Clinical Educator

FirstHealth of the Carolinas

Job Description

Serves as a professional role model and unit-based clinical expert for assigned area. Maintains required competencies and functions as Qualified Observer to facilitate staff competency validation. Anticipates clinical skill needs of designated areas. Participates in development of annual competency requirements.Disseminates and implements latest evidence-based practices to colleagues. Evaluates research findings with potential implications for changing clinical practice. Coordinates assignment of new nurses with preceptors. Provide unit-based orientation and mentoring to new staff members with remediation as needed. Evaluates effectiveness of orientation showing improvement in retention of new nursing staff. Prepares and reports information accurately, appropriately in a timely manner. Reviews nursing documentation for appropriate care and for regulatory readiness. Assesses unit/department's educational needs in collaboration with Clinical Practice and annually formulates unit-specific education plan to meet those needs. Assists with planning and delivery of in-services for new skills, equipment and supplies. Actively participates on hospital-wide Education Council and assists in disseminating hospital-wide educational initiatives to assigned unit. Meet with assigned NPD Specialist monthly. Chairs unit or hospital-wide committee. Uses a variety of methods to teach and to disseminate information. Uses data to evaluate outcomes of educational offerings.

Current North Carolina RN license or RN multi-state licensure privilege through the Nurse Licensure Compact required. Bachelors of Science in Nursing required; Masters in Nursing preferred. Three (3) to Five (5) years of related clinical nursing experience required. Certification in nursing specialty and membership in associated professional organization required within 1 year of hire. BCLS Instructor certification preferred.

Employment Type

Full Time: 36 or more hrs/wk