Just like the children we serve, Children's is growing quickly and hiring a Clinical Education Resource RN for the PICU, a 19-bed unit caring for intense, acutely ill patients of all ages. If you are passionate about providing premier pediatric care, there's no better place than Children's. Coordinate the PICU's clinical and operational education needs.
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Assumes responsibility for the orientation of new employees to the unit.
Creates an orientation program for each role in the unit.
Develops, implements, and evaluates general nursing and unit specific skills classes for new employees.
Collaborates with unit manager to counsel/coach new employees during orientation to assist the orientee's progress towards gaining competency in unit standards/skills.
Supports the preceptor role by:
Collaborating with CNC and preceptor to select appropriate assignments and learning experiences for new staff.
Fostering the use of adult learning strategies and critical thinking with preceptors by providing ideas, skill stations, different teaching styles, and related activities to help the preceptor be a more effective teacher.
Participating in the development, presentation, and evaluation of the preceptor program, in collaboration with other area educators and CNS's.
2. Assumes responsibility for the coordination of staff education processes through the development, implementation, and evaluation of education materials/systems.
Collaborates with appropriate resources (i.e. leadership team, CNS, other educators, content experts, organization development) to analyze needs and develop, implement, evaluate and maintain education programs (i.e. orientation skills checklists, self studies, education videos, education supplies, and orientation manual) based on annual needs assessment, staff request, unit direction, new equipment/care practices, variance trends, and patient/parent and other customers' satisfaction.
Educational activities reflect identified needs of the target audience and/or organizational priorities related to nursing practice.
Designs each educational activity to include documentation of a needs assessment, description of target audience, educational objectives, content outline, teaching methods (CHEX, self-study, presentation, real-time), evaluation strategies, and designation of appropriate resources (i.e. room arrangements, AV equipment, handouts, other teaching aids).
Creates programs that incorporate adult learning strategies, ethical principles, critical thinking skills, professional growth, open communication, and collaborative relationships.
Quality of information developed is professional with regards to organization of information, clarity of instructions, attention to details, and presentation style.
Identifies staff's individual talent in order to assist in their personal and professional development by:
Sharing ideas, experiences, and successful behavior patterns.
Establishing a relationship with the staff as a resource.
Providing a supportive framework to guide career development.
3. Role models and promotes high quality professional patient care through the use of clinical educational knowledge as seen in:
Assisting staff with direct patient care
Conducts individualized age-specific patient/family assessments according to defined unit scope and nursing practice standards, appropriate collaborative problem (CPG's)/nursing diagnoses (ND's) and protocols. (Individualized refers to the patients developmental, cognitive, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual and educational/ family influences and physical/medical care needs.)
Develops individualized patient/family plan of care using ND's, CPG's and practice guidelines/protocols to meet identified needs. (Plan of care includes current and anticipated actions focused on care, education, discharge needs.)
Implements and evaluates nursing actions in accordance with the individualized patient/family plan of care and patient condition/ needs.
Documentation reflects assessment/evaluation, modification and patient's response to therapy, changes in condition and therapeutic interventions/procedures.
Utilizes unit daily/weekly rounding as a tool in identifying educational clinical needs of staff/unit and teaches bedside staff to promote consistent delivery of patient care standards.
Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.
Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section
Performs other duties assigned.
Accepts assignment to be assigned to the unit for shift for direct patient care. Professionally supports the assigned unit as seen through interactions with patients, families, staff, colleagues, others.
Professionally seeks opportunities to help teammates during shift as needed.
Serves as preceptor for new RN, CCP and other education staff as necessary.
Demonstrates ability to prioritize workload and follows through with work in a timely manner.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge and proficiency in applying the nursing process, nursing skills, and nursing research into patient care, teaching, and systems.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to include use of computer technology in program presentations and/or data analysis.
Able to be self-directed, with minimum supervision, and detail oriented.
Must be able to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature, without loss of efficiency or composure, and be able to perform under stressful conditions when confronted with multiple requests, demonstrating prioritization skills.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing required.
Minimum two (2) years' experience in nursing required, in specialty area required.
Intensive Care experience preferred.
Current license as a registered nurse in the state of Nebraska/Compact State.
Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
Current and valid Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification required, within 6 months of hire.
Current and valid Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) instructor certification commits to obtain within 6 months of hire preferred.
Current and valid certification in Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) required or must be able to obtain within 1 year.