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RN Nurse Educator - UNC Hospice Services

Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Durham
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionRN NURSE EDUCATOR - UNC HOSPICE SERVICESBecome part of an inclusive organization with over 30,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.
With UNC Hospice, individualized patient care is provided for terminally ill patients and caregivers in the home setting. The nurse is the coordinator of the patient's care in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team. Nurses are encouraged to maximize critical thinking skills as they work to achieve patient-focused, end-of-life symptom management established by the patient's goals of care. Nurse to patient ratios are based on patient condition and the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization's recommended guidelines. It is anticipated that there will be at least 20% growth in the number of patients served. Hospice is moving toward a shared model of patient care: RN, LPN, & CNA all working together to meet patient and caregiver needs.-

Summary:
Coordinates staff development and educational needs of patient care nursing staff, patients, and families. This is an advanced level position in education, which is performed under minimal supervision. Assignments may be characterized as those requiring collaboration to address staff educational needs within a specialty practice area and/or service. Serves in a lead capacity over others as it relates to special projects or subject matter expertise. Work maybe performed collaboratively for multiple disciplines across the continuum of care or for a specific patient population or service area.
Responsibilities:
1. Acts as resource and role model in use of evidence based practice. Leads unit/service based clinical practice groups
2. Assists in orientation and placement of nursing students in clinical units. Serves as resource to faculty. Mentors graduate students
3. Assists nursing staff in design and implementation of clinical nursing research/performance improvement projects.
4. Assists nursing units with preceptor responsibilities to ensure that all new staff are oriented and meeting competency expectations
5. Conducts learning needs assessments to plan staff educational programs
6. Coordinates orientation, staff development and continuing education for nursing staff
7. Develops evidence-based standards of care, comprehensive nursing plans, clinical pathways for patients and families and facilitates implementation of same.
8. Develops, implements, and evaluates educational materials, self instructional programs, teaching protocols, and e-learning programs for nursing staff.
9. In conjunction with other subject matter experts, develops and evaluates patient family education materials.
10. Serves as a clinical resource and role model, provides clinical supervision to staff in developing clinical knowledge, skills and abilities

Other InformationOther information:
Education Requirements:
? Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) from a state-accredited school of professional nursing.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
? Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina.
? For Home Health/Hospice: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
? For Home Health/Hospice: Valid NC Driver's License
Professional Experience Requirements:
? Three (3) years of experience in tertiary care with two (2) years clinical experience in the assigned specialty.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Job DetailsLegal Employer:Entity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: -Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00Work Schedule: Day JobLocation of Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: Not Applicable

Keywords: UNC Health Care, Durham , RN Nurse Educator - UNC Hospice Services, Other , Durham, North Carolina

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