RN Perioperative Educator-Apple Hill Surgical Center

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 53866

Position Summary:

General Summary:
Under general supervision, provides Apple Hill Surgical Center staff with professional development expertise as an educator, change agent, leader, consultant, and facilitator. Educates all clinical staff in the ambulatory setting and fosters empowerment through knowledge and achievement of excellence through delivery of evidence-based clinical practice. This occurs through the facilitation of the educational process through assessment, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of competency assessment .. Continually assesses learning needs of all clinical staff, leads and maintains all clinical programs and courses, while evaluating the impact of outcomes. Possesses the ability to deliver information thoroughly and effectively utilizing a variety of teaching styles and techniques.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Directs the education process for clinical staff at Apple Hill Surgical Center including assessing all educational needs, planning, developing and delivering appropriate education and training, and evaluating education outcomes in accordance with state regulatory agencies.
2 Functions as educational advisor and subject matter expert for clinical staff(and higher licensed or credentialed staff as needed) 
3 Conducts annual learning needs assessment using a variety of strategic tools. Provides educational programs and curricula for the clinical staff  as identified from the learning needs assessment. Programs/curricula may be specific to specialty or applicable to the entire medical group.
4 Develops, implements, maintains and evaluates individual educational programs that include a variety of delivery methods. (E.g., instructor led trainings, online trainings, train the trainer sessions, hands-on demonstrations, LMS modules, and videos)
5 Develops and maintains all clinical competencies for clinical staff in the ambulatory setting .. Completes competency development on an on-going basis for all new procedures and equipment introduced into clinical practice.
6 Assists in implementing and continually monitoring orientation and onboarding process for all newly hired clinical staff .
7 Implements and continually monitors the training of all preceptors to verify orientation content and schedule as appropriate for achieving role independence of the newly hired staff.
8 Schedules, facilitates & evaluates annual medical emergency simulations for all staff to ensure appropriate care for patients experiencing life-threatening emergencies.
9 Collaborates regularly with other members of the Quality and Innovation team to ensure educational plans coincide with the operational goals.
10 Tracks staff education requirements quarterly and as needed and facilitates opportunities for clinical staff to meet these requirements.
11 Promotes evidence-based practice and teaches content to facilitate orientation, staff development and safe clinical practice.
12 Serves as educational consultant, and clinical expert to facilitate committees, councils and projects relating to policy, procedure and program development.
13 Works in conjunction with Organizational Learning & Development to develop alternative methods of instruction while acting as subject matter expert.
14 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

RN License in Pennsylvania

BSN required; Master's preferred


BLS instructor required

Required Experience

at least 3 years experience in Perioperative Services required- MUST have OR experience; Prefer both Preop/PACU experience as well.

Previous formal education/teaching experience which include teaching and learning strategies, learning styles, curriculum and design

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

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.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

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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