University of Utah Health Procedural Area Nurse Educator in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview:

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position has responsibility for the development and administration of population specific education for staff. The Nurse Educator coordinates, facilitates and/or teaches unit/specialty classes and is responsible to maintain unit education records and oversee staff education files. The nurse educator also acts as a catalyst for change and adapts to change in a positive and professional manner. The Nurse Educator understands and promotes University Health Care Mission, Vision, Values, and Initiatives. They exemplify and role model the Exceptional Patient Experience culture.

This position may require the provision of direct patient care including access and administration of medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and administers clinical nursing orientation for defined areas and provides ongoing support as a mentor for existing and newly hired staff.

  • Evaluates effectiveness of education programs and develops new education as appropriate to meet the needs of the department and staff.

  • Provides nursing and technical staff with support in their role as patient and family educators.

  • May function as staff nurse in the labs as patient care needs necessitate.

  • Responsible for performing all of the essential functions of the Procedural Nurse (Job Code 7621).

  • Maintains strong clinical presence on the unit(s) and clinical competence by working side by side with new staff, preceptors, charge nurses and existing staff to provide patient care.

  • Takes an active role as the lead preceptor for the unit by assigning staff to preceptor roles or directly precepting new staff. Assesses knowledge, skills, and competency of new staff and provides support for unit preceptors. Guides and directs staff preceptors by developing and monitoring training, timelines, goals and expectations for new staff.

  • Assesses ongoing needs of staff. Based on needs, develops and maintains unit clinical competencies, skills and knowledge in collaboration with unit leadership and Clinical Staff Education.

  • Maintains accurate and timely education records.

  • Maintains and models clinical and professional expertise by being conversant with current literature and practice. Develops productive and collegial relationships with other clinicians, educators, quality and leadership.

  • Participates in Clinical Education Committee including facilitating and communicating education information to defined areas of responsibility.

  • Works with Nursing Education to coordinate assignment of nursing students to the procedural area. Works directly with students during their rotations.

  • May be available on a rotational call schedule for procedures after normal hours. Participates in on call assignments during non-business hours such as weekends, holidays and after hours.

  • Collaborates with CNC and or unit management team in performing leadership and operational responsibilities.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated clinical competence in defined areas and department standards.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to speak effectively before groups and/or teach classes.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in relevant software applications.

  • Ability to teach and support the instruction of the organization’s electronic medical records and other clinical computer programs.

  • Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.

Qualifications:

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or equivalency.

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 30 days of hire under the interstate compact.

  • ACLS card or obtain one within six months of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred):

Preferred

  • RCIS or RCES Certification.

  • Master’s degree in nursing, education, or related field.

  • Trainer certification or equivalency preferred at hire or obtain within one year of hire.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

Requisition Number 25581

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 0700-1930 / Weekend Call

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Patient Care? Yes

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department UUH ANC 14A CARDIAC CATH LAB

Category Cardiology

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.