Service Line Educator - Pediatric ICU

New Haven, CT
Apr 15, 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. Responsibilties
  • 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:
    5 years of ICU experience (pediatrics preferred) required. Must have background/experience in Cardiac ICU/Cardiac care (pediatrics preferred) required. Current CT Registered Nurse License, Certification in nursing staff development and/or specialty area preferred, Master's degree preferred.

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

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    Job Info

    Job: 6789

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

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