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PICU Nurse Educator/RN (Full Time)

Company: St. Lukes University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.We are currently seeking talented Nursing professionals to join our new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Our Pediatric Unit is currently expanding to include a new state of the art 8 bed PICU opening in 2020. The department specializes in the care of pediatric patients who require GI, Endocrine, Trauma, Renal, Cardiac, Developmental, Neurology, Dermatology, and other services. The ideal Nursing candidate must be able to provide specialized care for the pediatric patient. Care is provided to patients by a comprehensive multidisciplinary team. Utilizing a patient(family)-centered approach, clinical excellence and patient safety are our highest priorities. Continue your nursing career by joining a nationally recognized teaching hospital with proven success indicators. St. Lukes is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Stroke Center and Tertiary Care teaching hospital. St. Luke's is the only hospital in the Lehigh Valley and, in fact, in Pennsylvania, named one of IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) 100 Top Hospitals in the nation six times total & 5 years in a row. Education Specialist is a leader in assessing, designing, implementing and evaluating educational programs and projects that support and improve the provision of quality, cost effective and compassionate patient care. The Education Specialist functions as a staff resource and a clinical liaison to the education team. 1. Demonstrates expertise in the teaching/learning process to improve clinical practice and system processes. 2. Facilitates continuing education programs to support instructional goals and objectives of the patient care services division a. Administers, supervises and provides classroom and clinical experiences to support orientation of new personnel. b. Assists unit leadership with the coordination, scheduling and evaluation of unit-based orientation for new employees. c. Assures compliance with orientation policies and procedures. d. Assesses learning needs of staff and provides appropriate opportunities to enhance ongoing education. e. Assists with the development and implementation of practice related competencies. fa. Mentors, teaches and supports staff during new clinical procedures. 3. Demonstrates expertise in areas of clinical practice, by participating with staff in the clinical arena to identify opportunities for improvement, assess staff performance, and facilitate implementation of new practices. a. Maintains current clinical competence. b. Seeks information related to advances in clinical practice. c. Assists with the development of nursing staff. 4. Collaborates with patient, family, and health care professionals to achieve optimal patient outcomes. a. Responds to staff and physician inquiries, questions and concerns. 5. Contributes to the development and change of the health care delivery system by facilitating innovations in practice, education, research and technology. 6. Participates in collaborative activities to promote organizational development. 7. Participates in the Quality Improvement process and facilitates integration of outcomes. 8. Maintains appropriate records. 9. Functions as a project leader, consultant, and mentor. 10. Supports the Network Philosophy of Nursing. 11. Participates in the development of policies and procedures. 12. Demonstrates an awareness of evaluating quality and cost/benefit outcomes. 13. Participates in activities that promote professional growth and development. PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Sit up to 4 hours per day; 2 hours at a time. Stand for up to 6 hours per day; 3 hours at a time. Walk 6 hours per day; 20 minutes at a time. Frequently use hands and fingers. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 50 lbs. Transport patients weighing up to 250 lbs. via wheelchair, bed, and/or stretcher. Frequently stoop and bend. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color and peripheral vision. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION: BSN required; MSN within 5 years Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!! St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Lukes University Health Network, Bethlehem , PICU Nurse Educator/RN (Full Time), Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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