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Clinical Nurse Educator

Company: DCH Health System
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:


Plans, develops, coordinates and teaches clinical education programs which include orientation, continuing education/inservices, and competency management. Serves as the clinical expert for the area of responsibility.


  • Plans, develops, coordinates and teaches clinical education programs which include orientation, continuing education/inservices, and competency management.
  • Serves as the clinical expert for the area of responsibility and maintains clinical expertise needed to carry a staff nurse assignment.
  • Serves as an educational resource to other departments including participating on various teams as needed.
  • Uses evidence-based teaching strategies, techniques and technology to promote positive learning and practice environments.
  • Routinely rounds on staff to assess learning needs, troubleshoot learning or performance issues and provide education. Participates in unit staff meetings as needed.
  • Assists in data collection related to educational needs of staff on an ongoing basis.
  • Participates in ongoing development, revision and validation of staff competencies.
  • Develops and delivers general and/or unit specific continuing education programs based on identified learning needs; responsible for design, implementation, evaluation and recordkeeping of these programs.
  • Develops and maintains electronic records and reports required to document educational activities including program evaluations.
  • Maintains accurate, well-organized records.
  • Participates in the development, education and interpretation of policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Integrates ethics, regulatory and best practices in the development of educational activities as applicable.
  • Coordinates and assists with staff education related to new equipment.
  • Maintains current knowledge and competency in nursing professional development practice as well as instructor status of AHA courses. Affiliation with professional organizations encouraged.
  • Stays well-informed about of industry standards applicable to area of practice.
  • Achieves continuous, measurable improvement in areas of responsibility.
  • Provides updates for Nurse Managers regarding the performance of staff.
  • Escalates clinical/safety concerns appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Maintains technical skills to operate clinical equipment and serve as a resource for staff.
  • In addition to above elements:
    DCH Standards:
  • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
  • Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
  • Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
  • Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
  • All other duties as assigned. Qualifications

    BSN in Nursing required, Master's Preferred. Must have current Alabama RN licensure. A minimum of 3 years clinical experience for department(s) served. Teaching and leadership experience preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Computer skills required with knowledge of various software programs and educational technology such as Outlook, Power Point, Publisher, Word, Excel and others preferred. Must be able to read, write legibly, speak and comprehend English.

    Working Conditions

    • Demonstrate leadership skills
    • Must be able to perform public speaking
    • Ability to delegate to team members and students
    • Address conflict and stressful situation
    • Communicate with different personalities and engage in face to face discussion
    • Dealing with unpleasant or physically aggressive personalities
    • Must be able to use electronic mail, telephone and texting
    • Must be able to work in groups
    • Must be able to perform structured and unstructured work
    • Must be meet time pressure and time lines
    • Includes possible exposure to human body fluids, disease, infection, lab chemicals and hazardous materials and/or cleaning solutions
    • Requires wearing of common protective and safety equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, mask, gowns, etc. PHYSICAL FACTORS
      • Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
      • Must be able to tolerate prolonged periods of standing and walking
      • Must be able to reach reasonable distances in any direction
      • Must be able to stand, walk, kneel, bend, sit, stoop and lift
      • Must be able to run in an emergency
      • Must be able to move fingers in a coordinated manner and must be ablet o feel and perceive temperature, texture, shape and size with fingertips
      • Must be able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
      • Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range.
      • Physical presence onsite is essential.

Keywords: DCH Health System, Tuscaloosa , Clinical Nurse Educator, Healthcare , Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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