Designs, implements, and evaluates education programs for staff by providing expertise to ensure existing and future education programs, including orientation and ongoing instruction as relevant to individual/group learning needs and patient care needs.
This nurse will be competent in the skills/knowledge required and fully participate in unit governance. He/she will practice and adhere to the guidelines specified in the UMMC Professional Nurse Job Charter.
Represents department at research and protocol initiation meetings. Attends and participates in various in-service and external trainings, workshops, conferences and other relevant programs for professional growth and development.
Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice; serves as a resource, preceptor, and mentor.
Functions effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team. Is accountable to patient, family and team members for care provided, and to the nurse manager for totality of work performance.
Coordinate the patient/family care and services including those of the IDT. (interdisciplinary team)
Appropriately utilizes the skills and resources of contract personnel such as physical therapy when appropriate.
Responsible for the development and implementation of efficient and effective programs for competency validation, continuing education, workforce development and patient education. Programs are based on the principles of evidenced based practice and adult learning.