Develops and provides orientation, staff development and continuing education for all levels of nursing and related departments.
1.Formulates and implements orientation program.
Assesses new nurses and plans an orientation program based on the level and scope of each individual's learning needs.
Plans orient's assignments to provide experience and competence in delivery of care.
Evaluates performance of orientee and shares progress with orientee, Nurse Manager, and staff members assisting with orientation.
Collaborates with Nurse Manager to identify preceptors for orientee.
Maintains documentation of orientee's progress.
2.Provides staff development.
Coordinates needs assessments with nursing leadership to plan staff development.
Participates in appropriate clinical service meetings and shares information regarding present programs, plans and future offerings.
Provides guidance and remediation to nurses participating in staff development.
Provides all mandated in-service programs for all tours of duty.
Orients staff to new equipment and procedures.
Guides staff in providing patient teaching.
3.Functions effectively within organizational structure.
Communicates activities affecting orientation, staff development and continuing education with nursing management and clinical services.
Actively participates in all aspects of unit and service management meetings.
Demonstrates flexible hours to meet education needs of staff as needed.
Collaborates with nursing leadership to ensure continuing education/competency assessments/required certifications are up to date.
Makes frequent rounds to assess staff education needs and provide intervention as necessary.
Organizes and carries out special projects as assigned.
4.Performs related duties, as required.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, required. Master's Degree, preferred.
Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.
Minimum of four (4) years clinical nursing experience including three (3) years of demonstrated leadership and teaching skills in Nursing; or satisfactory combination of education and experience.