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Clinical Educator Registered Nurse

Job Description

Additional Job Information

  • 40 Hours per Week -
  • Salaried -
  • Nights -
  • Monday - Friday; No Weekends or Holidays -
  • Flexible Schedule -
  • Benefits Eligible -

  • Job ID: 1206686
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    More Information:

    Alton Memorial Hospital, in Illinois, is a full-service acute-care hospital serving patients in a seven county area. Alton Memorial offers inpatient and outpatient services including surgery, imaging, rehabilitation and 24-hour emergency care.

    The Education Department at Alton Memorial Hospital is dedicated to providing educational services to the employees of Alton Memorial Hospital and to the community, which are consistent with the Hospital¿s mission statement and goals. The intent of these services is to improve the delivery of health care through the education of health professionals and to improve community health through health awareness. The Education Department at Alton Memorial Hospital provides formal and informal learning opportunities to help improve employee skills, knowledge, attitudes and behavior in order to promote quality patient care/services through competent employees.


    Overview


    Role Purpose

    The RN - Clinical Mentor serves as a resource during the night shift for new graduate nurses who are developing their clinical competencies and decision making skills. The RN - Clinical Mentor provides guidance and assistance while giving additional support in the assessment, evaluation and intervention responsibilities with patients. The RN - Clinical Mentor can be consulted by new graduate nurses as needed for advice and recommendations related to direct patient care issues, assistance with approaching their nursing peers or other care providers, support performing procedures or in managing unique patient and family dynamics.


    Responsibilities

  • Establishes relaxed, informal, welcoming and supportive relationships conducive to dialogue and learning. Uses a variety of communication techniques including questioning, listening, observing and providing feedback to support nurse ongoing education and skill development, action planning, self-reflection, confidence building and growth. Supports nurse career development.
  • Facilitates individual and team development, helps team members build skills and competencies, and builds proactive team relationships to provide optimal patient care. Provides a safe forum for ongoing nurse reflection and action.
  • Supports advancement of interprofessional education and practice by optimizing team cohesion. Seeks opportunities to promote nurses, physicians and other health care professionals in their shared work together, through heightened understanding of each other’s role in providing comprehensive care.
  • Enhances retention by providing new nurses with the skills, confidence, and knowledge necessary to navigate through the health system and interact successfully with colleagues.
  • Provides consultation and second opinion to assist with clinical decision making, including managing patients whose condition may be deteriorating while in the ICU or who may require transfer to a higher level of care. Assists nurses with an appropriate plan of care related to a change of condition.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Nursing

     

    Experience

  • 2-5 years
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    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • RN

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Experience

  • 5-10 years
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
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    Clinical - Direct Skills

  • Critical Care - 1 year or more
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    Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer