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Nurse Educator (RN) - Labor and Delivery

Company: Hartford HealthCare
Location: Westport
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Job Description:

Description

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 

St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has more than 3,200 employees. It includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and special needs services for adults and children. St. Vincent’s is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system’s second-largest hospital.

Job Summary: 

The nurse educator is an integral member of the nursing leadership team who partners and collaborates with all members of the Perinatal, Newborn and Neonatal Intensive Care Team.

The nurse educator role reflects the Nursing Professional Development, Scope and Standards practice as approved by the American Nurses Association.  The nurse educator for FBC reflects knowledge and expertise in Obstetrical and Neonatal nursing and collaborates with the unit manager and clinical nurse leader to monitor and maintain staff performance and patient outcomes in compliance with regulatory recommendations and requirements in the Perinatal Specialty Areas.

This specialized nursing practice facilitates professional role competence and professional growth of learners in a variety of settings; supports lifelong learning; utilizes tools, theories, skills and knowledge to improve healthcare practice for all learners. (Nursing Professional Development:  Scope and Standards of Practice (harper & Maloney, 2016).

Responsibilities:

  • Assesses learning needs based on regulatory requirements, evidence based practice and individual identified needs. Utilizes creative strategies and adult learning principles.
  • Promotes professional nursing practice and quality patient care according to the ANA standards of practice; Endorses the theory based approach to the continuum of practice from Novice to Expert. 
  • Provides supportive consulting and participates in planned and unplanned process changes.
  • Serves as a role model and guide for the professional development of nurses.
  • Collaborates with members of the nursing leadership team to assess learning needs, develop programs, and monitor clinical competency and support action plans.  Represents nursing in the development of interprofessional learning activities including practice drills on a regular cadence.
  • Develops, educates, and implements quality improvement initiatives and outcomes. Works together with nursing leadership in FBC to assess and collect metrics supporting Perinatal/Neonatal safety initiatives.
  • Develops, implements and manages competency based orientation.
  • Develops and facilitates initial and ongoing competencies.
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications

Licensure, Certification, Registration

  • Licensed Registered Nurse from the CT DPH obtained prior to hire date. 

  • Specialty Certification in Obstetric and/or Neonatal nursing

  • BLS required

  • EFM Certification and Neonatal Resuscitation Preferred or obtained within one year of start
  • Specialty Certification in Nursing Professional Development preferred.

Experience: 

  • Minimum of 5 Years of active Nursing experience

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements 

  • Demonstrates ability to develop, deliver and evaluate educational programs.

Education: 

  • BSN degree or higher required, One degree must be in nursing (Either BSN or MSN) If BSN, candidate required to obtain MSN within 2 years of hire.
  • Master’s degree or higher in nursing education preferred.

 

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

Keywords: Hartford HealthCare, Westport , Nurse Educator (RN) - Labor and Delivery, Other , Westport, Connecticut

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