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RN Educator - Medical/Surgical

Company: CARLE
Location: Normal
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Job Description:

The RN Educator coordinates the planning, development, and implementation of education for the Unit. Will provide bedside education to the unit nurse, ensuring competency through both monthly skill validation and frequent monitoring of all staff. Will serve as the education and quality resource for all nursing practice issues and as the orientation resource for all new employees in the unit. Will oversee policy, procedure and standard development and revision through evidence based practice changes. Additionally, will perform routine audits to ensure education needs are being addressed for staff.

  • Plan and coordinate unit educational presentations/activities in relation to management of Observation status patients, Expanded Care infusion medicine and Med/Surg patient management.
  • Provide opportunities for less experienced nursing staff to grow and develop their unit specific skills.
  • Develop, maintain, and monitor staff competencies and keep records for annual review. Report any non-compliance of staff competencies to manager at the beginning of each month.
  • Utilize information technology to obtain evidence-based practices and the latest research to provide current best practice information to care providers on the unit. Ensure that the unit policy/procedure/standards reflect EBP and are practiced consistently.
  • Develop and plan a unit based competency fair once a year for additional staff education and continued process improvement.
  • Assess the educational needs of the staff and patients (inpatient and outpatient) in regards to Observation status, Med/Surg and Expanded Care infusion medicine.
  • Present educational materials at all staff meetings specific to patient populatin served.
  • Assist in educating patients regarding treatment plans and prescribed medications.

Keywords: CARLE, Normal , RN Educator - Medical/Surgical, Other , Normal, Illinois

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