RN Unit Based Educator L&D Full Time
Company: Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Clinicians hired to provide Education at MLKCH will perform their
responsibilities in the framework set forth by Association of
Nursing Professional Development [ANPD]. A defined Scope of
Practice exists to articulate a systematic approach to understand
the Inputs - Throughputs - Outputs directed at improvement of
knowledge, skill or attitude. It is recognized that an educator
needs information or data when a learning need is identified
[Inputs]. Sources for this content comes from an Environmental Scan
at the organizational or unit level and the learner level.
Developmental and educational processes revolve around the Nursing
Professional Development [NPD] Standards of Practice to contribute
to the professional growth of practicing nurses and other
inter-professional learners. As Inputs vary, so will the
Throughputs. The Throughputs represent the 'how and 'what" of the
NPD Scope of Practice. Energy invested in the first two elements is
expected to yield Outputs directed to Optimize Care and Health
[inpatients, clients, community] of those served. Tactics used will
enhance professional role competence or growth, change and learning
at the micro or macro level from which the learning need
A unit based NPD will have hospital based clinical experience,
academic preparation to the role for a professional nurse, will be
expected to have demonstrated actions in response to a learning
need within their previous practice area. Has overall
accountability for education programs for clinical and non-clinical
staff in assigned units. Consideration of Age and Population
Specific attributes of those receiving care is incorporated into
program planning for persons delivering that care. CORE programs
within Professional Practice, Development and Education consist of
1) Employee Onboarding: orientation to the organization and to the
hired in department, 2) Competency Assessment: on hire and
annually, and 3) job growth, development and career advancement.
The unit based NDP receives the new employee on completion of
General Hospital Orientation and Clinical Orientation to provide
specific department based orientation, competency measurement and
to support their assimilation to the unit of hire. The unit based
NPD translates the Hospital Objectives, Regulatory and Quality
measures, Risk or safety needs that presented at Orientation for
understanding at the department level.
Contributes completed documents to employee education records. This
expectation ensures staff competencies and evidence of compliance
to regulatory and professional standards, improvement of quality,
service levels, safety, customer satisfaction and collaborative
relationships is present and current.
The position requires the full understanding and active
participation in fulfilling the Mission of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Community Hospital. It is expected that the employee will
demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. The employee
shall support Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospitals strategic
plan and the goals and direction of the quality and performance
improvement process activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Standards of Practice
- Assessment of Practice Gaps: Analyze issues, trends and
supporting data to determine the needs of individuals,
organizations, and communities in relation to healthcare. Documents
professional practice gaps, confirms gaps with key stakeholders.
Prioritizes all learning needs based on risk to patients, the
organization and strategic goals of organization.
- Identification of Learning Needs: Collects data and information
to validate an identified gap in professional practice and to
determine the specific knowledge, skill, or practice deficit or
opportunity. Data is collected from multiple sources, documents
specific learning need to match education methodology to target
group. Uses analytics models or tools for assessment of need.
- Outcomes Identification: Identifies desired outcomes of the
educational plan. Develops context specific outcomes based on
organizational, stakeholders and learners values, goals, current
evidence and regulations. Revises outcomes to reflect trends and
changes in expectations.
- Planning: Establishes a plan that prescribes strategies,
alternatives, and resources to achieve expected outcomes. Develops
content in collaboration with representatives of target audience or
content expects. Promotes diversity by considering the cultural,
ethnic, and generational differences within the learners.
Determines appropriate interventions as a result of differentiating
educational practice gaps from individual performance / system
- Implementation: Implements the identified plan through
coordination with others to facilitate a positive Learning and
Practice Environment. The educational plan is designed in
accordance with principles and concepts of quality improvement.
Adjusts materials and strategies appropriate to the situation and
the learners developmental level, learning needs, readiness and
ability to learn and incorporating language preference and cultural
- Evaluation: Evaluates progress toward attainment of outcomes.
Analyzes cost and anticipated return on investment for learning
activities, programs or projects. Uses valid, reliable and relevant
methods and instruments to measure process and outcomes. Documents
the evaluation data and disseminates the evaluation results of
B. Standards of Professional Performance
- Integrate ethics in all areas of practice. Incorporates the
Code of Ethics with Interpretive statements, the NPD Scope and
Standards of Practice and other relevant standards, guidelines,
regulations and laws to guide practice. Protects autonomy, dignity,
confidentiality and rights of all individuals involved in the
learning process. Performs role in non-judgmental,
nondiscriminatory and ethical manner that is sensitive to learner
- Education: Maintains current knowledge and competency in
nursing and professional development practice. At least annually
participates in educational activities specific to the NPD
specialty. Using reflective practice and inquiry, identify personal
learning needs. Determines future needs of NPD practitioners.
- Evidence-Based Practice [EBP] and Research: Acts as a champion
of scientific inquiry, generating new knowledge and integrating
best available evidence into practice. Supports research activities
that align with the organizational strategic plan.
- Quality of NPD Practice: Systematically enhances the quality
and effectiveness of NPD practice. Develops, measures and analyzes
NPD department quality outcomes to demonstrate impact on nursing
acre delivery like patient outcomes, nurse competency and practice
- Change Management: Acts as a change agent in all settings.
Introduces new ideas to problem solve unit deficits, identifies
potential barriers to change, works to identify solutions and
supports improvement processes to reach targets. Serves to advocate
the need for adoption of proposed change. Assists in the
measurement of change to reinforce progress being made.
- Leadership: Provides leadership in a professional practice
setting and the profession. Contributes to healthy work
environments. Demonstrates emotional intelligence in
decision-making. In the delivery of educational programming,
positions a learning event to an organizational goal to facilitate
understanding of "WHY" this learning event is offered and
performance outcomes once learning event completed.
- Collaboration: Collaborates with Inter-professional Teams,
leaders, stakeholders, and others to facilitate nursing practice
and positive outcomes for consumers. Build partnerships and
coalitions to enhance health care through inter-professional
initiatives, i.e quality improvement and organizational
- Professional Practice Evaluation: Evaluates personal practice
in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, and
relevant statutes, rules and regulations. Supports peer review
though involvement in the MLKCH Shared Governance structure at the
Hospital or Unit committee level. Seeks feedback regarding personal
practice from learners, inter-professional colleagues, peers,
supervisors and others as appropriate.
- Resource Utilization: Considers factors related to quality,
safety, effectiveness and cost regarding professional development
activities and expected outcomes. Seeks to involve unit based
experts from every level in the development and delivery of
educational programs, revision to policy or procedures and
subsequent EHR changes. Participates as directed to Hospital
product committee; Diagnosis or Quality teams, i.e Resuscitation;
and Nursing committees, i.e Infection Control. Collaborates with
Dir., Professional Practice and Education to forecast routine
capital budget needs; equipment replacement or change out,
technology, teaching affiliations and methodologies.
- Mentorship / Advancing the Profession and specialty through
mentoring and contributions to the professional development of
others. Shares knowledge and skill with others through activities
such as presentations at meetings, professional conferences or
organizations. Actively precepts nurses from academic program
affiliates to support their academic degree achievement.
- Bachelor of Science degree in nursing; Masters in Nursing or
Nursing related required (individuals without a Masters will be
required to complete the degree within 2 years of their hire
- Minimum of two (2) years of clinical nursing experience
required. At least one (1) year in Labor & Delivery, Postpartum,
Well Baby Nursery and assisting urgent C-sections. Experience with
criteria for Achieving Baby Friendly Recognition. Educator
experience in an hospital setting preferred; can demonstrate
examples of unit based in services,, instructor for L&D/OB
specific Training program, i.e Versant, new equipment, new policy
or unit based quality indicator and principles for successful
- Current California Nursing license.
- Certification in Staff Development or Emergency Department
- Experience with implementing or updating an Electronic Medical
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