St. Joseph Medical Center
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Nurse Educator of Perioperative Services
at St. Joseph Medical Center
Steward Health Care operates 35 community hospitals across nine states and the country of Malta serving over 800 communities, with more than 42,000 employees.
Our primary care doctors and specialists prioritize preventive care and put the patient first. They work as a collaborative team to manage chronic health issues, so patients spend less time in the hospital and more time with their loved ones leading healthy, active lives. Steward’s award-winning care regularly achieves the highest ratings for quality and safety.
With a passionate focus on high-quality care, innovative services, and community commitment—a mission to keep patients healthy and out of the hospital—Steward is not only transforming health care in the cities and towns where it operates but is also building a new industry model for the rest of the country.
To provide education and training to the Perioperative staff.
- Collects pertinent information related to potential education needs of the Patient Care staff.
- Analyzes the assessment data to determine the target audience and the learner needs.
- Validates identified needs with the needs and goals of the organization and the professional practice councils.
- Identifies the general purpose and education objectives for each learning activity.
- Identifies and collaborates with content experts to develop activities. Individualizes learning activity content to the target audience (e.g. basic education, experience, and preferred method of learning), the resources available, and the domains of learning to facilitate learner’s achievement of the education objectives.
- Uses available evidence, including research data, in the education process.
- Ensures that the planned educational activities implemented are consistent with the general purpose, objectives and content outline.
- Defines criteria for successful completion and verification of participation for each education activity. Education activities are varied, interactive and designed to facilitate the adult learning process. Summaries of evaluation responses, participant and presenter feedback, self-reported achievement, and retrospective and concurrent data collection activities and reports are shared with appropriate persons and councils and are used to plan or revise future activities.
- Effectively administers the human resources, facilities, materials, equipment and technologies used for education purposes.
- Demonstrates expertise in clinical area of specialization with in depth understanding of current scientific concepts, professional practice standards, and relevant statutes and regulations.
- Maintains continuing competency through self- evaluation, participating in ongoing education activities related to practice knowledge and professional issues, and seeking of experiences that reflect current theories and methods of teaching, learning, and delivery.
- Practices in A manner that is sensitive to cultural diversity.
- Conducts and coordinates annual competency assessment activities for assigned areas.
- Formulates recommendations to improve nursing practice or outcomes.
- Assists in the design of methods to modify or eliminate barriers to effective nursing care.
- Assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of guidelines and procedures for nursing practice.
- Conducts assessments, validates competency of new Patient Care Employees related to technical skills, critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and other related job skills. Provides leadership by serving in the roles of educator, facilitator, change agent and consultant to promote the professional growth of peers and other staff.
- Serves as a role model in support of clinical care, nursing process, patient assessment, and continuum of care issues.
- Participates in intra- and interdisciplinary teams that evaluate professional development. Provides guidance, resources, and knowledge for professional growth of others.
Education / Experience / Other Requirements
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an approved/accredited School of Nursing required
- Master’s Degree in Nursing or related field preferred
- Current Texas RN Nursing License
- Certification in area of nursing specialty preferred
- Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification required
Years of Experience:
- 5 years of recent clinical nurse experience on an acute care inpatient hospital unit
- 2 years of experience with program development, group presentations, and project management
- Comprehensive knowledge of nursing procedures, processes, and acute care organizations
- Technical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills relevant to area to effectively communicate with physicians, health team members, patients and families
- Ability to prioritize work with minimal supervision, to independently carry out the duties of the position
- Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
- Additional languages preferred
- Basic computer knowledge
- Strong clinical, teaching, oral communication skills and education skills related to assigned areas
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled