EDUCATION SPEC II,1.0 FTE Pt Svcs (NICU) Registered Nurse



SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Assistant Vice President, Senior Clinical Director, Director



PURPOSE OF POSITION: Plans for the implementation of workplace learning and strategic initiatives to achieve organizational goals. Leads in the assessment and evaluation of learning within departments. Incorporates an understanding of cross functional needs and leadership expectations in the development of plans, solutions and processes to support learning and performance. Applies advanced knowledge of adult learning theory and interfaces with department leaders to identify and minimize performance gaps. Serves as a coaching resource to other department based learning and performance practitioners to facilitate the implementation of change initiatives.

·Compliance - Patient Services Staff
Sustain a working understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Support leadership in Compliance efforts to meet and sustain the regulatory compliance efforts of the department and hospital. Be mindful and judicious in monitoring safety and departmental policies and procedures. Ensure all individual certifications and Safety College requirements are fulfilled in a timely basis. Work with department managers, nurse council and magnet representatives to identify and share safety best practices. Be mindful of CCHMCs processes and compliance with CMS standards and freely communicate safety and compliance concerns to leadership team members.
·Interprofessional Practice:
Demonstrates consistent integration of the Interprofessional Practice Model (IPM) in all aspects of practice.
·Analysis, Design, Develop, Implement & Evaluate (ADDIE)
Use the ADDIE instructional design model as the framework for project & education programs to enhance staff performance, support professional growth & development & impact professional practice at the point of care (POC). Collaborate with POC education council, Education Consultant, & other educators to analyze & validate educational needs of individuals/groups within the POC. Employ a formal process to develop data collection & analysis methods to determine the educational needs of individuals/groups at the POC. Conduct formal needs assessment at least annually for the POC. Assume departmental leadership role to plan, design & implement educational initiatives to achieve expected outcomes at the POC. Apply the ADDIE model to planned education to prescribe a variety of strategies, alternatives & resources to accomplish learning goals. Partner with other POC leaders to demonstrate effective resource management at the POC. Synthesize information; provide consultation & feedback, formal & informal, to influence implementation of learning plans. Identify & remove barriers to learning. Institute alternative learning opportunities at the POC. Design & ensure a comprehensive evaluation of the education activity & evaluate progress toward attainment of outcomes at the POC level.
·Professional Development & Inquiry
Demonstrates and maintains depth and breadth of clinical knowledge, skills and competence in the point-of-care setting. Assists at point of care to effectively provide education techniques to enhance learning. Evaluates own practice in relation to professional practice standards, guidelines, statues, rules and regulations. Integrates research, EBP & QI findings into practice at the point-of-care, and/or the interdepartmental and cluster level. Partners with subject matter experts and education consultants to enhance quality and usefulness of education programs. Demonstrates effective resource management. Exhibits teaching, coaching and mentoring behaviors that help others reach their full potential. Seeks opportunities to be taught coached and mentored. In conjunction with the Education Consultant, identifies and pursues opportunities in education research to identify strategies for improving professional development activities, discipline-specific practice and patient outcomes.
·Collegiality, Collaboration & Consultation
Establishes collegial partnerships contributing to the professional development of peers, students, and colleagues. Provides both formal and informal consultation and feedback to influence the implementation and effectiveness of learning plans. Seeks opportunities to be taught, coached, and mentored. Elicits others' advice and perspectives. Initiates and participates in team meetings and discussions; recognizes and suggests various team members' participation.
·Leadership, Ethics & Advocacy
Demonstrates leadership behaviors at the point of care by promoting and providing guidance, resources, and knowledge for professional growth of colleagues. Acts as a champion for education by creating a dynamic learning environment and cultivating a culture of lifelong learning. Engages in honest and ethical behavior by role modeling and assisting others in understanding ethical behaviors. Works with team members to develop ethical behaviors to employ on behalf of patients and families. Considers patient values and incorporates in care, even when differing from personal values. Supports colleagues in ethical and clinical issues. Uses moral decision-making skills that can deviate from rules. Demonstrates give and take with patients' families, allowing them to speak or represent themselves when possible; shows awareness of patient and family rights.

Skills & Competencies
·Project Management
Ability to work independently to develop, implement and manage projects; knowledge of the principles and concepts of project management including proficiency with relevant project management tools
·Adult Learning - Basic
Understands basic adult learning and education principles
·Change Management - Intrmd
Knowledge and ability to apply change management practices
·Coaching and Development
Accurately assessing others' strengths and developmental needs; giving informative and constructive feedback in a manner that enhances others' motivation; providing challenging assignments and opportunities for development; helping others overcome setback
·Diversity Appreciation
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
·Interpersonal Skills - Adv
Strong interpersonal skills. Effectively communicate at all levels of the organization.
·Decisive Leadership
Taking responsibility for guiding others' actions and providing direction to a group; stepping forward to take the lead in addressing difficult issues and making tough judgment calls
·Systems - Basic
Working knowledge of systems relevant to the field
·Communication - Advanced
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

·Current license to practice in the state
·Bachelor's degree in a professional discipline
·Master's degree in a professional discipline OR Master of Education OR Master's Degree in a related field
·3 years related experience in NICU, highly prefer in level IV NICU

NICU RN experience