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RN Educator - CIA

Company: CARLE
Location: Maroa
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

The RN Educator coordinates the planning, development, and implementation of education for the Unit. Will provide bedside education to the unit nurse, HCT, PCA and VRS team, ensuring competency through both monthly skill validation and frequent monitoring of all staff. Will serve as the education and quality resource for all nursing practice issues and as the orientation resource for all new employees in the unit. Will oversee policy, procedure and standard development and revision through evidence based practice changes. Additionally, will perform routine audits to ensure education needs are being addressed for staff.

  • Collaborate with supervisors, managers, nurse practitioners and physicians to address issues related to nursing practice and documentation trends. Facilitate practice and documentation changes when needed.
  • Develop, maintain, and monitor staff competencies and keep records for annual review. Report any non-compliance of staff competencies to manager at the beginning of each month.
  • Plan and coordinate unit educational presentations as needed. Provide opportunities for less experienced staff to grow and develop their unit specific skills. Develop and coordinate advanced nursing educational opportunities.
  • Participate in the unit chart review meeting, quality meeting and UPCs in both the department and departments the unit serves.
  • Collect data on patient outcomes on the units in collaboration with other educators.
  • Review overall compliance by staff with regulatory agencies related to patient safety including DNV, OSHA, CMS, and IDPH.
  • Utilize information technology to obtain evidence-based practices and the latest research to provide current best practice information to care providers on the unit.
  • Perform educational evaluation for unit nursing staff, PCA staff, and VRS Staff.
  • Develop and coordinate orientation for various groups, such as, new RNs and HCTs, travel RN staff, PCA staff and VRS staff.
  • Collaborate with other departments to develop consistent education and orientation programs (nursery, ICU, pediatrics, etc.).
  • Be available for consultation to additional special interest committees.
  • Recruit, prepare, and coordinate unit RN staff for preceptor positions.
  • Serve as a resource for professional growth with RNs interested in the professional advancement ladder.
  • Ensure that the units policy/procedure/standards reflect EBP and are practiced consistently
    • Monitor and maintain hospital based competencies for all staff
    • In conjunction with device vendors, coordinate education for staff on specialty equipment
    • Monitor and maintain unit based competencies
    • Proactively seek out opportunities to assist internal and external customers
    • Hourly Rounding on patients when on the units
    • Maintain clean and tidy work environment

Keywords: CARLE, Decatur , RN Educator - CIA, Healthcare , Maroa, Illinois

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