a. Assesses, plans, directs and evaluates educational needs for the clinical care area(s) assigned.
b. Provides educational programs based on the needs identified in the clinical care area.
c. Develops/modifies the clinical orientation program of all new nurses, including cross training to the different areas as designated.
d. Ensures that the educational needs of all shifts are addressed. Ensures competency of staff by serving as resource by assisting in the development of individual nurses to maintain staff competency.
e. Assists nursing staff with assessment of patient/family care/educational needs on selected cases and collaborates with nursing staff and other health care professionals to meet identified needs.
f. Participates in the development/evaluation of Patient Education/discharge planning aspects of care.
g. Assists with the development and implementation of nursing intervention and patient care strategy.
h. Utilizes knowledge of the developmental levels of the patient and age related factors in order to support staff through education to care for these patients. Interprets, evaluates and communicates pertinent research findings to nursing staff through in-services and scheduled programs regarding issues in Patient and Family Care.
i. Presents formal and informal education to the nursing staff, patients and family in clinical setting.
j. Presents classes related to clinical specialization to staff, students and other health care professionals as needs are identified.
k. Encourages the use of and integrates online education.
l. Ensures the education requirements for Governing Board/Regulatory Agencies are met.
m. Collaborates with Nurse Directors, Infection Control, Quality Improvement Director, physicians, and other health care professionals to identify educational needs and provide online education support to clinical staff.
n. Serves on other committees or task force.
o. Participates in professional organizations in order to expand knowledge base and develop professional contacts.
p. Other duties as assigned.
2. Must haves: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required. Master's Degree preferred.
a. State licensure as Registered Nurse (RN). Certification in specialty or related area. Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) certification/Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) certification required. SMOKE FREE FACILITY – Must pass a nicotine test
b. Must maintain certification as Basic Life Support (BLSI) Certification/Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor (ACLSI). This requirement is not applicable for incumbents working in Medical-Surgical Oncology.
3. Plusses: Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) Certification or Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Certification preferred for incumbents working in ICU.
4. Work Experience:
a. Education experience for approximately 2-5 years.
b. Minimum of 2 years of nursing specialty experience required, with the ability to apply theory related to practice and performance of required technical skills.
c. Experience in the development of educational programs required.
d. Working knowledge of Quality Improvement process and Joint Commission standards.
e. Able to relate to a large variety of individuals.
f. Clinical and operational experience in the respective field or specialty.
g. Physical Requirements: Ability to work at a fast pace and to prioritize multiple assignments/projects and respond to numerous requests; ability to resolve conflicts among
j. staff and to work collaboratively with department director, physicians and other members of the healthcare team; ability to ensure operational efficiency; ability to problem solve and make decisions; ability to exercise self-control and tolerate stress when dealing with multiple requests and/or conflicting demands from multiple customers.
k. Needs minimal sustained direction in assessing needs, directing staff and carrying out departmental and professional responsibilities; self-starting and self-motivating; working hours may exceed eight hours per day and is based on what is needed to accomplish work at hand.
l. Able to be flexible with time.