HCA, Hospital Corporation of America RN Clinical Educator - Women's Services in Webster, Texas

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center

RN Clinical Educator

Position Goal:

The RN Clinical Educator is responsible for facilitating appropriate education to the hospital's nursing staff and related areas as needed. The scope of work encompasses assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive plan for meeting the educational needs of the assigned area in order to provide educational support to administration, staff and patients.

Position Responsibilities: * Identifies and assesses learning needs of employees by observing care being delivered, reviewing quality assurance data, and seeking input from the department staff and managers. * Develops list of education needs and identifies best method for meeting needs of employees, including, but not limited to, in-service education, certification programs, outside workshops/seminars, professional readings for assigned service area. * Researches topics to be presented and facilitates various education activities, e.g.., certification programs, in-services, unit clinical rotations, skills laboratories, etc. This includes general competency and annual competency processes. * Evaluates effectiveness of educational activities conducted and revises materials as necessary. * Ensures department employees are kept informed of changes to unit policies, procedures, patient care standards, and are trained in use of new equipment, supplies and/or instruments. * Maintains accurate records of educational activities offered and communicates and reports as appropriate. * Maintains own clinical and educational competence by working in clinical units, as indicated. Keeps abreast of current technology and evidence-based practice standards. * Provides support to and works with the Director of Education in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating continuing nursing education (CNE) activities. * Works with other educators to coordinate and facilitate clinical orientation for new employees and Graduate Nurse Residency programs. * Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates orientation for new employees as well as Residency Program for Perinatal/Women’s Care departments * Assists with identification of staff preceptors and provides to support to preceptors and leadership as needed. * Participates in various committees, as needed. * Provides support for facility-wide education activities, as needed. * In conjunction with department management, participates in the development of unit-specific policies, procedures, and patient care standards. Assist in implementing such changes within the service line. * Supports and is involved in the hospital Process Improvement efforts designed to increase patient outcomes, increase patient satisfaction, and improve the utilization of the hospitals human, capital and physical resources. * Responsible for assisting in researching and dealing with sentinel events, to include planning for, correcting, and prevention of such events. * Serves as a clinical resource person for service line employees. Assist staff in identifying problems and conditions, developing patient care plans, administering medications, documentation, observation and treatments given. * Monitors unit and staff and ensures compliance with regulations of outside agencies, eg., OSHA, TJC, Board of Nursing, Texas Department of Health, etc. and takes corrective actions as necessary. * Serves as HealthStream Administrator - entering educational assignments, activity completion, tracking of educational activities and running reports. Assists department directors as requested. * Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with a variety of personnel, including physicians, administration, other departments, and other educators, in order to gather and exchange information, resolve educational problems, and improve services provided.

Position Requirements: * 5 years experience in appropriate service line area. * Recent experience in developing teaching and coordinating educational programs for * Adult learner preferred. * Graduate of accredited school of nursing, RN, BSN required. MSN preferred * Service Line area certification preferred (ex. RN-C, etc.) * BLS and ACLS Provider certification * NRP and AHWONN Fetal Monitoring Instructor certification * Excellent speaking and presentation skills. * Knowledge of principle of adult learning.

Title: RN Clinical Educator - Women's Services

Location: Texas-Webster-Clear Lake Regional Medical Center- Webster

Requisition ID: 01533-70563