Assumes accountability for the assessment of educational needs and develops, implements, evaluates and revises educational programs in area of expertise. Works in collaboration with Clinical Nurse Specialists and management team to create competency-based programs, mentorship, and life-long learning opportunities for staff.
Facilitates orientation of new staff to clinical setting, serving as mentor to preceptors and staff. Provides input into the development and implementation of unit, department and divisional goals. Participates in the monitoring, maintenance and review of nursing practice in area of expertise.
Communicates, collaborates, networks with and acts as a consultant to other members of the health care team regarding education curricula design and evaluation. Participates in quality/process improvement activities and utilizes research and evidence to advance the level of education provided. Evaluates, trials and poses critical questions related to the evaluation and use of current products / technology in the clinical setting, as appropriate to setting.
Facilitates and supports the change process. Participates in Palomar Health committees and councils as member, leader or consultant as appropriate to expertise. Speak and read English at a level that is sufficient to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position.
Knowledge of standard office equipment (i.e., calculator, fax, photocopier) and personal computer and computer software skills (i.e., MS Windows, Excel, Access, Word, Powerpoint, internet, e-mail). Windows computer skills including proficient use of keyboarding, use of mouse or keys for functions such as selecting items, use of drop down menus, scroll bars, opening folders, copying and similar operations required upon employment or within the 1st two weeks of employment to perform the essential functions of the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Follows Palomar Health rules, policies, procedures, applicable laws and standards. Carries out the mission, vision, and quality commitment of Palomar Health.