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RN Clinical Nurse Educator or CNS - Med/Surg Job

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center
PeaceHealth
Type Full time Posted 8/13/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 10/28/2014
WA - Washington (All) - Longview Referral - n/a -    

RN Clinical Nurse Educator or CNS - Med/Surg Job

Date:Oct 19, 2014

Location:Longview, WA, US

Company:Peacehealth

Req ID:44638

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and nine medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Healing—The Spirit of PeaceHealth.

Department:Hospital Administration (7050)

Peacehealth, St. John Medical Center in Longview, Washington is a 200 bed, level III trauma center, community hospital.   We currently have an opportunity available for a Registered Nurse with a passion for educating for a Clinical Nurse Educator or Clinical Nurse Specialist position.   This role is full-time,  and will working with our nursing staff on medical, surgical, and orthopedic nursing units.  The requirements for the CNS and Educator roles are as follows:  

Clinical Nurse Educator requirements:  a Bachelors Degree in Nursing with instructor/education related experience, a min. of five years RN experience in acute care, and obtaining a WA State RN license are required

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) requirements: A Master’s degree in nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, or a graduate degree (masters or doctorate) with a post-masters certificate as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from an accredited school of nursing.   Minimum of five years RN experience in acute care, as well as obtaining a WA State RN license are both required.

 Please see specific job profiles for each role below:.

Clinical Nurse Specialist: (salary range = $85,176 - $127,700)

In the provision of indirect and direct patient care, the clinical nurse specialist integrates the overlapping roles of consultant, leader, educator, researcher and advanced practitioner.  Works in collaboration with nursing leadership, nurse educators, and other clinical nurse specialists to identify and grow caring practices that enhance the wellness of patients, families, caregivers and systems.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1.  Assists in the collaborative development and implementation of a variety of programs including but not limited to competency based orientation, programs of care for specific patient populations, ongoing education/training and competency assessment.
2.  Serves as a consult to other nurses and healthcare professionals in assessing the needs of and planning care for patients and families.
3.  Serves as a role model in the provision of patient care through professional behaviors and the application of advanced clinical skills.
4.  Collaborates with the unit managers and director to establish and evaluate the standards of nursing practice (at the nurse, unit and organizational level), communicates these standards to the nursing personnel on the units, changes standards as necessary, follows up on discrepancies with the manager and individual caregiver as necessary.
5.  Serves as a leader in the provision of evidence-based care through the interpretation and dissemination of research findings and quality data to the staff.
6.  Performs other duties as assigned.

 
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION: 
• Master’s degree in nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist or a graduate degree (masters or doctorate) with a post-masters certificate as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from an accredited school of nursing
EXPERIENCE/TRAINING: 
• Minimum of five years of experience as an RN required.
• Minimum of three years progressive experience in applicable clinical area.
• Previous experience as a CNS preferred.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: 
• Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of practice required.
• Current CNS licensure if practicing in Oregon
• Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
• Board Certification as a CNS in applicable patient population preferred.
OTHER SKILLS: 
• Proficient in the use of MS Office applications and a variety of equipment or technology tools
• Ability to engage learners and apply adult learning techniques

Clinical Nurse Educator (salary range = $77,438 - $116,147):

Works in collaboration with other clinical educators and clinical nurse specialists within the region and across the system to develop, coordinate and implement in-service education and staff development programs to promote safe and effective patient-centered care. Serves as a leader and role model in advancing clinical practice to achieve better patient outcomes.  Strives for evidence-based and standardized nursing practice.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1.  Acts as a resource to all caregivers regarding nursing practice and use of equipment/ supplies in area of expertise. 
2.  Assists in the design and implementation of nursing education programs, activities or new process/equipment using PeaceHealth training standards, processes, templates and course documentation forms.
3.  Participates on teams and partners on development of standardized cross-regional clinical, nursing or quality guidelines, protocols or training curriculum in area of expertise.
4.  Coordinates and provides department-specific orientation for newly hired nursing and clinical staff.
5.  Conducts learning needs assessment, facilitates practice and process changes in assigned area of expertise.
6.  Evaluates competency and identifies team or individual caregiver performance gaps.
Designs learning experiences and action plans to assist those unable to meet competency.
7.  Researches best practice in order to promote evidence-based nursing practice.
8.  Maintains professional knowledge of clinical focus area, current research, and effective educational strategies.
9.  Assesses caregiver satisfaction, patient quality indicators and evaluates education effectiveness.
10.  Assures training and competency are documented using standard tools and systems.
11.  Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION: 
• Graduate of an accredited State Board of Nursing approved program required.
• Bachelors degree in Nursing or written plan to obtain.
• MSN or similar degree preferred

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING: 
• Two years recent experience in an education setting to varied audiences or demonstrated ability to design and implement instructional modules and use a variety of educational methods preferred.
• At least five years experience a RN.
• Understanding of competency models preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: 
• Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of practice required.
• Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

OTHER SKILLS:

• Proficient in the use of MS Office applications and a variety of equipment or technology tools.
• Ability to engage learners and apply adult learning techniques.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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Location:  Longview, WA 
Job Category:  Nursing - RN Other; Professionals - Clinical; Professionals - Other
Shift:  Day
Shift Length:Variable
FTE:1.0  
Work Type:  Full Time
Salary range starts at:$40.95
Required Certifications/Licensure:Basic Life Support; Registered Nurse - Washington 

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Longview, WA || Nursing - RN Other; Professionals - Clinical; Professionals - Other || Full Time || HOSPITAL ADMIN 


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