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Unit Nurse Educator - Atrium Health Mercy Pre-op/PACU FT Day

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 114009
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: 4- 10's (0800-1830)
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11051016630158-Pre-Surgery Holding Inpatient

Overview

For more than 100 years, Atrium Health Mercy has treated approximately 80-110 ED and 130-212 in-patients daily with a special combination of human compassion and leading-edge expertise. Atrium Health Mercy is a full-service community hospital, specializing in the care of seniors and in complex foot and ankle surgery, hip and knee surgery, bariatric surgery, and women’s pelvic health. Atrium Health Mercy is Magnet certified in Nursing Excellence and is also a Planetree certified, patient-centered hospital. The Planetree model is committed to enhancing health care from the patient's perspective; empowers patients and families by providing information and education, cultivates healing of the mind-body-spirit, provides patient-directed care, is value-based, holistic and promotes safety of patients through active involvement in their own care.

As a Planetree Certified facility, we focus on the following:
-Connect values, strategies, and action
-Implement practices that promote partnership
-Use evidence to drive improvement
-Create organizational structures that promote engagement
 

Job Summary

Serves as a role model, consultant, change agent and facilitator in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of orientation and educational programs with the Division of Nursing. Functions in a variety of settings to develop and maintain the competency of nurses who care for individuals and groups with physical disability and chronic illness. Assesses initial and ongoing learning needs, plans and implements programs to meet these needs, and evaluates the outcomes of plans on the learner, the organization, and patient care.



Essential Functions

  • Collaborates with nursing leadership to assess needs for orientation and continuing education needs for nursing team.
  • Develops and conducts facility specific orientation for licensed and non-licensed nursing team.
  • Facilitates 30 day new employee orientation and 90 day reunion sessions as part of the facility service excellence initiatives.
  • Designs programs that enhance the practice of nursing; assists the learner to comply with licensure and certification requirements.
  • Coordinates with Nurse Managers to place students, orient students, and organize preceptorships for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Utilizes adult education principles, plans, designs, and implements educational activities based on identified learning needs.
  • Works as a program Planner.
  • Assesses learning needs through direct observation, formal needs assessment, and program evaluation or other organizational activity reports.

 

Physical Requirements
Works in an office setting which requires long periods of sitting, frequent walking and travel within the hospital grounds and to other facilities. Work will require walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stopping, bending, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 51 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for light work. Must exhibit intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, touch and finger dexterity. Must be able to concentrate and apply critical thinking skills.



Education, Experience and Certifications

Current NC RN licensure required. BSN required. 3 years clinical experience in related area (OR, ER, acute care) required. Specialty certification may be preferred or required for specific area (e.g., Med Ctr Air Flight Nurse Educator). BLS required per policy guidelines.