Nurse Educator (RN – Educator) – Full Time, Days (Los Angeles)

The Nurse Educator is responsible for the planning, design and implementation of education programs/services and professional development of nurses in their assigned nursing specialty.  Works closely with nursing directors and/or department managers on the educational needs assessment and orientation programs for staff, in the assigned specialty.  Ensures that competencies and skills are current and relevant for the nursing staff.  Functions as a resource for educational issues throughout the hospital.

  • Conducts annual staff needs educational needs assessments and works with other health care professionals to ensure quality programs.  Participates in staff competency assessments and validation, skill fairs and community events.  Collaborates to ensure consistency and continuity of education programs. 
  • Oversees the orientation of new hires into the hospital and provides oversight over new grad program.  Provides ongoing assessment of staff learning needs and ensures that competencies and skills are current and relevant.
  • Facilitates training and learning activities through development of education programs and materials. Delivers educational programs through formal and informal means, makes effective and efficient use of time and resources, manages learning environment, and assists learner to identify learning needs. Gives direction and feedback to participants as needed.
  • Operates as a positive influence, identifying, influencing, and facilitating changes in policies, procedures and legislation, by promoting staff competence and understanding of issues.
  • Participates in the collection of quality improvement data, research, research utilization projects, and group research projects relating to clinical needs. Ensures all Educational Training Program (ETP) documentation is accurate, complete and submitted.  Ensures activities are compliant with all legal and certification requirements and hospital-wide standards of care.

Minimum Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing required. Master of Science in Nursing preferred.

Minimum Experience: Three (3) years of clinical experience required. Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English. Ability to work variable shifts including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Ability to maintain flexibility and composure in a constantly changing environment.

Req. Certification/Licensure: Active, current, and unencumbered Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California required. AHA Basic Life Support and AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support required. Hospital Fire and Life Safety Card (Los Angeles City Employees only) required. Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) or certification in specialty area preferred. Instructor status for BLS and ACLS preferred.

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