RN,Unit Nurse Educator, Special Care Nurseries, 7p-7:30am
Emory Healthcare
 Atlanta, GA

Overview

We're looking for passionate women's services nurses who are ready to join a team that's redefining quality nursing care. As integral members of high-functioning, inter-professional teams, Emory Healthcare's Labor & Delivery, Mother/Baby and NICUs are where we offer live-saving, innovative care to medically complex patients.

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Regarded as clinical expert and role model in application of the nursing process and evidence-based practice to manage the complex care needs of specific patient populations.
  • Serves as a resource person to physicians, nurses, patients, and family members.
  • Applies principles of adult learning to plan and conduct educational sessions to promote staff development, student competence, and positive patient/family outcomes.
  • Role models expert communication skills to colleagues through example. Demonstrates foresight regarding the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes based on intuition and experience.
  • Is recognized as an expert clinician and a leader within their area of specialty.
  • Completes employee conference, risk management and unit management reports within specified time frames.
  • Identifies the need for revision and evaluates the effectiveness of operational forms.
  • Provides and coordinates the resources needed within the unit to provide optimal patient outcomes.
  • Role models time management skills through example.
  • Ensures compliance and adherence with stated policies and procedures for the unit.
  • Remains informed of innovative clinical trends through bench marking and evidence based practice.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in teaching and precepting skills.
  • Facilitates development of unit preceptors including effective delegation and interpersonal skills.
  • Assists with the development of staff portfolios.
  • Assists the CNS and Unit Director to conduct annual educational needs assessment.
  • Based on needs assessments, assists CNS and UD to provide assurance that staff have opportunities to acquire necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to fulfill role expectations.
  • Coordinates unit based clinical orientation program for new staff, students and preceptors.
  • Works with preceptors to individualizes unit orientation.
  • Assists departmental or unit teams in the developing annual competency checklists.
  • Under direction of the CNS and Unit Director, assists with meeting the education and training needs of staff.
  • Assumes a staff level leadership and resource role with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Contributes to evaluating the use of resources and to cost containment activities.
  • Assists with the development of clinical leadership and critical thinking skills in others.
  • Demonstrates and role models effective communication skills.
  • Under direction of the CNS and UD, Integrates patient /family education activities into unit based staff development and continuing education programs.
  • Collaborates with management and patient/family advisory council to develop standardized teaching materials for patient and family learning needs.
  • Models effective therapeutic relationships with patients and families.
  • Effectively elicits integrates cultural beliefs and values from of patients and integrates these into overall patient management and education.
  • Utilizes patient and staff satisfaction feedback as a factor in designing refining and revising education programs.
  • Respects and maintains confidential information.
  • Meets all Clinical Nurse I Employee Commitments.
  • Achieves points and contact hours as defined in the PLAN (clinical lattice) point system to maintain position. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Three years experience as an RN with a minimum of three years of experience in the area of concentration.
  • Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board.
  • Certification preferred.
  • Completion of formal preceptor training workshop.
  • BLS, ACLS, and Healthcare Provider certifications required. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.