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Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinical Educator - Inpatient Unit at Hughes Spalding (32 hours)

Work Schedule/Days:  Variable / Variable
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Hughes Spalding 
Requisition #:  34632

 

JOB SUMMARY

Assesses, plans, coordinates, implements, and evaluates education for clinical employees which promotes clinical and professional development resulting in improved quality of care for patients and families. Performs duties associated with clinical practice, professional development, leadership and quality, and evidence-based practice. Develops and implements education plan for assigned unit to proactively support delivery of safe patient care.

 

EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN)
CERTIFICATION SUMMARY
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) within 1 year of employment as required by department specifications
  • Specialty certification or equivalent experience
  • Nursing Professional Development (NPD) certification within four years of hire
EXPERIENCE*
  • Three years of pediatric experience
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*
  • Specialty certification or equivalent experience
  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in pediatric designated specialty area
  • Experience in clinical, patient/family, or community education
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong presentation skills to showcase credibility and effectiveness
  • Basic knowledge of adult learning principles in the design of educational activities to provide quality training materials
  • Proficiency in using professional technology tools such as Microsoft Office Suite and Learning Management System (LMS)
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

ORIENTATION

1. Facilitates onboarding of new employees including socializing and integrating an employee to the organization with a focus on retention and growth.

2. Develops and implements an individualized orientation plan to guide new employees to job competency or existing employees to changing roles/responsibilities. The plan should align with system orientation programs (e.g., Patient Care Provider Orientation, Nurse Residency Program, PEDS Program.)

3. Coordinates logistics of orientation informing all stakeholders.

 

COMPETENCY MANAGEMENT

1. Develops, coordinates, manages, evaluates, and documents expected outcomes and objectives to support the dynamic process of competency assessment, learning, and change.

2. Promotes compliance with regulatory bodies standards, including the maintenance of educational records.

3. Utilizes novice to expert continuum with developing employees.

EDUCATION

1. Aligns educational programs with organizational and strategic plans to include quality and safety trends.

2. Conducts learning needs assessments and practices gap analyses through environmental scanning to achieve specific outcomes in identified deficits or improvement in knowledge, skill, or attitude.

3. Conducts planning to include continuing nursing education (CNE) or inter-professional continuing education, if desired, in accordance with accrediting agency requirements.

4. Identifies desired outcomes. Plans, designs, and delivers learning activities using adult learning concepts and design principles to achieve outcomes for identified target audiences, which may include licensed and non-licensed personnel.

5. Evaluates outcomes and revises educational activities and orientation programs based on data and feedback.

6. Monitors resource allocation and utilization by considering cost-effectiveness of activities.

7. Documents provided educational activities using LEAN methodology and Children’s current Learning Management System (LMS). Demonstrates LMS proficiency.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

1. Advances the profession by identifying and developing strategies to facilitate a continuous process of role maturation for self and others.

2. Fosters a culture of lifelong learning and development through role-modeling, mentoring and guidance.

3. Promotes growth and development of leadership skills, accountability, clinical decision making, and problem-solving within self and others.

4. Maintains clinical knowledge, skills, and competence in the patient care setting as evidenced by the ability to deliver proficient direct age and developmentally appropriate safe patient care (e.g., side-by-side or group precepting of new nurses, providing clinical expertise in the practice setting, taking a patient assignment and/or acting as charge or resource nurse.)

5. Engages in organizational committees (i.e. TEACH) and/or shared governance councils.

6. Introduces and supports new ideas and initiatives; exhibits creativity and flexibility in times of change.

 7. Partners with leadership team to provide performance feedback during orientation and beyond to guide and direct employee role maturation and career development and advancement.

RESEARCH/EBP/QUALITY

1. Incorporates research, evidence-based practice (EBP), practice-based evidence and benchmarked best-practices into educational planning and to guide practice decisions.

2. Participates in development/implementation of departmental process improvement plans and quality measurements.

COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS

1. Collaborates with partners and stakeholders to share expertise in planning and decision-making.

2. Supports academic and community partnerships.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
WORKING CONDITIONS*
Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA  30303
Function:  Nursing - Nursing-Bedside


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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