Internal Close Date: 06/15/2020
Requisition Number: 15116803
Position Code: 302
Department: Clinical Education
FTE Status: 0.9
Position Type: BUDGETED
Shift: Days
Salary Range: Market competitive, based on experience

Internal applicants - please refer to the job description on the Compensation Department intranet site for wage rate information.

Position Summary:

Clinical Education is seeking an RN Educator to help the organization provide exceptional patient care in the Ambulatory/Outpatient setting by teaching the standards that will be utilized every day to improve the outcomes of our patients. The applicant will have outpatient nursing experience; teaching experience is preferred. Clinical Education is at the core of a teaching hospital’s mission to deliver quality patient care.

Assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate clinical and non-clinical educational programs for HSC Operational Components. Ensure adherence to Hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
  • EDUCATION ASSESSMENT – Identify educational needs, practice gaps and issues of staff by collecting data and related information; analyze issues, trends, and supporting evidence to determine needs of individuals, departments, and the organization

  • EDUCATION PLAN – Develop instructional program(s), in collaboration with others and based on identified learning needs, that prescribe(s) education curricula, strategies, alternatives, and resources; take into account quality indicators and policies, procedures, guidelines; integrate research findings into plan

  • INSTRUCTION – Implement or coordinate the implementation of the educational curricula utilizing adult learning principles to employ the most appropriate methodology(ies) to meet goals and objectives; teach relevant content; coordinate educational initiatives and activities; ensure safety and comfort and promote positive learning and practice environments

  • OUTCOMES & EVALUATION – Identify outcomes of the educational plan; analyze educational program evaluations; monitor and evaluate progress toward attainment of goals; seek feedback from participants, other educators, and administrators; revise plans accordingly

  • QUALITY – Maintain and systematically enhance the quality of instructional programs and effectiveness of the nursing professional development (NPD) practitioner; apply quality improvement processes; use creativity and innovation to improve the learning experience; act as a change agent by identifying solutions to problems, addressing barriers, and supporting implementation of new ideas based on evidence; educate staff on change; exhibit flexibility

  • PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE – Maintain current knowledge and competency in field of expertise and professional development practice; enhance professional growth through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, and attending in-services; serve as a role model; maintain certification in specialty area; attend meetings and represent department or hospital on committees as assigned; evaluate personal practice in relationship to professional practice; take action to address identified area(s) for improvement; advance the NPD specialty through mentoring and contributing to the professional development of others

  • ETHICS – Integrate ethics within all areas of NPD practice; protect the autonomy, dignity, confidentiality, and rights of learners; maintain integrity of the educational process and activities

  • LEADERSHIP – Provide leadership in all areas of professional practice; create a healthy work environment; ensure educational goals are aligned with organizational goals and strategic plan; demonstrate a passion for quality

  • EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE & RESEARCH – Integrate best practice based on evidence into all educational activities; demonstrate ability to conduct a thorough literature review; demonstrate inclusion of up-to-date evidence in educational activity development; promote scientific inquiry; support research activities; disseminate research findings

  • COLLABORATION – Establish collegial partnerships with other professionals, leaders, stakeholders, and others who contribute to the development of peers, staff, students, colleagues, and others; collaborate with individuals and groups to facilitate practice and promote quality outcomes; serve as a consultant and educational resource; influence organizational plans to include education throughout planning and implementation phases; participate in the design, development, implementation, and/or evaluation of education

  • RESOURCE UTILIZATION – Consider factors related to safety, effectiveness, efficiency, quantity, and cost in regard to instructional programs and desired outcomes; demonstrate achievement of productivity goals

  • CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION (CNE) UNITS – Provide for CNE contact hours following procedure mandated to maintain hospital as an approved provider; demonstrate proficiency in writing CNE planning forms

  • RECORDS – Maintain documentation and records of instructional programs as required by hospital policy and regulatory agencies; produce reports of educational programs by collecting statistical data for administrative and quality improvement purposes

  • COMMUNICATION – Establish and maintain open and effective communication patterns with peers, colleagues, students, administrators, and others using the chain of command

  • PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

  • PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes

  • PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

  • PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner

  • PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

  • Certification Requirements:
  • RN MATRIX - Complete and maintain unit/clinic based required certifications and competencies as listed in the department expectations/and or the unit/clinic education matrix

  • Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing

  • Master's in related field or MSN required w/in 36 months of position

  • Experience Requirements:
  • 3 years directly related experience

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in State of New Mexico or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by State of New Mexico

  • CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position

  • Instructor Certification for age appropriate CPR or ALS or ILS within 6 months of position

  • Education Requirements - Preferred:
  • Master's Degree of Science in Nursing

  • Experience Requirements - Preferred:
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

  • Physical Demands Requirements:
  • Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

  • Testing Requirements:
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment