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RN Educator - PACU/Pre-op

Company: CARLE
Location: Urbana
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

The Perioperative Services Staff Educator develops, plans, implements, and evaluates onboarding/educational programs to meet the needs of the PACU and Pre-Op at the main campus and to aide in the professional development of staff. Assists educators in OR and Sterile Processing Department develop, plan, implement, and evaluate onboarding/educational programs to meet the needs of these areas and to aide in the professional development of these staff. Performs audits as needed to validate competency of PACU and Pre-Op staff. Maintains open and active communication with medical staff, patient care staff, and interdepartmental staff. Ensures the competency of all operating room staff. Maintains departmental education records for the main operating room in compliance with regulatory guidelines. Develops and implements policies and procedures to meet regulatory compliance. Assists with quality and infection control initiatives for perioperative services.

  • Uses a variety of data collection sources/methods of identify staff learning needs; Considers/addresses learning barriers including participants' beliefs and attitudes; Develops objectives/competencies that are learner-oriented, relevant, realistic, and measurable; Uses current best practice references/materials in teaching content, standard development and practice; Uses evidence based teaching/learning strategies to address identified needs and goals; Identifies the most appropriate clinical expert for teaching content; Selects and incorporates audiovisual materials that support the content being presented; Evaluates effectiveness of educational offerings and uses data to plan for future initiatives
  • Considers current regulatory requirements, accreditation requirements, and current ASPAN standards when identifying needs
  • Plans education activities in alignment with Hospital and Unit mission and vision
  • Functions as a role model, mentor, and instructor to clinical staff and preceptors
  • Coordinates the clinical orientation process for new staff, ensures competency module completion, and additional training as necessary; Accurately documents and maintains staff records of competence/performance using established criteria; Provides appropriate feedback and evaluation results to program/project leaders, managers, students, etc
  • Collaborates with staff and managers to develop a plan of action to resolve performance or knowledge deficits
  • Initiates and maintains positive and effective collaboration with clinical/multi-disciplinary staff, administrators and other educators
  • Participates in councils, committees, and workgroups as needed
  • Selects appropriate/effective communication tools (email, phone, & printed/posted materials) for specific situations
  • Promotes critical thinking, problem solving, reflective reasoning, application, and synthesis of knowledge
  • Demonstrates skills in locating referencing applicable references and research, seeking assistance from researcher, librarian, etc. when needed.
  • Provides in-service and continuing education activities to PACU and Pre-Op staff in collaboration with service coordinators to maintain departmental goals and standards of care.
    • Develops, plans, implements and evaluates onboarding/educational programs to meet the needs of the PACU/Pre-Op staff to meet the patient care needs of the surgical patient.
    • Assists in collaborating educators in OR and SPD to develop, plan and implement and evaluate onboarding/educational programs to meet the needs of their staff across the perioperative areas.
    • Ensure competency of all PACU and Pre-Op staff based on initial onboarding and subsequent established reviews.
    • Provides monthly education to PACU and Pre-Op staff as needed for professional development as well as connecting with key quality initiatives.
    • Assists/coordinates OR and SPD educators with education development for their areas as needed.

Keywords: CARLE, Champaign , RN Educator - PACU/Pre-op, Healthcare , Urbana, Illinois

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