Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 877724

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
VHA provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement. The Veteran’s experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment.


We are seeking new team members interested in working in this environment. We are looking for team members that possess high energy, a strong work ethic, integrity, who are kind and empathetic, have a sense of humor, and who enjoy working for a collaborative, team-oriented system. The team member must be willing to build customer confidence by professional dress and demeanor.


We invite you to apply to become part of a team of professionals engaged in promoting positive organizational change to improve business outcomes and create a positive healthcare experience for patients, families, and caregivers.


The VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) has one (1) full-time permanent position for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) on the Progressive Care Unit.  The CNS executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. The CNS works a full time schedule of 40 hours per week. Overtime, weekend, and holiday work may be required based on patient care needs. 

NOTE:  Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected. 

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) for the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. The CNS provides high quality, evidence-based patient care through the utilization of advanced educational preparation and specialized clinical expertise. The CNS is considered the clinical expert for the Progressive Care Unit. Specific responsibilities will include clinical care, consultation, leadership, research and educational components.  The CNS uses advanced clinical knowledge and judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating current practice and outcomes. Care is provided utilizing knowledge of the patient's age, gender, culture, special populations and learning abilities. The CNS is able to guide others in these competencies when planning patient care.  The CNS works collaboratively with many disciplines/departments to provide care as appropriate and demonstrates clinical and mandatory competencies of the position.  The CNS uses professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities.




WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time, 40 hours per week