POSITION INFORMATION: The Nurse Educator oversees healthcare educational activities in the Stephenson Cancer Center's clinical settings which include issues related to clinical best practices, policies and procedures, infection control, prevention, skills maintenance, OU Medicine EXCEL, and the AAAHC Standards requirements. This person will implement, develop, and deliver educational programs.
SUMMARY: The overall goal for the Nurse Educator is to improve the knowledge and clinical skills of nurses and other clinical staff which enable them to provide the highest quality patient care in a safe clinical environment. Performs job under minimum supervision, functions as a role model, facilitator, educator, leader, and consultant to staff and management personnel. Consults with Clinic Managers and the Senior Clinic Administrator, as well as the Director of Nursing and Cancer Center leadership to develop relevant and quality training that supports staff development in the clinical setting. Able to demonstrate the ability to handle multiple conflicting education and training demands.
Provides Education. Provides specialized initial and subsequent nursing education related to clinic standards for patient and employee safety, infection control, triage, and other programs as identified. Responsible for Clinical Orientation: conducting, managing, developing curriculum, tracking attendance, follow-up training or instruction. Oversees all online clinical based education.
CPR training. Manages the CPR programs. Coordinates, trains, and tracks staff in CPR with AED for Healthcare Providers.
Program and Curriculum Development. Creates or assists with development of educational programs for staff with various levels of ability. Utilizes various methodologies and the nursing process in identifying, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing education activities. Takes into consideration the needs and values of the clinics, organization's mission, vision, goals, and resources, and the OU Medicine EXCEL standards of Behavior when planning/developing nursing education activities.
Program Evaluation. Provides ongoing evaluation of the educational programs and activities to ensure that they maintain and enhance professional development that promotes the delivery of high quality health care.
Collaboration. Collaborates with subject matter experts and content experts to develop activities to facilitate learners' achievement of educational objectives.
Evidence-Based Research. Uses evidence-based research to identify strategies for improving clinical professional development and the patient experience. Demonstrates importance of lifelong learning and continuing nursing education as essential for the provision of current, safe, and quality nursing care.
Professional competency. Assists clinics with employee competency skills checking and training. Maintains own clinical competence in their area of expertise.
Performance Improvement. Participates in performance improvement activities; quality improvement and patient safety activities; assists in maintaining compliance with AAAHC accreditation and other internal and external regulatory standards including the code of conduct.
Training Preparation. Develops and compiles training manuals and other training aids. Obtains necessary training equipment including training films, visual aids, etc.
Record Maintenance. Maintains documentation of training activities, participants, and training program effectiveness.
As Needed. Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
Experience: 12 months professional nursing (RN) experience in healthcare specialty
Certifications/Licenses: Oklahoma Registered Nurse Certification, Basic Life Support certification
Demonstrates proficiency in computer word processing and presentation software.
Displays ongoing competence in area of expertise.
Demonstrated ability in training and educating clinical users.
Must be able to lift/carry 10 to 35 pounds
3 5 years of clinical experience as a staff nurse
MSN or M.Ed. preferred
Experience with Adult and Children clinics
Previous experience in delivering educational activities related to the scope of nursing practice.
Experience in curriculum development and principles of teaching.
The University Of Oklahoma