Baystate Health Nurse Educator Emergency Dept. Full Time Nights in Springfield, Massachusetts
Nurse Educator Emergency Dept. Full Time Nights
Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The Nurse Educator, (NE), utilizing innovative and flexible solutions, evidence-based practice and effective operations, is responsible for establishing an environment that transforms professional growth, role competence and proficiency in their specialty. The NE facilitates the achievement of professional/clinical outcomes with all assigned staff and or patient populations.
In collaboration with Nursing Leadership, the NE is responsible for participation in the interview and selection of unit staff (professional and technical). For the first 6 months to one year based upon advancement with competencies, all staff newly hired will have a direct reporting relationship with the NE, (Excluding Nurse Residents) and a dotted line reporting relationship with the Unit Manager. This will facilitate continuous performance feedback for the new hires during the initial orientation phase and pivotal first year of employment at BMC, This will ensure successful professional enculturation and specialty nursing advancement and performance. In collaboration with the manager and director of the service the NE is reponsible for staff competence to ensure excellence in patient safety and quality, create a culture of safety and lead the development of nursing practice. The overall outcome of professonal development is the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that translate into practice and contribute to the safety of patients/families and provision of quality care. In addition to acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitude, specialty excellence includes the evaluation and measurement of current clinical knowledge, proficiency of technical skills, application of critical thinking and performance by each member of the nursing team.
The NE functions in a variety of roles throughout the Division of Nursing, including educator, facilitator, academic liasion, change agent, team member, consultant and researcher.
Master' Degree in Nursing Required. Doctorate in Education or Clinical Nurse Leadership Preferred.
Five years of experience in Emergency Nursing in a leadership or educator role.
Leadership capabilities and skills essential.
Adult learner knowledge and expertise required.
Project management experience preferred.
Prior teaching experience, publication and research experience and professional presentiations experience essential.
Prior experience in an academic healthcare/teaching hospital preferred.
Baystate Health is an integrated health care delivery system serving a population of nearly 1 million people in western Massachusetts. We are one of the largest health systems in New England with over 11,500 employees, five hospitals, and over 60 medical practices. We are the Western Campus of University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Baystate Medical Center is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region and our emergency department is the busiest in New England - receiving over 114,000 patient visits per year. Recently renovated, our emergency department has 65 private patient rooms, 3 state of the art adult acute care areas and a dedicated behavioral health suite with 9 private treatment rooms. Our pediatric emergency department is the region's only dedicated pediatric triage and urgent-care area for young people up to age 21, with 18 private rooms for children and their families.
Our Emergency Nurses are given the opportunity to float between the adult, behavioral health and pediatric areas, continuously enhancing their nursing skills and expertise and reaching full potential. You will work with compassionate colleagues driven to improve processes and impact every patient and family experience no matter what their role is.