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We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Nurse Educator focused on Utilization Review to join our Case Management team at Rush University Medical Center!
The Nurse Educator provides and coordinates education for the Utilization Management staff. The Nurse Educator promotes development of nursing staff, and clinical practice. The Nurse Educator serves as a role model for other clinical nursing staff and coordinates the role for new employees with a preceptor program. The Nurse Educator will provide oversight on competency for new employees and annual training for all staff. The Nurse Educator exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Leads process improvement teams targeting Utilization Management practice and innovation using evidenced based practice and research findings.
Develops effective strategies for changing clinician and team behavior to encourage adoption of evidence based practices.
Collaborates with UM leadership in the design, implementation and evaluation of process improvement initiatives at the unit, department and division level.
Establishes constructive and strategic partnerships with peers, professional nurses, the University, other disciplines and departments to achieve positive clinical and service outcomes.
Uses leadership, team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills to build partnerships within and across units.
Promotes the development of critical thinking skills of all unit personnel through appreciative inquiry.
Critically reviews cases and events to determine the root causes and develop action plans for improvement
Collaborates with UM Manager to promote a culture of safety and accountability.
Utilizes clinical information systems to promote safety, quality and cost effective care. (UD)
Trains new UM staff on national clinical criteria guidelines.
Implements onboarding and training of both clinical and clerical staff
Strategically plans for ongoing education to acquire new knowledge and skills, including interrater reliability testing for clinical staff
Completes annual competency assessments for all staff.
Leads UM nursing staff in the development of practice innovations.
Assumes a leadership role in analytical problem solving of both clinical and system wide issues.
Assists staff nurses in their professional growth.
Demonstrates accountability for own professional practice, including progress toward achievement of annual goals.
Provides and invites ongoing performance feedback based on quality audits to peers, staff and other disciplines to achieve positive clinical and service outcomes.
Contributes to the development of policies, procedure, protocols, and patient and staff educational materials.
Participates in case management activities as negotiated with unit leadership
Establishes procedures and processes to ensure clinical excellence.
Promotes continuity of care by working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure required
Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing is required; Master's degree preferred.
Minimum 2 years' experience and advanced knowledge in a specialized area of clinical nursing.
National Certification achieved within 12 months of hire.
Demonstrates advanced of analytical ability and problem solving skills.
Ability to use electronic business programs and technology.
Demonstrates the ability to work in complex organizational systems or programs.
Communication skill is required in order to lead, teach and persuade others.
Able to interact effectively with others in difficult situations that encompass organizational and departmental issues.
Work requires the ability to walk throughout the Medical Center and to be standing or walking most of the designated shift.
The ability to check documents for errors, use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data, and closely examine specimen, images or reports is required.
Rush's new 14-story hospital is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, an ongoing effort to build new facilities, renovate existing buildings and adopt new technology.
As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.
Rush University Medical Center is a four time Magnet facility located in Chicago, IL www.rush.edu
Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital with 676 licensed beds. #LI-SK1
Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
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