Service Line Educator-Neuro/Med. Specialty/Short Stay & Bridgeport Campus

New Haven, CT
Feb 27, 2019

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Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Summary:
This position is accountable for the provision of quality outcome-based educational programs and practice support, which promote initial and ongoing competency and continuous development of nursing staff. Accountable 24/7 for staff education needs.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Responsibilities
  • 1.1 Develops, organizes, implements and evaluates Unite-Based and Service Line education and programs to ensure competencies of nursing personnel.
  • 1.2 Integrates data and outcome from Quality/Safety initiatives into education and practice support.
  • 1.3 Participates in Nursing Research activities.
  • 1.4 Participates in the departmental short term planning related to education and practice support.
  • 1.5 Represents Nursing Education on various committees and practice support.
  • 1.6 Selects appropriate instructional strategies for programs.
  • 1.7 Prioritizes educational programs for development and implementation.
  • 1.8 Implements educational programs in accordance with requirements of the unit and service line.
  • 1.9 Conducts educational activities according to established education standards.
  • 1.10 Collaborates with other educators in developing, organizing, implementing and evaluating department specific programs/projects.
  • 1.11 Designs, implements and evaluates patient simulations as an essential part of the learning experience.
  • 1.12 Serves as a role model in the practice of nursing.
  • 2. Leadership:
  • 2.1 Demonstrates knowledge of the American Nurses Association Standards for Nursing\u000bProfessional Development.
  • 2.2 Demonstrates knowledge of the structure, philosophy, standard, goals, policies and\u000bprocedures of the core education department.
  • 2.3 Integrates knowledge of organizational, Nursing and educational services, philosophies, goals and priorities into educational activities.
  • 2.4 Articulates linkages between Nursing Leadership, quality improvement, nursing and \u000bpractice education.
  • 2.5 Participates in the organization's and nursing management performance improvement\u000bprogram.
  • 2.6 Integrates knowledge of the scope of nursing practice and roles and responsibilities of\u000bpersonnel in curriculum design.
  • 3. Learner:
  • 3.1 Use multiple approaches and sources of information to identify and validate nursing\u000bservice personnel''s learning needs.
  • 3.2 Facilitates the process for learners to assume their responsibility for maintaining competency in practice.
  • 3.3 Identifies learning needs of nursing personnel which includes organizational and nursing goals/priorities and available resources.
  • 4. Program Planning:
  • 4.1 Conducts learning needs assessments regularly to identify organizational, departmental and units education and practice needs.
  • 4.2 Participates in the prioritization of the educational requirements for nursing personnel.
  • 4.3 Leads in the organization, coordination and implementation of the formal orientation for new hires.
  • 5. Educational Design:
  • 5.1 Develops educational offering based on organization/clinical priorities and the learning\u000bneeds of the intended audience.
  • 5.2 Incorporates teaching methodologies appropriate to the learner and the desired\u000boutcomes.
  • 5.3 Develops effective educational programs utilizing various teaching methodologies.
  • 5.4 Provides formal and informal educational programs to meet identified learning needs of nursing personnel.
  • 5.5 Implements educational activities designed to insure compliance with standards of regulatory agencies.
  • 5.6 Ensures activities promote learning in three domains - critical thinking, technical and\u000binterpersonal.
  • 5.7 Utilizes teaching strategies appropriate to the content, learners and time frames.
  • 5.8 Designs mechanisms for feedback to the learner.
  • 5.9 Utilizes appropriate resources for presenting educational activities.
  • 5.10 Utilizes data collection methods to analyze and evaluate teaching and learning outcomes.
  • 5.11 Demonstrates integration of data from QI, clinical practice and other appropriate resources in evaluating the effectiveness of educational activities.
  • 5.12 Utilizes age-specific information in planning and development of educational programs.
  • 5.13 Participates in designing and implementing simulations to facilitate learning with authentic patient problems, clinical decisions and reflection in practice.
  • 5.14 Markets educational activities to the intended audience in a standardized and timely manner.
  • 5.15 Identifies departmental, organizational and external agency requirements for practice,\u000bdocumentation and record keeping.
  • 5.16 Utilizes critical thinking skills to identify appropriate education interventions.
  • 5.17 Actively participates in service line and unit initiatives as indicated.
  • 6. Resource & Facilities:
  • 6.1 Demonstrates knowledge of the financial resources available and the impact on program design.
  • 6.2 Assesses and uses appropriate equipment, materials, facilities and educational technology.
  • 6.3 Assesses and uses support services such as library, printing and audio/visual services.
  • 6.4 Incorporates the appropriateness and effectiveness of material resources and facilities\u000bin the learner evaluation.
  • 7. Records and Reports:
  • 7.1 Identifies organizational, service line and external agency requirements for\u000bdocumentation and record keeping.
  • 7.2 Contributes to the development of reports which document progress towards attainment of goals.
  • 7.3 Maintains staff confidentiality and limits access to educational records to authorized personnel.
  • 8. Evidence-Based Practice:
  • 8.1 Promotes best practice in bedside care.
  • 8.2 Identifies and addresses variations in clinical practice.
  • 8.3 Collaborates in defining and utilizing best practices in patient care delivery.
  • 8.4 Serves as a role model for practice development.
  • 8.5 Assists in the development of standards and protocols to support best practice and patient safety.
  • 8.6 Seeks collaboration/consultation with other healthcare professionals in coordinating \u000b/evaluating patient care outcomes.
  • 8.7 Critiques and communicates research findings to nursing staff for use in clinical decision making.
  • 9. Professional Development:
  • 9.1 Assists in the identification of staff for preceptor development.
  • 9.2 Coaches staff to participate and further professional development.
  • 9.3 Assists staff with portfolio development of clinical ladder (RCAP) advancement.
  • 9.4 Encourages staff to apply for specialty or nursing organization membership or national\u000bcertification.
  • 9.5 Coordinates and disseminates information on current and continuing educational offerings.
  • 9.6 Acts as a role model in area of expertise and professional practice by being self directed, self motivated, maintaining expertise and promoting nursing profession.
  • 10. Practice Readiness:
  • 10.1 Facilitates unit orientation for nursing students by collaborating with the core department.
  • 10.2 Ensures preceptors are provided with current resource materials and ongoing education and support.
  • 10.3 Works with students and faculty to identify student learning needs and outcomes\u000bmeasures.
  • 11. Measurement Strategies:
  • 11.1 Integrates nursing performance indicators in education activities.
  • 11.2 Participates in unit, service line and hospital audits and mock surveys.
  • 11.3 In coordination with nursing unit leadership ensures appropriate, cost-effective selection, use of equipment, instruments and supplies.
  • 11.4 Participates in and/or leads hospital or department based committees.
  • 11.5 Utilizes established tools to assess competency and improve outcomes.
  • 12. Professional Self-Development:
  • 12.1 Seeks out opportunities for professional growth through organizational affiliations or certification within specialty area.
  • 12.2 Maintains a current knowledge base in areas of adult learning principles, clinical practice and leadership.
  • 12.3 Contributes to the profession through participation in research, publication, consultation and/or educational activities.
  • 12.4 Negotiates a personal development plan based on self-evaluation and peer review.
  • 12.5 Maintains a current knowledge of relevant issues, trends and practices in specialty area.
  • 12.6 Participates independently in continuing education activities to maintain competencies or to meet certification requirements.

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:
    Bachelor's Degree - BSN required.

    EXPERIENCE:
    Min. of 5 years of acute care RN experience in relevant pediatric practice environments. Prior teaching experience is preferred.



    LICENSURE:
    Current CT Registered Nurse License, Certification in nursing staff development and/or specialty area preferred

    SPECIAL SKILLS:

    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    COMPLEXITY:

    PHYSICAL DEMAND:


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    SLE position is for Neuro Science/Med Specialty, Short Stay and Bridgeport Pediatrics. Applicants with a master degree and demonstrated ability to lead projects highly desired.

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    Job Info

    Job: 4935

    Department: Pediatric Nursing Admin
    Category: Education
    Sub Category: CLINICAL
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 40.00

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