The Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) supports the development of the bedside nurse, and fosters empowerment through knowledge to achieve excellence through the delivery of evidenced based nursing practice. The CNE supports staff through staff development as an educator, consultant, facilitator, change agent, and leader. The CNE works and collaborates with the nursing leadership team and facilitates the educational process through assessment, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of competency assessment, continuing education and leadership development.
Provides educational activities are congruent with Franciscan Children’s mission, goals, values, priorities, and resources.
Works in conjunction with the professional nursing staff to identifying needed changes and updates in nursing practice that are dynamic, evidenced based and responsive to the environment of care.
Serves as a clinical expert in pediatric nursing practice
Collaborates on a regular basis with the charge nurses to develop, coordinate and evaluate orientation program
Works collaboratively with the Senior Director of Nursing, Nurse Managers and peer group to identify, educate and continuously develop nursing preceptors
Through individual coaching encourages staff development to attain and exceed their predicted capacities and greatest potential
Provides educational activities that contribute to professional development from novice to expert based on learning needs of staff using adult learning principles and a sound clinical nursing knowledge base
Utilizes evidence based research to identify strategies for improving professional development activities, nursing practice, and patient outcomes.
Educates staff on new products and participates in QI of products and procedures
Focuses on development of critical thinking skills by teaching and encouraging staff to problem solve independently and with the interdisciplinary team
Collaborates with Nurse Managers to ensure staff is supported in clinical practice and individual professional goals are met. (i.e. charge/precepting)
Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning, delivering, and managing nursing professional development activities.
BSN required, Master’s degree in nursing or related field is preferred
Minimum of 5 years Pediatric experience
40 hours; Monday-Friday