RN, Staff Educator - Full-time

Description

  • Coordinates clinical staff orientation programs with HR
  • Acts as resource and nursing advocate in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating all contact hour educational activities.
  • Maintains staff educational files.
  • Participates in hospital committee meetings as assigned.
  • Ensures problems/concerns regarding activities in the hospital/department are communicated appropriately.
  • Educates patients, families, and significant others regarding treatment, tests, special procedures, medications, and safety.
  • Initiates and conducts emergency measures (including CPR) required to stabilize the patient’s condition.
  • Actively participates in the development and assessment of patient care issues related to Performance Improvement activities for the department.
  • Demonstrates the ability to understand and react effectively to the unique/special needs of adolescents, adults, and/or elderly patients.
  • Demonstrates leadership, communication, and teaching skills.
  • Practices appropriate infection control and isolation techniques to maintain a safe environment and control the spread of infection.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Initiates emergency measures in the event of disaster or threat to the facility as per emergency plans and protocols.
  • Seeks the assistance of the Chief Clinical Officer regarding areas of concern or conflicts with families, co-workers, or patients in a professional, proactive, and courteous manner.
  • Demonstrates the ability to serve as a patient advocate; demonstrates compassion and empathy with patients and their families.
  • Orchestrates annual competency assessment skills fair and validation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Conducts BLS and ACLS classes monthly.
  • Participates in DNV Compliance activities.
  • Provides an annual needs assessment annually and provides education accordingly
  • Participation in professional development council.
  • Provides formal education to nursing and allied health staff.
  • Participates in ongoing professional development related to the Educator role.
  • Coordinates Nurse Internship Program.
  • Coordinates Nurse Preceptor Program.
  • Operates within hospital policies and procedures and assists with forms and policy updates.
  • Manages Nursing and Allied Health School Affiliations
  • Serves as a CNE resource to the Approved Provider Unit and others as needed.
  • Remain current on ANCC/TNA criteria/guidelines.
  • Advocates for resources – human, material, and financial –ensure the Approved Provider Unit meets its goals related to quality outcomes and nursing professional development.
  • Ensures the Approved Provider Unit is in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and
  • regulations that impact the organization’s ability to meet ANCC/TNA criteria and maintain the Approved Provider Unit.
  • Schedules, coordinates, and promotes educational/CEU activities to support ongoing RN professional development.
  • Works with Nexus Corporate Director of Clinical Operations for CEU presentations approval and program recordkeeping compliance.
  • Assists the Nexus Corporate Director of Clinical Operations in identifying the nursing audience within each facility for each activity.
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Job Requirements

Experience

  • One year experience in clinical educator capacity preferred
  • Prefer experience in management with regards to supervising, managing, and working with a variety of people on an individual and group basis

Education Required

  • BSN Preferred
  • Continuing education in the area of nursing practice

Additional Information

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas
  • BLS and ACLS Instructor certification within 180 days of employment.
  • Certified in AHA BLS/CPR
  • Must obtain current tuberculosis test within the first fourteen (14) days of employment and annually after that.
  • Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or obtain within thirty (30) days of hire