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EDUCATOR RN

Company: University of New Mexico - Hospitals
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Department: Clinical Education
FTE: 1.00
Full Time (30 - 40 hours per week)
Shift: Days
Position Summary:
Assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate clinical and non-clinical educational programs for HSC Operational Components. Ensure adherence to Hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
Detailed responsibilities:
* PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
* PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
* PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
* PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
* PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
* EDUCATION ASSESSMENT - Identify educational needs, practice gaps and issues of staff by collecting data and related information; analyze issues, trends, and supporting evidence to determine needs of individuals, departments, and the organization
* EDUCATION PLAN - Develop instructional program(s), in collaboration with others and based on identified learning needs, that prescribe(s) education curricula, strategies, alternatives, and resources; take into account quality indicators and policies, procedures, guidelines; integrate research findings into plan
* INSTRUCTION - Implement or coordinate the implementation of the educational curricula utilizing adult learning principles to employ the most appropriate methodology(ies) to meet goals and objectives; teach relevant content; coordinate educational initiatives and activities; ensure safety and comfort and promote positive learning and practice environments
* OUTCOMES & EVALUATION - Identify outcomes of the educational plan; analyze educational program evaluations; monitor and evaluate progress toward attainment of goals; seek feedback from participants, other educators, and administrators; revise plans accordingly
* QUALITY - Maintain and systematically enhance the quality of instructional programs and effectiveness of the nursing professional development (NPD) practitioner; apply quality improvement processes; use creativity and innovation to improve the learning experience; act as a change agent by identifying solutions to problems, addressing barriers, and supporting implementation of new ideas based on evidence; educate staff on change; exhibit flexibility
* PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE - Maintain current knowledge and competency in field of expertise and professional development practice; enhance professional growth through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, and attending in-services; serve as a role model; maintain certification in specialty area; attend meetings and represent department or hospital on committees as assigned; evaluate personal practice in relationship to professional practice; take action to address identified area(s) for improvement; advance the NPD specialty through mentoring and contributing to the professional development of others
* ETHICS - Integrate ethics within all areas of NPD practice; protect the autonomy, dignity, confidentiality, and rights of learners; maintain integrity of the educational process and activities
* LEADERSHIP - Provide leadership in all areas of professional practice; create a healthy work environment; ensure educational goals are aligned with organizational goals and strategic plan; demonstrate a passion for quality
* EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE & RESEARCH - Integrate best practice based on evidence into all educational activities; demonstrate ability to conduct a thorough literature review; demonstrate inclusion of up-to-date evidence in educational activity development; promote scientific inquiry; support research activities; disseminate research findings
* COLLABORATION - Establish collegial partnerships with other professionals, leaders, stakeholders, and others who contribute to the development of peers, staff, students, colleagues, and others; collaborate with individuals and groups to facilitate practice and promote quality outcomes; serve as a consultant and educational resource; influence organizational plans to include education throughout planning and implementation phases; participate in the design, development, implementation, and/or evaluation of education
* RESOURCE UTILIZATION - Consider factors related to safety, effectiveness, efficiency, quantity, and cost in regard to instructional programs and desired outcomes; demonstrate achievement of productivity goals
* CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION (CNE) UNITS - Provide for CNE contact hours following procedure mandated to maintain hospital as an approved provider; demonstrate proficiency in writing CNE planning forms
* RECORDS - Maintain documentation and records of instructional programs as required by hospital policy and regulatory agencies; produce reports of educational programs by collecting statistical data for administrative and quality improvement purposes
* COMMUNICATION - Establish and maintain open and effective communication patterns with peers, colleagues, students, administrators, and others using the chain of command

Qualifications
Education:
Essential:
* Bachelor's Degree
* Master's Degree
Nonessential:
* Master's Degree
Education specialization:
Essential:
* Nursing
* Related Discipline or MSN w/in 36 Months of Assignment
Nonessential:
* Nursing
Experience:
Essential:
3 years directly related experience

Nonessential:
Bilingual English, Spanish, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
Credentials:
Essential:
* CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
* RN in NM or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by NM

Physical Conditions:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Working conditions:
Essential:
* Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE
Department: Registered Nurse

Keywords: University of New Mexico - Hospitals, Albuquerque , EDUCATOR RN, Healthcare , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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