Thisposition is responsible for providing patient population specific orientationand education to nursing staff.Theposition places strong emphasis on bridging educational needs with clinicalperformance in patient care areas.Thisposition develops a comprehensive plan for meeting the educational needs of thestaff in their unit and carries out that planin order to support high quality and excellence in patient care.
Performsannual needs assessment, develops and implements annual education plan andre-evaluates education needs and education plan as needed.
Ensures implementation of staff education programsrelated to new regulations/equipment/policies and procedures, etc.
Ensures implementation of mutually agreed uponeducation programs that meet unit needs and goals on all shifts.
Clinicalperformance problems of staff are identified and documented, and plan forclinical performance improvement developed with manager.
Demonstrates knowledge of and utilizes theprinciples of adult learning in all aspects of teaching.
Ensures that teaching plans/strategies account forand recognize the specific characteristics of adult learners.
Acts as a resource in the clinical practice ofstudent RNs and to the nursing instructor.
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