In collaboration with Clinical Management and interdisciplinary staff members participates in assessment of educational needs of clinical and non-clinical staff; participates in development of curricula; conducts research to obtain most recent information about identified topic; delivers curricula to targeted groups including instruction in theory and provision of clinical experience; evaluates effectiveness of curricula through analyses of class participation feedback and written tests; participates in workshops designed for career advancement of nursing staff; instructs staff of all levels in orientation and other programs; supervises learning experiences of staff in programs; acts as role model to nursing and health care staff by demonstrating and teaching professional behaviors; participates in and delivers approved continuing education programs to enhance professional competence; prepares and submits reports as required; maintains records of those persons participating in educational programs; protects human and civil rights of patients and or clients and staff; may participate on committees and in recruitment process; performs related duties as required, and will be called upon to work some nights or weekends depending on the educational needs of the organization.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred. If not yet obtained, the Clinical Educator must enroll in an accredited Bachelor of Science program in Nursing within six months and provide ongoing verification of newly completed credits on a semester-to-semester basis as a condition of continued employment in the role. In addition, five years experience in an acute care setting will be required of candidates without a completed Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Current New Mexico registered nurse license required, ANCC certification in Nursing Continuing Education/Staff development preferred, and required within 2 years. BLS certification required. BLS instructor certification highly recommended, and required within 6 months of hire.
SKILLS: Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing in appropriate specialty serviced, Beginning knowledge of teaching, counseling and evaluation principles and techniques. Basic leadership abilities; high degree of self-confidence; self-motivated; detail-oriented; effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks, work independently and as a team member, employ discretion and confidentiality in sensitive areas; read, interpret, and follow instructions; beginning computer, research and data management skills; basic understanding of regulatory body standards, New Mexico Board of Nursing and Continuing Education Board requirements.
EXPERIENCE: Two years teaching experience in nursing and five years experience as an RN in an Operating Room. CVOR experience desirable.
SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED: If a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is not yet obtained, an additional five years of experience in an acute care setting is required. Teaching experience may be unit based; clinical ladder based, and does not necessarily include a teaching position only.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Executive Director of Nursing
- Bloodborne pathogen C
In and/or near patient care setting 70%: general office or classroom setting 30%
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Intermittent physical effort such as walking, standing, sitting and those activities involved with patient care, occasional pushing, pulling, and lifting. Moving educational equipment and supplies as needed for classes. Flexibility in scheduling required.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.