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Nurse Educator Overnight

Job ID 85333 Full / Part Time: Full-Time
Location: Westfield, Massachusetts
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Baystate Noble Hospital is a 97-bed acute care community hospital providing a broad range of services to the Greater Westfield community. We offer direct access to world-class technology, diagnostics, and specialists as a proud member of Baystate Health. Together, we passionately work to ensure that our patients have access to exceptional health care, close to home. An ideal combination of “high tech” and “high touch,” a staff of highly trained and compassionate nurses and medical support personnel complements an outstanding medical staff.

The Nurse Educator, (NE), utilizing innovative and flexible solutions, evidence-based practice and effective operations, is responsible for establishing an environment that transforms professional growth, role competence and proficiency in their specialty.  The NE facilitates the achievement of professional/clinical outcomes with all assigned staff and or patient populations.

In collaboration with Nursing Leadership, the NE is responsible for participation in the interview and selection of unit staff (professional and technical). For the first 6 months to one year based upon advancement with competencies, all staff newly hired will have a direct reporting relationship with the NE, (Excluding Nurse Residents) and a dotted line reporting relationship with the Unit Manager.  This will facilitate continuous performance feedback for the new hires during the initial orientation phase and pivotal first year of employment at BMC,  This will ensure successful professional enculturation and specialty nursing advancement and performance.  In collaboration with the manager and director of the service the NE is reponsible for staff competence to ensure excellence in patient safety and quality, create a culture of safety and lead the development of nursing practice.  The overall outcome of professonal development is the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that translate into practice and contribute to the safety of patients/families and provision of quality care.  In addition to acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitude, specialty excellence includes the evaluation and measurement of current clinical knowledge, proficiency of technical skills, application of critical thinking and performance by each member of the nursing team.

The NE functions in a variety of roles throughout the Division of Nursing, including educator, facilitator, academic liasion, change agent, team member, consultant and researcher.

EXPERT LEVEL KNOWLEDGE

Demonstrates expert knowledge and skill in clinical specialty.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Develops, innovation learning approaches for coordination, facilitation, conduction, and evaluation of orientation, competency and inservice programs

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Identifies through needs assessment, continuing education opportunities that augment knowledge, skills, and attitudes of all nursing staff.  Creates and implements continuing education based on needs assessment.

CAREER ADVANCEMENT

Guides and mentors staff in career/professional development, role transition and succession planning.

RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE

Conducts, encourages, disseminates, and/or participates in evidence based practice, research and scholarship, including oral or poster presentations and publications. Supports staff nurse evidence-based projects in concert with the Unit Manager, Nursing Research Director and Nursing Resident Manager.

COLLABORATION

Collaborates with hospital based education specialist for organizational needs and supports academic partnerships for the professional development of staff and students

TEAMWORK

Develops staff and participates in the development of interdisciplinary team(s) for achievement of excellence in all aspects of their performance and outcomes.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

Partners with the unit manager and nurisng leadership to ensure a patient-focused, family-centered practice environment that achieves excellence in staff professional growth and development.

MENTORING

Educates, mentors and acts as a consultant in the delivery of care that translates into excellence in knowledge, skill, and leadership at the bedside.

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

Inspires, transforms and achieves outcomes in staff learning through formal/informal teaching methods(including simulation).

Ability to establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with patients and professionals of all disciplines.

Achieves outcomes in collaboration with all members of the leadership team.

Expertise in practice that is patient-focused, family-centered care.

Embraces the concept of change and leads staff through the transformational change process as evidenced by the generation and adoption of new behaviors and/or processes.

Demonstrates quality in clinical performance as evidenced by creativity in problem solving, risk taking and interdisciplinary communications.

Expertise in building high functioning teams and processes that lead to teamwork.

Ability to work collaboratively with staff in assistive roles, professional nurses, physicians, trainees and colleagues in all areas of the hospital.

Develops staff and advances nursing on a unit based as well as institutional level by participating/faciliating in hospital and unit-based clinical practice committees

Participates in the development of specialty and generic nursing policies/procedures and serves as a content expert for specialty specific policies and procedures

Exemplifies fiscal responsibility by effectively and efficiently managing resources to achieve desired outcomes

REQUIRED:

Master's Degree in Nursing Required

Five years of experience in the specialty/designated patient population

Leadership capabilities and skills essential

Adult learner knowledge and expertise

RN License State of MA 

CPR

PREFERRED:

Doctorate Education or Clinical Nurse Leadership Preferred

Project management experienced preferred

Prior teaching experience

Prior experience with publication and research

Prior experience with professional presentations

Prior experience in a teaching hospital

ACLS or PALS preferred (may be required in certain areas)

Demonstrated ability to lead, transform and direct staff

Demonstrates expert knowledge and skill in clinical specialty

Expertise in practice that is patient-focused, family-centered care

Inspires, transforms and achieves outcomes in staff learning through formal/informal teaching methods

  (including simulation)

Demonstrates quality in clinical performance as evidenced by creativity in problem solving, risk taking and

 indisciplinary communications

Expertise in building high functioning teams and processes that lead to teamwork.

Ability to work collaboratively with staff in assistive roles, professional nurses, physicians, trainees and

 colleagues in all areas of the hospital.

Ability to achieve outcomes in collaboration with all members of the leadership team

Excellent communication skills

Flexibility in work schedule

Computer literate

Membership in a professional organization

Hours/Schedule:  Full-time 40 hours - 11:00pm-7:00am

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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