Emory Healthcare Unit Nurse Educator, CCU, 7a-7:30p in Atlanta, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: Regarded as clinical expert and role model in application of the nursing process and evidence-based practice to manage the complex care needs of specific patient populations. Serves as a resource person to physicians, nurses, patients, and family members. Applies principles of adult learning to plan and conduct educational sessions to promote staff development, student competence, and positive patient/family outcomes. Role models expert communication skills to colleagues through example. Demonstrates foresight regarding the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes based on intuition and experience. Is recognized as an expert clinician and a leader within their area of specialty. Completes employee conference, risk management and unit management reports within specified time frames.

Identifies the need for revision and evaluates the effectiveness of operational forms. Provides and coordinates the resources needed within the unit to provide optimal patient outcomes. Role models time management skills through example. Ensures compliance and adherence with stated policies and procedures for the unit. Remains informed of innovative clinical trends through bench marking and evidence based practice. Demonstrates proficiency in teaching and precepting skills. Facilitates development of unit preceptors including effective delegation and interpersonal skills. Assists with the development of staff portfolios. Assists the CNS and Unit Director to conduct annual educational needs assessment. Based on needs assessments, assists CNS and UD to provide assurance that staff have opportunities to acquire necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to fulfill role expectations. Coordinates unit based clinical orientation program for new staff, students and preceptors. Works with preceptors to individualizes unit orientation. Assists departmental or unit teams in the developing annual competency checklists.

Under direction of the CNS and Unit Director, assists with meeting the education and training needs of staff. Assumes a staff level leadership and resource role with the interdisciplinary team. Contributes to evaluating the use of resources and to cost containment activities. Assists with the development of clinical leadership and critical thinking skills in others. Demonstrates and role models effective communication skills. Under direction of the CNS and UD, Integrates patient /family education activities into unit based staff development and continuing education programs. Collaborates with management and patient/family advisory council to develop standardized teaching materials for patient and family learning needs. Models effective therapeutic relationships with patients and families. Effectively elicits integrates cultural beliefs and values from of patients and integrates these into overall patient management and education. Utilizes patient and staff satisfaction feedback as a factor in designing refining and revising education programs. Respects and maintains confidential information.

Meets all Clinical Nurse I Employee Commitments. Achieves points and contact hours as defined in the PLAN (clinical lattice) point system to maintain position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Three years experience as an RN with a minimum of three years of experience in the area of concentration. Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia. Certification preferred. Completion of formal preceptor training workshop. BLS, ACLS, and Healthcare Provider certifications required.

Additional Details

  • Flexible to rotate to nights and weekend. 8 and 4 hours shifts required to perform education to all staff.

  • 78412BR

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Division Emory Univ Hosp-Midtown

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30308

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EHM Cardiology CCU 41

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 16603

Job Category Nursing

Schedule 7a-7:30p

Standard Hours 36 Hours

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled