Children s is searching for a Clinical Education Resource RN to coordinate the unit s clinical and operational education needs.
- Assumes responsibility for the orientation of new employees to the unit.
- Creates an orientation program for each role in the unit.
- Develops, implements, and evaluates general nursing and unit specific skills classes for new employees.
- Collaborates with unit manager to counsel/coach new employees during orientation to assist the orientee s progress towards gaining competency in unit standards/skills.
- Supports the preceptor role by:
- Collaborating with CNC and preceptor to select appropriate assignments and learning experiences for new staff.
- Fostering the use of adult learning strategies and critical thinking with preceptors by providing ideas, skill stations, different teaching styles, and related activities to help the preceptor be a more effective teacher.
- Participating in the development, presentation, and evaluation of the preceptor program, in collaboration with other area educators and CNS s.
- Role models and promotes high quality professional patient care through the use of clinical educational knowledge as seen in: Assisting staff with direct patient care
- Conducts individualized age-specific patient/family assessments according to defined unit scope and nursing practice standards, appropriate collaborative problem (CPG s)/nursing diagnoses (ND s) and protocols. (Individualized refers to the patients developmental, cognitive, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual and educational/family influences and physical/medical care needs.)
- Develops individualized patient/family plan of care using ND s, CPG s and practice guidelines/protocols to meet identified needs. (Plan of care includes current and anticipated actions focused on care, education, discharge needs.)
- Implements and evaluates nursing actions in accordance with the individualized patient/family plan of care and patient condition/needs.
- Documentation reflects assessment/evaluation, modification and patient s response to therapy, changes in condition and therapeutic interventions/procedures.
- Utilizes unit daily/weekly rounding as a tool in identifying educational clinical needs of staff/unit and teaches bedside staff to promote consistent delivery of patient care standards.
- Performs other duties assigned.
- Accepts assignment to be assigned to the unit for shift for direct patient care. Professionally supports the assigned unit 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 RN, CCP and other education staff as necessary.
- Demonstrates ability to prioritize workload and follows through with work in a timely manner.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge and proficiency in applying the nursing process, nursing skills, and nursing research into patient care, teaching, and systems.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to include use of computer technology in program presentations and/or data analysis.
- Able to be self-directed, with minimum supervision, and detail oriented.
- Must be able to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature, without loss of efficiency or composure, and be able to perform under stressful conditions when confronted with multiple requests, demonstrating prioritization skills.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing required.
- Minimum two (2) years experience in nursing required, in specialty area required.
- Current license as a registered nurse in the state of Nebraska/Compact State.
- Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association is required.
- Current and valid Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) required, within 6 months of hire.
- Current and valid PALS or NRP instructor certification required, within 12 month of hire.
- Current and valid certification in pediatric specialty (e.g. CPN, CCRN, RNC, RN-BC, etc.) required or must be able to obtain within 1 year of meeting eligibility requirements.
Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha