Central Washington Hospital

Nurse Educator (Surgery) (44338846)
Location: Wenatchee, Washington - United States
Posted: 3/20/2018

Nurse Educator (Surgery)

Full Time Variable Shifts
Position Summary:
Serves as a planner and educator to aid in achievement of high-quality nursing care for patients.
Essential Functions:
1. Provides teaching and skills development through formal classroom education and one-on-one interaction with nursing staff for orientation, skills training and ongoing inservice education.
2. Schedules time to afford interaction with day, evening, and night shift staff. Limited travel to non-CH sites required.
3. In conjunction with the Clinical Manager/Director, directs orientation of new nurses:
Facilitates orientation, and assists with competency evaluation.
Facilitates the completion of the orientee's skills list, and participates in the three-month evaluation of new staff.
Serves as a mentor and coach to new staff.
Keeps orientation materials current.
4. Collaborates with the Director/Clinical Manager to determine education needs for the unit. Communicates the unit's education needs to the Manager of Clinical Development for coordination of training activities.
5. Provides input to the Director/Clinical Manager for 3 month and yearly evaluations of nursing staff.
6. Organizes and teaches educational programs:
Identifies learning needs and professional self-improvement needs for nursing staff.
Provides instruction to staff on a formal and informal basis at the unit level.
Serves a coach and mentor to staff.
Identifies teaching material needs for staff.
7. Assists the Director in developing, presenting, and implementing changes in nursing practice.
8. Works with the Manager of Clinical Development to instruct standard work best practices to establish and maintain consistency in nursing care among all CH units and service lines.
9. Attends workshops and seminars in order to update knowledge. Presents education back to the department.
10. Maintains a high standard of professional responsibility and performance:
Consistently provides nursing care with a high degree of clinical competency.
Provides effective education to staff
Uses Evidence Based Practice/Research
Is a knowledgeable unit resource.
11. Establishes programs to assist staff pursuing certification.
12. Collaborates with the Organizational Development Department in the provision of unit specific programs.
13. Assists with the instruction and coordination of unit specific interns.
Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
BSN or other appropriate degree.
Current Washington State RN license is mandatory.
A minimum of four years of current specialty nursing experience.
The qualified candidate must have demonstrated leadership skills and teaching abilities.
Must possess basic computer skills related to Windows navigation, mouse usage, keyboarding, email communication and password management.
Willing and able to complete CHVS (Lean) Fundamentals coursework within 12 months of hire.
Washington State RN Certification.

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Nursing, Education/Training
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