Job Description

Job Title: Nurse Educator
Job ID: 70208356
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Northwest
Department: Learning Resource Center
Location: 100 Fairfield Drive, Seneca PA 16346

Description

UPMC Northwest is hiring a Full-Time Nurse Educator to support their Learning Resource Center at the Seneca, PA location. 

Purpose:

UPMC is a national leader in nursing practice and innovation. Our nurses are not only talented caregivers, they are dedicated professionals with a commitment to continued growth and clinical excellence.

A perfect advancement opportunity for the RN with creative aptitude and a passion for communication, the Nurse Educator is a teacher, mentor, and coach who works to improve patient care from the ground up through engaging and inclusive trainings, presentations, and education initiatives.

The Nurse Educator, a professional registered nurse, has the authority, responsibility and accountability for delivery of nursing education. Orientation, continuing education and ongoing support for the nursing staff are the main objectives. The Nurse Educator must demonstrate the knowledge and educational skills necessary to assess, plan and provide the educational programs that are required. Your enthusiasm for lifelong learning will inspire our nurses to stay at the top of their field by promoting active skill-building and knowledge of current methods and best practices.

Responsibilities:
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive communication. 
  • Extends trust by acknowledging the contributions of others; listens first, creates transparency in communications, confronts reality, and clarifies expectations.
  • Conveys information and ideas clearly through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message. 
  • Perform related duties as required
  • Actively participates in department or practice-specific quality improvement efforts. 
  • Identifies opportunity for quality improvement to colleagues and management.  
  • Utilizes research and evidence-based practice to support improvement in clinical care: identifies research issues or articles related to clinical specialty or areas of interest
  • Receive feedback and direction constructively.
  • Serve as a formal and informal mentor for new staff members and mentor new preceptors to be successful in their role.
  • Serve as a resource/consultant for patients, nursing staff and other disciplines in area of specialty.
  • Participate in department-based Performance Improvement projects.
  • Participate in self-review.
  • Improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative, work independently, and establish priorities to meet department and organizational goals.
  • Obtain and maintain appropriate certifications.
  • Participate in professional and community organizations.
  • Develops professional coaching and feedback skills.
  • Facilitates orientation and general continuing education programs. 
  • Utilize nursing process in teaching staff how to manage the care of patients including assessment, interdisciplinary planning, implementation, evaluation of patient care, teaching and discharge planning.
  • Lead in the development of standards of nursing care and nursing policies.
  • Identify, communicate and respond to meet the learning needs of nursing staff.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate orientation and continuing education programs based on learning needs, clinical priorities and organizational resources.
  • Facilitate staff initiatives to improve patient care.
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Promotes patient education.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the impact of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department and organization.
  • Take a leading role in major hospital-wide projects.
  • Assume responsibility for complex assignments and view problems as challenges.
  • Apply creative and innovative strategies in problem solving to achieve desired goals.
  • Facilitates student experiences as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • BSN Required (BSN waived if MSN obtained in program not conferring BSNs)
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience
  • Relevant teaching experience

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse license.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • UPMC approved certification preferred
  • ACLS PALS NIH Stroke Certification
  • Must become an instructor for ACLS, PALS, NIH
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Basic Life Support Instructor (BLSI)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $26.16 to $43.49 / hour

Union Position: No

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At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

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