Hospital Educator, Registered Nurse

Location
Dallas, TX
Salary
Competitive
Posted
1/27/2018
Closes
2/20/2018
Specialty
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
 
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  We have an immediate opportunity for Hospital Educators.

General Summary: The Hospital Educator plans, develops and coordinates the dissemination or clinical and non-clinical education programs within LifeCare Hospitals for all staff. The Hospital Educator works with hospital leadership and staff to assess current educational needs and develops a plan to satisfy those needs.

Patient Population: Delivers direct patient care appropriate to the patients served. The ages of the patients served are adult (18-65 years of age) and geriatric (65 and older).

Essential Functions:

  • Assess learner characteristics, including learning styles and learning needs, in order to establish goals for staff education in accordance with the LifeCare mission, vision, and goals.
  • Plans and implements educational programs to meet identified needs incorporating concepts of adult learning while considering concepts of multicultural and multigenerational education.
  • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, and resource utilization when developing and evaluating educational programs.
  • Integrates current research and evidence based best practice into educational programs and practice.
  • Coordinates with multidisciplinary teams using effective communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate process improvement that promotes safe practice and positive patient outcomes.
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary teams using effective communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate process improvement that promotes safe practice and positive patient outcomes.
  • The knowledge and skills necessary to perform position requirements are demonstrated through the successful completion of competencies established for the position, to include population served, and other special needs of patients and customers, served by the department.
  • Adheres to LifeCare policies, procedures, all safety plans, and all standards imposed by regulatory organizations.
  • Regular attendance and timeliness is required.
  • This description is a general statement of required essential functions performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

    Requirements

    Supervision: Not applicable.

    Experience: A minimum of two (2) years experience providing or planning employee education in a large setting is required. Experience in a hospital setting is preferred.

    Education: Graduate of an approved registered nurse program is required. Bachelor's Degree is preferred.

    Licensure/Certification: Current RN licensure in the state where practicing and current BLS certification is required. ACLS certification is required within six (6) months of hire. ACLS instructor certification is preferred. The Hospital Educator must maintain current licensure, BLS, and ACLS certifications while employed with LifeCare Hospitals.