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The Transplant Nurse Education Coordinator is a Registered Professional Nurse who is accountable for formal and informal staff education, including general program orientation. The Transplant Nurse Education Coordinator reflects the mission, vision, and values of Northwestern Memorial, adheres to the ANA Scope and Standards of Professional Nursing and the Code of Ethics.
Integrates theoretical knowledge, best available evidence and clinical expertise in nursing practice into educational experiences. Serves as a role model for Patients First philosophy. Facilitates formal and informal education of the staff, including nurses, Transplant Nurse Coordinators (TNC), Social Workers, Dieticians, and support staff.
Coordinates and facilitates program specific orientation in conjunction with the NM Academy, peers, managers, medical faculty, and the Department of Professional Development. Develops and evaluates initial orientation and training programs to establish initial competencies.Develops, evaluates and facilitates annual competency assessment. Maintains standards of practice relevant to specific clinical setting.
Collaborates with relevant manager on development plans for individual staff. Identifies needs of staff and develops education strategies in conjunction with manager. Integrates best available evidence into education programs.
Maintains competency in each area of transplant program through providing direct patient as needed and through the role as clinical instructor during orientation of new team members. Participates in unit/departmental/divisional or hospital committees/task forces as approved by director. Remains clinically proficient within transplantation.
EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. VEVRAA Federal Contractor. AA/EOE
Required: BSN with a minimum of four years related clinical experience.
Current license as a Registered Nurse State of Illinois Professional Nurse or eligible in Illinois, certification in transplantation nursing, coordination or related specialty (e.g. CNN). Desired: MSN.