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Job title: RN - Nurse Educator Specialist - Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano -
Job location: PLANO, TX 75246 United States
Requisition code: 174764_1
Date posted: 01/12/13
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Registered Nurse

Job Description

Job description:
The Nursing Education Specialist practices in accordance with the ANA Standards of Professional Nursing Development Practice. Using advanced expertise in educational/staff development practices, functions autonomously and in collaboration with staff nurses, managers, faculty, and researchers to develop, implement and evaluate staff development programs that promote
synergistic nursing practice and patient outcomes. Relevant Licensure: ACLS, ACLS-I, BLS, BLS-I,CPR, FA, HCP, NALS, NALS-I, PALS, PALS-I

The essential job functions as stated are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. The stated job functions are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified."

I. Assesses and diagnoses learning needs of staff, service lines and organization
through the use of broad spectrum educational assessments.
II. Employ expert diagnostic skills in differentiating educational/learning needs
from process and system needs.
III. Designs high quality and frequently complex programs based on sound
theoretical knowledge, best practices and practical experience.
IV. Develops, employs and evaluates new educational methodologies to yield
greatest positive impact.
V. Maintains and uses knowledge of best practice in education/staff development
and change as well as in area of specialty.
VI. Uses both summative and formative evaluation to determine and communicate
effectiveness of programs to create change at the individual, service-line and
department level as appropriate.
VII. Monitors resource consumption and redesign educational processes to maximize resource utilization.
VIII. Designs and implements reliable and valid methods to validate competency and learning.
IX. Recognizes and adjusts teaching methods based on the vulnerability and
resiliency of learner.
X. Teaches and coaches others in program planning and development.
XI. Assumes active role in the development of practice standards and guidelines for staff development/education.
XII. Leads out in QI/PI initiatives in the CNER and coaches others as needed.
XIII. Actively participates in decision making, creating change and developing
knowledge at the CNER, service line, nursing department and professional levels.

About Baylor Plano Baylor Plano opened in December 2004 and is an award-winning 160-bed hospital dedicated to serving you and your family. At Baylor Plano, you will receive personalized attention from caregivers and benefit from healing in your own, private room.
Your Hospital Room
  • All larger than average, private rooms
  • Oversized windows provide generous light
  • Free visitor wireless Internet network
  • All rooms have a 30-inch LCD television
  • Most rooms have a safe for valuables
Additional Hospital Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Family dining lounges with kitchenettes
  • Room service offered from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Business centers with computer access
  • Free parking garage and valet service
  • Pet therapy available
  • Full time pastoral care services for many faiths
  • Garden level patio
  • Free notary service to patients
  • ATM
  • Smoke free campus
Your Hospital Team
  • Patient Care Nurse Navigator
  • All registered nursing staff
  • Certified oncology nurses
  • All board certified or board eligible physicians
  • All emergency physicians boarded in emergency medicine
Quality Awards
  • Cancer Program Accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
  • Texas Award for Performance Excellence
  • Blue Distinction CenterSM for Knee & Hip Replacements
  • Blue DistinctionCenterSM for Spine Surgery
  • Texas Award for Performance Excellence - Progress Level
  • Texas Nurses Association's 100 Great Nurses, 2007 - 2010
  • Collin College Living Legend
  • Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Achievement Award
  • Designated as a Safe Surgery Checklist Mentor Hospital
  • Employee of the Year
  • The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation Program, April 2009, March 2007
  • Blue Distinction Center SM for Bariatric Surgery, April 2008
  • Baylor Plano Weight Loss Surgery Program designated as a Center of Excellence by the ASMBS, January 2008
  • Surgical Care Improvement Project Earns Visit by National Quality Team, November 2007
  • The Pathway to Excellenceâ„¢ designation of American Nurses Credentialing Center, September 2007
  • Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award of Excellence, May 2007
  • VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence, April 2007
  • Blue Distinction CenterSM for Cardiac Care, April, 2007

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Registered Nurse-TX
Master of Science - Nursing
5 Years experience
Proficient with MS Office Applications
Educator duties will focus on Advance Practice and Adult Clinical
Research guiding evidence based projects
Will have additional duties as the magnet coordinator
Strong attention to detail, flexible,
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