Critical Care Educator Nursing

ADN Healthcare

NOW HIRING! Nursing Critical Care Educator in Grangeville, ID

Job Type: Direct

Are you considering a career change? Looking for a smaller area where the population is around 50K that offers a low cost of living and plenty of activities in the area but is within a few hours of several large cities.

Position is located in a beautiful area of Idaho that offers around 400 miles of River and has been rated as a Top Outdoor area to live in. So if you enjoy fishing, hunting, cycling, walking, running or golf then this would be a great place to reside.

With a 50K population the area still remains peaceful and quaint while having several stores for retail shopping, medical facilities and much more.

Summary:

Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Education or his/her designee, has primary functional responsibility for facilitating
education contributing to quality practice in the critical care departments.

Primary focus departments include Intensive Care, Progressive Care, Emergency and Cardiac Cath lab departments with secondary education focus in Post Anesthesia Care Unit and Outpatient Heart and Vascular.

Responsibilities shall include, but not limited to, providing critical care orientation to new hires in respective areas, competency development, rounding on new hires to assure outcomes of education, collaborating with directors of critical care areas to determine needs,
plan, and provide ongoing education, coordinate the Critical Care Skills validation/skills fair, write or review critical care policies, attend or coordinate critical care related meetings, and collaborate with the medical staff.

The Critical Care Educator must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served in his/her department.

The individual must acquire and/or demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.

He/she must be able to provide care with consideration of developmental status.

Responsibilities:

-Meets with directors of critical care areas, or designee, on a regular basis to discuss educational endeavors and staff development for critical care areas. Consults with the Director of Education regarding needs assessment, gap analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Participates in daily Education Department briefs and debriefs.

-Assesses, plans, coordinates, develops, and evaluates appropriate competency-based orientation and educational programs that will enhance the knowledge base and skill levels of orientees and experienced care providers in the critical care departments. Rounds in departments to assure education outcomes are achieved.

-Maintains clinical expertise through a routinely designated work hours commitment to the critical care areas.

-Maintains availability to staff members on all shifts for problem solving patient care issues through scheduling of flexible hours and other appropriate mechanisms of communications.

-Establishes and maintains effective communications and rapport with Medical Staff members in a manner that is receptive to their needs and concerns, thus providing for collaborative working relationships, especially as pertains to staff development. Encourages and seeks out the assistance of the Medical Staff in participating with educational endeavors for staff members.

-Provides leadership, knowledge, and expertise to hospital committees, policies, and procedures as assigned.

-Keeps current in the field of nursing and actively participates in continuing education to maintain high level of knowledge, skill, and competence in current critical care nursing practice. Participates in required certifications (BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC) applicable to specialty.

-Demonstrates high level computer skills for research, participates in the learning management system, and electronic medical record.

-Maintains appropriate membership in professional organizations as well as networks with peers to keep abreast of the current environment as it may affect the Medical Center

-Utilizes quality data to define concerns/problems and develops appropriate in-services or continuing education programs. Collaborates with IT and quality to assure nursing documentation leads to best practices.

-Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, complies with the policies and procedures of the Medical Center and the Division of Nursing; and demonstrates a commitment to the key values and philosophy of the Medical Center.

Education/Requirements:
  • Master Degree in Nursing or Education preferred.
  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing required.
  • RN Licensed to practice in the State of Idaho.
  • ANCC or CCRN/CEN specialty certification preferred, if not in possession at time of hire, must acquire within 3 years of hire.
  • ACLS and/or PALS required.
  • 3-5 years critical care nursing practice.
  • 3 years previous experience as unit educator, project/program planner, preceptor/charge position, Nursing Professional Development Generalist experience.
Additional Info:
  • The position reports to the Director of Education and Patient Experience and works with Director of Emergency and or Critical Care.
  • This position is has a range that starts at $32hr and goes up depending on experience and credentials.
  • They also offer a full benefit package and will assist with relocation.