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Facility Nurse Educator- Adolescent & Children's Behavioral Health - Levine Children's Hospital

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 3854
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 11011005031663-Nursing - LCH Nursing Support
Location: Levine Children's Hospital

Overview

Atrium Health Levine Children's Hostpial 3K is a 22-bed observation unit. On 3K we cohort most of the children at Levine Children's Hospital with a mental/behavioral health diagnosis. However, because we are a medical observation unit, we can also care for patients with a 1-2 day hospital stay, e.g., those requiring IV hydration, rule out sepsis, or ortho/surgical observation. Our staff is very passionate about caring for children and teens with behavioral health needs.  We have a diverse group of nurses with backgrounds in Adult and Pediatric Nursing, Behavioral Health, and Med/Surg nursing. In addition to the nursing staff on 3K, we have psychiatric technicians to help care for our behavioral health population. 

We are seeking a full-time educator for our team of nurses and psychiatric technicians on the 3K unit as well as for our hospital-wide team of patient safety attendants. Previous Behavioral Health Nursing experience is required; prior Pediatric Nursing experience is preferred.

Nothing is more important than your child's health. Atrium Health Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC, provides an unmatched level of expert care in more than 30 areas of pediatric medicine. That’s why U.S. News & World Report has named us a Best Children's Hospital for many years – in fact, we're the only children's hospital in our region to make the list and are ranked in multiple specialties.

As the largest children's hospital between Atlanta and Washington, D.C., we treat more pediatric patients each day than any other hospital in North Carolina. And when your child needs care right away, Levine Children's has the region's first 24/7 emergency room just for kids, staffed by doctors trained in pediatric emergency medicine.

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 HCP certification from AHA required.