Education Coordinator (Full Time)

Posted: 05/01/2022

POSITION SPECIFICS
Title:  Education Coordinator
FTE:  1.0 FTE (40 hours/week)
Schedule:  Monday – Friday
Holiday Rotation:  None
Weekend Rotation:  None
On Call Requirements:  None
 
POSITION SUMMARY
Under the direction of the Vice President – Human Resources, this position consults with all department management to assess, plan, develop and implement education activities related to competency programs, department and organization-specific education goals and orientation activities. 

POSITION TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Develop staff to be able to deliver quality care thru orientation, skill, competency development and testing.  Provides training for orientation, initial, ongoing and yearly competency assessments and in- services.
  2. Perform assessments and surveys designed to gather data for employee learning needs from directors, employees, physicians, committees, incident reports, new equipment and procedures.
  3. Plan, design, evaluate, and provide formal and informal educational activities and programs for employees. 
  4. Collaborate with department management and staff in the analysis, development, implementation, testing and documentation of staff competencies.
  5. Develop and provide ongoing feedback to directors, preceptors and clinical staff with the goal of improving critical thinking and technical skills.
  6. Develop and implement educational activities including, but not limited to, instructor led courses, self-study, computer-assisted, or job aids consistent with objectives.
  7. Promote generation and dissemination of new knowledge through evidence-based care to guide clinical practice and improve patient care.
  8. Facilitate training for staff on appropriate uses of equipment, supplies and resources in the delivery of patient care. Use of vendor representatives may be used.
  9. Occasionally provide direct patient care, including invasive procedures such as inserting I.V.'s.
  10. Work collaboratively with educational institutions (including high schools, technical colleges and universities) to promote appropriate coordinated learning experiences for students and to facilitate staff involvement in the student’s learning process.
  11. Facilitate all students/residents experiences at SPH. Responsible for acquiring and tracking the applicable paperwork needed for these experiences and assures paperwork is completed prior to the student/resident being on-site.
  12. Coordinate SPH’s job shadow/role observation program.
  13. Coordinate and deliver upon request for learning and teaching opportunities at the unit level and/or group learning.
  14. Explore and report on the impact of educational programs on clinical staff, physicians, clinics, hospice care, and other groups.
  15. Coordinate and conduct orientation program for newly-hired clinical employees in accordance with accreditation standards.  Evaluate program and recommend modifications to program as appropriate.  Maintain appropriate documentation.
  16. Coordinate BLS, ACLS, NRP, PEARS, PALS programs for employees and providers.  Maintain status as a BLS instructor.
  17. Assist with preparation for accreditation survey to include mandatory education and competencies.
  18. Enhance self-development by maintaining current knowledge in health care and education by participating in in-services and other educational opportunities.
  19. Manage equipment used for educational in-services.
  20. Serve as an active member and/or chairperson on work groups and/or hospital committees as deemed appropriate (e.g., Code Blue Committee, Nursing Council, Diabetes Advisory Board, etc.)
  21. Leads and facilitates the Education Council.
  22. Participate in various hospital-sponsored programs (e.g., Project SEARCH, etc.) as requested.
  23. Utilize and maintain accurate educational records through the use of HealthStream software.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Education:
  • Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing for employees hired after May 1, 2022
  • Preferred:  Masters’ Degree in Nursing or Education from an accredited healthcare education program.  Formal education related to teaching and/or adult education and/or organizational development.
Experience:
  • Required:  None
  • Preferred:  1-2 years experience in clinical education
Licenses and Registrations:
  • Required:  State of Wisconsin license as a Registered Nurse
  • Preferred:  None
Certification(s):
  • Required:  BLS certification within 3 months of hire.  Certification as a BLS Instructor within 3 months of hire.
  • Preferred:  Certification in Healthcare Education or Nursing Professional Development. 
BENEFIT SUMMARY
  1. Competitive health and dental insurance options
  2. Flexible paid time off to balance work and life
  3. Retirement plan with immediate vesting and employer match
  4. Free membership to our state-of-the-art fitness facility
  5. Generous tuition reimbursement
  6. Employer provided life and disability insurance
  7. Free parking at facility
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