Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Greer, SC, USA
The Hospital Educator exemplifies professional nursing practice through expert education, consultation, research, staff development and leadership activities. He/She is a professional registered nurse who is proficient in the classroom and clinical settings. This role serves as a clinical leader specializing in, and responsible for, the development, coordination, implementation & evaluation of competency based programs for clinical and non-clinical professionals within PMC. The Hospital Educator assumes a leadership role in planning, organizing and execution of educational services including, but not limited to, onboarding activities for new hires, clinical software training, American Heart Association training, annual competencies, and professional development activities. The Hospital Educator thrives in an innovative, creative environment utilizing a combination of education delivery methods such as instructor led and e-learning approaches. Additional responsibilities may be assigned. The Hospital Educator reports to the Director of Hospital Education and Professional Development.
· Education BSN; MSN preferred
· Certification CNE- Certified Nurse Educator, or RN BC – Nursing Professional Development preferred
· Experience Minimum 3 years acute care clinical bedside nursing 2 years clinical educator experience preferred
Working knowledge of EPIC clinical modules (Clin Doc and/or ASAP preferred)
Proficient in Microsoft office programs (Word, Powerpoint, Publisher, Excel)
Must have demonstrated leadership skills and be able to adjust schedule to meet patient and staff needs
· Preferred Skills
Experienced and/or proficient in classroom setting
Understands adult learning principles/concepts
Familiarity with Simulation education
Experience with Healthstream
· Current South Carolina Nursing License
· BLS provider or instructor certification
· ACLS provider or instructor certification
Core Job Responsibilities
Creates an environment that stimulates continuous self-learning, reflective practice, feeling of ownership and demonstration of responsibility and accountability.
Provides formal and informal education for nurses and other health professionals.
Establishes collaborative relationships within and across departments/campuses that promote patient safety, culturally competent care, and clinical excellence.
Provides leadership for establishing, improving, and sustaining collaborative relationships to meet clinical needs.
Ability to independently lead projects from conception to completion.
Is regarded as an influential team member by encouraging creativity and innovation.
Consistently generates ideas and processes in response to problems.
Plays an active, collaborative role as a team member for multiple concurrent projects. May take a lead role in project team initiatives. Participates in the mentorship of new team members. Demonstrates behaviors that support colleagues to optimize team performance.
Designs and evaluates innovative hospital wide educational programs for staff, patients, families, and groups.
Serves as a resource person to staff and management.
Participates in quality and performance improvement activities.
Serves on special committees as needed.
Collaborates with other education leaders, nursing leaders and others on content and operational design of orientation, clinical competency, and other clinical educational program development, ensuring that all meets current evidence based practice.
Collaborates consistently with appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team to facilitate delivery of educational programs/activities.
Develops pilots, evaluates, and incorporates innovative models of practice across the continuum of care.
Designs and evaluates programs and initiatives that are congruent with the organization's strategic plans, regulatory agency requirements, and nursing standards.
Participates and leads mock safety events / drills and competency opportunities.
Collaborates with unit specific clinical resource staff to help facilitate annual competency requirements and patient education.
Develops and implements Simulation programs for clinical staff.