The Clinical Education Coordinator provides staff development expertise as an educator, consultant, facilitator, change agent, leader and researcher. Each supports the development of the bedside nurse, and fosters empowerment through knowledge to achieve excellence through the delivery of evidenced based nursing practice. This occurs through the facilitation of the educational process through assessment, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of competency assessment, continuing education and leadership development. In addition, as a role model of professional behavior, the Nurse Educator is instrumental in creating a professional nursing climate within Siskin Hospital to meet the needs of the diverse units within SHPR and the global needs of the organization. Must be able to withstand physical activity which includes the ability to move or lift at least 50 pounds.
BSN required. MSN preferred (Experience in lieu of MSN will be considered). Nursing degree must be from an accredited school of nursing.
1. Minimum of five years nursing experience
2. Previous experience in a physical rehabilitation setting preferred.
1. Current unrestricted RN Tennessee State licensure in nursing.
2. Current CPR and ACLS certification.
3. CRRN certification within 2 years of being hired.
4. FIM certification – must obtain this within 90 days of being hired.
- Conducts needs assessments using a variety of strategic tools
- Assists learners in the assessment of needs and identification of outcomes
- Incorporates principles of adult learning in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of education programs
- Coordinates orientation of new staff to the organization
- Develops/coordinates education plans related to initial and ongoing competency validation
- Develops/coordinates core education to address patient population specific nursing care
- Develops/coordinates core education for the development of beside leaders
- Plans, prepares and maintains materials for use in educational programs for accuracy and relevance to the target audience
- Identifies and evaluates instructional materials in all types of media and formats
- Adjusts content and teaching strategies appropriate learner needs
- Provides educational opportunities that benefit staff at all stages of their career development
- Delivers competence based programs for nursing staff with a focus upon improvement of skills and retention of knowledge
- Develops evidence-based educational materials
- Supports staff development with educational activities (which include remediation, certification, mentoring, life support, JCAHO requirements, product roll-outs, etc)
- Evaluates the effectiveness of educational programming
- Prepares short and long term planning and programs to address identified needs
- Teaches content as needed and/or assigned within clinical expertise to facilitate orientation, staff development and/or safe practice
- Serves as an educational consultant to facilities, task forces, committees, and projects relating to policy, procedure and program development
- Responses to regulatory mandates for research and management of sentinel events
- Responds to identified needs to promote quality patient care and safety
- Collaborates to recommend educational strategies for the implementation clinical standards
- Consults with staff regarding individual learning needs
- Supports the integration of research into practice
- Provides information to document effectiveness of role as a staff development educator
- Incorporates current educational evidence into individual practice as a staff development expert
- Conducts and/or contributes to nursing research
- Interprets, communicates, and incorporates research findings into program planning
- Facilitates the adult learning process, creating a climate which supports learning across the organization
- Identifies and recruits internal and external resources (nurse, doctor, other specialists) for educational activities
- Coordinates educational activities
- Participates in committees, task forces, projects
- Facilitates teambuilding and leadership development
- Participates in review of activities or processes for area of coverage and department
- Responds to changes in nursing practice and develops programs to support those changes
- Ensures that educational programs are congruent with organizational missions, values, and goals
- Maintains flexibility when managing multiple roles and responsibilities
- Interprets and communicates across multiple disciplines
- Promotes a safe and healthy work environment
- Serves as a role model to promote excellence and safety
- Seek opportunities to develop staff in various roles
- Integrates ethical principles in all aspects of practice
- Serves as a role model for education and professional nursing practice
- Role models and promotes the concept of life long learning
- Leads committees, work groups and/or projects related to the implementation of educational activities
- Performs related duties as assigned
In order to further our mission of helping others achieve and maintain healthy lives, effective March 1, 2017, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation will no longer hire individuals who use tobacco or nicotine products in any form. Siskin recognizes the major importance of employees’ health and the responsibility of maintaining a healthy and safe environment for all employees, volunteers, patients and visitors. Therefore, all individuals who are offered a position with Siskin are screened for illegal drug, alcohol, and/or tobacco/nicotine as part of the post-offer health screening. Individuals whose post-offer health screening results are verified positive for illegal drugs, alcohol and/or tobacco/nicotine use, and/or whose reference and/or background checks are verified unsatisfactory, will be disqualified from employment, their job offer will be withdrawn, and they may be disqualified from applying for employment for one (1) year from the date of the post-offer health screening.
Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation is nationally known for providing exceptional rehabilitation care through a full continuum of patient care services.
Siskin Hospital was founded in 1989 as the first freestanding, not-for-profit rehabilitation hospital in Tennessee built specifically for rehabilitation patients. Currently, Siskin Hospital remains as ...the only not-for-profit rehabilitation hospital in Tennessee, offering an all-inclusive campus, as well as off-campus locations, dedicated to meeting a wide variety of rehabilitation needs.
Siskin Hospital offers all private patient rooms and has specialized Inpatient treatment programs in brain injury, amputation, stroke, spinal cord injury, orthopedics, neurological disorders, and major multiple trauma, among other illnesses and disorders.
The experienced and dedicated staff at Siskin Hospital will guide patients with the most innovative and successful rehabilitation programs, services, and equipment available in the Chattanooga area. For more than 25 years we have provided patients with healing and hope, empowering independence through our philosophy of “Caring People. Changing Lives.®”