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Internal Number: 2206970
Nursing Education Specialist for the Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Supports the onboarding of new staff, continually assesses learning needs of staff in areas of responsibility. Collaborates with operational leaders to meet education and development needs of staff. Identifies or develops resources to support clinical practice, supports evidence-based practice, facilitates change for organizational or department initiatives. Manages ongoing competency of clinical staff.
Seeking candidate that is Flexible; Good interpersonal skills; Ability to collaborate; Self-directed; Problem solver. Sound clinical judgment; Hospital or procedural-based clinical experience. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated leadership experience ( formal or informal).
Will support the SICU.
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JOB SUMMARY:Develops, implements, evaluates, and revises programs of orientation, in-service training, workshops, and continuing education to meet educational and developmental needs of staff. Takes a lead role in educational initiatives to ensure quality patient care and customer satisfaction. Serves as a leader in the development, training, and monitoring of nursing practice standards. Acts as a resource and liaison to the VUMC community by serving on hospital wide committees or task forces. Represents Vanderbilt within the professional community. Performs a range of nursing, clinical, consultative, educational, and research activities within established area of expertise.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES:EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT (NOVICE):- Demonstrates ability to assess education and professional development needs in practical applications. Utilizes performance improvement data, course evaluations, and needs assessments to determine educational goals and priorities. Analyzes data and forecasts trends affecting educational needs. Differentiates educational needs from system issues. Communicates feedback related to staff performance and development/progress to appropriate department leadership.PLANNING - (NOVICE):- Demonstrates ability to realistically anticipate resource needs, identify discrete tasks, set priorities, define dependencies, schedule activities, meet deadlines, and organize work within areas of direct responsibility. Appropriately matches equipment and capital resources to task demands. Achieves results within budget. Competently handles multiple assignments simultaneously. Reshapes project during life-cycle evolution, if needed. Demonstrates ability to break down work into manageable and measurable units. Accepts changes to assignments with minimal disruption and loss of productivity. Able to absorb changes to major assignments while maintaining a high level of performance. Uses available time efficiently. Follows up to assure problems and issues are resolved.TEAM EDUCATION (NOVICE):- Possesses sufficient knowledge, training, and experience to independently deliver healthcare team education services. Promotes critical thinking and problem solving. Able to train and educate by example, technical instruction, and leadership.NURSE EDUCATION TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT (NOVICE):- Demonstrates ability to develop, deliver, and lead a program in its entirety. Gives clear, concise instructions. Demonstrates the ability to deal with adversity and disruption.EVALUATION (NOVICE):- Evaluates programs and educational initiatives in terms of impact on learner, patient, and organization. Monitors validity and reliability of evaluation tools. Uses program evaluations and other metrics to guide the restructuring and planning for future programs and learning opportunities. Follows up with executive and administrative leaders to determine if business and/or operational goals are met.
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