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Clinical Ed Specialist RN II

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:


Summary Under general direction of nursing leadership, the Specialist RN position may be responsible for any of or a combination of the following: training, education, and quality review of respective department(s). This position links nursing leadership with nursing care through the application of organizational and nursing service policies, procedures, and care delivery model.The Specialist RN uses the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements to guide leadership and practice. The Specialist RN attains knowledge and competence reflective of current nursing practice; promotes innovation and futuristic thinking by incorporating evidence based practice and research findings.



(20%)* Maintains basic orientation programs for all staff and students and provides input for all educational activities through the HEAT team and has general oversight of the HEAT team. Evaluates performance of staff in conjunction with the med/surg/OBS supervisors/managers/director. Provides leadership, interprets policies and procedures, and functions as a staff nurse as needed. Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive basic orientation program for all Registered Nurses (RN) and Patient Care Technician (PCT) staff. (20%)* Implements orientation programs in conjunction with the managers and facilitates the orientation pathway. (20%)* Conducts formal and informal conferences with designated orientees on a weekly basis and evaluates their progress. (20%)* Provides training and review sessions for software programs utilized by unit staff. Is the super user for the department. (20%)* Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates educational needs and programs for the Medical Surgical and Observation Nursing staff through monthly in-services, annual training, etc. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Provides input on the performance of the staff in conjunction with the supervisors/managers. Participates in quality improvement initiatives within the department and the Medical Center. Interprets policies and procedures and functions as a staff nurse as needed. Is responsible for maintaining lines of communication with peers, subordinates, and superiors within nursing services and other departments within the Medical Center. Maintains high visibility in the medical/surgical and OBS departments. Promotes professional growth and development through effective leadership. Performs coaching and counseling of employees as needed. Coordinates and communicates with other departments' educational needs that impact med/surg/obs. Collaborates with physicians, all levels of nursing management and other departmental personnel in planning for coordinated services to the patient. Participates on or leads Nursing Service committees as appointed. Assures compliance with the regulatory agencies standards such as The Joint Commission (TJC), Centers for Medicare Services (CMS), the Michigan Department of Public Health (MDPH), American Association of Medical Instruments (AAMI), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN), and International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM). MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health. All other duties as assigned.



EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS: Knowledge of nursing practices and procedures as normally acquired through 3 years' experience working in a Medical Center or similar setting. Knowledge of day-to-day activities in med/surg and Leadership and teaching skills needed to effectively direct a group. Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner. Demonstrated strong leadership organizational skills and ability to set priorities. MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death. Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position. Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description. Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s). Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching. Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required. Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake. Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis. Physical Demand Level: Medium. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the workday 20 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and constantly (67-100% or the workday) 10 lbs.

Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , Clinical Ed Specialist RN II, Healthcare , Midland, Michigan

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