Nurse Educator

MedStar Medical Group LLC Calverton, MD

About the Job

  • Job Summary
    • Serves as a clinical consultant and resource person to Nursing leaders, other clinical specialists and educators, physicians, preceptors, Medical Assistants, and Nurses from ambulatory, students, outside agencies, and affiliated institutions to positively impact standards of care, clinical care delivery, and patient outcomes. Serves as a consultant in the areas of clinical specialty, the orientation of new staff, and career advancement development. Acts as a liaison by establishing effective collegial relationships; initiates facilitates and participates in performance improvement and evidence-based activities having implications for the understanding/improvement of clinical activities and nursing practice. Demonstrates an understanding of the group process; uses adult learning methods in working with individuals and groups to impact standards of care and delivery. Assists in coordinating and implementing educational/orientation/quality improvement programs Facilitate the education process of staff and students.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Training
      • Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing required. Master’s degree in Nursing, Health Care or other related field preferred.
    • Experience
      • 3 years of progressively more responsible job-related experience in an acute care setting. Experience in teaching or professional development preferred. Experience in ambulatory setting preferred.
    • License/Certification/Registration
      • Current license to practice nursing as a registered nurse in the State of Maryland. Current AHA-issued BLS certification. Specialty Certification in nursing staff professional development or in specific clinical specialty preferred.
    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Considerable knowledge of current clinical literature, research in practice and therapeutic clinical interventions; knowledge of the principles of adult learning; skill in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating of educational programs to meet the needs of the nursing department; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to provide therapeutic interactions with patients/clients; ability to utilize electronic medical record for optimal flow of documentation and for audits and analysis of safety events; ability to incorporate research findings into standards of care.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
    • Provides coverage for RN Education Manager in his/her absence.
    • Provides consultation as an expert nurse for specific patient populations to physicians and other members of the clinical team.
    • Actively mentors and supports colleagues and staff. Supports and encourages the professional development of the clinical staff and collaborates within and across the organization to identify internal and external resources available for staff.
    • Provides expertise for competency development and competence assessment across the Division and coaches and provides feedback to improve professional practice within MedStar Medical Group.
    • Collaborates with nurse educators from MedStar Ambulatory Services, and with Corporate Quality and Safety, to work towards a consistent, evidence-based approach to education across MedStar Health.
    • Maintains knowledge of current trends and development in the field of nursing practice, clinical instruction, and nursing education through a variety of professional activities including, but not limited to, reading the appropriate literature and attending related seminars and conferences.
    • Participates as a staff development/education expert on committees, task forces, focus groups, and projects to support MedStar Medical Group and MedStar Health system-wide initiatives.
    • Demonstrates the clinical expertise, leadership, management, communication skills, and knowledge of adult learning theory and principles necessary to develop education programs and achieve optimal educational outcomes.
    • Plans and conducts orientation of new nursing personnel that facilitates a new team member’s transition to the work environment and meets competency assessment requirements in conformance with departmental objectives and accreditation standards.
    • Designs, implements, and evaluates designated ambulatory=based education programs and consultative services, including the use of available technologies to provide education across the MedStar Health region.
    • Assesses learning needs through formal and informal approaches to data collection to determine specific education needs and utilizes teaching techniques that promote critical thinking and evidence-based practice incorporating principles of adult learning theory.
    • Identifies, coordinates, and plans educational offerings for MedStar Medical Group staff, with consideration of but not limited to mandatory regulations, safety, performance improvement, new equipment, technologies, infection prevention, and clinical advancements and evaluates the effectiveness and learning outcomes of educational activities.
    • Facilitates team building within the quality, safety, and education department as well as throughout MedStar Medical Group, and assists operational and physician leaders in initiating and adapting to change.
    • Consistent with MedStar Medical Group and MedStar Health’s mission, vision, goals and values, promotes an environment that embraces continuous learning and supports a framework of shared decision making.
    • Embodies, promotes, educates, and role models all principles of High Reliability and development of a just culture. Incorporates evidence into all staff development and clinical education activities. May assist with the development of site-based protocols, as directed.
    • Monitors Patient Safety Event Reports and assists operational leaders in investigating events. Assists with the development and implementation of performance improvement action plans and analysis of the effectiveness of interventions. Assists Quality, Safety & Education team with the development of solutions that can be applied across all ambulatory settings.
    • Collaborates with human resources and quality, safety, and education teams to coordinate the Medical Assistant and Nursing Professional extern programs. Acts as a clinical resource and liaison for externs. Assists operational leaders with appropriate placement, management, and evaluation of externs.
    • Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams as appropriate. Participates in meetings, serves on committees and represents the department and hospital/facility in community outreach efforts as appropriate.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.