The James A. Haley Veterans Hospital is looking for a Registered Nurse (Educator) to work in the SCI area for Nursing Service, who is responsible and accountable for the creation and delivery of Patient Care Service staff development and education programs. The incumbent is under the supervision of a Nurse Manager or other immediate supervisor who provides the administrative supervision and general instruction. The Registered Nurse Educator in SCI works collaboratively consulting with Service Chiefs, Nurse Managers, and Medical Directors to assess, develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs for staff, maintain and enhance clinical competence, and manage ongoing education and competency programs. Collaborates in a team-oriented environment, demonstrates consistent and timely effective communication skills and displays exemplary professional behaviors. Serves as a role model and clinical leader demonstrating excellence in practice, serves as a clinical mentor/preceptor for clinical and administrative staff, consults and collaborates in patient care and research, and educates in both formal and informal situations. The Nurse Educator for SCI demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. Collaborates and consults with multidisciplinary teams in planning, directing, and implementing a patient- centered environment. Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating educational activities for SCI including but not limited to unit orientation, just-in-time training, nursing related new computer applications, and continuing education. Demonstrates excellence in SCI nursing practice, serves as a clinical mentor/preceptor for clinical and administrative staff, consults and collaborates in patient care and research, and educates in both formal and informal situations. Demonstrates familiarity with established policies and procedures in accordance with the Joint Commission, all other regulatory agencies, and all VA levels of policy and procedures. Functions as one of the key people in the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to the standards. Promotes evidence based clinical practice and assist staff and leadership with Quality Management and Performance Improvement programs, including research projects. Takes initiative and utilizes innovative and creative approaches for changing practice based on performance improvement findings and evidence-based research. Demonstrates professional nursing practice, which is characterized by leadership and accomplishments in developing and implementing programs to improve the delivery of patient care. Collaborates with management, Chief Nurses, and Medical Directors for program development, quality care, and resource planning. Provides education and aids staff in planning and developing SCI educational programs to meet their own needs, as well as serving as a resource for complex nursing care standards. As a change agent, promotes an environment that embraces new knowledge, innovations and improvements. Acts as a SCI nursing resource and liaison by serving on facility-wide committees, councils, and task forces. Participates as applicable with general educational directives, training, in-services, orientation, and educational programs. Responsible for educating nursing staff on their specific population focus in respective care areas on all tours of duty utilizing appropriate adult learning modalities. Incorporates Just Culture and No Harm concepts while promoting the facility's goal to become a High Reliability Organization. Fosters staff participation in educational projects and activities to promote professional development. Other duties, within the scope of licensure, as assigned by Chief Nurse Education/Research/EBP Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm with occasional nights and weekends. Applicant must be flexible bility to meet program needs. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.