Nursing Educator – East Hospital

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Campus, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

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Job Title:
Nursing Educator – East Hospital


Department:
East | Nursing Administration

SCOPE OF POSITION
The Nursing Educator position in the Department of Nursing Education is responsible for providing personalized education by designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating classroom and clinical instruction to support the orientation, ongoing educational needs and professional development of all levels of nursing patient care staff employed by the Medical Center.  The Nursing Educator provides support, education, guidance, direction and assistance to the patient care team in order to attain/maintain quality and safe care to patients in designated clinical areas. The Nursing Educator functions as an educational consultant within the Health System, working with teams to cultivate collaboration, enthusiasm, and mutual respect. The team provides patient care and supportive services directed towards achievement of personalized nursing care with a focus on positive patient care outcomes and the patient's involvement in his/her own plan of care. Patients and their families will experience the benefits of patient focused care through the integrated skills of all care team members. 
POSITION SUMMARY
The Nursing Educator is a Registered Nurse who demonstrates expertise in staff education, nursing practice, nursing care delivery, evidence-based practice and research, and collaborates with other disciplines in professional development activities.  The Nursing Educator incorporates knowledge and skill in clinical nursing theory and practice, adult learning principles and best practice educational standards.  The Nursing Educator is responsible for facilitating the provision of direct and indirect care of patients and families through educational activities of the Department of Nursing Education to include Senior Level Nursing Student Education (Nurse Externs), Graduate Nurse Development, Clinical Orientation, Continuing Nursing Education Courses and Inservice/New Product Education.  The Nursing Educator is capable of analyzing complex, patient care situations, and consulting and collaborating with all members of the health care team.  The Nursing Educator serves as a role model and resource for patient care staff within the unit/department/institution and community.
Minimum Education Required
Master's Level Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Required Qualifications
Masters degree in Nursing or comparable education and experience required. Current clinical experience or clinical instruction experience. Strong leadership skills, effective communication, problem-solving, and strong organizational skills. Interest in learning and teaching new skills. Recent teaching experience through employment or community activities. Experience with, commitment to, and competence in dealing with diverse adult populations.
Strong facilitation and presentation skills.


Additional Information:


Location:
East Hospital - Tower (0397)


Position Type:
Regular


Scheduled Hours:
40


Shift:
First Shift


Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.



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