Clinical Nurse Educator-Med Surg (Off Shift)

Job Description Summary

The Off Shift Clinical Nurse Educator is skilled practitioner wtih in-depth knowledge and understanding of the complex physiological and psychological dimensions of care for the patient and family in their area of specialty practice. The CNE assesses, designs, presents, coordinates and evaluates educational programs, inservices and orientation for assigned staff within the Division of Nursing. The CNE supports the Divison of Nursing by enhancing nursing knowledge and improving patient outcomes. The CNE promotes competent, compassionate and professional nursing care for patients and their families across the continuum. This position will support our off shift nurses, including new grads and transition to practice. This is a full time role providing support primarily to off shift staff. Some daytime availability and occasional weekend shifts will be required as you follow new hires from orientation to shifts. This role requires a self directed, committed, and accountable individual who can be flexible to meet the needs of our off shift teams. Final schedule will be determined in collaboration with the Director of Professional Development, based on business needs.

Job Description

a. In collaboration with the Nursing Leader in area of practice and Executive Director of Education, Training and Leadership Development oversees and monitors the effectiveness of care at the unit level.

b. Acts as an expert consultant to clinical nurses to optimize the effectiveness of care in achieving the desired patient outcomes.

c. Assists in the development of hospital and nursing policies, procedures, guidelines and order sets specific to the practice specialty.

d. Identifies ethical issues in nursing practice and guides staff and other providers in problem resolution by facilitating direct resolution or engaging the Ethics Consultation Service

e. Identifies and meets nursing care needs of patients and their families by integrating knowledge of the disease process into clinical practice.

a. Collaborates with the Nursing Leadership to develop individualized orientation programs for all new staff members within the department.

b. Participates in Central Division of Nursing orientation programs.

c. Maintains competency based orientation checklist for all staff within the department.

d. Collaborates with and mentors unit based preceptors to provide comprehensive orientation experiences for all new staff members

e. Organizes combined meetings with orientees, preceptors and the nurse manager to review orientation process, provide timely feedback to the new staff member and address opportunities for improvement.

f. Provides consultation to the Nurse Leader relative to learning and practice related issues including the development of staff member specific learning management plans.

a. Performs an annual educational needs assessment for the department or area of responsibility

b. Develops unit based/service based educational programs based on needs assessment

c. Coordinates new product, policy and procedure inservices on all shifts

d. Coordinates and assists with the presentation of mandatory education as evidenced by staff member completion percentages.

e. Responds to and maintains a flexible approach to newly identified educational needs.

f. Provides continuing educational programming for staff with in the unit, department and organization.

a. Participates in outreach activities to further market service line specific services and programs.

b. Promotes collaboration across the system between the Ambulatory/Office Practice settings, the Acute Hospital and VNA/Hospice to support quality care across the continuum.

a. Demonstrates proficiency in the use of the EHR and other business applications used in clinical areas.

b. Uses web-based incident reporting system when appropriate

c. Able to manipulate payroll software application

d. Expertly uses and teaches appropriate use of biomedical equipment used in the assigned clinical ares.

a. Attends at least one program annually that will help meet the individual goals identified.

b. Mentors staff in assigned area in their personal professional develoment including the Clinical Ladder, Specialty Certification and other educational opportunities.

c. Maintains clinical competence in specialty area.

d. *Maintains current certification/licensure as required by position

e. *Acquires new certification as required by position

f. Demonstrates leadership in nursing through involvement in professional organizations.

a. Meets with service area representatives to assess, discuss and plan staff educational opportunities

b. Participates in committees as requested.

c. Maintains a positive working relationship with all disciplines

d. Is aware of and refers staff to appropriate resources

e. Communicates with other clinical team members ensuring that all members are aware of medical or physical conditions resulting in a change in the plan of care for patients.

f. Maintains accessibility to staff by making regular rounds on all shifts on units of responsibility and communicating needs to the Nurse Leader and executive Director

g. Collaborates with leaders and clinical partner(s) to develop goals globally for the unit and individually for the staff members

a. Coordinates/participates in department system and performance improvement programs.

b. Develops one performance/system improvement initiative that directly impacts professional nursing practice.

c. Is knowledgeable about patient satisfaction scores in area of service and collaborates with Nurse Leader and staff members to improve scores.

Minimum Education - Preferred
BSN Required
Minimum Work Experience
3-5 years in Med Surg Nursing

Demonstrated leadership and communication skills. Commitment to adult learner education as a methodology for promoting continuous quality improvement in the delivery of patient care and services.