University Health Care System Clinical Nursing Educator (Women's Services) in Augusta, Georgia
The CNE is a self-directed individual whose primary function is that of the expert practitioner, and who functions in essential educator, consultant, researcher, and leader role components.
The CNE is responsible and accountable for the development and application of standards and research to enhance the quality of care to the patient and family populations of different age groups (e.g. the Pediatric/WBN CNE serves newborns, children, adolescents, and the parents; an Adult CNE serves adult and geriatric populations). As an advanced practitioner, the CNE is essential for managing complex patient care, ensuring cost effective nursing practice, and demonstrating effective decision making for matching demands and resources to resolve clinical, professional, and system issues.
The Clinical Nurse Educator reports to the Director of his/her specialty area. Accountability will be measured by performance standards, goal achievement and/or quality improvement activities and will be summarized in performance evaluation and counseling.
The provision of nursing care will be provided in an environment that embraces maximum participation by the staff nurses, the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and the ANA Practice Standards. Embraces shared governance nursing organizational principals by serving on and allowing staff to serve on nursing councils as participant or leader so that outcome, goals and objectives of nursing are achieved.
Demonstrates population-specific competencies (e.g. age-specific, cultural sensitivity, patient-centered communication) in performance of role.
EducationGraduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.Masters in Nursing in related area.
Licensure/CertificationCurrent licensure in state of Georgia.BCLS required.BCLS Instructor required within one year of hire.Specialty Area Instructor (e.g. ACLS, NPR, PALS) as per requirement in specialty area.Certification in specialty area is preferred.
ExperienceMinimum of three years of nursing experience, with one year in the area of clinical specialty.
Knowledge, skills, abilitiesDemonstrates unusually high enthusiasm, initiative, patience, and positive thinking. Possesses personal qualities and professional techniques enabling incumbent to stimulate the interest of learners, motivate them to constructive action and incorporate knowledge and skills.
Demonstrated competence in the 5 sub-roles of the clinical specialist: 1) Practitioner; 2) Educator; 3) Consultant; 4) Researcher; 5) Leader
Demonstrated ability to apply nursing theories and trends (related to the age of patient population served) appropriately in clinical setting.
Demonstrated ability to work under stress and deal effectively with stress.
Demonstrated ability to tolerate the role ambiguity that comes with filling a role which is complex, and supportive in nature.
Demonstrates ethical decision-making and patient advocacy.
Independent and self-motivated.
Demonstrated understanding of organizational behavior especially as it relates to the clinical specialists role.
Capable of providing direct patient care in a clinical setting for up to eight continuous hours.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and manage complex interpersonal relationships.
Follows all University Hospital Policies and Patient Care Practice Guidelines.
Standing for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours)
Walking for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours) to include moving about the work area, hospital and/or campus as needed
Sitting for extended periods (8 to 12 hours)
Must be able to bend, stoop and reach/lift above your head
Sight: must be able to read documentation in a variety of formats such as items in print or electronically. For Health Care Providers (HCP) must be able to visualize patient condition and see data displayed on monitoring devices, etc.
Auditory: must be able to hear in order to clearly communicate with others and use communication devices such as telephones, must be able to hear patients, alarms, call bells, etc.
Tactile: must have ability to handle equipment and/or devices related to job duties, enter documentation within computer system. For HCP must be able to feel for pulses, skin temperature, and other patient conditions
Olfactory: HCP need to be able to smell disease-specific smells
HCP should not manually lift (including transfer, reposition, or move) patients who weigh greater than 35 pounds. The appropriate safe patient handling device will be used, except in emergency situations (life or death situations where delay in obtaining and using the safe patient handling equipment may be detrimental to the patient). Refer to Policy/Procedure G-89
Proper body mechanics will be used when moving or lifting any equipment or supplies
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Department6241 - Women Center Admin
Shift8:00 am - 5:00 pm