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Nurse Educator - Med/Surg 8th Floor - Evenings

Company: Mohawk Valley Health System
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Job Summary The Nurse Educator assesses the educational needs of nursing staff, students and others in order to plan and deliver orientation and continuing education. Serves as a resource by mentoring staff and ongoing monitoring/evaluation of clinical competencies to assure the highest quality clinical outcomes and safety. Participates in committees to facilitate and reinforce the implementation of evidence based care. Ensures that nurses are in full compliance with regulatory standards. Acts as a role model to all staff. Core Job Responsibilities

  • Plans, develops, implements and evaluates educational programs for the staff, the hospital and the community. Contributes to the professional development of peers and colleagues through innovative programs in both a classroom setting and on the nursing units. Works collaboratively with the Nurse Manager to assess the educational needs of staff.
  • Identifies the orientation needs of new employees, plans individualized orientation and evaluates the employee's progress towards achievement of competency. Ensures that new employees are scheduled for hospital and unit-specific mandatory programs. Documents progress and competency per policy and addresses issues in collaboration with the Nurse Manager.
  • Assesses the practice of nursing staff and students in their assigned area through direct observation, chart reviews and participation in quality monitors. Develops plans to educate staff based on identified needs to ensure that safe, high quality patient care is consistently delivered.
  • Conducts classes and/or provides individualized instruction. Develops objectives and course outlines for unit in-service programs.
  • Works with Nurse Manager to development and implement individualized employee improvement or development plans. Tracks the progression and achievement of competency. Presents results and new or revised action plans to Department Manager.
  • Investigates problems of nursing practice and keeps current in the latest research in area of expertise.
  • Works with all shifts and creates an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of errors. Provides clear and constructive feedback to educate in an effective manner.
  • Participates in the development of standards of nursing care practice through participation in assigned committees and workgroups. Works collaboratively with other health care professionals and departments.
  • Provides direct patient care to select patients. Assists and guides staff in providing quality nursing care.
  • Maintains a high standard of professional responsibility and performance as well as encourages the development of skills in members of the nursing staff.
  • Supports and role models the policies and procedures to ensure the delivery of excellent care and customer service meets or exceeds patient expectations. Ensures the delivery of compassionate patient centered care that addresses patient and family needs and concerns in a timely manner.
  • Perform other duties as required.
    Education/Experience Requirements Required:
    • BSN in nursing, or enrolled in an accredited program
    • Minimum 2 years in area of specialty.Preferred:
      • Master's degree in Nursing Licensure/Certification Requirements Required:
        • Valid and unrestricted NY State nursing license. Preferred:
          • Certification in area of specialty. Disclaimer Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.
            Job Details Req Id 88871
            Department NURS MED/SURG 8TH
            Shift Evenings
            Shift Hours Worked 8.50
            FTE 1.0
            Work Schedule SALARIED GENERAL
            Employee Status A1 - Full-Time
            Union Non-Union
            Pay Range $73,000 - $117,000 Annually

Keywords: Mohawk Valley Health System, Buffalo , Nurse Educator - Med/Surg 8th Floor - Evenings, Healthcare , Buffalo, New York

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