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Unit Based Educator Adult Critical Care Division at Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, Texas

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:



The Unit Based Educator is responsible for assisting with the onboarding new hires onto the unit as well as the continued necessary education provided to staff on the unit throughout the year. Such responsibilities encompass assigning preceptors to new hires and overseeing the onboarding process relative to orientation packets and pathways as well as coordinating orientation progress meetings with new hires, preceptors and nursing leadership. Unit based educators also play a key role in annual competency validation on all units and assisting to ensure the educational foundation is consistent with successful onboarding and regulatory requirements. Unit based educators also supports an organizational culture for safety and Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence standards to all customer groups. Maintain accountability for overall processes affecting unit functioning by demonstrating improvement in at least one process or outcome annually with supportive documentation. Maintains regulatory compliance as related to The Joint Commission, Texas Department of State Health Services, and the Board of Nursing. Assures implementation and evaluation of new and/or enhanced services. Utilizes clinical and leadership experience and expertise to facilitate, measure, evaluate, and interpret care needs of patients and performance of staff, to achieve the highest quality of care to patients served.

Northwest is a 495 bed system serving the city of Amarillo and the surrounding region. We offer the ideal combination of traditional values and the most advanced technologies in healthcare, plus the conveniences of big city living in a friendly, smaller-town atmosphere. From the beauty of Palo Duro Canyon and great recreational facilities, to our quality educational system, Amarillo is a great place to live and work. Nurses are the heart of the hospital. That's why we're looking for nurses who are dedicated and passionate about their work. We're looking for nurses who can add to our culture of exemplary patient care and personal excellence. Our nurses provide safe, competent nursing care for patients in accordance with facility policies, standards, and philosophy. Nurses provide professional leadership and support to the healthcare team. The concepts of Patient Centered Care will provide the foundation for all nursing care. We demonstrate Service Excellence standards at all times. Join us to make a difference. Northwest Texas Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


Northwest Texas Healthcare System, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.


Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Current license or permit to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas BSN required OR national certification in nursing specialty within one year of becoming a unit-based educator. Three years similar nursing experience, education experience preferred. Physical and Sensory Requirements: Ability to read and write in English. Ability to communicate with patients, families, staff, physicians, support agencies, vendors and others. Ability to remain calm under stress. Ability to respond to pages. Ability to evaluate and interpret information and make independent decisions. Bending, lifting (25 lbs. minimum), grasping, fine hand coordination, pushing and pulling. Ability to understand and interpret financial data. Ability to evaluate and interpret information and make independent decisions. Able to identify appropriate data and interprets its significance to clinical and operational activities.