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AirCare Clinical Nurse Educator, AirCare, Full-time Days

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Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 120139
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 57771085031752-MedCenter Air


AirCare Clinical Nurse Educator, MedCenter Air, Full-time Days, Winston-Salem

Job Summary: The Clinical Educator coordinate and conducts education for nursing staff, which will enhance quality and safe patient care. Responsible for ensuring nursing staff within the service line units are educated to assess and identify patient care needs for assigned patients. Education is provided based on unit/patient needs and includes but is not limited to service line academies, skill-based competency, equipment use expertise, and/or clinical assessment competency. Collaborates with Director of Clinical and Life Support Education, Manager of Clinical and Life Support Education, Directors of Nursing, and Nurse managers to provide learning sessions to enhance staff knowledge and competency in the management of cost effective/clinically effective complex patient and family centered care. 

Education / Experience: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing required; BSN required, three years clinical experience in area of interest required. Reports To: Matrix Model: Service Line Nurse Manager and Manager of Clinical and Life Support Education, works collaboratively with Nursing Practice Development Specialist 

Licensure, Certification and / or Registration: Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina. BCLS required. National certification in specialty preferred, encouraged to obtain within one year of hire. 

Essential Functions: 1. Teaches and demonstrates proficiency in patient physical assessment skills, patient care and nursing skills (i.e. mobility, respiratory care, nutrition, pain management, oral care, preventing infection, lift equipment, vital sign monitoring equipment). 2. Reinforces policies and procedures, protocols and guidelines with nursing staff. 3. Coordinates nursing centered rounds and bedside reporting in conjunction with the Nurse Manager/Case Manager with an ability to phase in multidisciplinary rounds. 4. Provides service line specific unit educational programs in collaboration with preceptors and Nursing Practice Development Specialist (NPDS) in class settings, informal on-site settings. Monitors compliance and attendance rosters. 5. Ensures the quality of professional services by demonstrating and maintaining competency through updating knowledge and skills and continuing professional growth. 6. Communicates in an effective, positive, and professional manner role modeling behaviors associated with Wake Forest Baptist Health Behavioral expectations. 7. Collaborates with nurse manager, assistant nurse manager, preceptors and NPDS to design, implement, and evaluate the nursing unit's orientation and annual needs assessment education plan. 8. Creates and maintains a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, self, co-workers, and facility including assisting in teaching interpretation of and developing strategies to address nurse sensitive indicators and performance improvement. 9. Supports provision of age/developmentally appropriate patient care in accordance with Age/Developmental Specific Care Guidelines for the specific age groups served. 

Skills and Qualifications: Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Ability to work collaboratively and maintain confidentiality Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Ability to critically think, exercise judgment and discretion for problem solving and decision-making. Ability to prioritize work independently and meet deadlines Positive negotiation and conflict resolution skills Knowledge of policies and procedures Ability to synthesize and prioritize knowledge Ability to tailor teaching to different learning styles Understanding of adult learning principles and instructional design 

Physical Requirements: Amount of time spent performing the following activities: 0% 35% 65% to to to 35% 65% 100% N/A Activity X Standing X Walking X Sitting X Bending X Reaching with arms X Finger and hand dexterity X Talking X Hearing X Seeing Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling: X 20 lbs. maximum X 50 lbs. maximum X 100 lbs. maximum Work Environment: Subject to many interruptions Subject to irregular hours Subject to varying and unpredictable situations May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases