This RN position is located in Learning and Organizational Development, VA St. Louis Health Care System (VASTLHCS), St. Louis, Missouri. The Clinical Instructor, is a proficient nurse who demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. This RN will be directly responsible to the Education Nurse Manager and have responsibility at all sectors of the VA St. Louis Health Care System (John Cochran Division, Jefferson Barracks Division and off-campus clinics). The Clinical Instructor assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates comprehensive orientation, staff development, and continuing education programs for nursing staff using a multidisciplinary approach. The Clinical Instructor promotes a model of continuous learning through participation in education, consultation, role modeling, and research. Duties include, but are not limited to, providing orientation and training, competency development and assessment, assessing staff learning needs, and providing staff in-services on new procedures, equipment and/or technology and products. Duties also include reviewing and applying current research findings to educational offerings, developing and utilizing evaluative systems to determine the effectiveness of education programming, and participating in developing, interpreting, evaluating, and maintaining standards of nursing practice. Additionally, the Clinical Instructor will teach therapeutic containment portions of our Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior courses. Therapeutic Containment is a specialized manual restraint technique designed by VA for use in special clinical circumstances requiring immediate physical containment of violent patients who are causing harm or about to cause harm to themselves or others in the clinical setting. This position may include other clinical or administrative assignments necessary to meet the mission of the Health Care System. This RN will be required to rotate shifts on a recurring basis, to include variations of the normal duty hours and days. Assumes essential personnel status during emergencies. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. A minimum of two years successful practice in medical-surgical or critical care area preferred. 2. Staff development experience preferred. 3 ACLS credentials preferred. 4. MSN Preferred EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT: 1. Bachelors Degree in Nursing is required. Work Schedule: M-F 0730-1600 (standard tour with compressed options available) Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Telework: Adhoc
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.