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Nurse Educator - Patient Care Support Training Program

Description

Do you have a passion for workforce development and teaching? Are you seeking the perfect role that will allow you to coach, mentor, and guide those seeking to enter a new, skilled career? This exciting opportunity could be just what you’re looking for, and we’re excited to meet YOU!

The UPMC Center for Nursing Excellence, in collaboration with the Energy Innovation Center in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, have developed a new, engaging training program designed to provide clinical, professional, and success skills to new hires who will provide patient care support at our core urban, adult hospitals (UPMC Magee-Womens, UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Shadyside).

With the founding of this new program, all inexperienced new hires to a patient care support role (i.e. Patient Care Technicians) at these hospitals will complete this four-week training course as a cohort of approximately 25 participants, 12 cohorts per year to start. The program will cover a variety of clinical skills that are traditional to unlicensed assist personnel in a hospital setting (activities of daily living, Foley and catheter care, Glucometers, and much, much more!), as well as modules to foster professionalism in the workplace and promote individual success skills such as personal finance management. Each orientation will take place at the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) in the Hill District.

As a Nurse Educator for this fabulous program, you will be responsible and accountable for delivery of nursing education. Orientation, continuing education and ongoing support for the Patient Care Technician staff are the main objectives. The Nurse Educator must demonstrate the knowledge and educational skills necessary to assess, plan and provide the educational programs and class education that is required. This position will focus on skills training, skills validations, and site visits. It will work on average 8-10 hours per week! 

Think this is a great fit for you? Curious to learn more? Apply today to network with our team – we will be thrilled to meet you!

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)
  • MSN preferred. 
  • 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.
  • Act 34
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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