Tower Health

Clinical Educator - Full Time

US-PA-Pottstown
Requisition ID
2017-16277
Pottstown Hospital
Shift
Day shift - with rotation if needed
Department
Inservice Education
Category (Portal Searching)
Management/Professional
# of Openings
1

Overview

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

 

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

 

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

 

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives

 

Provides clinical and nursing professional development expertise as an educator, leader, consultant, facilitator, change agent, and researcher to support the organization in the provision of quality patient care by helping to ensure the clinical competence of nursing staff and foster the delivery of evidence-based nursing practice. Collaborates with the leadership team and staff regarding patient care and staff orientation, participates in setting standards and maintains knowledge and skills in the areas to which assigned. As a role model of professional behavior, the NPD Practitioner is instrumental in creating a professional nursing climate within the organization to meet the needs of diverse patient care areas.

 

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Responsibilities

 

  • Provide leadership to promote excellence in nursing practice and facilitate change initiatives
  • Works with leaders, staff and key stakeholders as a positive change agent to initiate and support progress toward and the achievement of organizational strategic goals
  • Collaborates with nursing leadership and staff to assess the learning needs and competencies of staff
  • Develops, implements and evaluates education plans/programs and utilizes methods, measurements, and tools to evaluate achievement of learning goals
  • Serves as a resource for staff in areas of program development, clinical practice, and professional development
  • Plans and provides for orientation onboarding activities to include classroom and skills/simulation lab learning
  • Facilitates the onboarding of employees to ensure integration to the role on both unit and system-wide levels, focusing on retention and growth
  • Assists in the development, coordination, and evaluation of competency programs and identifying deficiencies in staff competency
  • Integrates research and evidence based practice into the development of educational activities
  • Participates in activities to promote the specialty of Nursing Professional Development
  • Assists others in professional role development and role transitions
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients, and visitors.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications

Education:Graduate of an approved school of nursing.

Masters of Science in Nursing or Masters in Education is required.

 

Experience:

3-5 years of current acute care hospital experience is required

Experience in curriculum development and principles of teaching are necessary

 

Licenses/Certificates:

Licensed and currently registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Current AHA BLS and ACLS Certification , and will require instructor certification within 3 months

May require PALS or CPI  to be obtained, based on areas of responsibility

 

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