Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Navigator, Orthopedic


SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Full-time

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You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for dedicated professional like you to be a part of our team. Join us in our efforts to better our community!

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ER’s, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility based staff continues to raise the bar in patient care. Ten HCA hospitals have been named in IBM Watson Health’s top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data.

Riverside Community Hospital, Founded in 1901, is a 478 licensed bed, full-service acute care hospital in the heart of the Inland Empire.  RCH has been recognized as a Top Performing Hospital and has invested in a new campus expansion project that includes a new 7 story patient tower, 3 story medical office building, and a recently completed 5 level state of the art parking garage.  Riverside Hospital is Gold Seal Certified by The Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee replacement and is an “A” graded hospital in patient safety by The Leapfrog Group.  With over 500 physicians on staff, representing over 200 specialties and over 1,900 employees, Riverside Community Hospital is an Inland Empire leader in providing advanced, comprehensive health care to the Inland region.  RCH houses the largest Emergency Room and Trauma Center in the Inland Empire at 50 beds with an average wait time of only 15 minutes.  RCH is one of Riverside County’s only STEMI receiving centers and is a fully accredited Chest Pain Center.  Centers of Excellence include the HeartCare Institute, offering invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures, Center of Excellence for Surgical Weight Loss, the Transplant Program and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

At HCA, you have options. You can choose from a variety of benefits to create a customizable plan. You will have the ability to enroll in several medical coverage plans including vision and dental. You can even select additional a la carte benefits to meet all your needs. Enroll in our Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401k, student loan repayment, flex spending accounts for medical childcare needs and you may participate in our tuition reimbursement program. 

Riverside Community Hospital’s Mission & Vision:

Mission: Committed to providing compassionate care and improving the overall health of our community.

Vision: Leading with innovation. Serving with compassion.


Position Summary:

The Nurse Navigator/Orthopedic CNS’s primary responsibility is to develop and assure quality of care for the orthopedic patient and functions as a member of the multidiciplinary team serving as an advocate and educator for orthopedic/spine surgery patients. The Orthopedic CNS is a valuable resource for staff development as an expert clinician as well as a resource to organizations and systems in improving quality and conserving resources. The Orthopedic CNS will be accountable for providing, developing, coordinating and implementing educational programs designed to convey specialized knowledge and skills to nursing personnel, as well as care coordination for all Orthopedic patients. The Orthopedic CNS is also accountable for developing, implementing, and evaluating orthopedic related competencies for staff caring for orthopedic patients on an annual basis. The Orthopedic CNS will have access to all Patient Health Information for treatment purposes only. Performance evaluation specifics listed below. 

Reports To: Surgical/Orthopedic Nursing Director

Supervises: None



1.    Current California License as a Registered Nurse
2.    Masters preferred, licensed Clinical Nurse Specialist or CNS enrolled
3.    Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
4.    Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
5.    Specialty certification (i.e. ONC, ONC-A, ONP-C), preferred.


RN with CNS or Masters Degree preferred


Five years acute care experience, including orthopedic nursing. Recent experience functioning as a CNS in a clinical setting preferred.


Leadership, problem solving skills, flexibility, judgment, teamwork, interactive skills, work habits, productivity, and customer service. Knowledge of current theory, principle/procedures and injury prevention concepts specific to orthopedic populations. Skill in providing care to orthopedic patients and their families. Setting and monitoring the delivery of evidence-based patient care standards and making recommendations for changes in clinical practice. Guiding / directing nursing staff in assessing patient/family age-specific nursing needs and developing interdisciplinary plans of care for complex and high-risk patients. Collaborating with assigned nursing staff and other ancillary services to identify patients needs and to serve as a role model to demonstrate expected clinical practice. Collaboration focusing on multidisciplinary team building.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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Riverside, CA 92501, US