The Clinical Nurse Educator performs a variety of tasks to improve the quality of nursing care for all patients through education. Specific tasks include: develop course/program curriculum, conduct unit-based needs assessments, plan, deliver, and evaluate unit-based education programs once identified/selected based on need, facilitate staff professional development, participate in applicable committees, councils, and work teams, assist with problem-solving and critical thinking, and serve as expert resource for other nurses and as a role model for expert at care. Routinely has access and knowledge of confidential, sensitive information requiring discretion and independent judgment.
• Develop course/program curriculum.
• Conduct unit-based needs assessments.
• Identify/select training topics, competencies, and skills needed at unit level in collaboration with manager.
• Plan, deliver, and evaluate unit-based educational programs.
• Facilitate staff professional development.
• Participate in applicable organization-wide and unit-based committees, councils and work teams.
• Assist with individual nurse problem-solving, critical thinking, goal setting, and planning on assigned unit.
• Develop/reuse guidelines for patient care and standards.
• Plan, deliver, and evaluate American Heart Association (AHA) courses.
• Serve as expert resource for other nurses and as role model for expert at care.
• Participate in competency verification in collaboration with unit leadership.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Must have (or be working toward) a BSN. MSN or higher degree; preferred as Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Five years of clinical nursing with experience in education, clinical instruction
and/or nursing supervision is required.
Must hold a current license and be in good standing with the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Basic Life Support, Advanced Care Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider certification required. BLS, ACLS and PALS Instructor certification within six months. In addition, specialty nursing certification after 3 years.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is required to communicate effectively. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision for reading and computer work. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.
The work environment described here is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in an area with good lighting and climate control. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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