Ensures that quality care education and orientation is provided for all patient care areas. Assists in the planning, direction and management of orientation and ongoing education for hospital and health service employees involved in the delivery of patient care. Ensures that educational standards and patient care standards are appropriate for areas involved. Assists in the formulation of policies related to patient care. Plans and directs departmental nursing orientation, as well as those with in nursing support. Coordinates and maintains documentation of ongoing nursing staff competencies. Encourages interdepartmental communication, promotes initiative and encourages problem solving. Serves as a liaison between patient care delivery departments and the Health Services Administration Team. Responsible for the completion of Nursing Orientation documents, and the routing to Human Resources for placement in employee files. Develops and maintains spreadsheet for tracking educational needs of nursing staff. Develops and maintains a preceptor program for new nursing graduates. Works with other departments in community service activities to promote health education and programs.
- Minimum Education: Must have completed a program of education in nursing from an NLN approved institution.
- Minimum Experience: A minimum of five to seven years of progressive nursing experience in various clinical settings. Must meet requirements for Registered Nurse.
- License, Certification, Registration: In addition, must be licensed in good standing in the State of Alaska as a Registered Professional Nurse. The successful candidate will be required to pass and maintain competencies for this position including but not limited to BCLS Instructor, ACLS Instructor, Pals Certification
- Equipment/Tools: Office equipment (i.e. computer, telephone, fax machine, copy machine). Medical equipment as appropriate for position.
- Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
- Able to practice nursing as described in the Alaska Status regarding the practice of Registered Nursing. Cognitive and technical knowledge required with the ability to manage care across the continuum of care. Must be flexible with work schedule and possess the ability for independent actions within prescribed limits. Able to utilize the nursing process in the provision of patient care. Able to administer treatments, medications, interpret diagnostic tests, provide patient/family/significant other education and collaborate with other professions.
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
- Ability to work in patient care setting.
- Language Skills - Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to document actions involved in care delivery. Ability to follow guidelines and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Theoretical knowledge of the nursing process, care management, and continuity of care.
- Mathematical Skills - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent draw and interpret graphs, and input computer information.
- Reasoning Ability - Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- General Responsibilities: Will be expected to be on call one out of six to eight weeks as second tier support for troubleshooting problems to identify if the particular issue is one that can be handled by the IT department at YKHC, or one that would better be handled by Application Management Services (AMS).
- Generous PTO – beginning at 4.5 weeks
- Ten paid holidays
- Comprehensive healthcare coverage
- Life and Disability Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account
- Retirement plans
- Employee Wellness Center