REGISTERED NURSE - STAFF DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST - NURSE EDUCATOR
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 623140400
The Staff Development Specialist/Nurse Educator is a Registered Nurse who collaborates with nursing management and staff across service lines and departments. The incumbent is for assessing, planning, developing, implementing, facilitating, evaluating and revising educational programs/activities based on the assessed learning needs of clinical and non-clinical staff as indicated or requested. Duties and or responsibilities of the Staff Development Specialist - Nurse Educator may include but are not limited to the following: Serves as a key resource in the orientation and continuing education of medical center personnel. Serves as an educational resource to staff and to the facility and serves as a mentor or preceptor to new nurses, student nurses, and other staff. Facilitates/promotes education and serves as an educational clinical consultant. Demonstrates leadership through developing and coordinating programs to improve quality of care and organizational processes. Position may entail other duties as assigned and travel to Veterans Affairs Community Clinics (VACC)s. Works collaboratively with affiliated Schools of Nursing and staff regarding patient care needs and staff development issues. Actively maintain the standards according to the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development. Demonstrate excellent clinical practice and skills, problem-solving skills, and decision-making skills. Demonstrates knowledge and ability to apply principles of evidence-based practice. Provides support at the unit level, the service level, and the organizational level. Responsible and accountable for the development and delivery of Patient Care Services (PCS) staff development and education programs. Responsible for the orientation of new nursing employees, evaluation of their progress in the orientation process, and for developing and implementing a learning plan for improving identified deficiencies. Works collaboratively with PCS and medical center services and its affiliating VACCs in the development and implementation of educational programs and initiatives. Participates in workshop/continuing education programs designed for career advancement as well as function in classroom teaching environments, clinical arenas, and as a group facilitator during training and implementation of changes in nursing related computer applications. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday: 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.