The Clinical Nurse Educator reports to the Manager of the Center for Practice Excellence and under the guidance and supervision of the Manager collaborates with the clinical development specialist staff and assists in planning conducting and coordinating staff orientation and educational programs.
Assists in the identification of department and service learning/clinical needs as well as in developing implementing and evaluating department orientation programs.
Makes recommendations for programs and presentations for patient/family education using evidence based resources and assists in planning implementing coordinating and evaluating educational experiences programs presentations and/or patient/family education within and outside the hospital.
Serves as a role model for promoting excellence safety and the concept of lifelong learning. Evaluates clinical competency.
Develop reviews and validates standards policies and procedures.
Supports the integration of research into practice and conducts and/or contributes to research projects.
Maintains flexibility when managing multiple roles and responsibilities.
Incorporates adult learning theory into program planning/presentations.
Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is required.
Must have licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island.
Must obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) instructor certification within one year of hire and be certified in Nursing Professional Development within two years of hire.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.
A minimum of five years relevant clinical experience with demonstrated teaching/leadership and communication skills as well as strong presentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively use a personal computer and Microsoft Office applications primarily Outlook Word PowerPoint and Excel as well as clinical documentation systems.
Able to independently operate audiovisual equipment (i.e. Smartboard).
Experience with simulation scenario development and execution and debriefing techniques is desirable.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
General hospital environment with occasional stressful conditions associated with patient care. Position requires frequent standing walking and sitting.