Critical Care Educ & Certification

  • 01 Hospital Health Education Department
  • Full-time - Days - 8 hours
  • Professional
  • FTE: 1
  • Req #: 22998
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    • The Critical Care Education and Certification Coordinator, reports to the Education Department leadership and collaborates with Nursing Leadership to develop, coordinate and/or implement regional education and certification classes. Facilitates the scheduling, preparation and delivery of certification classes. Provides leadership in developing, planning and implementing education for Critical Care Staff. Assists in assessing the educational needs of the Critical Care areas and facilitates annual needs assessment. Partners with Nursing Leadership to plan, schedule and coordinate nursing mandatory education. Collaborates with Nursing leadership in the development of critical care policies/procedures, implementation of new equipment, in-services and educational needs. Participates in new hire skills lab as needed. Provides operational and clinical guidance for simulation program. Mentors instructors in a professional manner. Takes an active role in education quality assurance and process improvement activities. Participates in the Cardiac Arrest Committee.
    • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
      Experience: Three (3) years of experience in a hospital environment. Two (2) years ED or Critical Care experience.
      Licensure/Certification/Registration: License to practice Nursing in the State of Minnesota. BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association, American Red Cross or Military Training Network. Certified in one or more of the following: ACLS, PALS, TNCC or ENPC and achievement of instructor status in at least one certification within twelve (12) months of hire into the position.
    • Education: N/A
      Experience: One (1) year clinical teaching experience.
      Licensure/Certification/Registration: ACLS, PALS, TNCC or ENPC provider and instructor status.  CCRN or equivalent certification.
    • Knowledge of current nursing practice in Minnesota; knowledge of critical care nursing; knowledge of the learning process, specifically adult education, some knowledge of teaching techniques (teaching experience preferred). Knowledge of program planning, including needs assessment, content development and evaluation. Knowledge of the healthcare industry in general including the Emergency Medical System. Ability to work independently and/or cooperatively to meet deadlines; extensive ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups within the hospital and community setting in a professional, courteous and tactful manner. Ability to accurately communicate concepts and facts; ability to understand and follow complex oral and written communications. Ability to develop educational and promotional materials for a variety of audiences; ability to maintain records and prepare reports as needed; ability to perform duties accurately and efficiently while under stress. Ability to travel throughout the region as needed. Ability to exercise good professional judgment and accept personal responsibility. Ability to manage time wisely and organize and set priorities. Ability to positively represent the department, as well as St. Luke's. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports as needed.
    • 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.
      • Ability 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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