The Nursing Practice Specialist is expected to perform duties in alignment with the mission and policies of the organization. Performs duties in support of and in compliance with the performance improvement plan, TJC and other licensing, accrediting and regulatory agencies. Maintains current knowledge of SCIP, HOP, AORN and AAMI standards. Plans, directs, manages/conducts, and evaluates educational activities in Surgical Services areas, and programs which include general nursing mandatory education and nursing orientation. In addition, he/she provides support and direction for patient management and standards for quality patient care. Is a perioperative clinical resource and role-model. Updates department and hospital-wide policies and procedures to reflect current nursing practice guidelines and regulatory requirements. Three (3) years of experience in education and staff development preferred. Minimum of five (5) years operating room experience. CNOR, CCRN or CPAN Preferred. Education level necessary to obtain required licensure and certifications Bachelors degree in nursing or related field preferred. Previous experience in educational program development and implementation preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to work with employees from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Able to work with staff and public under a variety of circumstances. Work at a fast pace in an active work environment. Basic Microsoft capabilities. Must be able to read, write and speak English. CA RN. BLS certificate, AHA required.
Founded in 1956, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital was created to meet the needs of our community, and has grown from a small local facility to a large regional hospital serving all of Kern County. Today, we have more than 400 general acute beds, nearly 50 intensive care and cardiovascular recovery units, 13 state-of-the-art surgical suites, a full-service ER with nationally certified Stroke Center and the Central CA Heart Institute. In addition, we offer newly expanded birthing suites, a family care center, a 31 bed NICU, a 20 bed Pediatric unit, a full complement of diagnostic laboratory and imaging services and an outpatient surgery center. Other programs of note include our Women's Services and a Center for Wound Care and Hyperbarics. We are proud to say that we are an “Equal Opportunity Employer??.
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