The Unit 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. Supports the provision of patient care by working with the Nurse Manager(s) and Unit Coordinator(s) to provide strategies for floor coverage when needs arise.
- 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 Nurse Manager(s) and Unit Coordinator(s) to provide strategies for floor coverage when needs arise.
- Actively mentors all staff (including weekend and night staff) in ongoing development of clinical competencies and professional behaviors and communication.
- Assesses unit 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 unit 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 on unit by scheduling preceptors and times, intermittent follow-up, and providing oversight of orientation and competency of unit staff.
- Supports performance improvement initiatives and educates and facilitates performance improvement methodologies such as PDCA and small tests of change.
*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.
- BLS Certification
- Registered Nurse in the State of Kansas
- Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing