Elliot Hospital CLINICAL NURSE EDUCATOR in United States

POSITION SUMMARY

  • The Clinical Nurse Educator demonstrates expertise in a specialty area, through the provision of education and support, to guide quality patient care, professional growth and competence of the nursing staff.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assesses staff development needs through routine rounds and communication with nursing staff and other health team members.

  • Implements an assessment process to determine learning needs; utilize strategies that incorporate principles of adult learning to strengthen critical thinking and problem solving abilities of the learner.

  • Provides skillful guidance and teaching to advance the care of patients, families, groups of patients, and the profession of nursing.

  • Creates and oversees the implementation of competencies and orientation materials for specialty area.

  • Evaluates outcomes of learning, identifying strategies for modification as appropriate.

  • Supports lifelong learning by advising/mentoring nurses and nursing students as they pursue education and professional nursing advancement.

  • Incorporates evidence-based learning into educational activities and practice.

  • Facilitates optimal patient outcomes through education & consultation at the bedside.

  • Supports department and organizational changes, incorporating changes into learning activities.

  • Facilitates team building and problem solving when identified changes are needed.

  • Collaborates with nursing leadership and other health team members when responding to clinical practice issues.

  • Participates in new product evaluation; recommends and evaluates new products designed to improve patient outcomes.

  • Uses effective communication skills, supporting departmental and organizational goals and influencing change processes.

  • Demonstrates leadership on a professional level, maintaining appropriate competencies and involvement in activities internal and external to the organization.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative; good judgment and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to apply principles of adult learning.

  • Ability to search for, interpret, and utilize evidence.

  • Model skilled communication, true collaboration, effective decision-making, meaningful recognition, and authentic leadership, as described in "Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments," AACN, 2005.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE

  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing required. Master's degree or current enrollment in master's degree program, preferably in nursing education, required.

  • Experience: Five (5) years clinical experience with a specialty focus with critical care preferred; teaching experience preferred. Previous Emergency Room experience required.

  • Certification/Licensure: Current license in the State of New Hampshire as a Registered Nurse required. Certification in area of specialty required within 24 months from date of hire.

  • Software/Hardware: Experience in Microsoft Office required. Experience with Electronic Medical Records preferred

ELLIOT HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER