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The OR/PACU Nurse Educator is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the educational activities of the Operating Room (OR) and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) staff within VA NCHCS. Works collaboratively with management and multidisciplinary teams to develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs for staff, maintain and enhance clinical competence, and manage ongoing education and competency programs. Time is divided between Sacramento VAMC and Martinez OPC, travel required
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not
authorized for this position.
1. Works collaboratively with unit Nurse Managers to assess, develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs for staff, maintains and enhances clinical competence, and manages ongoing education and competency programs.
2. In collaboration with unit Nurse Managers; responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating educational activities to include but not limited to a Peri-operative RN training program.
3. Demonstrates familiarity with established policies and procedures and administration of the unit in accordance with the Joint Commission, ASPAN, AORN, other regulatory agencies, and VA policy. Ability to articulate and interpret organizational policies and procedures to the health care team.
4. Functions as one of the key people in the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to peri-operative standards.
5. Promotes evidence based clinical practice and assist staff and leadership with Quality Management and Performance Improvement programs, including research projects.
6. Takes initiative and utilizes innovative and creative approaches for changing practice based on performance improvement findings and evidence based practice.
7. Demonstrates leadership in providing clinical expertise in selecting/supporting new equipment/monitoring devices used within the facility. In collaboration with unit Nurse Managers, provides training and education on all new equipment.
8. Collaborates with applicable Nurse Managers, Chief Nurse, and Medical Director for program development, quality care, and resource planning.
9. Works collaboratively with the Nursing Education Department, participating as applicable with general educational directives, training, in-services, orientation, and BLS/ACLS training.
10. Change agent, fosters and demonstrates innovative and creative approaches to problem solving and process improvement.
11. Responsible for educating Nursing staff on their specific population focus at all sites and all tours of duty.
1. Recent experience in the OR setting in the past 7 years.
2. Current proficiency in Basic Life Support BLS/ACLS through the American Heart Association (Required prior to assuming clinical duties and must remain current ?VHA Directive 11-77)
3. Demonstrated competency in the circulating and scrub nurse roles in the OR.
4. Specialty Certification: Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR), Certified Peri-anesthesia Nurse (CPAN), Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), or Nursing Professional Development (NPD).
5. MS/Nursing Education or MSN/Education degree from an accredited school of nursing recognized by the VA (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
6. Demonstrated teaching and clinical leadership ability in the development of creative educational programs, research, performance improvement and staff development
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
VA needs new employees with a wide variety of skills and professions.Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of some truly special and deserving people.Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.Those who a...lready work at VA feel privileged to assist the men and women who have defended our country. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.The Department of Veterans Affairs is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. America's veterans need you.