Elliot Hospital CLINICAL NURSE EDUCATOR in United States
- 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.
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: 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