Nurse Educators - Baystate Health

Req#: R24342
Category(s): Nursing, Nurse Educators
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Second

BX23 Clinical Education Coordinator -Nursing

Summary Description:

The Clinical Education Coordinator is an RN with a talent for teaching and engaging with staff to advance staff knowledge and proficiency in clinical practice.  The Clinical Education Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Nursing Outcomes and collaborates with educators to define clinical staff performance goals which support major short and long-term divisional and organizational initiatives.  Through this collaboration, the Clinical Education Coordinator supports the implementation of Nursing care delivery to meet practice and compliance standards.  The scope of responsibility and accountability for the Clinical Education Coordinator role continuously evolves to meet the demands of the practice and regulatory environment.  The strategic goals of the organization are a guide for the Clinical Education Coordinator’s priorities and goals.  The Clinical Education Coordinator assumes various roles, including educator/facilitator, educator/oriented, change agent/team member, consultant, leader/communicator, collaborator/advisor/mentor.  As health care is constantly evolving, the Clinical Education Coordinator plays a pivotal role in helping the organization and its staff to adapt to these changes' demands.  The Clinical Education Coordinator must remain flexible and maintain a focus on the future.  He/she must be proactive in leading change rather than reacting to emerging trends (such as workforce issues, clinical practice changes, professional development practice changes, and organizational changes).

Job Requirements:

1) Quality of Nursing Professional Practice

Systematically assesses and supports the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice by providing observation and just-in-time training or corrective action as needed. Tracks trends in consult calls and leads the development of plans to address education/practice needs in collaboration with unit leadership and educators.

 2) Education

Maintains current knowledge and competency in nursing and professional development practice and achieves professional development as needed to model the way for staff.

 3) Professional Practice Evaluation

Evaluates his/her practice concerning professional practice standards and guidelines, along with relevant statutes, rules, and regulations.

 4) Educational Program Support

Supports the assessment and design of educational plans; implements and evaluates educational programs and projects (orientations, continuing education, competencies, and in-services) for direct care providers.

 5) Collegial

Establishes collegial partnerships contributing to the professional development of peers, students, colleagues, and others.

 6) Collaboration

Collaborates with inter-professional teams, leaders, stakeholders, and others to accomplish positive clinical and educational outcomes.

 7) Ethics

Integrates ethics in all areas of practice.

 8) Becomes competent with all new equipment in their assigned area and assure staff are trained as assigned

 9) Best Practice and Evidence

Integrates findings of current practice literature and regulatory updates into practice

10) Resource Utilization

Considers safety, effectiveness, and cost factors regarding educational activities and expected outcomes.

11) Use Process Improvement data to educate staff on safety, quality, patient experience, and value

Qualifications

Unless otherwise required by certification, licensure, or registration, an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed in this description may be substituted for the minimally required education and/or experience listed in the Qualifications section below.

Minimally Required Education:

 Associate's Degree or higher.  Must have one earned degree in Nursing.

Preferred Education

Bachelor's Degree- Must be matriculated in a BSN program within 12 months of hire.

Required Work Experience: 

Two years in a professional nursing practice.

Preferred Work Experience: 

Experience teaching/precepting individuals or groups of students or staff; experience as a charge nurse.

Skills and Competencies: 

Computer proficient in EMR and MS Office

Knowledge of adult learning principles

Knowledge of the diverse populations served

Ability to critically process information and communicate effectively verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization

Demonstrated ability to teach individuals and groups of staff

Promotes a safe and healthy work environment

Ability to establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with patients and professionals of all disciplines

Maintains educational and clinical competencies appropriate for the role

Motivated to facilitate change and serve as a change agent

Maintains flexibility when managing multiple roles and responsibilities

Serves as a role model for education and promotes the concept of lifelong learning

Mentors other professionals

License

RN Massachusetts (required)

Certifications

BLS (required)

Specialty Certification (preferred)

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

DIVERSE TEAMS. DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS.

Education:

Assoc of Science in Nursing (Required), Bachelor of Nursing Degree

Certifications:

Basic Life Support – Other, Certification in Specialty – Other, Registered Nurse – State of Massachusetts

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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