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RN Educator - Cardiology Unit - Cardiology - 3rd floor

Company: Washington Regional
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Job Posting: RN Educator - Cardiology Unit Employment Type: Full Time Location: Washington Regional Medical Center - Fayetteville, AR Department: Cardiology - 3rd floor Shift: Monday - Friday FTE: Job Number: JO-2102-41562 Date Posted: 2/8/2021 Categories: Licensed Nurses OverviewThe role of the Educator is to be responsible for the coordination of clinical education for providers and nursing staff. The Educator is responsible for orientation and education for all staff including RNs, ACNA, techs, SNIPs, unit secretaries, etc. while functioning as a member of the management team. The incumbent must remain free from employee progressive disciplinary action.Distinguishing CharacteristicsWork assignment is generally unstructured and employee is responsible for assigning and supervising a variety of education functions to achieve the objectives of the section, unit, or project. Duties performed involve weighing and evaluating factors requiring judgment, analytical ability, and problem solving.Contacts are of a non-prescribed nature involving the negotiation and resolution of education problems. When exceptional degrees of discretion, judgment, and specialized knowledge are required, the Educator must work to carry out the programs and policies of Washington Regional.Competencies, Knowledge, & SkillsTechnical Competence Understands and appropriately applies procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise and maintains credibility with others on technical matters.Understands and can effectively utilize principles of adult learning and can apply a variety of teaching strategies and audiovisuals to address diverse learning styles as well as the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains of learning. Proven excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.Integrity/Honesty- Contributes to maintaining the integrity of the organization; displays high standards of ethical conduct and understands the impact of violating these standards to the organization, self, and others; is trustworthy.Interpersonal Skills -Shows understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern; develops & maintains relationships; may deal with customers who are difficult, hostile, distressed; relates well to customers from varied backgrounds & situations; is sensitive to individual differences.Team BuildingManages group processes, encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit, and works with others to achieve goals.Oral Communication -Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.Problem Solving -Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. Decision Making -Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.Stress Tolerance -Deals calmly and effectively in high stress situations.Flexibility -Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with ambiguity; appropriately manages up new changes as defined by Washington Regional.Customer Service -Works with customers to assess needs, provide assistance, resolve problems, satisfy expectations; is committed to providing quality care and services; understands all components of HCAHPS and ensure practice changes to influence a positive outcome.Conflict ManagementMinimizes confrontations, disagreements, complaints, and grievances and resolves them in a constructive manner. Works with staff, higher-level managers, peers, administrative staff, internal and external customers, and local stakeholder groups to generate areas of agreement and joint action.Assigned Tasks

  • Oversight of new employee orientation schedule and current employee class schedules.
  • Employee education attendance tracking and follow up.
  • Teach unit-specific classes and other education.
  • Teach hospital-wide classes and initiatives, such as BLS, ACLS, PALS, Professional Development Day, TIPS, new and updated equipment/policies/procedures, RN Residency, Preceptor Development, Leadership classes, etc.
  • Maintain unit and hospital procedures.
  • Develop and update new employee orientation plans and timelines.
  • Preceptor education and oversight. Schedule meetings with the preceptors and preceptees to ensure orientation is progressing as planned. Provide an action plan, as needed.
  • Oversee completion of core and unit based competency checklists in collaboration with the preceptor and preceptee.
  • Design, review and revise the unit competencies for all staff.
  • Review, update and incorporate teaching content and materials based on adult learning principles.
  • Review training content and materials, and update as needed based on learning styles and various teaching activities.
  • Uses a variety of teaching strategies and audiovisuals to address diverse learning styles as well as the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains of learning.
  • Conducts periodic education needs assessments.
  • Conducts Bloodborne Pathogens training for new employees and annually.
  • Supports integration of evidenced-based practice into classes or learning activities.
  • Participates in education committees, task forces, projects, etc. when appropriate.
  • Maintains required documentation and record-keeping system.
  • Participates in professional association associations, speaking/presenting community education, contributing to leadership roles and organizing and maintain clinical competenciesEssential Duties & Responsibilities
    • Unit orientation and oversight of all new staff, including meeting on a routine basis with all new employees, preceptors, directors, and others involved in the new-employees orientation.
    • Ensure staff orientation is completed and documented.
    • Develop, teach, evaluate, and document unit education events and outcomes.
    • Meet with staff and administrative team on a regular basis to solve problems, improve quality and efficiency of patient care.
    • Implement and interprets policies and procedures developed
    • Serve as a change-agent and resource in clinical situations.
    • Expected to resolve problems that arise in the normal course of the work.
    • Performs full performance level professional nursing work and enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, in-service meetings, workshops, and research.
    • Ensures that program and services meet Education standards for the Joint Commission and other accrediting programs.

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