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Jose Chavez is a doctoral prepared Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. His is a CNS over the Cardiac Intensive Care Units. He has been a nurse for 13 years, he served in the United States Navy Nurse Corps Reserves as a Critical Care Nurse from 2012 to 2020 where he was honorably discharged at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He is the current Chair of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Council at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and prior to being a Chair of the APRN Council, he served as the Critical Care Clinical Practice Council Co-Chair from 2017-2019. He was the team leader on multiple Quality Improvement projects- including: improving rounds communication between CICU RNs and Interdisciplinary team (Medical team, Ethics, Social Worker and Case Manager)- Implemented an educational plan to decrease Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) (Nurse, Epidemiology Nurse, Pharmacist). Interdisciplinary Quality Improvement projects- Establishing a standard reporting tool to facilitate appropriate patient progression (Physician, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Case Manager and Nurse). He completed his Doctor in Nurse Practice (DNP) in 2020 with his project Reducing Adverse Effects of Opioids in the Acute Care Setting (improving practice and communication between Staff Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurse, Physicians and Pharmacist).