Psychiatric Nurse Educator


Tacoma, WA

Industry: Staffing & Recruiting


5 - 7 years

Posted 259 days ago

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Job Description:

  • Required Psychiatric Nurse Educator
  • Provides clinical consultation and serves as a mentor and educator to advance the practice of nursing and improve patient outcomes
  • Provides expert clinical consultation to improve patient outcomes
  • Acts as a nursing role model and resource to staff in order to promote a highly performing interdependent team
  • Utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to assess, develop and evaluate education for assigned specialty area
  • Coordinates with the ILD Unit based Educator and the System Educator to develop programs addressing identified educational needs within each specialty unit
  • Participates in all annual education and in specific departmental training
  • Assists Management in verifying staff knowledge to assure safe patient care; ensures all documentation requirements for regulatory bodies are in place
  • Applies the evidence based practice process to the development of tools and pathways, which achieve quality cost effective patient outcomes
  • Collaborates with members of the interdisciplinary team to design, implement, and measure safe, cost-effective, evidence-based care strategies
  • Promotes a culture of patient safety and serves as a patient safety advocate
  • Researches, analyzes and participates in the development of process improvement strategies to ensure optimal patient care and patient safety
  • Performs chart reviews and audits to supportinvestigations within the unit and standards are met; coordinates the education and sharing of chart audits and analysis with team members
  • Provides analysis and input to leadership about audit trends, patient safety and quality issues
  • Participates in the development of process improvement, action plans, and implementation of recommendations
  • Works with Management team to design, implement and evaluate the process for collecting, tracking, and educating the nursing and medical staffs regarding performance improvement pertaining to designated indicators
  • Reviews patient related documentation, medical records, and other sources to identify unsafe practices that could result in sentinel events and potential adverse events
  • Participates in sentinel and adverse eventreportinvestigation
  • Reviews medical records, assists in interviewing staff, examines equipment and coordinates documentation
  • Participates in the development of action plans and tracks progress in correcting systematic and unit problems

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge and clinical expertise in a focus area
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice guidelines
  • Ability to collaborate, consult, educate, mentor, and influence change
  • Demonstrated ability at the level of an advanced practice nurse to utilize evidence to develop, teach, guide, and implement practice standards and policies
  • Experience with quality and process improvement to meet National Patient Safety Goals
  • Knowledge of current health care environment and adherence to National Clinical Standards in specialty area

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor?s degree in Nursing
  • Master?s degreepreferred
  • Five (5) years of clinical experience for unit assigned - psych
  • Current Washington State RN License


  • Days, Full Time


  • Nursing
  • Psychiatric Adult, Psychiatric Adolescent, Nurse Educator