The Core Nurse Educator assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the educational activities and programs for nursing services staff within the VAPAHCS. Core Educators support nursing Medical/Surgical units, as well as, other nursing specialties units and programs such as Falls and Safe Patient Handling & Mobility, Student Affiliation, Scholarship. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Works collaboratively consulting with management to assess, develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs for staff, maintain and enhance clinical competence, and manage ongoing education and competency programs. Serves as a role model and clinical leader to nursing staff for clinical excellence, research, and best practices. Collaborates and consults with multidisciplinary teams in planning, directing, and implementing a patient-centered environment. Systematically evaluates and facilitates change in clinical practice/standards of care. Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating educational activities. Ability to convey information to staff at various levels from novice to expert. Demonstrates familiarity with established policies and procedures and administration of the unit in accordance with the Joint Commission, other regulatory agencies, and VA policy. Ability to articulate and interpret organizational policies and procedures to the health care team. Functions as one of the key people in the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to the standards. Promotes evidence based clinical practice and assist staff and leadership with Quality Management and Performance Improvement programs, including evidence-based and research projects. Takes initiative and utilizes innovative and creative approaches for changing practice based on performance improvement findings and evidence-based practice. Demonstrates leadership in providing clinical expertise in selecting/supporting new equipment/monitoring devices used within the facility. Provides training and education on all new equipment. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm NOTE: Shifts may vary depending on patient care needs. Travel: Will be determined based on the needs of the program. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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