Nurse Education Coordinator



Posting Date August 31, 2021
Job Title Nurse Education Coordinator
Specialty Nursing/Education
Hours PT
Overview Under the direction of the VNA Health System of Northern New England (VNAHSNNE), the Nurse Residency / Education Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the nurse residency program to include education, training, and verification of required skills competencies. The position is responsible for coordinating, directing, and managing the nurse residency program development, implementation, and evaluation. Responsibilities include program advocacy, leadership, and facilitation of nurse transition into professional home care practice. POSITION GOALS & RESPONSIBILITIES: • Develop, implement, and evaluate a clinical education program for new graduate nurses transitioning to professional practice in home-based care. • Develop professional development training programs for nurse residents including a multi-media approach as appropriate, utilizing effective teaching methods or facilitating through a subject matter expert (SME). • Establish necessary contracts or letters of agreement with external participants, including guest lecturers, vendors, and schools. • Develop the education infrastructure, transition support and management for nurse resident training. • Develop education curricula specific to home health nursing – may include qualifying for Continuing Education Unit credits. • Collaborate with and provide support to VNAHSNNE member organization Educators through facilitation of the VNAHSNNE Nurse Educator Workgroup. • Provide program management, overseeing several related projects which facilitate organizational goals, objectives, and quality improvement efforts. • Collaborate and coordinate with Staff Development, Clinical Staff, Human Resources, Communication and Public Relations departments, related to program marketing, recruitment and retention. • Function as an effective performance coach, advocate, and program administrator. • Serve as an academic liaison with local academic institutions and professional organizations to collaborate and support learning opportunities. • Engage in quality improvement efforts to ensure professional competence and learning. COMPETENCIES: • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in an efficient manner; analyzes information, develops solutions, and uses appropriate reasoning. • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and concisely; listens and obtains clarification when necessary; responds informatively to questions. • Written Communication – Writes clearly and concisely; presents data and words efficiently; able to read and interpret written information. • Planning & Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently; plans for resources as needed. • Professionalism – Approaches others in a polite and tactful manner; maintains composure and reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through with commitments. • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work for accuracy. • Adaptability – Adjusts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; utilizes different methods to best fit the situation; deal with unexpected events. • Program & Project Management – Assesses educational needs, develops, markets, implements and evaluates effectiveness and outcomes. • Leader – Maximizes resources for optimum program outcomes and organizational benefit. PRECEPTORSHIP: • Preceptor Program – A preceptor program will be developed to support field clinicians that work with nurse residents, students, new hires, and/or cross training of staff. The Nurse Residency Coordinator will demonstrate effective skills in teaching techniques; listening, observational, and feedback techniques; design and planning experiences to operationalize the competency checklist in the clinical practice setting; evaluation and provision of constructive criticism and praise of achievements; minimization of reality shock; facilitation of conflict resolution; assistance to the trainee in setting daily goals and plans; encouragement, coaching, and motivation skill sets.
Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. • Master's Degree in Education. • Possession of a current State of New Hampshire license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse. • Maintain current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification. • Excellent organizational skills. • Valid drivers' license. Have access to an automobile during working hours that meets the State of New Hampshire registration regulations and auto liability insurance and willingness to travel across the state. • Must be able and willing to learn to utilize a portable electronic field device. Must be able to manage electronic patient health information (ePHI) remote access in accordance with VNAHSNNE member organization policies and procedures. • Demonstrated ability to work with various organizations toward a common purpose, balancing needs of individual participants. • Has command of the principles of adult learning and demonstrates ability to use these in developing education plans. • Knowledge of SBAR. • Understanding of required competencies and assessment of a variety of clinical nursing roles. • Knowledge of OASIS Data Set preferred. • Understanding of home health care principles and applicable federal and state home care regulations preferred.
Agency / Location Nurse Education Coordinator
Contact Information Erin Meagher
VNA Health System of Northern New England
1 Pillsbury Street, Ste 200
Concord, nh 03301
Phone: 6032256633
Fax:
Email: emeagher@helmsco.om
Website: http://nhvna.org/index.aspx
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