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Education - Women's & Newborn Clinical Nurse Educator

Company: Community Medical Center
Location: Frenchtown
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

This is a full time (0.6 - 0.8 Status), day shift Women's & Newborn Clinical Nurse Educator position in the Education department.
The Clinical Nurse Educator (Focus: Perioperative Services) is a competent professional nurse who possesses advanced knowledge, skills and abilities in the teaching-learning process. Under the supervision of the Senior Director, Nursing Operations and in collaboration with the Chief Nursing Officer and applicable Department Directors, the Clinical Nurse Educator designs, organizes, implements, and evaluates generalized, as well as focused adult learning activities and programs that facilitate the professional growth, skill development, and competency of direct clinical nursing care providers in arenas providing women's/newborns care. The role includes responsibilities for this functional area of patient care services and that of a resource person, consultant, collaborator, facilitator-instructor, role model, and evaluator. This individual assists in communication of organizational and division-level vision and goals, educates a team of skilled staff, and ensures cost effective and efficient use of allocated resources for optimum outcomes.
The Clinical Nurse Educator is accountable for compliance with the Montana Nurse Practice Act, Nursing Code of Ethics, and all other applicable regulatory standards.

  • Meets with leaders of applicable departments on a regular basis to discuss staff educational and development needs for designated areas. Performs needs assessments, gap analyses, planning, implementation, and evaluation of learning activities. Participates in designated departments' briefs, huddles, and debriefs as applicable and appropriate.
  • Assesses, plans, coordinates, develops, and evaluates appropriate competency-based orientation and continuing education programs that will enhance the knowledge base and skill levels of orientees and experienced clinical care providers in the adult women's/newborns care practice areas. Rounds in departments to ensure education outcomes are achieved.
  • Maintains clinical expertise through hands-on, in-unit demonstrations of skills and competencies and maintaining knowledge currency of women/newborns evidence-based practice. Meets the job requirements of the Clinical Practice RN. -
  • Maintains a mechanism for staff members on all shifts to solicit assistance for problem solving patient care issues through in-house resources, on-line learning and nurse practice resources, and other appropriate mechanisms of communications.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communications and rapport with Medical Staff members in a manner that is receptive to their needs and concerns, thus providing for collaborative working relationships, especially as pertains to staff development. Encourages and seeks out the assistance of the Medical Staff in participating with educational endeavors for staff members.
  • As a Clinical Education center-assigned staff member, manages allocated programs of responsibility in the most efficient and effective manner. Serves as a clinical education representative and subject matter expert on hospital committees as assigned. Reviews and informs policies and procedures as assigned.
  • Actively participates in continuing education. Participates in required certifications (ie. BLS) applicable to women's/newborns care nursing. Demonstrates high level computer skills for research, utilizes the learning management system, and maintains proficiency of the electronic medical record. Assists the Senior Clinical Educator and Senior Director in maintaining currency of department-level policies.
  • Maintains membership in appropriate/applicable professional organizations as well as networks with peers to keep abreast of the current professional practice and quality-driven environment as it affects clinicians and the Medical Center.
  • Utilizes quality data to identify and define concerns/problems and develops appropriate in-services or continuing education programs to address. Collaborates with IT and Quality professionals to assure nursing documentation systems lend to evidence-based best practices.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, complies with the policies and procedures of the Medical Center and the Division of Nursing, and demonstrates a commitment to the key values and philosophy of the hospital.
  • Promotes evidence-based nursing practice, which is grounded in the organization's nursing philosophy, involves the patient and caregivers/significant others with respect to their values, cultural differences, preferences and expressed needs.

    The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
    Minimum Required:

    • Bachelor's Degree in nursing required.
    • RN Licensed to practice in the State of Montana.
    • BLS and NRP required.
    • Persons not meeting the requirements will be evaluated for eligibility on an individual basis.

      Preferred / Desired: - -

      • Master's degree in nursing or Education preferred.
      • NCC Clinical specialty certification preferred, if not in possession at time of hire, must acquire within 3 years of hire.
      • ANCC Nursing Professional Development certification preferred, if not in possession at time of hire, must acquire within 3 years of hire.

        Weekend Requirements: None.
        CMC is located on a 45-acre campus in Missoula, Montana. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana, between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks. Our diverse community serves as western Montana's hub for education and healthcare and offers the perfect blend of four-season outdoor recreation, small town charm and big city amenities.
        COVID-19 Update: -Community Medical Center is hiring top talent but we also have a mission of Making Communities Healthier, which means keeping our community safe and to reduce the risk of exposure. We have modified our conditions of employment to include COVID-19 vaccination unless a documented medical or religious exemption is approved.
        Employees may meet this requirement by providing proof of having been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with any of the three COVID-19 vaccines (manufactured by Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson). -Employees are considered fully vaccinated if they are at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen.
        This position is subject to Drug and Alcohol Testing according to MT Law -39-2-205-39-2-211.

Keywords: Community Medical Center, Missoula , Education - Women's & Newborn Clinical Nurse Educator, Other , Frenchtown, Montana

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