Tracking Code: 204062

Clinical Educator - Acute Care - Days

Location: York Hospital, York, PA
Schedule: Full Time

Schedule

Full Time (80 Hours Biweekly)

Core hours 7:30 - 4pm. Variable as needed for classes and unit needs.

General Summary

Provides staff/professional development expertise as an educator, consultant, facilitator, change agent and leader. Supports the development of bedside nursing staff and fosters empowerment through knowledge and delivery of evidence-based nursing practices and care. This occurs through the facilitation of the educational process through assessment, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of competency assessment, continuing education, and leadership development. Possesses the ability to convey and deliver information thoroughly and effectively using a variety of styles and techniques.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Participates and collaborates in the annual development of an education/learning needs assessment for the department of nursing.
  • Conducts learning needs assessment using a variety of strategic tools. Provides educational programs and curricula for nursing staff as identified from education/learning needs assessment. Programs/curricula may be unit-based education or department of nursing-based education. Track measurable outcomes related to improved patient outcomes as a result of knowledge gained from education.
  • Assists in the development, implementation, and validation of department of nursing competencies for varied roles: RN's, NA's, technicians, and unit secretary's as applicable for each department.
  • Assists with house wide or department of nursing orientation of new equipment, updates to Joint Commission, National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) requirements and other topics as necessary.
  • Teaches content as needed/or assigned within clinical expertise to facilitate orientation, staff development, and/or safe clinical practice.
  • Assists nursing staff in developing and designing programs of study specific to the patient population served.
  • Meets with preceptors and orientees on a regular basis to monitor orientation progress and assist in setting goals for orientee in collaboration with unit-based preceptor and nurse manager. Verifies orientation content is appropriate for achieving role independence.
  • Acts as a liaison between the new employee and hospital to facilitate the socialization process into the new unit and work culture.
  • Routinely meets with Nurse Managers to identify staff or unit educational needs. Develops/revises educational plan(s) accordingly to assure ongoing competency and validation of professional nursing practice.
  • Supports direct care delivery and consultations as needed and/or as requested by unit managers.
  • Assists with tracking staff education requirements and facilitate/mentor staff in meeting unit and department of nursing requirements.
  • Promotes evidence-based practice and nursing research and actively seeks opportunities for staff to participate in these activities on the unit/department/system.
  • Supports and promotes specialty certification of staff, and provides education as needed.

Common Expectations:

  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, professional organizations and workshops.
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
  • Educational consultant for unit/department to facilitate task forces, committees, councils, and projects relating to policy, procedure and program development.
  • Responds to organizational mandates, management of sentinel events and promotion of quality of patient care to support superior clinical outcomes, nursing care and patient safety.
  • Supports shared decision-making structure at both the unit, entity and system levels through active involvement as appropriate and encouraging staff professional development.

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Carrying/Lifting - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Kneeling/Crouching - Occasionally
  • Reaching - Occasionally
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Occasionally
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally

Working Environment:

  • Occupational Hazards - Occasionally
  • Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelors Degree Required
  • Masters Degree Preferred

Work Experience:

  • 3 years In acute care setting or area of specialty. Required
  • Previous teaching experience; teaching and learning strategies, learning styles, curriculum and design. Preferred

Licenses:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Nurse Multi State License Upon Hire Required and
  • Basic Life Support Upon Hire Required

Courses and Training:

  • Professional nursing certification in area of clinical specialty/professional development/nursing education. Upon Hire Preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Substantial computer literacy and data file management skills.
  • Knowledge of regulatory standards, both national and state.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing for and handling state and federal surveys would be an advantage.

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At WellSpan Health, we are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equitably, regardless of their job classification. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please reach out to us via email at employment@wellspan.org. We will evaluate requests for accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Please note that we will only respond to inquiries related to reasonable accommodation from this email address. Rest assured, all requests for assistance or accommodation are handled confidentially, allowing applicants to share their needs openly and honestly with us.

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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts
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Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

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