The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is seeking a Registered Nurse (Inpatient Nurse Educator) to be a member of the Patient Care Services' Team on the following units: Emergency Department, Progressive Care Unit and Inpatient Medicine. Please note that certificates may be issued to hiring official(s) upon request and selection(s) may be made prior to the closing date of the announcement. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Unit Based Nurse Educator is a registered professional nurse who provides formal/informal/virtual instruction for clinicians, support staff, patients and families. The Unit Based Nurse Educator collaborates with multiple disciplines in the assessment, planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of an effective program including orientation, continuing education and in-services. The Nurse Educator establishes effective relationships with all Nursing Service personnel, and serves as a liaison. The Nurse Educator is a role model in demonstrating excellence in practice, serves as a clinical mentor/preceptor for clinical and administrative staff, consults and collaborates in patient care and research, and educates in both formal and informal situations. The Nurse Educator demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. Work Schedule: Primarily Monday - Friday, 7:30a.m. to 4:00p.m., may need to cover tours providing education to staff which may include weekend and/or off-tour hours to meet the needs of the service. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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