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Nursing Professional Development Educator I

Nursing Professional Development Educator I

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In collaboration with nursing educators, managers, directors, clinical specialists, nursing staff, quality improvement personnel and other experts, the unit educator develops, implements and evaluates a comprehensive plan for meeting the educational needs of the unit nursing staff in order to enhance, promote and maintain high standards in staff professional growth and quality patient care. The education plan includes orientation of new staff, inservice and staff development activities and continuing education programming. The unit educator assures that implementation of the plan maintains compliance with education related requirements of the Joint Commission Accreditation of Hospitals and other regulatory agencies. The educator assures that staff can demonstrate appropriate job performance skills, including direct patient care, patient education and clinical competencies. Acting as a role model, the educator exemplifies expert care. The unit educator participates in the service wide staff development and continuing education activities of the nursing education department.

Minimum Education

Graduate of an accredited NLN School of Nursing.

BSN (or substantial current work toward the degree) required.

Minimum Experience

Two years as a registered nurse in an acute care hospital.

Staff development, education, pediatric oncology and/ or leadership experience preferred.

Recent St. Jude experience preferred

Required Credentials

(LC: RN-TN) Must possess current Tennessee State Board of Nursing Registered Nurse licensure

(LC: RN-ARK or RN-MISS) Must possess a current State Board of Nursing license in the state of primary residence if the state is a Nurse Licensure Compact state.

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