Per Diem - Clinical Nurse Educator

Job Locations US-VT-Morrisville
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/24/2021 3:10 PM)
Job ID
2021-2069
# of Openings
1
Category
Clinical
Type
Per Diem
Shift
Days/Varied
FLSA Status
Exempt

Overview

Under the direction of the Chief Nursing Officer and in collaboration with Nursing leadership, Education and Nursing Support Coordinator, Supervisors and Unit Resource Nurses. Assumes responsibility to coordinate and provide education and professional development activities for all nurses and nursing support roles. Serve as education and clinical expert leading the orientation, education and training activities, competency program, department operations and special initiatives. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with all patient care disciplines. Promote professional behaviors and standards while supporting organizational imperatives, evidenced based practice and standards of nursing professional practice. Ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and policies governing the provision of healthcare.

Responsibilities

In collaboration with the nursing leadership assess educational and professional development needs of nursing staff, providing education programs, just-in-time education and while acting as a clinical practice resource.

 

Develop and coordinate orientation education and competency programs for all new nursing staff:

  • Define orientation needs, aligning it with nursing standards and hospital initiatives.
  • Designate an appropriate preceptor match for the new employee based on preceptor’s style, schedule, and knowledge as well as preceptee learning style.
  • Coordinate orientation classes and clinical practice, including simulation.
  • Coordinate scheduling of other learners that include, but are not limited to, medical and nursing students.
  • Monitor the completion of online courses, competency based orientation (CBO) tools, and other mandatory education requirements and develop plans with individual staff to assure work is complete.
  •  Collaborate to provide and create support systems/initiatives for unit preceptors.
  • Review competency based orientation programs for new employees and revise based on the needs of the units and the individual

Continually assess staff needs and coordinate staff development programs for clinical skills in the area of care.

  • Identify areas of nursing practice that need to be strengthened or changed.  Work with committees and nursing leadership to implement the programs.
  • Coordinate and promote departmental in-services and continuing education programs using adult teaching and learning strategies.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness; make recommendation for changes, review changes and work with leadership team to determine the progression/implementation of future education programs.
     

In collaboration with Nursing Leadership  plan and oversee completion of mandatory education/competencies:

  • Assess unit competencies needs and develop annual competency education and simulation experiences based on these needs.
  • Incorporate both hospital-wide mandatory competencies and unit-based competencies in annual mandatory education.
  • Partner with unit based leadership to assist with the scheduling, correcting, and recording of the annual mandatory education requirements.
  • Monitor completion of nursing staff annual mandatory education requirements and reports data to Unit leadership.
  • Incorporate the electronic medical record documentation in all education / consultative initiatives.
  • Exhibit flexibility to meet the needs of all staff’s education needs.

 
Working with nursing committees, quality, and nursing leadership  coordinates nursing professional development activities through continuing education,staff development, and academic preparation.

 
Perform the role of Educator, Facilitator, Change Agent, Consultant, Researcher and Leader as outlined in the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development. i.e. consult house-wide on educational and professional development issues related to area of expertise

  • Act as a mentor and role model for competent clinical care
  • Promotes critical thinking and advanced problem solving
  • Maintains and enhances clinical skills including knowledge of critical care concepts.
  • Maintains flexibility with regard to hours in order to provide support to all clinical staff


Perform other duties as required or assigned

Qualifications

Education Required:

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

 

Education Desired:

Masters Degree in Nursing  or Actively pursing post-graduate degree.

 

Experience Required:

5 years clinical experience, teaching experience

 

Experience Desired:

Simulation Education

 

License and Certification Requirements:

Current Vermont licensure in good standing with no restrictions or stipulations.
Registered Nurse

 

License and Certification Desired:

Certification in specialty

 

Skill Requirements:

  • Knowledge of clinical operations including policies, procedures, processes and system resources.
  • Proficient in the use  of Microsoft Office,  EMR's  education technology and, internet skills.
  • Teaching experience and/or supervisory experience.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, communication and clinical skills.
  • Facilitator, trainer
  • Positive role model and mentor to staff.

Skill Desired:

Experience in the use of simulation.

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