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Posted: Thursday, February 1, 2018 4:53 AM

General Summary The Clinical Nurse Educator is responsible for designing curriculum including planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs and instructional materials that are relevant to professional clinical practice area of expertise. Coordinates courses and programs to meet the needs of the clinical interdisciplinary rehabilitation staff (including, but not limited to nurses, physicians, and therapists). Collaborates with directors, managers and supervisors of clinical programs throughout the System of Care to best meet the staff development needs and provide for relevant educational programs. Identifies "best practices" related to existing and new clinical roles. Develops educational strategies (in-services, onsite education programs, outreach programs and distance learning programs) to best meet the needs of the clinical profession and the interdisciplinary team. Promotes professional growth and development through mentoring/training. In conjunction with the Director, Nursing Education coordinates and implements activities to ensure Magnet Recognition Program are met at wholly owned SRAlab sites. Ensures SRAlab continuing education programs meet ANCC Commission on Continuing Education standards and maintains SRAlab status as an approved provider of nursing continuing education. Ensures CPR training meets standards set by the American Heart Association. Clinical Nurse Educator consistently demonstrates support of the SRAlab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute. Clinical Nurse Educator demonstrates SRAlab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and SRAlab Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties. Principal Responsibilities Plans, implements, coordinates and/or evaluates staff development programs (orientation and continuing education) to meet the needs of SRAlab nursing staff and meet the continuing education needs of nurses and other clinical staff. Plans, develops, and/or coordinates the Student Affiliation Program. Prepares staff to assume roles as student supervisors. Works with faculty at colleges and universities, and nursing staff to secure and coordinate student clinical placements and promote rehabilitation nursing as a career option. Prepares staff to assume role as student preceptors. Plans, coordinates and/or evaluates initial and ongoing interdisciplinary and discipline-specific competency skills training. Defines the measures and expected outcomes/quality indicators for educational activities. Conducts and analyzes evaluation data and recommend changes in programs or competency testing instruments based on the data. Develops educational materials using a variety of print and electronic formats to meet curriculum objectives. Assists the Director, Nursing Education to collect and disseminate nursing quality and outcome data required by external agencies (MagnetO, the Joint Commission, NDNQI or State of Illinois) Coordinates and ensures educational programs are in compliance with regulatory agencies relevant to education including; the Joint Commission, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the MagnetO Recognition Program, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the American Heart Association. Completes applications for CE credit as appropriate. Works collaboratively with clinical staff in planning/developing CE programs. Designs courses that meet the needs of all levels of rehabilitation staff, both internal and external. Work collaboratively with all sites / levels of care (Inpatient, Outpatient, and Day Rehab) and the Director of Nursing Education to develop appropriate orientation and ongoing rehabilitation nursing learning experiences. Facilitates the professional growth and development of clinical instructors through mentoring/training to implement learning experiences in a variety of settings and mediums. Teaches in both SRAlab and outside organizations' CE programs. Oversees and develops proposals, reports and grant applications for funding of educational programs and activities. Practices in accordance with professional practice standards and the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses. Evaluates the practice environment in relation to existing evidence and identifies opportunities for the generation or use of research. Perform all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of SRAlab. Reporting Relationships Reports to the Director, Nursing Education Level of knowledge normally acquired through completion of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university, and the minimum degree required for the discipline. Current State license for nursing practice. A minimum of 3-5 years relevant clinical experience with two years experience in education. Current CPR certification required. Demonstrates competency in understanding the growth and development of infant, child, adolescent, young adult, middle-aged adult and geriatric patients as measured by specific performance standards and as described by department/unit policies and procedures. Demonstrates the ability to interpret growth and development related information to assure patient needs are met. Knowledge of rehabilitation practices, theories and skill in adult education teaching strategies and curriculum development. Knowledge of educational strategies and experience in planning and implementing education programs for rehabilitation personnel. Interpersonal skills needed to effectively communicate with all levels of health care professionals, to motivate, instruct and supervise staff. Analytical skills needed to assess existing programs, to research and develop new educational materials and programs. Understanding of budgetary principles and processes. Working Conditions SRAlab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. To apply for this position, please click "APPLY NOW" and you will be sent to our online application. We ask you to please take a few minutes to fill out the application. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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