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RN Educator - Surgical Services

Position Summary: Nursing Educators facilitate staff competency in providing Relationship-Based Care by using adult learning principles, demonstrating interest in and respect for learners, and creating an environment of safety for both patients and colleagues. Nursing Educators work in collaboration with the Education Department and other departments to assess, plan, develop, implement/coordinate and evaluate the learning process and skill acquisition of colleagues, students and instructors of affiliating schools. Collaborative functions include the orientation process, preceptor development and programming, continuing education, staff development, mandatory education, and new product/new process education.
Qualifications: BSN in Nursing with a minimum of three years recent nursing experience with increasing responsibility and interest in education, nursing practice and quality. Current unrestricted Michigan Nursing license. The ability to be flexible in scheduling to meet educational initiatives for all shifts in department. Knowledge of current professional nursing theory, evidence based practices in area of specialty. Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with nursing staff and management when teaching, providing feedback and/or facilitating teamwork. Demonstration of unit/department mandatory competencies. Technical and analytical skills necessary to observe nursing practice, identify learning needs and design effective programs Current CPR Instructor certification (American Heart Association) or ability to obtain within one year of acceptance. Willing to obtain department specific certification within 1-2 years of acceptance. Ability to use desktop computer including use of email and Microsoft office suite. Ability to walk and stand at least 50% of the time. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for over 90% of work time.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Facilitate learning
Nurse Educators are responsible for creating an environment that facilitates participant learning and the achievement of desired cognitive, affective and psychomotor outcomes.
Facilitate Learner Development and Socialization
Nurse Educators recognize their responsibility for helping participant develop and integrate the values and behaviors expected.
Participate in Course/Program Design and Evaluation of Outcomes:
Nurse Educators are responsible for formulating and evaluating course outcomes and designing courses/programs that reflect contemporary health care trends.
Will collaborate with the Director of Surgical Services and the Director of Education to coordinate, plan and implement CE (continuing education) programs.
Function as a Change Agent and Leader
Nurse Educator's role model as change agents
Develop leadership skills to shape and implement change
Pursue Continuous Quality Improvement in the Nurse Educator Role
Nurse Educators recognize their role is multidimensional and that an ongoing commitment to develop and maintain competence in the role is essential.
Engage in Scholarship
Nurse Educators acknowledge and participate in teaching as a formal and informal activity.
Function with the Educational Environment
Nurse Educators are knowledgeable of adult learning principles and learning styles.
Promotes the standards of care and patient experience according to SJMC philosophy and goals and/or unit guidelines.
Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships.
Approaches conflict in a constructive manner.
Helps identify problems, offer solutions, and participates in their resolution.
Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patients, physicians, colleagues and visitors to SJMC. Follows all HIPAA policies and procedures.
Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values along with Guiding Behaviors of SJMC. Adheres to ""Service Excellence Standards"".
Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.
Performs other duties as assigned
Reporting Relationships
General supervision is received from the Department Director/Manager
Works closely in collaboration with Director of Education


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