Boys Town is seeking an experienced individual for the role of Clinical Nurse Educator-Hospital (IMU/PICU). As the Nurse Educator, you will be responsible for the coordination of unit specific clinical and operational education needs to include onboarding, and orientation, patient care etc. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is a self-starter and organized and possesses effective communication skills, verbal and written.
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES
- Assumes responsibility for the area specific orientation of new employees working side by side providing direct patient care as needed.
- Creates an orientation program for each role in the clinical area.
- Collaborates with respective clinical director/supervisor to counsel/coach new employees during orientation to assist the orientees progress towards gaining competency in unit standards/skills.
- Supports the preceptor role by collaborating with the preceptor to select appropriate assignments and learning experiences for new staff.
- Works with the Nurse Educator in coordination of staff education processes through the development, implementation, and evaluation of education materials/systems.
- Works with leadership to identify new diagnosis and procedures, develops education and specific care plans related to patient diagnosis, as applicable.
- Collaborates with appropriate resources (i.e., leadership team, other educators, content experts, organization development) to analyze needs and develop, implement, evaluate and maintain unit specific education programs (i.e., orientation skills checklists, self-studies, education videos, education supplies, and orientation manual).
- Designs educational activities to include documentation of a needs assessment, description of target audience, educational objectives, content outline, teaching methods (self-study, presentation, real-time), and evaluation strategies. Works with Nurse Educator to identify appropriate resources (i.e., room arrangements, AV equipment, handouts, other teaching aids).
- Conducts individualized age-specific patient/family assessments according to defined unit scope and nursing practice standards, appropriate collaborative problem and protocols.
- Develops individualized patient/family plan of care using practice guidelines/protocols to meet identified needs.
- Implements and evaluates nursing actions in accordance with the individualized patient/family plan of care and patient condition/needs.
- Ensures documentation reflects assessment/evaluation, modification and patients response to therapy, changes in condition and therapeutic interventions/procedures.
- Utilizes daily/weekly rounding as a tool in identifying educational clinical needs of staff/unit and teaches staff to promote consistent delivery of patient care standards.
- Accepts assignment in the clinical area for direct patient care as needed.
- Professionally supports the assigned clinical area as seen through interactions with patients, families, staff, colleagues, others.
- Professionally seeks opportunities to help teammates during shift as needed.
- Serves as preceptor for new clinical staff as necessary.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in dealing with sensitive information.
- Ability to communicate and maintain a satisfactory and harmonious working relationship with all levels of staff, public, other consumers in a courteous and tactful manner.
- Ability to apply strong organizational skills.
- Ability to apply knowledge of general Departmental, FFBH and BTNRH policies and administrative procedures.
- Ability to handle stress of multi-tasking in high volume situations.
- Ability to prioritize requests related to timeliness and need related to patient care.
- Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:
- Bachelors in Nursing required; Masters in Nursing preferred,
- Minimum of 5 years clinical area experience,
- 2 years education experience preferred,
- For hospital setting - Certification in specialty area preferred or within one year of eligibility,
- Current valid RN licensure in the state of Nebraska
- Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) required. Pediatric Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required for the hospital setting.
Requires moving, lifting a minimum of 50 pounds of force occasionally (34-66%) and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects (0-33%). Requires walking and standing most of the time while on duty. Possesses visual acuity necessary for reading charts, forms, and communications.
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions, activities occur inside and outside. The worker is occasionally subject to noise causing the worker to shout in order to be heard. The worker is occasionally subject to vibration.
About Boys Town:
Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.