Clinical Educator - WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital - part-time

Gettysburg, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: DNED5231

General Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Director-Nursing Excellence and Innovation, provides staff/professional development expertise as an educator, consultant, facilitator, change agent and leader. Supports the development of the bedside nursing and fosters empowerment through knowledge and achievement of excellence through the delivery of evidence-based nursing practice. This occurs through the facilitation of the educational process through assessment, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of competency assessment, continuing education and leadership development within the department of nursing. Possesses the ability to convey information thoroughly and effectively using a variety of styles and techniques.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Participates and collaborates in the annual development of an education/learning needs assessment for the department of nursing.
2 Conducts learning needs assessment using a variety of strategic tools. Provides educational programs and curricula for the department of nursing staff as identified from education/learning needs assessment. Programs/curricula may be unit based education or department of nursing based education.
3 Assists in the development, implementation and validation of department of nursing competencies for RNs, NA and Unit secretarys as applicable for each department
4 Assists with house wide or department of nursing orientation of new equipment, updates to Joint Commission, National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) requirements and other items as necessary. Teaches content as needed/or assigned within clinical expertise to facilitate orientation, staff development and or safe clinical practice.
5 Assists the department of nursing staff in developing and designing programs of study specific to the patient population.
6 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.
7 Acts as a liaison between the new employee and Hospital to facilitate the socialization process into the new unit and work culture.
8 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..
9 Provides direct care to patients when needed and/or as requested by unit managers.
10 Assists with tracking staff education requirements and facilitate/mentor staff in meeting unit and department of nursing requirements.
11 Promotes evidence-based practice and nursing research and actively seeks opportunities for staff to participate in these activities on the unit/department/system.

Required Skills

BSN required

RN license

Master's Degree preferred

Required Experience

3-5 years Critical care and ED

Nurse Educator experience preferred

About WellSpan
Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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