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Nurse Educator - Family Resource Center (Teaching Experience Preferred)
(Part-time 16 Hours Weekly - seeking BSN with 3 or more years bedside experience.)
Shift: 11:00 am - 7:00pm
Schedule: Monday and Wednesdays or Tuesday and Thursdays
The FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER NURSE EDUCATOR is responsible for planning, implementing, assessing, and evaluating educational programming and services required for patient families to meet role expectations. The major focus of this position is the facilitation and implementation of clinical skill development activities for patient families. The primary population served by the Family Resource Center Nurse Educator is the Patient Families; additional populations served include: Allied Health staff providing patient care.
1. Assesses and identifies educational needs of patient families in terms of orientation, skill and competency development.
2. Plans programs to achieve the skills/competencies necessary to meet age-appropriate patient care needs.
3. Acts as a coach, role model, and/or mentor for competency development of patient families when leading and teaching educational programs, both formal and informal using a variety of educational methods.
4. Provides formal and informal educational programs, such as classes, in-services, and other major educational programs, to meet patient family and organizational needs.
5. Instructs others to perform duties within the framework of the standards, policies and procedures set forth by Nationwide Children's Hospital, the Ohio Nurse Practice Act, JCAHO and other professional practice standards.
6. Facilitates problem solving and conflict resolution related to the learning of roles, skills, procedures, and new equipment.
7. Participates in educational program evaluations and recommends changes to improve the quality of education and patient care.
8. Promotes patient-focused outcomes and patient-family centered care through communication with other disciplines, and information sharing to meet common educational needs related to competency development.
9. Participates in departmental and divisional interview process, peer review, quality improvement activities, and committees as assigned.
10. Uses ethical principles to guide educational decisions and actions.
11. Maintains supplies and equipment for assigned Patient Care Services education programs/ services.
12. Incorporates valid clinical and educational evidence/research findings into teaching methods and educational programs.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS Reports to: Family Resource Center Coordinator
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing required. - assessment of learning needs - program development and evaluation - educational coaching - provision of educational programs - use of adult learning principles
2. Registered Nurse with current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Ohio required.
3. Three years of demonstrated clinical competency in a pediatric setting desired.
4. Teaching skills in classroom and clinical area. Requires an ability to adapt teaching methods for various types of learners and subject areas being presented including group facilitation skills.
5. Adept interpersonal skills and ability to relate effectively with patient care services staff and a variety of hospital departmental personnel and physicians.
6. Leadership ability as demonstrated through high level of initia¬tive, clinical decision-making and organizational skills.
7. Computer skills to maintain a database.
8. Must be able to see, hear, speak, read and perform manual tasks with or without accommodation, and care for oneself with little or no difficulty.
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Note frequency as Constantly (67-100%), Frequently (34-66%) and Occasionally (0-33%) for each requirement. Also note any lifting requirements with pound limit. Sitting Talking on phone/in person Typing on a keyboard Standing/walking The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.