Location: Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Nurse Educator - Part time
St. Mary Rehabilitation Hospital is a state-of-the-art, 50-bed inpatient acute rehabilitation hospital, with two specialty units - dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals who have experienced the debilitating effects of a severe injury or illness.
Our rehabilitation programs provide ongoing care and specialized treatment to patients throughout their recovery journey. We offer customized, intense rehabilitation tailored to the individual needs of those recovering from stroke, brain injury, neurological conditions, trauma, spinal cord injury, amputation, and orthopedic injury.
Serving as the only free standing rehab hospital in Bucks County, St. Mary Rehabilitation Hospital strives to maximize the health, function, and quality of life of those we serve through comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation programs.
We are accredited by The Joint Commission and CARF-accredited for our Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program and Stroke, Brain Injury and Amputation Specialty Programs.
Assumes responsibility and accountability for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of education programs including clinical orientation of new employees.
- Meets all competencies required for registered nurse.
- Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates education programs and orientation of staff, students, volunteers and contracted nursing staff.
- Uses independent judgement to plan, create, implement and excecute training content and programs.
- Consistently provides input into individual staff development during the orientation process and on an ongoing basis.
- Designs individualized orientations based upon specific position and assessment of competency.
- Participates in establishing goals, objectives, policies and procedures for staff development.
- Ensures competency of all preceptors and participates in matching preceptors with new employees.
- Evaluates educational needs of staff through various methods including QI programs, safety occurrence monitoring, changes in patient population served, and annual needs assessment.
- Assesses, plans, develops, implements and evaluates ongoing competencies of staff based on need.
- Supports and aligns educational activities with best practice initiatives and hospital's quality improvement process.
- Serves as clinical education resource on current practices and procedures within the hospital.
- In collaboration with hospital leadership and personnel from applicable departments or services, reviews and revises the program to improve outcomes.
- Responsible for coordination of CPR training and ensuring staff is compliant with current certifications
- Works at maintaining a good rapport and a cooperative working relationship with physicians, departments and staff.
- Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively and lead work groups, committees and individual staff in organized and efficient manor to accomplish expected goals and outcomes.
- Demonstrates flexibility of schedule and utilizes creative strategies to meet the learning needs of staff on all shifts.
- Partners with CNO and Nurse Manager to promote individual and team accountability for learning.
- Functions as a resource for new staff as necessary during orientation period and ongoing as demonstrated through feedback tools from employee and preceptor.
- Develops reviews and recommends reference material based upon assessed needs of staff.
- Communicates and collaborates with colleagues on developing education standards, plans and initiatives.
- Individualizes and coordinates learning opportunities by using multiple strategies based on content, audience and complexity. Applies adult learning principles.
- Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
- Along with HR, ensures staff education records are up to date.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Graduation from an accredited Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. Bachelors or Masters strongly preferred.
- Current state licensure as Registered Nurse.
- Demonstrated experience planning, coordinating, evaluating and/or directing educational activities of clinical personnel
- Minimum of 2 years' experience as a bedside RN
- CPR/BCLS certification. ACLS preferred.
- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.