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Renown Health Nurse Educator – Home Care/Hospice in Reno, Nevada

Nurse Educator – Home Care/Hospice

Requisition id: 154169

Department: 205351 Home Health

Facility: Transitional Care Svcs Home Care and Hospice

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Day

Category: Nursing

Location: Reno,NV

Position Purpose

This position is responsible for staff development, which includes the application of adult education principles, as well as patient and family education. The incumbent performs an outcome evaluation relative to clinical practice, provides consultation to other health care providers and is an excellent clinician.

Nature and Scope

The position is accountable for advanced knowledge in the specialty area and applies theories and concepts derived from the biological and behavioral sciences. The incumbent is also accountable for integrating adult learning theory into the nursing specialty.

The position requires advanced leadership skills. These leadership skills include role modeling, coaching and monitoring to develop the nursing staff. The incumbent also has consultation skills to collaborate with nursing management, other departments and professionals within the hospital as well as in the community.

The position requires advanced clinical practice skills. These include assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a patient population whose age is determined by the particular educator’s specialty. The incumbent also assists with legal and regulatory standards to maintain quality care.

The incumbent also has advanced adult education skills. The major challenge is to develop the staff using a variety of adult learning principles including didactic, self-directed and clinical modalities. The position requires outcome evaluation of these teaching and learning strategies.

The incumbent must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensor, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to the age of the patient served and meets standards of quality as measured by the department Competence with Special Populations competency standards.

Evidence based nursing practice, along with critical thinking skills are required to provide optimally safe patient care when interacting with internal and external contacts and exercising judgment and making decisions. Professional nursing practice is congruent with the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics.

This position may fill in for other positions, such as charge nurse or floor nurse on an as needed basis.

Disclaimer

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Minimum QualificationsRequirements – Required and/or Preferred

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Education:

Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or other healthcare related field required. Master’s degree preferred in nursing or other healthcare related field.

Experience:

Two years clinical experience in the specialty area preferred.

License(s):

Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Registered Nurse license.

Certification(s):

Requires current BLS certification by the American Heart Association standards.

Computer / Typing:

Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.

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