Clinical nurse educator: critical care

Company Name:
Test Company KP
Location: Clackamas, OR
The Spec, Nursing Professional Development assists the Patient Care Managers in the provision of quality patient care by ensuring the clinical competence of nursing staff. Consults with Managers and Staff regarding patient care and staff performance issues, participates in setting standards for patient care, and maintains knowledge and skills in the clinical area to which assigned. Utilizes consultation, facilitation, evaluation, curriculum development, and instructional design skills to develop educational activities. Develops and implements or helps others to implement educational programs. Evaluates outcomes of educational offerings ensuring high quality and cost effectiveness.
Essential Functions:
- Follows an organized process to plan and develop educational programs and
for staff members that meet the organization's strategies and goals.
- Conducts educational needs assessments on a regular basis using a variety of methods.
- Documents and reports findings.
- Selects
strategies that meet learning objectives and promote intended outcomes.
- Adjusts programs and services as needed to ensure the needs of the customer group are being met.
- Evaluates staff education programs by monitoring goal/objective attainment, stakeholder satisfaction and cost effectiveness.
- Uses evaluation results to help assess and plan for future programs and services.
- Develops and delivers high quality, cost effective educational programs with content that is evidence based, follows standards of care and standards of practice, and is in alignment with Kaiser Permanente policies and procedures.
- Develops materials, education processes, and programs that are based on adult learning principles and take into account the novice-to-expert framework for skill development and knowledge acquisition.
- Demonstrates the ability to implement instructional design skills (methodology selected is appropriate for topic, etc.) and assists others in instructional design.
- Partners with nursing leadership to develop an evidence-based orientation, training, and competency assessment program for new hired employees and transferring employees.
- Refers to regulatory standards, scope and standards of practice,
description, Kaiser Permanente policies and procedures, and professional organization recommendations to select content for competency assessment.
- Selects appropriate validation methods to evaluate competence.
- Provides feedback on competency evaluation to the individual and nursing leader.
- Works in partnership with nursing leadership to develop and implement annual competency assessment program.
- Analyzes data to determine deficits in the competence of individuals or groups.
- Identifies high risk, problem prone, changed or new equipment/processes that need to be addressed.
- Refers to regulatory standards, scope and standards of practice, and Kaiser Permanente policies and procedures to identify clear expectations and standards for competency assessment.
- Maintains a knowledge base of Joint Commission, OSHA and other regulatory standards and incorporates into educational activities.
- Acts as a role model for ongoing professional development.
- Clinical expertise is maintained through self-evaluation, peer review, continuing education and the pursuit of ANA or specialty certification.
- Performs other duties as requested.
Basic Qualifications:
- Two (2) years of education experience.
- Three (3) years of clinical experience in specialty.
- Bachelor degree in Nursing.
- Must have current
RN license upon hire.
- Must obtain BLS with AED certification within thirty (30) days of hire.
- Knowledge of current regulations and requirements (JCAHO, OSHA, OSBN).
- Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member.
- Demonstrated skills in didactic presentation.
- Demonstrated time management skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability with conflict resolution.
Preferred Qualifications:
- Three (3) years of leadership/management experience preferred.
- Five (5) years of education experience preferred.
- Five (5) years of clinical experience in acute care setting preferred.
- Master's in nursing with focus on clinical specialty preferred.
- ANA or specialty certification preferred.
- Certification in area of specialty preferred.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills preferred.

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