Dec 16, 2019

AMBULATORY NURSE EDUCATOR

  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Kansas City, KS, USA

Job Description

The Ambulatory Nurse Educator is a unit leader and clinical nurse who collaborates with the health care team to ensure safe, effective, evidence-based and quality patient care. The Nurse Educator is responsible for the design and implementation of education programs and professional development of ambulatory staff.; focused on clinical outcomes and practice development. The nurse educator will work closely with the department manager or designee on the educational needs assessment and orientation programs for staff. He/she ensures that competencies and skills are current and relevant for the clinic staff.

Responsibilities

• Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and/or technical competencies of -
the assigned unit or department.
• Collaborates with the health care team to ensure safe, effective, evidence-based and quality patient care.
• Supports the provision of patient care by working with the Senior Administrator/Department Director and Clinic Managers to provide strategies for clinic coverage when needs arise.
• Actively mentors all in ongoing development of clinical competencies and professional behaviors and communication.
• Assesses clinic and individual learning needs, considering generational and cultural differences. Implements alternative and varied teaching strategies to meet learner needs.
• Assures that processes are in place for documentation of orientation and other educational activities, and that employee files meet hospital and regulatory requirements.
• Facilitates ongoing clinic education and professionalism through the provision of in-services and CEU opportunities, promoting national certification, and providing resources and support for the development of professional portfolios.
• Models evidence-based practice and participates in the development and review of policies and procedures.
• Organizes new employee orientation in department/clinic by scheduling preceptors and times, intermittent follow-up, and providing oversight of orientation and competency of clinic staff.
• Supports performance improvement initiatives and educates and facilitates performance improvement methodologies such as PDCA and small tests of change.

Qualifications

BLS Certification required
State licensure appropriate to clinic location.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required; Master’s Degree in Nursing preferred
Minimum of 2 years ambulatory clinic experience
Experience in clinic specialty preferred
Ability to understand and speak English
Ability to read and write English