Registered Nurse, Unit Nurse Educator, Labor and Delivery, 7p-7:30am
We're looking for passionate women's services nurses who are ready to join a team that's redefining quality nursing care. As integral members of high-functioning, inter-professional teams, Emory Healthcare's Labor & Delivery, Mother/Baby and NICUs are where we offer live-saving, innovative care to medically complex patients.
- Regarded as clinical expert and role model in application of the nursing process and evidence-based practice to manage the complex care needs of specific patient populations.
- Serves as a resource person to physicians, nurses, patients, and family members.
- Applies principles of adult learning to plan and conduct educational sessions to promote staff development, student competence, and positive patient/family outcomes.
- Role models expert communication skills to colleagues through example.
- Demonstrates foresight regarding the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes based on intuition and experience.
- Is recognized as an expert clinician and a leader within their area of specialty.
- Completes employee conference, risk management and unit management reports within specified time frames.
- Identifies the need for revision and evaluates the effectiveness of operational forms.
- Provides and coordinates the resources needed within the unit to provide optimal patient outcomes.
- Role models time management skills through example.
- Ensures compliance and adherence with stated policies and procedures for the unit.
- Remains informed of innovative clinical trends through bench marking and evidence based practice.
- Demonstrates proficiency in teaching and precepting skills.
- Facilitates development of unit preceptors including effective delegation and interpersonal skills.
- Assists with the development of staff portfolios.
- Assists the CNS and Unit Director to conduct annual educational needs assessment.
- Based on needs assessments, assists CNS and UD to provide assurance that staff have opportunities to acquire necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to fulfill role expectations.
- Coordinates unit based clinical orientation program for new staff, students and preceptors.
- Works with preceptors to individualizes unit orientation.
- Assists departmental or unit teams in the developing annual competency checklists.
- Under direction of the CNS and Unit Director, assists with meeting the education and training needs of staff.
- Assumes a staff level leadership and resource role with the interdisciplinary team.
- Contributes to evaluating the use of resources and to cost containment activities.
- Assists with the development of clinical leadership and critical thinking skills in others.
- Demonstrates and role models effective communication skills.
- Under direction of the CNS and UD, Integrates patient /family education activities into unit based staff development and continuing education programs.
- Collaborates with management and patient/family advisory council to develop standardized teaching materials for patient and family learning needs.
- Models effective therapeutic relationships with patients and families.
- Effectively elicits integrates cultural beliefs and values from of patients and integrates these into overall patient management and education.
- Utilizes patient and staff satisfaction feedback as a factor in designing refining and revising education programs.
- Respects and maintains confidential information.
- Meets all Clinical Nurse I Employee Commitments.
- Achieves points and contact hours as defined in the PLAN (clinical lattice) point system to maintain position.
- Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
- Three years experience as an RN with a minimum of three years of experience in the area of concentration.
- Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board.
- Certification preferred.
- Completion of formal preceptor training workshop.
- BLS, ACLS, and Healthcare Provider certifications required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.