Nurse Educator - Operating Room/Endoscopy - Full Time - Days

Department:  OPERATING ROOM

Job Summary

The Nurse Educator assesses the educational needs of nursing staff, students and others in order to plan and deliver orientation and continuing education. Serves as a resource by mentoring staff and monitoring/evaluating clinical competencies to assure the highest quality clinical outcomes and safety. Participates in committees to facilitate and reinforce the implementation of evidence based care. Ensures that nurses are in full compliance with regulatory standards. Acts as a role model to all staff.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Plans, develops, implements and evaluates educational programs for the staff, the hospital and the community. Contributes to the professional development of peers and colleagues through innovative programs in both a classroom setting and on the nursing units. Works collaboratively with the Nursing Leadership to assess the educational needs of staff. 
  • Identifies the orientation needs of new employees, plans individualized orientation and evaluates the employee’s progress towards achievement of competency. Ensures that new employees are scheduled for hospital and/or unit-specific mandatory programs. Documents progress and competency per policy and addresses issues in collaboration with the Nurse Leadership.
  • Assesses the practice of nursing staff and students in their assigned area through direct observation, chart reviews and participation in quality monitors. Develops plans to educate staff based on identified needs to ensure that safe, high quality patient care is consistently delivered. 
  • Conducts classes and/or provides individualized instruction. Develops objectives and course outlines for unit in-service programs. 
  • May work with Nurse Leadership to develop and implement individualized employee improvement or development plans. Tracks the progression and achievement of competency. Presents results and new or revised action plans to Department Manager when indicated.
  • Investigates problems of nursing practice and keeps current in the latest research in area of expertise. 
  • Works necessary shifts and creates an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of errors. Provides clear and constructive feedback to educate in an effective manner.
  • Participates in the development of standards of nursing care practice through participation in assigned committees and workgroups. Works collaboratively with other health care professionals and departments.
  • May provide direct patient care to select patients. Assists and guides staff in providing quality nursing care.
  • Maintains a high standard of professional responsibility and performance as well as encourages the development of skills in members of the nursing staff. 
  • Supports and role models the policies and procedures to ensure the delivery of excellent care and customer service meets or exceeds patient expectations. Ensures the delivery of compassionate patient centered care that addresses patient and family needs and concerns in a timely manner.
  • Complies with all MVHS and department training and competency requirements.
  • Perform related duties as required.
     

Education/Experience Requirements

Required:  

  • BSN
  • Minimum 2 years in area of specialty.

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing

Licensure/Certification Requirements

Required:  
  • Valid and unrestricted NY State nursing license.
Preferred:
  • AHA BLS and/or ACLS Instructor certification.
  • Certification in area of specialty

Disclaimer

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.
 

Job Details

Req Id  91434 
Department  OPERATING ROOM 
Shift Days
Shift Hours Worked  8.00
FTE 1.00 
Work Schedule  SALARIED GENERAL
Employee Status A1 - Full-Time 
Union Non-Union
Pay Range $73,000-$117,000 Annually


Nearest Major Market: Utica