Nurse Educator; Emergency Services
Develops tools, theories, skills and knowledge to advance the practice of
nursing and nurses within Nursing Professional Development. Conducts and
coordinates in-service and formal education programs spanning multiple
departments to enhance the skills of the Nursing Services Staff. Supports the
training and development of the Nursing Services staff at SJMC and serves as
education consultant for the Ancillary Services in SJMC. Provides leadership
in the work setting by serving in a variety of roles to support organizational
goals. Ensures the standards of Continuing Nursing Education Accredited
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Service Consistently supports and communicates the Mission, Vision, and
Values of St. Joseph Medical Center.
Upholds the Standards of Conduct and Corporate Compliance.
Serves as a change agent, assisting staff in understanding the
importance, necessity, impact, and process of change.
Prioritizes system knowledge gaps and addresses them promptly.
Forecasts potential knowledge gaps based on environmental
scanning (international, national, corporate, and local issues).
People Collaborates with inter and intraprofessional colleagues to ensure
Maintains visibility and open communication within the facility.
Conducts new-hire Patient Care Employee orientation program to
lead to successful integration of the employee in the organization
and effective job performance.
Conducts and coordinates annual competency assessment activities
that span multiple departments.
Formulates recommendations to improve nursing practice or
Assists in the design of methods to modify or eliminate barriers to
effective nursing care.
Assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of
guidelines and procedures for nursing practice.
Conducts assessments, validates competency of new Patient Care
Employees related to technical skills, critical thinking,
interpersonal skills, and other related job skills.
Creates and sustains an effective Preceptor training program.
Assesses, addresses, records and tracks staff competence.
Fosters a proactive vs. reactive approach to problem identification
Actively participates on committees and task forces to meet goals.
Determines appropriate interventions as a result of differentiating
educational practice gaps from individual performance or system
Provides staff performance feedback to director
Ensures personnel management is consistent with state and federal
laws and facility policy and procedure.
Provides consultation to influence plans, enhance the abilities of
others and effect change
Completes annual education requirements.
Promotes of a culture of patient safety which results in the
identification and reduction of unsafe practices.
Identifies risks and hazards to patients through various risk
assessments, with actions taken to mitigate patient harm.
Utilizes quality principles and concepts in the implementation of
system-wide programs and projects.
Advocates for patient rights while supporting regulatory standards.
Champions the reduction of hospital acquired conditions through
improved compliance with patient safety bundles and/or other
formal performance improvement programs.
Provides leadership by serving in the roles of Learning Facilitator,
Change Agent, Mentor, Leader, Champion for Scientific Inquiry,
Advocate for NPD Specialty, and partner for Practice Transitions
to promote the professional growth of peers and other staff.
Serves as a role model in support of clinical care, nursing process,
patient assessment, and continuum of care issues.
Participates in intra- and interdisciplinary teams that evaluate
Provides guidance, resources, and knowledge for professional
growth of others.
Monitors and trends Performance Improvement activities and
makes suggestions for improvements as needed. Appropriately
involves the nursing staff in this process.
Oversees the systematic and purposeful collection of data,
information, knowledge and evidence. Synthesizes evidence
relevant to the situation to identify patterns.
Demonstrates expertise in clinical area of specialization with in
depth understanding of current scientific concepts, professional
practice standards, and relevant statutes and regulations.
Maintains continuing competency through self- evaluation,
participating in ongoing education activities related to practice
knowledge and professional issues, and seeking of experiences that
reflect current theories and methods of teaching, learning, and
Practices in a manner that is sensitive to cultural diversity.
Formulates a system and effective evaluation plan aimed at
measuring professes and outcomes that are relevant to programs,
learners, and stakeholders.
Other duties as assigned.
Growth: Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of
practice, trends, and developments.
Enhances the patient experience by fostering a positive
relationship with customers.
Contributes to improving HCAHPS results.
Evaluates diverse learning environments (such as virtual) and their
sustainability to the organization and target audience.
Finance: Promotes stewardship of hospital resources while ensuring quality
Analyzes cost and anticipated return on investment for learning
activities, programs and projects.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Licensed as a Registered Nurse accepted by Texas State Board of Nursing to
engage in professional nursing
Five or more years of practice experience in a healthcare setting.
2 years experience with program development, group presentations, and project
Baccalaureate degree required. Must complete in 2 years if not held at the
time of appointment.
Nursing Professional Development certification is to be completed within two
years, if not held at the time of appointment.
Comprehensive knowledge of nursing procedures, processes, and acute care
Technical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to area in order to
effectively and work collaboratively with the leadership team and staff.
Ability to prioritize work with minimal supervision, in order to independently
carry out the duties of the position.
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support , ACLS, PALS & TNCC certification required.
Other certification requirements as defined by the certification policy.
Strong clinical, teaching, oral communication and education skills
Adept using Microsoft Office, online applications.
Bi or Multilingual.
Master’s Degree in Nursing or related field