Clinical Nurse Educator Job at Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, Sitka, AK

  • Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
  • Sitka, AK

Job Description

Pay Range:
$44.78 - $57.28

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it's a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

Maintains an ongoing, consortium-wide nursing education program for nursing staff to meet regulatory requirements. Assures nursing competency of all assigned staff including new hires. Provides support services to internal/external customers under direct supervision of the Clinical Education Manager, with latitude for independent decision making. Designs, teaches, and evaluates training programs. Acts as an internal training and organizational development consultant. Provides career development resources. Plans, implements, coordinates, and administers clinical specialty training programs including human patient simulator training. Provides educational and development services to both professional and non-professional staff to maintain and develop competency.
Key Essential Functions and Accountabilities of the Job
  • Ensures educational activities are congruent with SEARHC's mission, goals, values, priorities, and resources.
    • Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence.
    • Is responsible for the coordination and quality of the nursing service orientation program across the entire service.
    • Acts as both a formal and informal consultant, assisting with the integration of new learning into nursing practice and serving as a resource by assisting nursing in identifying problems, identifying available internal and external educational resources, and selecting educational options.
    • Integrates ethical principles into all aspects of practice.
    • Teaches assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, and implementation of plan of care.
    • Focus is patient/family centered, developmentally and age-appropriate, and culturally relevant.
    • Provides nursing to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social-cultural needs of the patient and family, utilizing a family-centered approach to care.
    • Utilizes the nursing diagnosis approach and assessment to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise an appropriate patient plan of care.
    • Identifies specific patient care problems that affect program planning and development.
    • Collaborates with members of the multidisciplinary team in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care delivery.
    • Ensures that all nursing staff are oriented to the same standards, using the ASHNHA competencies when available.
    • Provides oversight of the orientation process in collaboration with the department managers and charge nurses.
    • Familiarizes all consortium staff with appropriate policies and procedures relevant to their skill level.
    • Coordinates with departmental and clinical nurse managers to ensure consistency of area-specific orientation programs.
    • Provides coordination of the ACLS, PALS, BLS, NRP, and other programs.
    • Provides coordination activities for classes that are requested by the NEC to be provided from outside contract instructors or companies.
  • Provides ongoing evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of educational activities to ensure that they maintain and enhance professional development that promotes the delivery of cost-effective, high-quality healthcare.
    • Collaborates with others in the practice of nursing professional development at the institutional, local, regional, and state levels.
    • Serves as the liaison for clinical education opportunities provided at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital for internal and external agencies including UAS CNA students, UAA nursing students, and Village Health Occupational Program (VHOP) students.
    • Facilitates communication with other health care providers in the community related to continuing education opportunities and coordination of services.
    • Participates in and uses evidence-based research to identify strategies for improving professional development activities, nursing practice, and patient outcomes.
    • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning, delivering, and managing nursing professional development activities.
  • Assists learners to identify both their learning needs and the effective learning activities required to meet those needs while fostering a positive attitude about benefits and opportunities of life-long learning.
    • Identifies changes that should be made in nursing practice using an evidence-based approach and facilitating the initiation of, adoption of, and adaptation to change.
    • Designs, creates, and applies research by supporting the integration of research into practice and helping to develop staff members' knowledge and skills in the research process as well as by fostering the use of systematic evaluative research regarding clinical, educational, and managerial data
  • Fulfills assignments delegated by the Clinical Education Manager (CEM) in hospital emergency events.
    • Acts rapidly and effectively in any emergency.
  • Attends and participates in at least 50% of Nurse Executive Committee meetings
    • Applies information presented in meetings.
    • Participates in Nursing Service's goal setting.
    • Initiates discussion with CEM regarding area or department issues.
    • Completes annual competencies and evaluation materials.
    • Maintains certifications and licensure
    • Refers unresolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to CEM for resolution
    • Addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources Policy.

Other Functions
  • Formally supervises any intermittent and/or part-time Clinical Nurse Educators assigned to department
  • Coordinates schedules of those acting as instructors of classes (e.g., BLS, ACLS, etc.)
  • Provides leadership as presenter and/or coordinator for all staff attending educational offerings

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Supervisory responsibilities may be required.
Education, Certifications, and Licenses Required
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
  • Master's degree in Nursing, Business Administration, Education, Sociology, or related field.
  • Active nursing license in Alaska or other U.S. state required. Direct Hire must have applied for an Alaska nursing license at time of hire. Agency staff must have an active Alaska license.
  • ACLS, BLS, and PALS instructor certification preferred OR must be obtained within 1 year of hire.
  • ACLS, PALS, and NRP OR must be obtained within 6 months of hire and maintained biannually thereafter. Must have BLS until get ACLS.
  • High school diploma or GED.

Experience Required
  • 5 years' professional nursing experience with minimum 2 years as staff RN in a specialty (ER, ICU, OB, OR)
  • At least 1 year with nursing supervisory responsibilities
  • Prior Med/Surg, Outpatient, and/or Remote Rural experience preferred.
  • May substitute professional clinical instructor experience for clinical nursing experience on a year-for-year basis
  • 3 years' instructor experience required, preferably at the hospital or college level
  • Evidence of successful completion of method of instruction or adult education training may substitute on a year-for-year basis for teaching experience.

Knowledge of
  • Professional nursing principles, practices, concepts, diagnoses, processes, and procedures as applied to the care of the patient population served.
  • Nursing management
  • Care of adult and geriatric patient problems and conditions
  • Hospital and Consortium Policies and Procedures to fully comply with and instruct others on proper application of these measures
  • Relevant educational content and appropriate methods of delivery

Skills in
  • Collaborating to develop and evaluate standards of care for patients and training modalities that are evidence-based
  • Using aggressive patient management techniques to defuse any patient/visitor/peer volatile situations
  • Ensuring planned educational activities are implemented
  • Conducting comprehensive evaluations of all educational activities
  • Oral and written communication

Ability to
  • Develop and facilitate relevant and effective education for adult learners
    • Develop training programs that follow curriculum standards
    • Create specific training programs applicable to all levels of care provided by the consortium
    • Provide a positive training environment that reinforces current nursing practice, is evidence-based, provides for continuity, maintains standards of care, and is family-centered
  • Initiate treatments, medications, emergency, and resuscitative measures based on appropriate utilization of standing orders and ACLS
  • Provide guidance and leadership by working cooperatively with others, establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors, and other healthcare team members
  • Enter and retrieve patient data accurately
  • Verbally communicate findings with healthcare team

Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Excel, Access, Word
  • Advanced application, i.e., Res-Q software requirement for knowledge and skills as a super user in EHR and for operation of human patient simulators and student feedback

Required Certifications :

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) - American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Instructor (ACLS) - American Heart Association, Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Association, Basic Life Support Instructor (BLS) - American Heart Association, Neonatal Resuscitation Program Cert - American Heart Association, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - American Heart Association, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor (PALS) - American Heart Association, Registered Nurse License - State of Alaska - Alaska State Board of Nursing

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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