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Nurse Educator Registered Nurse RN (17360) - Educator

Company: Cornerstone Healthcare Group
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Nurse Educator Registered Nurse RN (17360)The Nurse Educator is a professional nurse with in-depth scientific knowledge, technical expertise, skill and competency and is qualified as an educator. The educator serves as a consultant/resource in specialty area and as a change agent by suggesting new or innovative approaches that result in an improvement in quality. The Clinical Educator is responsible for the educational needs assessment, planning, development, delivery, coordination and evaluation of a variety of clinical education programs for the hospital on all shifts. The educator also provides support to the learner community and supports ongoing Corporate initiatives.

* Collaborates with the hospital's leadership, line level staff, physicians, and risk managers to develop and implement clinically oriented educational information, materials, and programs for staff.
* Serves as a resource to nursing staff and other healthcare personnel in the acquisition of knowledge and skills related to delivery of care to the high acuity, complex LTACH patient population.
* Coordinates and execute plans for the professional development of the nursing staff.
* Models excellence in nursing practice through the utilization of advanced concepts in the areas of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of perceived, actual or potential problems that occur in a variety of patient populations.
* Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team using the nursing process to integrate the nursing perspective into a comprehensive plan of care for the patient/family.
* Assists and provides direction to nursing staff with clinical decision-making and priority setting.
* Functions as a preceptor, mentor, facilitator and innovator for state-of-the-art nursing care with direct involvement in implementing and evaluating new techniques and equipment for safety, cost-effectiveness, and benefits related to nursing practice.
* Serves as a clinical care resource to hospital-based teams. Develops, reviews and recommends updates of Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) nursing and clinical practice, policies and procedures.
* Obtains instructor certification for BLS and ACLS.
* Facilitates training program for PCCN or CCRN, based on facility need/types of patients
* Collaborates with clinical nurses, physicians, and other members of the healthcare team to problem solve complex clinical situations for specialty needs of patients.
* Participate in hospital committees and meetings to facilitate improvement of patient care and development of goals, philosophies and objectives for a specialized patient population.
* Assists patients and family in the acquisition of information related to health and wellness, including the prevention of illness and injury, whether directly or via clinical nursing staff.
* Advances nursing practice through participation in professional organizations, and community involvement.
* Evaluates evidence-based practices for utilization in the expansion and improvement of LTAC patient care and patient outcomes.
* Provides approved clinical services within scope of practice.
* Acts as expert clinician in educating hospital staff on clinical processes, procedures and information.
* In collaboration with the medical staff and nursing staff, monitors the clinical care of patients and provides clinical consultation to improve patient care and patient outcomes.
* Acts as a role model and leader, change agent to improve clinical care, and cost-effective nurse.
* Works a minimum one weekend shift per month and one night shift per month to make sure educational initiatives are standardized and executed across all shifts and rotations of clinical staff.
* Must be willing to travel between Hospitals.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Ability to project a professional image
* Knowledge of regulatory standards, compliance requirements and hospital policies and procedures
* Working knowledge and ability to apply professional standards of practice in job situations
* Strong organizational and analytical skills
* Working knowledge of personal computer and software applications used in job functions (Word processing, graphics, databases, spreadsheets, etc.)
* Excellent writing and speaking skills in order to effectively carry out key education and communication functions
* Knowledge of health care facility functions
* Persons who have been found guilty by a court of law of abusing, neglecting, or mistreating individuals in a health care related setting are ineligible for employment in this position
* Freedom from illegal use of drugs
* Freedom from use of and effects of use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace

Education and/or Experience:

* Bachelors or Master's Degree in Nursing with a clinical focus preferred.
* Preceptor/mentor experience preferred.
* Knowledge of adult learning techniques and trends, principles and methods involved in educational instruction of nursing and clinical and non-clinical personnel, demonstrating new techniques, products and methods of patient care services and procedures unique to LTAC patient population.
* Two years ICU/Critical Care clinical nursing experience within the last four years, preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

* Current unencumbered nursing license in the state of employment.
* PCCN or CCRN certification, preferred.
* Current Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification or Current Advanced Practice Nursing Certification, preferred.
* Obtain AHA CPR and ACLS instructor certification within 1 year of employment.
* Must maintain current Provider CPR certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification throughout employment.

About Us

Cornerstone Healthcare Group, based in Dallas, Texas, was founded in 1990 and provides excellent healthcare services to our patients, residents and their families.

Our employees make a difference, join us so you can too! We pride ourselves on our quality of care, responsive service, and commitment to excellence. We treat each employee, patient and resident like we would a member of our own family, and measure our success by the direct impact we have on improving the quality of life for our employees, patients and residents.

Keywords: Cornerstone Healthcare Group, Austin , Nurse Educator Registered Nurse RN (17360) - Educator, Healthcare , Austin, Texas

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