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Clinical Educator- OR focus for Labor and Delivery-Part Time

Clinical Educator- OR focus for Labor and Delivery-Part Time
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Job Description

The clinical educators primary role in this position will be on the education/competency of the staff in Labor and Delivery. A background as a OR nurse is required. There will also be occasion to assist with the educational needs in other procedural areas of York Hospital. This position is eligible for a Sign ON Bonus!

General Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Director-Nursing Excellence and Innovation, provides staff/professional development expertise as an educator, consultant, facilitator, change agent and leader. Supports the development of the bedside nursing and fosters empowerment through knowledge and achievement of excellence through the delivery of evidence-based nursing practice. This occurs through the facilitation of the educational process through assessment, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of competency assessment, continuing education and leadership development within the department of nursing. Possesses the ability to convey information thoroughly and effectively using a variety of styles and techniques.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The following are essential job accountabilities: 1 Participates and collaborates in the annual development of an education/learning needs assessment for the department of nursing. 2 Conducts learning needs assessment using a variety of strategic tools. Provides educational programs and curricula for the department of nursing staff as identified from education/learning needs assessment. Programs/curricula may be unit based education or department of nursing based education. 3 Assists in the development, implementation and validation of department of nursing competencies for RNs, NA and Unit secretarys as applicable for each department 4 Assists with house wide or department of nursing orientation of new equipment, updates to Joint Commission, National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) requirements and other items as necessary. Teaches content as needed/or assigned within clinical expertise to facilitate orientation, staff development and or safe clinical practice. 5 Assists the department of nursing staff in developing and designing programs of study specific to the patient population. 6 Meets with preceptors and orientees on a regular basis to monitor orientation progress and assist in setting goals for orientee in collaboration with unit based preceptor and nurse manager. Verifies orientation content is appropriate for achieving role independence. 7 Acts as a liaison between the new employee and Hospital to facilitate the socialization process into the new unit and work culture. 8 Routinely meets with Nurse Managers to identify staff or unit educational needs. Develops/revises educational plan(s) accordingly to assure ongoing competency and validation of professional nursing practice.. 9 Provides direct care to patients when needed and/or as requested by unit managers. 10 Assists with tracking staff education requirements and facilitate/mentor staff in meeting unit and department of nursing requirements. 11 Promotes evidence-based practice and nursing research and actively seeks opportunities for staff to participate in these activities on the unit/department/system.Department Description:

York Hospital Nursing supports the mission and vision through a centralized department of nursing. We strive to be the best in the eyes of our patients, family, staff, and community by providing safe, evidence based practice leading to exemplary outcomes. Each professional nurse accepts the accountability and responsibility for his/her professional practice by fostering an environment that supports leading change, responding to the healthcare needs of our community and advancing health. Nurses at YH are lifelong learners who value continued professional development and education. They are role models in honesty, responsibility, upholding human dignity, ease of human suffering and equality of all patients. Helping others in need and improving the quality of life for all is the act of behaving in a manner defined by the profession. YH nurses are active participants in decisions about patient care and nursing practice, and commit to upholding professional nursing standards at local, state and national levels.

About WellSpan:

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multi-specialty medical group of more than 850 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 160 patient care locations. The region's only accredited Level 1 Trauma Center and Primary Stroke Center with an endovascular neurosurgery program. WellSpan is consistently recognized by IMS Health as one of the Top 100 Integrated Health Networks in the United States and has been recognized by Health Imaging and IT as one of the nation's "Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities." IMS Health is the leading provider of information services and technology for the healthcare industry.

The Community:

WellSpan Health facilities are located in multiple counties across south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland, all offering an ideal living environment to match the quality of work-life balance you're seeking. The area offers abundant outdoor and cultural activities, including restaurants, theatre, golf courses, hiking trails, water sports and historic tours. Additionally, our communities are a short drive from several, large metropolitan areas including the Baltimore/DC metro area and Philadelphia.

If you value a strong sense of community, the more palatable pace of rural living, and the convenience of a workplace close to home, you'll realize the advantages of considering WellSpan Health as part of your future.

Required Skills

Pennsylvania RN license required

BSN required and MSN highly preferred

Education experience preferred

Required Experience

Must have experience as a OR nurse with a preferred background in Labor and Delivery.

Job Location

York, Pennsylvania, United States

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Additional Scheduling Info

Days shift but will need to be available for all shifts and weekends to meet training needs.
40 hrs in a two week period.

Additional Requirements

PA Act73 - Child Abuse Clearance Required