Clinical Staff Nurse Educator – PACU – Surgery - Apopka/Altamonte
AdventHealth Apopka/Altamonte seeks to hire a Clinical Staff Educator who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
The newly opened AdventHealth Apopka is a seven-story, 120-bed hospital offering an extensive range of services including expanded surgical services, advanced surgical suites and a catheterization lab. The hospital also features a 30,000-square-foot emergency department with pediatric-friendly beds, imaging services, a full-service cafeteria, chapel, gift shop and on-site fire station. The hospital opened in December 2017, replacing the 50-bed hospital that AdventHealth had operated in downtown Apopka for more than four decades.
Monday – Friday; 9am – 5pm
The Clinical Staff Educator has the overall responsibility for facilitating the development of clinical excellence in Surgical Services through the management of orientation, training, on-going staff development and evaluation of clinical practice for all levels of personnel served. Responsibilities may include cross coverage to more than one area in Surgical Services (i.e. Endo, PACU, OR) with minimum oversight of 50 FTES. The Clinical Staff Educator participates in the development of education programs and in-services. Coordinates orientation for all levels of new employees and serves as a mentor. Acts as a resource person, through acquired knowledge of current trends and practices, guides staff in their development of skills and capabilities. Participates in unit based and system wide performance improvement activities. Demonstrates knowledge of regulatory and national practice standards and incorporates them into clinical practice. Maintains clinical skills by precepting employees as needed as well as taking patient care assignments. Adheres and assures that staff adheres to the AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification (preferred)
Current valid State of Florida or multi state license as a Registered Nurse (preferred)
Certification as a Nursing Professional Development Educator (preferred)
Clinical or Educator specialty certification (preferred)
Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth's Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make It Easy, and Own It as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
Develops, coordinates and manages orientation/training programs for all levels of Surgical Service employees.
Ensures thorough and accurate documentation for all orientation, educational and regulatory components of the employee's file.
Contributes educational expertise to facilitate and enhance the achievement of individual, departmental and organizational goals.
Assists in establishing and revising procedures, policies, standards, techniques and nursing competency based on findings from unit performance improvement initiatives and unit rounds. Utilizes findings for development and implementation of staff education and training. Shares unit PI data with staff.
Utilizes knowledge of leadership principles and management skills, accepts responsibility, exercises authority and functions independently using effective written and verbal communication. Investigates complaints and/or non-compliance of policies. Collaborates with other departments and disciplines to provide continuity of patient care and promote teamwork.
Contributes to personnel performance evaluations as it relates to clinical competency and maintenance of standards. Completes evaluations for employees during the probationary period. Recognizes staff needs for additional skills and recommends pertinent education. Develops goals and action plans for employees that are in training or not meeting performance standards.
Promotes a safe environment. Supervises and initiates appropriate action in emergency situations, applies awareness and control of hazards which may endanger patients, visitors and employees. Identifies environmental concerns by conducting routine unit rounds and communicates necessary precautions for a safe environment. Ensures adherence to appropriate regulatory standards and AdventHealth policy and procedure.
Maintains professional competency by participating in continuing education and appropriate learning experiences both internal and external. Attends pertinent conferences and seminars regarding clinical nursing, business or management. Provides patient care as needed.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Clinical Staff Educator opportunity with AdventHealth Apopka/Altamonte and apply online today.
We are one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.