Join the hospital trusted by Chicago's Southland, Ingalls Memorial Hospital, in this role as a Clinical Nurse Educator (RN), Perioperative Services with the Surgery department.
With the leadership of the Director/Manager, Patient Care Services, and in collaboration with the Clinical Supervisor and the Medical Staff, the Clinical Nurse Educator will partner with nurses at all levels and across the system to improve performance and clinical quality outcomes. The Educator assesses learning needs of nursing staff; plans, develops, and implements programs to meet identified learning needs; conducts systematic studies and benchmarking activities; evaluates the effectiveness of educational activities; utilizes interactive processes in providing educational services which will contribute to exceeding the expectations of patients, physicians, families/significant others, and third party payers in the provision of high quality, cost-effective nursing services.
Essential Job Functions
Plans, implements, and evaluates educational activities based on identified learning needs.
Develops an annual nursing education plan.
Responsible for meeting staff education requirements of regulatory agencies.
Participation in orientation programs and the extern program.
Participates in establishing and implementing policies, procedures, standards, and processes.
- Works directly with all nursing clinical areas on monitoring and tracking data, action planning, projects, quality outcomes and quality improvement.
- Engages with nurses at all levels to change/modify nursing practice related to nursing-sensitive indicators, core measures, and meaningful use to improve patient outcomes.
- Facilitates data collection in accordance with established protocols and guidelines to ensure accuracy for data submission.
- Reviews and analyzes reports designed to monitor ongoing performance, identifies and reviews non-compliant cases and follows up with appropriate nursing leader to proactively drive compliance.
- Uses data to drive outcomes and improvements.
- Generates and uses scorecards, graphs, and reports to communicate performance for designated units.
- Participates in Quality and Performance Improvement projects, as assigned.
- Actively engages in nursing focused Quality meetings and Shared Governance.
- Participates on committees and patient safety and accreditation/regulatory compliance activities, as assigned.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- Must hold a current RN Licensure State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation or valid temporary permit to practice nursing in the State of Illinois
- Must hold a current Basic Life Support certification (Healthcare Provider Recognition)
- 3-5 years recent clinical experience
- Master's of Science in Nursing
- Experience with quality process improvement, and/or Lean methodology
- Experience with NDNQI and Magnet
- National Nursing Board Certification
- Job Type/FTE: Full-time (1.0) ; 8-hour shifts
- Shift: Days
- Unit/Department: Surgery Department
- CBA Code: Non-Union
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