Under the general direction of the director of clinical practice, education and development, the nurse educator provides assessment of the educational and training needs of the Medical Assistants, Licensed Vocational Nurses, and Registered Nurses. She/he implements and evaluates courses to ensure and maintain the continuing professional competence of medical assistants and nursing staff based on Scopes of Practice. She/he develops, implements, and evaluates clinical orientation. She/he develops, implements, and evaluates courses and learning sessions for non-clinical members of the care team as requested and/or needed. She/he utilizes the nursing process and principles of adult learning in all aspects of educational activities.
Assess the clinical competency of MAs, LVNs, and RNs. Develop, implement, and evaluate on-going clinical competency program. Conduct competency training sessions and classes.
Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the New-Hire Preceptor Program. Assist department supervisors/managers in identification of potential preceptors. Facilitate Preceptor Workshops. Revise program as needed based on feedback and analysis of annual New-Hire Preceptor Program evaluation and annual educational needs assessment. Supports existing preceptors as needed and/or requested.
Implement and evaluate Clinical Orientation. Support newly hired clinical staff as needed and/or requested.
Current California RN license required
Valid American Heart Association BLS/CPR certificate required
Valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required
Experience in curriculum development and teaching/learning methods preferred
BSN required but a Master's level of preparation in nursing, adult education, or other related field strongly preferred
Experience in curriculum development and teaching/learning methods preferred.
Experience in the role of educator, teacher and preceptor in the clinical arena required
Two (2) years of recent experience in clinical education in a school of nursing or health care setting preferred