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St. Peters Health CTC Oncology Unit Based Educator - RN 7900.798. Full time in Helena, Montana

JOB SUMMARY (overview of job): This position provides clinical education for St. Peter’s nursing units: Cancer Treatment Center and Oncology. This position functions in the role as a clinician, educator, consultant, and supporter of research. This position acts as a leader, innovator and change agent to foster improved nursing quality care, staff and patient experience. The incumbent develops and ensures quality standards and competencies for nursing practice for specific populations. This position collaborates with all of St. Peter’s entities to establish, develop, implement and maintain quality improvement programs, policies, procedures and standards to guide professional practice and meet regulatory requirements. This position collaborates with nursing leadership and education professionals to coordinate, influence, and assist with the implementation of nursing care and related nursing activities at the nursing unit level.

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  • Assesses, develops and implements orientation and education programs for department staff to positively impact the quality of patient care.

  • Works in collaboration with nursing leadership and nursing staff to identify areas of improvement

  • Accepts responsibility for maintaining and developing own skill and knowledge in the clinical work area by providing direct patient care.

  • Serves as a resource to clinical staff in the specific area of clinical expertise.

  • Demonstrates the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team

  • Acts as a positive role model

  • Maintains an awareness of evidenced based nursing and research in clinical area

  • Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.

  • Integrates and demonstrates CORE values and Expectations for Personal and Service Excellence to guide professional behaviors.

  • Collaborates in developing, implementing, and evaluating standards of evidenced based practice and policies/procedures related to care.

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates clinical orientation for new employees.

  • Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of in-services and continuing education offerings for clinical staff using formal and informal teaching methods.

  • Collaborates with department leadership about concerns/issues related to clinical competence, equipment, and care delivery systems related to specific patient care problems/populations.

  • Responsible for the development and evaluation of knowledge and skills validation.

  • Use of “Just in time“ teaching methods when indicated (request of learner, new process, new technology).

  • Use of formal evaluation tools (Learning Management System, testing, self-assessment and/or return demonstrations).

  • Use of informal evaluation methods (observation and verbal coaching).

  • Assesses the educational needs of staff and identifies learning needs.

  • Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.

  • Demonstrates the ability to meet the department work schedule.

  • Practice reflects knowledge of federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by educating to assist staff in preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential of actual concerns immediately.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: 5 years of clinical expertise in areas of specialty and excellent negotiation, facilitation, presentation and computer skills. Knowledge of best practice research and resources, disease processes and teaching methods. Knowledge of nursing theory, nursing practice and educational theory including adult learning principles. Excellent written and verbal skills, analytical skills necessary to review research, collect and interpret data to support clinical improvement. Possession of cognitive, organizational and emotional abilities to deal effectively with multiple stressors, deadlines, difficult situations and/or customer needs.

EDUCATION: Bachelors in Nursing required. Master’s degree in nursing or ANA certification with a concentration in a related clinical specialty strongly preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY: Current Montana State Registered Nurse licensure and current CPR certification required. ACLS certification preferred. BLS and EPIC Certified Trainer required within first six months of hire.

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