The Nurse Educator coordinates the orientation process of all nursing staff. Assess staff competency and provides on-going education based on departmental needs. The Nurse Educator shall determine areas requiring staff development and design specific in-service training program. The goal is to center services on the patient and to maximize the efficient and cost effective use of health resources.
Graduate from a National League of Nursing (NLN) accredited school of nursing.
Bachelor’s Degree in nursing education or other related healthcare or education field highly preferred.
Must have at least two years of post-licensure clinical nursing experience.
Must have and maintain a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of South Carolina or possess a multi-state compact license recognized by the State of South Carolina to practice professional nursing and maintain a current copy of license on file at the facility at all times.
Must be certified as a Basic Life Support Instructor and maintain certification in basic life support (BLS) as a health care provider.
Develops, plans, and maintains an effective staff education program.
Plans and coordinates the individualized orientation for all nursing staff (RN, LPN, CNA’s, MHTs, and nursing agency personnel).
Coordinates requirements for the award and approval of CRCC as a certified provider of continuing education for nursing personnel.
Facilitates continuing education program for nursing staff.
Coordinates hospital-wide employee orientation for nursing staff.
Coordinates/implements educational programs for nursing staff. Tracks and trends statistical information pertaining to the ongoing competence of nursing personnel.
Develops a process to ensure clinical competency of all nursing staff.
Acts as a resource to nurses regarding clinical practice.
Ensures that staff competencies are assessed and documented during the orientation period, when implementing a new procedure and annually.
Work closely with the Training Coordinator for scheduling of education classes.
Work closely with Performance Improvement and Compliance Administrator (PI) to ensure adequate care and documentation.
Participates in the Performance Improvement program by monitoring specific aspects of patient care as required by the Department.
Collaborates with the nursing administration team to ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies, federal, and state requirements.
Organizes schedules and teaches staff and inmate education in accordance with NCCHC and ACA standards, as well as facility policy and procedures.
Maintains knowledge of trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate articles, journals and related materials and by attending seminar, conferences, etc.
Chairs and attends meetings as assigned.
Facilitates training affiliation agreements to engage student-nursing programs with local nursing schools.
Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
Perform other duties as assigned.