Clinical Educator (RN) - Critical Care

  • Company: Hospital Corporation of America
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Posted: December 15, 2017
  • Reference ID: 00001-63478
TriStar Centennial Medical Center - Nashville, TN

Clinical Educator (RN) - Critical Care - FT Days

This role with support Nursing Staff in Medical/Surgical ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, Coronary ICU, Neuro ICU, Step-Down and Critical Care Float Pool.

Our 657 bed hospital is both nationally and locally recognized, including being named as one of the nation's Top 100 Hospitals in the areas of cardiology, stroke, orthopaedics and breast cancer management. As a result of the continued advances in quality care, many improvements in all areas of healthcare have been made and thousands of lives have been significantly impacted. This position will play a key part in continuing our success!

Clinical Nurse Specialist Essential Functions:

1. The CNS fosters educational development of nursing staff;
2. Models the following behaviors-effective communication skills to develop positive working relationships
3. Assists with creation and implementation of appropriate policies/procedures/ critical pathways for best practice
4. Develops, implements and evaluates new hire orientation plans, meets with new hires on a regular basis and documents progress of training/education
5. Develops an annual educational plan based on an annual education needs survey and ongoing assessment of staff, patient population and standards of practice/evidence-based practice for perinatal services.
6. Provides real time problem solving to promote critical thinking skills
7. Demonstrates advanced educational/teaching skills in the use of the teaching/learning process
8. Coordinates the development of appropriate materials to facilitate the education of staff
9. Plans, develops, presents, and evaluates educational programs independently and in collaboration with the education department and department managers
10. Provides for the dissemination of current information and theories necessary for the advancement of patient care
11. Assists with creation and implementation of appropriate policies/procedures/critical pathways for best practice
12. Develops, implements and evaluates new hire orientation plans, meets with new hires on a regular basis and documents progress of training/education
13. Develops, implements and evaluates new and experience preceptor training/competency validation
14. Assures mandatory staff competency validations/education are completed on time
15. Serves as a clinical resource/ consultant/liaison for and between nursing, physicians and ancillary staff
16. Contributes to scientific knowledge base by utilizing, facilitating, conducting, presenting, and publishing scholarly works and research findings
17. Provides leadership in performance improvement activities
18. Provides feedback related to staff education and competency at day 90 and annual performance reviews
19. Promotes and facilities participation in professional organizations and attainment of professional certifications
20. Assists with tracking licensure, certifications, and other educational requirements of nursing staff.
21. Supports the facility's Standards of Performance and ICARE values
1. MSN, MSN Ed., and/or Certified CNS (strongly preferred) is required or currently enrolled in a program
2. 3 years recent clinical experience preferred
3. 1 year teaching experience preferred
4. Current licensure by Tennessee Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in good standing or equal Compact State Licensure
5. Demonstrates experience in clinical specialty (minimum of 3 years) preferred

6. Demonstrates experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (minimum of 2 years)
7. Current certification(s) in clinical specialty or must be obtained within 6 months of hire
8. Critical Care - BLS required upon hire; ACLS within 6 months of hire
9. Instructor Certifications for Critical Care - BLS Instructor and ACLS Instructor are required or within 6 months of hire

ARMY MOS - 66W or 66N
Air Force AFSC - 46NX

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