The NICU Educator provides educational expertise in the healthcare field of clinical professional staff and ancillary staff. This position requires theoretical practical knowledge in adult education, clinical nursing, and leadership skills to facilitate the delivery of quality care in assigned nursing areas and other clinical disciplines. Provides educational consultation, facilitation planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs. Possesses leadership skills and accepts responsibility for own professional growth.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Other duties may be assigned.
• Acts as liaison with administration and staff and solicits feedback from department directors and clinician regarding educational effectiveness of role and effectiveness of programs.
• Remediates staff based on learning needs assessment. Determines causative factors and develops learning plan. • Completes assignments in a reasonable amount of time and maintains flexible work patterns to meet educational needs of staff on all shifts.
• Provides orientation/training programs, in-service education and other educational programs and related materials for the development of the designated staff.
• Plans and conducts a variety of in service orientation programs and educational programs for clinical personnel throughout NCHHCS to meet competency assessment requirements in conformance with departmental objectives and accreditation standards.
• Coordinates educational programs for an assigned service line; serve as an internal consultant for specialized clinical instruction in effort to ensure competencies are developed and maintained.
• Supports informatics utilization among clinical practice.
• Assesses educational needs of the learner and develops plans for learning experiences appropriate for meeting recognized needs; evaluates the effectiveness of instructional programs and make recommendations for program content revision.
• Develops and/or assists in development of educational programs, presentations and/or patient education materials; plans and prepares curriculum content and course outlines in conformance with program objectives and accreditation standards; modifies and updates existing educational programs and/or patient education materials or recommends modifications as appropriate based on needs assessment/research.
• Utilizes informatics in a way that enhances learning. Teaches end users proper use of EMR.
• Performs clinical evaluations and makes clinical judgments based on a synthesis of concepts, principles, models and theories to solve complex problems.
• Participates in departmental and hospital committees and meetings to facilitate improvement of patient care and development of goals, philosophies and objectives for a specialized patient population.
• Coordinates plans for the professional development of the nursing staff assigned to a specialty unit area and serve as a practitioner of specialized patient care.
• Develops and assists in the implementation of nursing care standards specific to the needs of the patient based on clinical evidence.
• Models excellence in nursing practice functions as a facilitator and innovator for state-of-the-art nursing care with direct involvement in implementing and evaluating new techniques and equipment for safety, cost-effectiveness, benefits related to nursing practice.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) required.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in acute care setting as a Registered Nurse required.
• Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida.
• Basic Life Support (BLS Provider) certification from the American Heart Association required.
• Additional requirements necessary for specific specialty areas of education.
• Intermediate computer knowledge: Uses Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Windows