RN Educator - Cardiology Unit - Cardiology - 3rd floor
Company: Washington Regional
Posted on: February 25, 2021
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Ensure staff orientation is completed and documented.
- Develop, teach, evaluate, and document unit education events
- Meet with staff and administrative team on a regular basis to
solve problems, improve quality and efficiency of patient
- Implement and interprets policies and procedures developed
- Serve as a change-agent and resource in clinical
- Expected to resolve problems that arise in the normal course of
- 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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