexible in response to change in work demands, variety of projects and varying time lines

  • Ability to create an environment for safe delivery of patient care and functions with a constant awareness of safety issues identified within the ministry

  • Ability to work independently but seek consultation when appropriate

  • Ability to work with multiple departments, hospitals, and their leaders

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

The Sisters of Providence and Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange have deep roots in California, bringing health care and education to communities from the redwood forests to the beach shores of Orange county - and everywhere in between. In Southern California, Providence provides care throughout Los Angeles County, Orange County, High Desert and beyond.

Our award-winning and comprehensive medical centers are known for outstanding programs in cancer, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's services, emergency and trauma care, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care. Our not-for-profit network provides a full spectrum of care with leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, outpatient health centers, physician groups and clinics, numerous outreach programs, and hospice and home care, and even our own Providence High School.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 103141
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Nursing-Patient Facing
Job Function: Nursing
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Variable
Career Track: Nursing
Department: 7014 LCMT NURSING ADMIN
Address: CA Torrance 4101 Torrance Blvd
Pay Range: $60.11 - $98.70
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.