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RN Clinical Educator - Clinical Education - FT Days

Posted on Aug 13, 2019 by CHI St. Vincent

Little Rock, AR 72204
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80

JOB SUMMARY: In accordance with our mission and core values of reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence, this position is established to serve as a consultant/resource professional by providing staff development expertise as an educator, facilitator, change agent, leader and researcher. The Clinical Educator supports the development of the direct-care nurse and fosters nursing excellence through new knowledge and the delivery of evidence based practice. Facilitation of the educational process includes assessment, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of competency assessment, continuing education and leadership development. The Clinical Nurse Educator also serves as a role model for professional behavior. Teamwork is a vital component of patient care; therefore, incumbents will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to same through effective collaborative efforts.


Education: BSN required, MSN preferred.

Licensure/Certification: Current unencumbered RN licensure to practice in the State of Arkansas; ACLS, BCLS and/or PALS certified as appropriate.
Must sit for professional certification within one year of entering the position. Must have obtained professional certification within two years.
Experience: Minimum 3-5 years of clinical experience.

Skills: Must demonstrate competence in all required skills. Able to deal effectively with patient care partners, patients, family members and physicians. Must demonstrate excellent written/oral communication skills, organizational skills and time management skills. Must demonstrate effectiveness in applicable computer skills i.e. Word, Excel, PPT.

Assesses educational needs through a variety of methods both formal and informal for clinical staff and/or community education. Conducts evaluations of all projects and education for desired outcomes and revises future work goals, methods and processes to support evidence-based practice and quality care. Ensures educational activities are congruent with SVHS nursing strategies, goals, values and vision.
Annually conducts educational needs assessment using a variety of methods.
Evaluates educational projects based on system needs and agreed upon outcome criteria and reports outcomes to the Nursing Executive Operations Council (NEOC).


Develops curriculum and action plans to meet identified needs of clinical staff and/or community.
Defines and incorporates all important information in action plans to meet identified needs.
Assures plan is designed to meet needs of target audience.
Utilizes eClinical Reference Solutions for information to develop innovative and successful programs. Draws on practice standards, evidence-based literature and research to develop material for eCRS when necessary.
Communicates action plans promptly and professionally to target audience.
Works collaboratively with peers, Nursing Leadership, Human Resources, Quality and Risk Management to identify needs and plan programs that enhance the competencies of patient care staff.
Develops, facilitates and evaluates orientation program for nursing services annually, and as needed to meet all requirements of federal, state and local regulatory agencies.

Utilizes effective intervention techniques and project management tools to successfully access, plan, contract, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Implements action plans which maximize resources to achieve outcomes.
Participates in development of standards of practice, policies, procedures and programs to enhance quality of patient care, including performance improvement plans.
Supports and promotes well-designed research and bases clinical education on such research.
Demonstrates and maintains expertise as a nurse educator as evidenced by successful course evaluations.

Facilitates goal achievement and group dynamics in inter/intradepartmental and system wide projects.
Models productive team member behavior in all activities.
Uses key learning and group process principles
Provides and elicits feedback keeping feedback concise and focused.
Effectively manages groups of individuals (co-workers, activity participants).
Takes an active role in leading and participating in committees and/or groups
Participates collaboratively with other educators throughout facility (system) for mutual support, effective and efficient planning and teamwork.
Facilitates development of leadership, critical thinking and decision-making skills.
Facilitates the development of new team member skills for successful balancing of needed skills among team.

Collects data related to educational offerings and departmental tracking measures.
Summarize, analyze and evaluate data to improve future courses and provide feedback to instructors.
Manage and coordinate educational offerings in electronic learning management system (LEARN).
Reports departmental tracking measures to identified parties (i.e. NEOC, department head, etc.) appropriately.
Serves as resource in the development and provision of education related to electronic medical record documentation.

Collaborates with other health professionals to develop/facilitate evidence-based, efficient and cost effective care.
Consults with team members regarding appropriate nursing interventions for selected patient populations.
Serves as resource person to health team members.
Promotes the use of nursing process in the care of patients and families.
Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That s what you ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we ll create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your career at Catholic Health Initiatives!

Job Responsibilities
As a Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for delivering the highest quality patient care according to the specific orders of each patient s individual physician. This will involve, utilizing your knowledge and skills to educate patients and their families on prevention and healthy habits.

Additional responsibilities for this health care role include:
  • Monitoring patients conditions and assessing their needs
  • Collaborating with physicians and nurses to devise individualized care plans for patients
  • Administering patients medications and providing treatments according to physicians orders
  • Fostering a supportive and compassionate environment to care for patients and their families

Job Requirements
We are looking for a responsible and compassionate Registered Nurse with top-notch clinical skills, a caring attitude, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. It is also important to display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to effectively educate patients and their families on the in-home healthcare process.

Additional requirements for this role include:
  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license that allows you to practice in our state
  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program
  • Experience as a Registered Nurse preferred
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required
  • Specialty certification (ex: CCRN, CNOR, CEN) preferred
  • Additional certification or licensure may be required for some specialty areas

Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our faith-based health system.
Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 2019-R
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Market: CHI St. Vincent

Associated topics: bsn, ccu, coronary, hospice, intensive care, mhb, nurse clinical, recovery, registed, registered nurse
Associated topics: bsn, ccu, coronary, hospice, intensive care, mhb, nurse clinical, recovery, registed, registered nurse

Reference: 744686571