Registered Nurse - Unit Based Educator - OR 1.0fte Days - SJ (11758)
Franciscan Health Systems - Tacoma, WA

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Job Summary: This position is responsible for the development and delivery of nursing and clinical education in a patient care area from basic to advanced practice levels. Plans, conducts and evaluates unit-specific new orientation, education and training in the assigned department. Works collaboratively with unit management and Regional Education to enhance the quality and cost effectiveness of patient care by providing educational support to staff. Essential Duties: Provides education, training and consultative services to clinical staff in assigned area.

Assists with assessing, developing, revising, and coordinating teaching programs. Provides in-service education; participates in related clinical instruction and conferences, maintains and improves knowledge and competency in staff’s nursing practice skills. Ensures that educational programs provide staff with skills and competency needed to meet all applicable regulatory requirements. Plans and directs the orientation of new personnel to each unit.

Facilitates staff development of assigned department personnel by promoting learning experiences and information for staff based on identified needs of the individuals. Responsible for development of competency assessment tools, ensuring these assessments are completed, and conducts education as necessary in follow-up. Provides feedback to unit management regarding staff's competency for performance evaluation through ongoing skills assessment May be responsible for keeping accurate and thorough documentation of competency assessments and results (varies by department). Ensures that patient care staff are aware of age-specific needs of patients and methods for best meeting those needs through in-services, workshops, etc.

Participates in the development, revision, update and education of regional and department specific policies, procedures and protocols. Supports the department’s quality improvement initiatives by designing projects to support these initiatives and incorporates quality improvement techniques into their work performance. Collaborates with other Unit Educators as well as Regional Educators to enhance self-learning, promote professionalism among educators, reduce duplicative services, and to provide opportunities for a more standardized system. Participates in related clinical instruction and conferences and maintains and improves knowledge and competency in specific area of nursing practice.

QualificationsEducation: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelaor of Science in Nursing is required. Master’s degree is preferred. Experience: Candidates with at least ten years of nursing experience in the specialty area for which they are applying and are actively engaged in attaining either their BSN or MSN, with a graduation date identified and with continued progress towards completion, will also be considered for this position.

This position requires a minimum of three years nursing experience in specialty area and previous experience in educating/training of health care personnel; supervisory experience is preferred.License/Certification: Current State Licensure as a Registered Nurse required. Certification in specialty area to be obtained within one year of hire. Any additional certifications as required in each specialty area to be obtained within one year of hire. Additional Responsibilities: Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.

Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality. Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times. Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.

Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members. Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community. Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers / CB Job Perioperative Services/OR Primary Location WA-Tacoma-St Joseph Medical Center * Shift Full Time * Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80 * Weekends Required None * Status Full Time

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