- Position Summary: The nurse educator promotes and supports excellent nursing care in accordance with the nursing mission and philosophy by providing learning opportunities using evidence based practice, current nursing practice standards and research findings. Learning opportunities are provided to registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, unlicensed support staff and nursing students. The nurse educator works collaboratively with patient care managers, staff nurses, and other healthcare professionals and initiates/participates in hospital-wide and unit-based quality improvement projects. The Department of Nursing Education shares its expertise with all members of the health care team as needed. Recognizes and consistently applies knowledge of Loyola's 14 Magnet Forces.
Required: Masters Degree
Required: 3-5 years of previous job-related experience
Preferred: 6-10 years of previous job-related experience
Minimum Experience Details: National certification in area of specialty/education expected
Required: ACLS (Advanced Cardio Life Support Certified) and/or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support),CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation),Current Registered Nurse License State of Illinois
Position Responsibilities: STAFF COMPETENCY: Maintains nursing staff competency by providing individualized, population specific unit based competencies in collaboration with nurse managers. CLINICAL PRACTICE SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Enhances Individual Clinical Practice of Staff by assessing clinical reasoning skills of staff and providing learning opportunities to advance clinical competencies, critical thinking, and decision-making skills. EDUCATION PROGRAMS: Provides educational programs open to Loyola staff and other healthcare professionals by assessing educational needs in collaboration with nurse managers and unit-based educators. ORIENTATION: Coordinates and develops orientation for employees by facilitating and providing role orientation for RN's, LPN's, PCT's, service coordinators, monitor techs and other staff. CONSULTATION: Provides consultation to administration, managers and staff to ensure quality outcomes. TRAINING CENTER: Provides training in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) to Loyola employees who require such levels of recognition. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Identifies and seeks professional growth and development within personal area of specialization to promote and maintain optimal standards of practice. PROGRAM EVALUATION: Evaluates the impact of course offerings and appropriately revises future educational initiatives to meet staff's learning needs. COMMITTEE ACTIVITY: Participates in Medical Center and unit specific committees to share educational perspectives and expertise.