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Education Specialist (7p-3a or 3p-11p)

Location: Teaneck, NJ, United States
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Holy Name is New Jersey's last remaining independent, Catholic health system, comprising a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center, a cancer center, medical fitness center, residential hospice, nursing school, and physician network. The system has a national reputation for providing culturally sensitive care to a diverse population, drawing patients from across the New York City region to its specialty centers and renowned doctors. Holy Name's mission to provide technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care extends across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. The system is known as a high-quality, low-cost provider of extraordinary clinical care given by compassionate, highly trained physicians and staff.

A Brief Overview
Works with the Nurse Manager of assigned unit(s) and other members of Nursing Leadership to create an environment that supports professional practice standards. Integrates unit education, evidence based practice, quality outcomes and strategic initiatives into the development of a collegial relationship with nursing staff and other health care professionals to contribute to high performance patient care environment.

What you will do

  • Establishes annual education goals with the Nurse Manager that support those set for the Department and Organization.
  • Develops an education plan and annual competency and executes programming to operationalize goals using didactic education, simulation and demonstration.
  • Facilitates the orientation of new staff to assigned units through collaboration and consultation with Nurse Managers and Preceptors to develop individual orientation plans based on assessed needs and maintains accurate orientation records.
  • Provides consultation and direction to preceptors, nurses or nurse managers as needed and serves as a mentor for new and current nursing staff.
  • Assesses the educational needs of staff in assigned areas in collaboration with nursing management.
  • Uses a variety of methods including data collected from performance improvement activities, direct observation, patient satisfaction surveys, and hospital goals. Plans and implements formal and informal education activities to meet the needs of nursing staff in assigned areas.
  • Provides clinical expertise at point of care including implementing care for complex patients or carrying out complex/high risk procedures.
  • Maintains an accurate system of documentation related to the educational experiences of staff, including orientation and ongoing staff development.
  • Reviews or develops unit policies and procedures in collaboration with staff; assuring that evidence based practice and research are integrated as appropriate.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement, evidence based practice and nursing research projects and initiates or participates in unit Performance Improvement activities.
  • Facilitates, supports and encourages programs and initiatives that promote specialty certification and advanced education initiatives.
  • Leads programs that support the Nursing Magnet Model and Peer Review structure in order to drive nursing performance improvement.
  • Promotes and supports the Professional Excellence Program in collaboration with departmental leaders in research and performance improvement.

Education Qualifications

  • BSN Required
  • Masters required or in progress 

Experience Qualifications

  • Three years of recent clinical or education experience preferred Preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Develops, supports, analyzes and delivers educational material in order to support staff to Holy Name Medical Center.

Licenses and Certifications

  • NJ RN License Required
  • Cert. in a clinical speciality.

Holy Name is a mission-driven facility whose quality standards and philosophy are rooted in the principles of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Those principles are exercised daily by the Medical Center's dedicated and talented team of physicians, nurses, allied health employees, and a wide variety of non-clinical administrative and operational staff members. Holy Name is an Equal Opportunity Employer.