Coord of Critical Care Staff Educat

  • 01 Hospital Health Education Department
  • Full-time - Days - To be determined
  • Professional
  • FTE: 1
  • Req #: 20477
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    • The Coordinator of Critical Care Staff Educator oversees the orientation process for all new hires and transfers in conjunction with the Managers, Clinical Supervisors and Staff Development Facilitators, and Preceptors of each critical care area (including, but not limited to: ICU, Cardiac Unit, Cath Lab, Radiology/ Procedure RNs, Critical Care Float Pool including CRNs, Respiratory Care, ED). Assists in assessing the educational needs of the Critical Care areas and facilitates annual needs assessment. Provides leadership in developing, planning and implementing education for critical care staff. Acts as a resource for new staff. Provides co-leadership and guides the monthly SDF meeting. Mentors and assists staff development facilitators in assessing educational needs, developing unit based nursing competencies, reviewing certification classes and guiding employees through the self-registration process for initial certification classes. Creates, modifies, and facilitates the critical care early hire program. Collaborates with Nursing Leadership in the development of critical care policies/procedures, implementation of new equipment, in-services and education. Works with Nursing Leadership to plan, schedule, and coordinate nursing mandatory education sessions. Meets quarterly or more often if needed, with the Critical Care Leadership Group to set goals, review progress and plan for future educational needs. Facilitates educational review process for LMS/NetLearning course development and assignment process. Serves as an instructor for portions of the skills lab as needed.
    • Education: Bachelor's Degree in related field.
    • Experience: Three (3) years previous experience in critical care nursing within past three (3) years.
    • Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current Minnesota RN license. BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or Military Training Network. Current provider status in one certification or must achieve provider status in the following within eighteen (18) months of hire: ACLS, PALS and TNCC.
    • Education: Master's Degree in health related field.
    • Experience: One (1) year previous critical care clinical teaching experience.
    • Licensure/Certification/Registration: CCRN or equivalent certification.
    • Knowledge of program planning, including needs assessment, content development, budget and evaluation. Knowledge of the learning process, specifically adult education. Knowledge of teaching techniques and evidence of creativity. Knowledge of current nursing practices and the health care industry. Knowledge of critical care nursing. Knowledge of audiovisual equipment and techniques. Ability to maintain and foster continuous professional development and self-growth. Ability to develop and maintain open, flexible working relationships with staff and the general public; to manage time wisely, organize and set priorities, meet deadlines and accept responsibilities; to develop, present and evaluate educational programs; to positively represent Critical Care Nursing within the Hospital and the community; to understand and follow complex oral and written communications; to maintain records and prepare reports in a continuous and annual basis.


    • READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
    • WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.
    • SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
    • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
    • REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
    • AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
      • To do bending, walking and sitting for an eight (8) hour period and lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds
      • Stand - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
      • Walk - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
      • Sit - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Reach with hands and arms - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
      • Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
      • Bending-repetitive forward - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
      • Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)

      • Up to 10 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
      • Up to 25 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)

      • Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

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