NICU Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist-Women and Children’s Services
at Northbay Healthcare

Date Posted: 5/1/2019

Job Description


NICU Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist-Women and Children’s Services
Full Time, (1 FTE)
NorthBay Medical Center
Fairfield, CA

Job Summary:

  1. The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), also known as a Clinical Practice Manager (CPM) is a Registered Nurse who manages the clinical and educational resources and care standards for a specific patient population.
  2. The CNS/CPM is a member of the Chief Nursing Officer's leadership team and a member of the Advanced Practice Nurses Group.
  3. Participates in the development of evidence based care delivery systems and clinical practice programs. The Manager's role, along with other members of the management team, is to promote the provision of effective, high quality patient care to all patients. The following responsibilities are included: oversight of clinical nursing practice and patient care delivery, development of personnel, compliance with regulatory and professional standards, fostering of interdisciplinary, collaborative relationships and is accountable for bringing innovative ideas from and to the bedside. 
  4. The CNS/CPM will seek and provide educational programs for staff which are pertinent to the patient population served.
  5. Works collaboratively with the Advanced Practice Nurses, Learning and Leadership Team members, and Nursing Management to develop and validate the clinical competency of staff. Also works with physicians in order to establish a collegial and interdisciplinary patient care environment.
  6. Is an independent consultant on clinical care issues for patients, families, staff physicians and other departments.
  7. The CNS/CPM will be responsible for facilitating and managing special projects as assigned.


  1. Graduate of an accredited nursing program with a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Licensure and Certification:

  1. Current unencumbered California RN license required
  2. Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification required
  3. Certification by the National Certification Corporation (NCC) required
  4. Certification in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing from a recognized accrediting organization is required within one year of hire.
  5. Current AHA or equivalent BLS and NRP certifications required

 Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Minimum of three (3) years of recent experience in acute care neonatal nursing, of which at least 1 year in a facility with a NICU that is equivalent to a regional or community NICU.
  2. 3-5 years of education or clinical nurse specialist experience with increasing scope of responsibility preferred.
  3. Knowledge of regulatory processes required (BRN, ANA, TJC,CCS and Title 22)
  4. Demonstrates ability to evaluate patient’s physical and emotional status. 
  5. Demonstrates ability to provide patient care based on age-related needs. 
  6. Demonstrates current knowledge and skill in providing appropriate care for patient in the following age groups: Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, and Adult. 
  7. Demonstrates ability to clearly set behavioral limits. 
  8. Excellent communication skills with patients, professional staff and support staff. 
  9. The NorthBay Way is a set of value-based behaviors that are to be consistently demonstrated and role modeled by all employees. These principles consist of caring, communication, collaboration and competence. The ideal candidate will demonstrate these principles.  


Salaried/exempt position

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Fairfield, CA
  • Job Type: Nurse
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 5/1/2019

About Us

At NorthBay Healthcare, we are committed to upholding the health, wellness, and vitality of the California community members throughout Solano County and beyond. Tracing our roots back to 1960, we are the area’s only locally-based, locally-managed non-profit healthcare organization. Our presence as a leader in innovative healthcare solutions is made possible by a talented team of professionals who enjoy making a difference as well as a living. We call it “The NorthBay Way.” The principles that lead our work include:

  • Caring– be friendly, be helpful; treat others in the way they want to be treated. Be compassionate; demonstrate genuine concern for the well-being of others. Affirm the worth and potential of others, and encourage caring behaviors.
  • Collaborationhonor promises and commitments; work in a spirit of cooperation. Establish and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships. Appreciate and use the knowledge and experience of others; fully support decisions once they are made. Be fair, be equitable, and be aware in all actions affecting others.
  • Communication be consistent; earn and maintain the trust of others. Listen first; strive to understand events as they have meaning to others. Provide frequent, direct, and truthful communications. Ensure a clear and compelling purpose for the work that needs to be done. Show appreciation, recognize results, and celebrate accomplishments.
  • Competence – take personal responsibility for uncompromising levels of service, quality, and safety. Be accountable for problems that cross your path: do whatever it takes to do the right thing. Manage resources with prudence and responsibility; encourage innovation and risk-taking in others. Engage in lifelong learning to grow more skilled, professionally and personally.

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