atient and on a continuum of health that spans from illness to wellness.
Under the general supervision of the Director-Nursing Excellence and Innovation, provides staff/professional development expertise as an educator, consultant, facilitator, change agent and leader. Supports the development of the bedside nursing and fosters empowerment through knowledge and achievement of excellence through the delivery of evidence-based nursing practice.
This occurs through the facilitation of the educational process through assessment, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of competency assessment, continuing education and leadership development within the department of nursing. Possesses the ability to convey information thoroughly and effectively using a variety of styles and techniques.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Participates and collaborates in the annual development of an education/learning needs assessment for the department of nursing.
2 Conducts learning needs assessment using a variety of strategic tools. Provides educational programs and curricula for the department of nursing staff as identified from education/learning needs assessment. Programs/curricula may be unit based education or department of nursing based education.
3 Assists in the development, implementation and validation of department of nursing competencies for RNs, NA and Unit secretarys as applicable for each department
4 Assists with house wide or department of nursing orientation of new equipment, updates to Joint Commission, National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) requirements and other items as necessary. Teaches content as needed/or assigned within clinical expertise to facilitate orientation, staff development and or safe clinical practice.
5 Assists the department of nursing staff in developing and designing programs of study specific to the patient population.
6 Meets with preceptors and orientees on a regular basis to monitor orientation progress and assist in setting goals for orientee in collaboration with unit based preceptor and nurse manager. Verifies orientation content is appropriate for achieving role independence.
7 Acts as a liaison between the new employee and Hospital to facilitate the socialization process into the new unit and work culture.
8 Routinely meets with Nurse Managers to identify staff or unit educational needs. Develops/revises educational plan(s) accordingly to assure ongoing competency and validation of professional nursing practice..
9 Provides direct care to patients when needed and/or as requested by unit managers.
10 Assists with tracking staff education requirements and facilitate/mentor staff in meeting unit and department of nursing requirements.
11 Promotes evidence-based practice and nursing research and actively seeks opportunities for staff to participate in these activities on the unit/department/system.
WSH Nursing Philosophy
The mission of WellSpan Health, "Working as one to improve health through exceptional care for all, lifelong well-ness, and healthy communities" provides the guiding path for the Department of Nursing. WSH nurses "work as one" across diverse nursing environments to support care for all, including patients, family, self, and colleagues.
WellSpan Health (WSH) nurses provide a healing environment while delivering compassionate, holistic patient and family centered care. WSH nurses are committed to nursing excellence and providing safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable care in the best interest of the patient.
Evidence-based practice is the foundation of clinical and administrative decision-making leading to empirical outcomes-driven care. When evidence is not available to inform practice, WSH nurses con-tribute to the advancement of the science of Nursing by conducting research.
WSH nurses are innovators and embrace the use of advanced technology to provide exemplary patient care. WSH nurses practice to the full extent of their education and scope of practice and in accordance to professional and regulatory standards.
Transformational nurse leaders at WSH develop caring relationships through interpersonal encounters, demonstrating a strong commitment to teamwork in the pursuit of high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. Continuous performance improvement is embedded in daily practice. WSH nurse leaders employ an open communication style and utilize just culture in their decision-making, acting as vision-ary change agents and progressive catalysts for healthcare reform.
WSH supports nurses by creating intentional and individualized professional journeys focused on life-long learning and continuous professional development that promotes the provision of exemplary nursing care. A shared decision-making governance structure promotes involvement of direct care nurses within a collaborative interprofessional environment.
Nursing care is delivered in an age-appropriate and culturally sensitive manner, individualized according to the needs of the patient. WSH nurses strive to know and respect each of our patients as a person with unique needs and care for our community in a variety of settings from ambulatory to inpatient and on a continuum of health that spans from illness to wellness.
RN license in Pennsylvania
BSN required; Master's preferred
Must be a WellSpan employee for consideration
Must have a background in Women and Children services
Must have at least 5 years of experience as a RN
Prefer previous experience in an educator role
Wellspan Health System