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RN-C, Clinical Nurse Educator, Inservices, Full-Time, Days (8hrs) at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Purpose Statement / Position Summary

This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center . It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center 's strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities.

Through demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge, skills, and competence, the Clinical Nurse Educator for Med/Surg facilitates learning experiences for nursing personnel through direct and indirect methods. The Med/SurgClinical Nurse Educator coordinates, implements, and evaluates educational programs. Then Med/Surg Clinical Nurse Educator acts as an education advisor and consultant to the staff, mangers and other educators to identify gaps in practice and learning needs of staff. The Med/SurgClinical Nurse Educator functions as a clinical and a professional role model for nursing staff; demonstrating accountability, performance and responsibility in clinical practice. The Med/Surg Clinical Nurse Educator supports the integration and translation of research into practice as well as participates in performance improvement, evidence-based practice or research activities. The Med/Surg Clinical Nurse Educator provides clinical leadership and serves as a resource person to facilitate problem solving and decision making skills of staff. The Med/Surg Clinical Nurse Educator serves as a consultant for various committees and projects as it relates to improved patient outcomes. The Med/Surg Clinical Nurse Educator functions as a change agent to improve patient care and supports interdisciplinary collaboration. The Med/Surg Clinical Nurse Educator integrates the Code of Ethics into all areas of practice and advocates for patients and staff at all levels.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

  • Demonstrates ability to apply expert knowledge to facilitate change as a result of variations in market or service line, research findings or regulatory modifications
  • Identifies, proposes and implements evidence-based practices and products/equipment to impact quality patient outcomes
  • Demonstrates the ability to utilize effective critical thinking skills when creating competency validations/curriculum
  • Ability to apply evidence-based practice to curriculum and translate evidence-based practice findings into nursing practice to enhance patient outcomes
  • Ability to coordinate and teach content in area of specialty as a means to advance nursing knowledge and increase community awareness as needed
  • Serves as an expert in clinical practice, demonstrating advanced clinical decision-making skills; and functions as a positive role model and consultant
  • Ability to coach and mentor staff and other members of the healthcare team
  • Supports Interprofessional collaboration when creating or educating staff
  • Demonstrates ability to inform and educate staff regarding performance improvement strategies and models to achieve quality patient outcomes
  • Participates in and assists the staff in developing relevant research or evidence-based projects
  • Participates in professional organizations and ensures national guidelines, standards, policy statements are incorporated into curricula, policies and unit/system workflows
  • Ability to be at work and be on time
  • Ability to follow company policies, procedures and directives
  • Ability to interact in a positive and constructive manner
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Experience/Education:

    • Minimum five (5) years recent direct clinical experience in area of specialization
    • Teaching experience preferred; including knowledge of adult education learning theories and curriculum design
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
    • Windows computer skills including proficient use of Microsoft Word
    • Current California RN license
    • Bachelor Degree in Nursing required; Master's degree in Nursing preferred
    • Certification in Nursing Professional Development preferred
    • Certification in area of clinical specialty preferred
    • AHA ACLS/PALS or NRP provider or Instructor certification required based on clinical area or responsibility
    • California Teaching Credential preferred