Trinity Health NURSING STAFF EDUCATOR in Maywood, Illinois

Position Summary: The nurse educator promotes and supports excellent nursing care in accordance with the nursing mission and philosophy by providing learning opportunities using evidence based practice, current nursing practice standards and research findings. Learning opportunities are provided to registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, unlicensed support staff and nursing students. The nurse educator works collaboratively with patient care managers, staff nurses, and other healthcare professionals and initiates/participates in hospital-wide and unit-based quality improvement projects. Recognizes and consistently applies knowledge of Loyola's Magnet Forces.

Position Summary:

The nurse educator promotes and supports excellent nursing care in accordance with the nursing mission and philosophy by providing learning opportunities using evidence based practice, current nursing practice standards and research findings. Learning opportunities are provided to registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, unlicensed support staff and nursing students. The nurse educator works collaboratively with patient care managers, staff nurses, and other healthcare professionals and initiates/participates in hospital-wide and unit-based quality improvement projects. Recognizes and consistently applies knowledge of Loyola's 14 Magnet Forces.

II. Position Responsibilities:

STAFF COMPETENCY: Maintains nursing staff competency by providing

individualized, population specific unit based competencies in

collaboration with nurse managers. Provides ongoing education via

in-services, computer based learning programs, seminars, journal

articles, unit based reference materials etc. Collaborates with nurse

managers and other health care professionals to identify opportunities

for education. Provides clinical consultation to patient care managers to

help resolve job performance problems. (Magnet Forces 1,11) Completes

staff performance reviews when delegated by department manager or

director.

CLINICAL PRACTICE SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Enhances Individual Clinical

Practice of Staff by assessing clinical reasoning skills of staff and

providing learning opportunities to advance clinical competencies,

critical thinking, and decision-making skills. Fosters the development of

leadership, teamwork, and customer service skills. Provides educational

activities based on the learning needs of staff and performance

improvement data. (Magnet Forces 1, 6, 7, 9, 11)

EDUCATION PROGRAMS: Provides educational programs open to Loyola

staff and other healthcare professionals by assessing educational needs

in collaboration with nurse managers and unit-based educators. Provides

educational programs based on a patient population, disease, clinical

conditions etc. Provides multidisciplinary educational programs that

address psychosocial needs of the patient, significant other(s) and

family. Utilizes appropriate teaching methodologies to meet the

educational needs of staff. (Magnet Forces 5,6,7)

ORIENTATION: Coordinates and develops orientation for employees by

facilitating and providing role orientation for RN’s, LPN’s, PCT’s, service

coordinators, monitor techs and other staff. Provides specialty classes to

meet unit specific needs. Reviews, revises and develops educational

materials that reflect hospital policies and regulatory standards. Works in

collaboration with patient care managers and staff to ensure orientation

is competency based. Reviews/revises unit specific checklists and

corresponding critical elements. (Magnet Forces 2,4,8,9,11,14)

CONSULTATION: Provides consultation to administration, managers and

staff to ensure quality outcomes. Reviews appropriate institutional

policies and protocols to ensure educational programs reflects policy and

protocol content. Serves as a clinical resource for patient care staff.

Mentors and actively facilitates the clinical and professional advancement

of staff. Coaches orientees and guides staff to appropriate resources to

achieve performance expectations. Role models and facilitates research

and scholarly activities. Links staff to expert sources of knowledge.

Actively fosters staff utilization of research findings in clinical practice.

(Magnet Forces 1,5,6,7)

TRAINING CENTER: Provides training in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced

Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) to

Loyola employees who require such levels of recognition. Acts as an

instructor for BLS, ACLS, and PALS classes. Disseminates information to

the entire health system regarding changes to AHA standards. (Magnet

Force 6, 7, 11)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Identifies and seeks professional growth

and development within personal area of specialization to promote and

maintain optimal standards of practice. Attends and participates in

professional activities and educational offerings to enhance knowledge

base within area of specialization. Seeks membership in professional

organization related to specialty. (Magnet Forces 4,14)

PROGRAM EVALUATION: Evaluates the impact of course offerings and

appropriately revises future educational initiatives to meet staff’s

learning needs. Designs and implements evaluation tools for educational

programs offered. Collaborates with administrative directors, managers,

and staff to solicit feedback on the educational offerings. (Magnet Forces

1,4,11)

COMMITTEE ACTIVITY: Participates in Medical Center and unit specific

committees to share educational perspectives and expertise. Leads and

participates in shared governance councils and staff liaison committees.

Coordinates meetings and supports initiatives developed. Leads,

facilitates and/or participates in unit based education (i.e. journal club,

nursing grand rounds, and quality improvement committees). (Magnet

Forces 3,10,12)

Work consists of various duties involving different processes and methods. Factors to be

considered differ with each assignment, and elements of the work must be identified and

analyzed to determine appropriate action. (Ex. Manager, RN, Physical Therapist, Admin Asst,

Supervisors, Medical Records Tech)

III. Position Requirements:

Minimum Education:

Required:Masters Degree

Preferred:N/A

Specify Degree(s):Master's Degree is required; Nursing Master’s Degree preferred

Residency:N/A

Minimum Experience:

Required:3-5 years of previous job-related experience

Preferred:6-10 years of previous job-related experience

Details:National certification in area of specialty/education expected

Managerial Experience:N/A

Licensure/Certifications:

Required:

ACLS (Advanced Cardio Life Support Certified) and/or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)

Current Registered Nurse License State of Illinois

Preferred:N/A

Other:1.Minimum three years of experience in adult critical care nursing required 2.Certification

in clinical specialty highly desired

Computer Skills:

Required:

EPIC

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Power Point

Microsoft Word

Preferred:

EPIC

Other:Will train on Kronos timecard editing

Typing Words Per Minute:N/A

Required Skills:

Ability to analyze and interpret data

Ability to communicate verbally

Ability to compile complex reports and develop presentations

Ability to compose letters and memorandums

Ability to deal calmly and courteously with people

Ability to deal with stressful situations

Ability to finish tasks in a timely manner

Ability to function independently and manage own time and work tasks

Ability to lead work teams

Ability to maintain accuracy and consistency

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Ability to organize workflow

Ability to plan, coordinate and develop multiple projects

Ability to work as an effective team member

Other:Ability to articulate the scope of practice and appropriate delegation of nursing tasks per

the Illinois State Nurse Practice Act.

Personal Relationships:

Skilled job requiring high level of adaptability & interpersonal skills

Internal Contacts:

Within Department

Cross-departmental

Physicians

Students

Management

Faculty

Physician Assistants, Adv Practice Nurses

External Contacts:

Patients

Families

Regulatory Agencies

Visitors

Accreditation Agencies

Working Conditions:

Work takes place on hospital unit or clinical setting

Physical Demands:

Occasionally:

Climb-Stairs

Climb–Ladder

Frequently:

Standing

Walking

Sitting

Bending

Crouching

Reaching with Arms

Finger/Hand Dexterity

Talking

Hearing

Seeing

Pushing/Pulling

Lifting/Carrying (Up to 25 lbs)

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Job Number: 00106982

Location: Maywood, IL

Organization Name: Loyola University Medical Center

Facility: LUHS-Loyola University Medical Center

Employment Type: Full time

Hours: 40