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RN, Clinical Nurse Educator, In-service Education, Variable (8hrs)

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Location: Fountain Valley, California

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Part-time

Job Listing: ORA003468

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 facilitates learning experiences for interdisciplinary personnel through direct and indirect methods. The Clinical Nurse Educator coordinates, implements, and evaluates educational programs. Then 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 Clinical Nurse Educator functions as a clinical and a professional role model for staff; demonstrating accountability, performance and responsibility in clinical practice. The 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 Clinical Nurse Educator provides clinical leadership and serves as a resource person to facilitate problem solving and decision making skills of staff. The Clinical Nurse Educator serves as a consultant for various committees and projects as it relates to improved patient outcomes. The Clinical Nurse Educator functions as a change agent to improve patient care and supports interdisciplinary collaboration. The Clinical Nurse Educator integrates the Code of Ethics into all areas of practice and advocates for patients and staff at all levels.This Clinical Nurse Educator position supports the ongoing efucational needs of the Telemetry Unit. 

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

Essential Job Outcomes/ Specific job related responsibilities and duties.

  • Educator Role: Assesses for practice gaps as well as identification of learning needs. Develops, supports and evaluates learning for the unit, hospital and organization.
  • Facilitator Role: Develops strategies to facilitate positive learning and practice environments. Facilitates theoretical and clinical reasoning among diverse learners with different learning styles and unique learning needs.
  • Leader Role: Provides leadership and advocacy in the professional practice setting and profession, to create, maintain and support desired educational opportunities contributing to the future of nursing.
  • Consultant/Mentor/Coach Role: Through effective communication with others, promotes teamwork, influences plans and effects change. Utilizes mentoring/coaching to develop critical thinking and/or hands-on skills of staff.
  • Change Agent: Advocates for the growth and adoption of innovative ideas; indirectly or directly influences change with the unit, hospital or organization.
  • Researcher: Provides for thorough and systematic inquiry; includes the search for, interpretation and use of evidence in clinical practice; participates in performance improvement and evidence based practice projects; participates in or conducts original research.
  • Ethical Decision-Making: Integrates ethics in all activities and areas of practice; identifies, articulates and initiates action on ethical concerns at the patient, unit, hospital, system and public policy levels.
  • Other duties as assigned

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 Education
  • 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 (e.g. PCCN, CCRN)
  • Current AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers certification; AHA BLS Instructor certification preferred; may obtain instructor certification within six (6) months of hire
  • AHA ACLS/PALS or NRP provider or Instructor certification required based on clinical area or responsibility
  • California Teaching Credential preferred

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