Catholic Health Initiatives RN Clinical Educator (CRN) -3N Pediatrics- FT .9 (Varied) in DES MOINES, Iowa
RN Clinical Educator (CRN) -3N Pediatrics- FT .9 (Varied)
GENERAL SUMMARY :
The RN-Educator Clinical is an RN who
provides unit-based leadership to the department through specialized educational
programming and mentorship. The RN
Educator is an expert practice nurse and serves as a professional role model to
others for patients of diverse ages. Acts
as a change agent, supporting evidence-based practice and research.
Essential components include conducting needs
assessments, objective development, orientation planning, competency validation
of skills, maintaining a current educational program for staff that includes
emergent knowledge and skill mastery, safe clinical practice, and adherence to
the American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Practice. Engages nurses in lifelong learning to
develop and maintain their competencies, advance their professional nursing
practice, and facilitate their achievement of academic and practice career
Current knowledge of established standards
and processes (quality management), requirements by accrediting and regulatory
agencies, and effective educational strategies in mentoring and coaching for
effective personalized patient-centered, family-focused outcomes is
independently with limited direct supervision using the Nurse Practice Act,
Mercy Medical Center policies, nursing standards, and professional judgment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
- Develops educational plans and
learning resources. Provides
orientation/education for staff, students, and community organizations as
requested and in accordance with adult learning principles.
- Assess learning needs, competencies,
strengths, and opportunities to improve critical thinking, interpersonal, and
- Provide frequent feedback in order to
build knowledge and levels of competency in clinical practice
- Facilitate evidence-based practice by
bringing nursing research to the point of care.
- Advise, collaborate, translate,
integrate, and evaluate research that is in the literature and/or in progress
within the organization through practice, education, and reflective discussion
- Provides nursing care to patients;
includes assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating the patient's care
plan in coordination with the physician.
- Observes and evaluates healthcare
members (i.e. Licensed Practical Nurses, Patient Care Technicians, etc.) with
- Utilizes hospital information systems
to process orders/data and retrieve patient information.
- Maintains knowledge of equipment
set-up, maintenance and use (i.e., IV pumps, monitoring equipment, drainage
- Initiates emergency support measures
(i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS :
- Assists with patient care
duties/tasks (i.e., emptying drainage devices, ambulating, and hygiene) while
practicing safe patient handling techniques.
- Assists with clerical duties (i.e.,
maintenance of chart, patient record, answering phones and call lights).
- Maintains patient care supplies,
equipment, and environment.
- Effectively assumes job
responsibilities of ancillary support during absence.
The above statements reflect the general details considered
necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified but
should not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may
be needed to perform the duties of this position. Must have ability to maintain skills and
perform tasks required for the position as outlined in the list of department
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :
- Possession of a current
or compact state license as a registered nurse issued/defined by the State of
- Bachelor degree in
nursing or actively in pursuit of BSN degree (accepted into a BSN Program
and/or currently enrolled) required. Expected to take at least six credits per
year at Unit Director’s discretion for exception. Master’s degree in nursing is preferred.
- Minimum of three years Registered Nurse
- Minimum of three years current experience in the area of
- Proof of
completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served
within three (3) months of hire.
- Basic Life
Support (BLS) certified within six (6) weeks of hire. The acceptable credentialing body is the American
Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
Daily Schedule Varied
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80
Weekends Required Occasional
Req ID: 2018-R0166726
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.