Clinical Nurse Specialist RN - Cardiac Services

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Inservice Education - Nursing
Hours / Pay Period
Mercy Medical Center Redding
Standard Hours
Monday-Friday but is expected to be available for various shifts and weekends as needed
Work Schedule
8 Hour


For more than 70 years, Mercy Medical Center Redding has offered comprehensive health care in the North State, providing acute care and a full range of medical services.  The 267-bed hospital offers major medical services including a Level II Trauma Center as well as specialized Cardiovascular Care, Stroke Care, Orthopedics, Neurological Surgery, Comprehensive Cancer Care, Maternity Care, and da Vinci Robotic Surgery.  It is the sole provider of obstetrical services, along with the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Shasta County.  In addition, the hospital’s network of care includes Mercy Home Health and Hospice and Dignity Health Connected Living.  Mercy Medical Center Redding is a member of the Dignity Health system and is a sister facility to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff and Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta. As one of the area’s largest non-profit employers, we are proud to give back to the community by providing many programs and services to benefit overall health.

Visit to learn more.



Position Summary:


This job is responsible for improving outcomes in patient care and achieving quality, cost-effective and patient-focused clinical outcomes. The CNS - Cardiac Service Line is an expert in clinical practice, patient education, research and consultation impacting patients and families, nurses, and systems for a specific patient population in accordance with CommonSpirit Health standards/guidelines, applicable statutory requirements and accepted clinical practice for the nursing profession. Works in collaboration with other health care team members, community partners and colleagues to develop innovative solutions to achieve desired outcomes.  Provides expertise to patient care teams, and demonstrates capability in dealing with a large number of variables relative to all aspects of nursing process.


Work also includes creating/maintaining standards and systems for care delivery for the defined patient population. An incumbent promotes compliance with evidence-based best practices and quality of care indicators, and facilitates nursing staff development through involvement in clinical practice, education,
consultation and nursing research activities.


Work requires strong clinical nursing expertise and an understanding of educational concepts, patient care standards/practices and applicable regulatory requirements specific to the assigned specialty area.  An incumbent exercises a high degree of discretion/independent judgment and applies advanced skills obtained through extensive clinical preparation and formal education.  Work is performed in collaboration with hospital management, nursing leadership, physicians and other departments in the advancement of staff competency, clinical quality and achievement of quality indicators including but not limited to, CommonSpirit Health quality board goals, PSI 90 and other quality and safety measures.

cardiovascular CVICU Educator MSN




Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible RN work experience in Cardiac Service Line. Solid experience with evidence based practice initiatives and improving outcomes.
  • MSN or will complete CNS track within 1 year of hire.
  • Current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse in the State of California
  • CCRN certification
  • Must have current BLS and ACLS certifications from the American Heart Association

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 years of progressively responsible RN work experience in the applicable specialty area.
  • CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist) Certification is highly preferred (is required within 1 year of employment)





Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Connect With Us!

Not ready to apply, or can't find a relevant opportunity?

Join one of our Talent Communities to learn more about a career at Dignity Health and experience #humankindness.