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Clinical Nurse Educator (Santa Rosa)

Company: Northern California Behavioral Health System
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Clinical Educator (Registered Nurse)
REPORTS TO: Chief Operating Officer DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: This position is responsible for planning, scheduling, monitoring, and documenting staff development activities of all hospital employees. This includes orientation, in-service training, annual competency requirements, and professional development activities. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Development: Develops and implements a personal plan for professional development. Schedules training sessions as needed for orientation of new employees, CPI certification, and other required staff training. Monitors staff completion of mandatory annual competencies, including CPR, NCI, safety review, and code of conduct. Collaborates with administration to assess staff development needs, plan and design training programs to meet identified needs, and evaluate the impact of programs offered. Fosters an environment that maximizes the value of human resources. Encourages people to realize their potential and provides opportunities to apply knowledge and skills.
  • Accountability: Creates and maintains an education file for each employee for monitoring and documenting training and development of each staff member. Facilitates communication between employees and administration to ensure that orientation and training requirements are met in a timely manner. Acts to minimize risk and ensure safety of patients and staff in the psychiatric setting. Promotes strict staff observance of confidentiality and patient rights. Understands and supports hospital nursing philosophy and the hospital mission.
  • Leadership: Guides, directs, motivates, and influences others. Provides positive reinforcement and feedback for improvement. Models a positive attitude towards organization. Focuses the team on teamwork to achieve goals. Understands and is sensitive to the needs of others. Sets high performance expectations and develops others by appropriate delegation.
  • Decision Making: Chooses courses of action using sound and logical judgment. Optimizes information from multiple sources. Considers multiple goals, perspectives, options, and outcomes when making a decision. Uses intuition and insight in decision making when appropriate.
  • Creativity: Creativity is the employment of originality, imagination, and inventiveness to generate new ideas, alternatives, or solutions. Develops new or improved methods, products, or services. Displays intellectual curiosity, and challenges conventional practices for the good of the organization.
  • Currency: Stays current with the new techniques in the field. Requirements Knowledge and Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in a related field and graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing required, Master's degree preferred. Must maintain current California licensure as a Registered Nurse.
    • Minimum of 3 years' experience with specific experience and knowledge in the areas of training, education and staff development preferred.
    • Knowledge of psychiatric service delivery systems and treatment methods, with specific knowledge and skills in areas of risk management, infection control, and utilization review preferred.
    • Current knowledge of continuous quality improvement methodology.
    • Knowledge of applicable standards and regulations.
    • Current CPR and CPI certifications (or obtained within first 30 days of hire). Skills and Abilities:
      • Maintains confidentiality of patients at all times
      • Participates in department's quality improvement program by identifying, collecting, analyzing, and documenting the results.
      • Sensitivity to and willingness to interact with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
      • Proficiency with software and/or equipment (Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.)
      • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize projects, work relatively independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
      • Skilled in data collection, analysis, evaluation and interpretation
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
      • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work with people with a variety of background and educational levels.
      • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
      • Good judgment, problem solving and decision-making skills.
      • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively as well as possessing the skills to lead, influence, and motivate others.
      • Ability to work in a fast-paced, expanding organization. Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, this position is frequently required to do the following:
        • Use standard office equipment and access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Use computer keyboard with manual and finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform repetitive actions efficiently for extended periods of time.
        • Communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population.
        • Give and follow verbal and written instructions with attention to detail and accuracy.
        • Perform complex mental functions and basic arithmetic functions; interpret complex laws, regulations, and policies; collect, interpret, and/or analyze complex data and information.
        • Vision: see details of objects at close range.
        • Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
        • Reach forward, up, down, and to the side.
        • Sit or stand for minimum periods of one hour at a time and come and go from the work area repeatedly throughout the day.
        • Lift up to five (5) pounds. Benefits Eligible employees receive holiday premium pay, health, dental & vision insurance, 401(k), healthcare & dependent care spending accounts, generous paid time off, life insurance, company-paid short and long-term disability coverage. Whether you are in intern looking to earn licensing hours, a health care worker looking for PRN work or a professional looking for a career, the opportunities are abundant at Sacramento Behavioral Healthcare Hospital.

Keywords: Northern California Behavioral Health System, Santa Rosa , Clinical Nurse Educator (Santa Rosa), Healthcare , Santa Rosa, California

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