I. Position Summary:|
Responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating the staff development and educational activities for assigned area(s). Assures the quality of patient care delivered on assigned unit(s) through the assessment and development of the nursing staff. Participates in the development and implementation of educational programs for the entire Nursing Department.
II. Major Responsibilities:
Creates atmosphere conducive for learners to learn and to practice in accordance with Standards of Nursing Practice.
Collaborates with Nurse Manager, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nursing Education Specialist, and others in defining nursing standards, practices, and educational needs of patient and nursing staff.
Conducts an educational needs assessment for area(s) of responsibility on a regular basis.
Implements and evaluates orientation, in-service, and continuing education programs for staff in assigned areas.
Develops competency level of nursing staff with patients and patient populations managed on assigned unit(s).
Implements curricula, instructional strategies, tests, and evaluation tools, and maintains current educational supplies and equipment. Recommends changes to the curricula based on feedback and current clinical and/or educational evidence.
Applies evidence-based educational methods and technologies that support development of nursing expertise.
Assures that staff meets required competencies, both annual and unit based, for area of practice.
Oversees orientation to the charge nurse and preceptor roles for nurses new to those functions.
Serve as a facilitator for nursing governance councils as requested.
Coordinates student clinical experiences with faculty from schools of nursing and other disciplines that utilize our clinical site for education.
III. Position Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in nursing or related healthcare field required. Must have at least 3 years of clinical nursing experience with 1 year experience in clinical preceptor and/or charge nurse role; experience in teaching highly desired. Currently holds an active RN license in the State of Massachusetts. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation computer software required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Process improvement experience preferred. Position requires frequent use of the computer, keyboard and printer; educational equipment such as teaching manikins, simulators, LCD projectors, etc.; and reading of printed materials.
The Informatics Group - 30+ days ago