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RN Education Specialist - Med Surg

Company: CHI Saint Luke's Hospital at the Vintage
Location: Houston
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

RN Education SpecialistOverview

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and CHI St. Luke's Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart-- Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet-- hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award five consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke's also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is an internationally recognized leader in research and clinical excellence that has given rise to breakthroughs in cardiovascular care neuroscience oncology transplantation and more. Our team's efforts have led to the creation of many research programs and initiatives to develop advanced treatments found nowhere else in the world. In our commitment to advancing standards in an ever-evolving healthcare environment our new McNair Campus is designed around the human experience-modeled on evidence-based practices for the safety of patients visitors staff and physicians. The 27.5-acre campus represents the future of healthcare through a transformative alliance focused on leading-edge patient care research and education. Our strong alliance with Texas Heart-- Institute and Baylor College of Medicine allows us to bring our patients a powerful network of care unlike any other. Our collaboration is focused on increasing access to care through a growing network of leading specialists and revolutionizing healthcare to save lives and improve the health of the communities we serve.

Position Summary

Responsible for enhancing clinical practice through planning, developing and conducting education programs, providers and other key clinical services staff, including evaluating the effectiveness of programs and providing guidance to staff and key leaders. Facilitates assessment and identification of ongoing learning needs for staff development programs. Designs and delivers programs that support the organization's mission, vision, values and strategic goals, implemented using the organization's framework for professional clinical practice and development.


Position Responsibilities:

* Demonstrates expertise in the teaching /learning process and Assists management and clinical staff to develop and provide educational programs
* Utilizes Prophecy Assessments to identify learning needs and assists the nurse managers, clinical nurse specialists, clinical educators, quality coordinators, and preceptors in planning learning activities to meet those needs
* Develops and Performs needs assessments in collaboration with management/ clinical Nurse specialist / nursing staff to determine developmental and educational needs
* Assesses critical thinking, interpersonal relations, and technical skills of staff to assist in categorization of orientation and staff development
* Communicates with staff to facilitate development of their clinical, management, and/ or research skills
* Promotes career advancement including clinical ladder and differentiated practice through mentorship
* Consults with management and clinical staff to coordinate an effective preceptor and mentor program
* Consults with management to develop, revise, and implement cost-effective patient outcomes driven educational programs, tools, and materials for all nursing staff
* Collaborates with management to plan and direct new employee orientation
* Leads and Participates in the Performance Enhancement program and other quality enhancement activities through monitoring and evaluating the outcomes of educational offerings
* Integrates research findings into clinical practice, educational programs, and policy updates
* Supports and Participates in unit based research projects to promote a knowledge base for the nursing profession


Minimum Requirements:

Education and Licensure:

* Bachelor's Degree preferred
* Registered Nurse and BLS required

Minimum Experience:

* Three (3) Years of clinical education experience

Minimum Knowledge Skills, and Abilities:

* Effective communication skills
* Knowledgeable of instructional design and principles of adult learning

Keywords: CHI Saint Luke's Hospital at the Vintage, Houston , RN Education Specialist - Med Surg, Education / Teaching , Houston, Texas

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