The Education Coordinator is a registered professional nurse who based on the Henderson Framework for Practice demonstrates exemplary direct patient care and is accountable for formal and informal staff education and orientation. Under the Direction of a departmental manager, the Education Coordinator works collaboratively with the Academy, peers, the Department of Professional Development and the Shared Leadership Committees to identify learning needs, develop and implement educational strategies and participate in learning effectiveness evaluation. The Education Coordinator adheres to the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice of Professional Nursing and the Code of Ethics. The Education Coordinator reflects the mission, vision, and values of Northwestern Memorial, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards. Integrates theoretical knowledge, evidence based practice principles, and clinical expertise in nursing practice into educational experiences. Participates in formal and informal education of the staff, including nurses, assistive personnel and student nurse externs including off shifts and weekends. Coordinates and participates in unit specific orientation process in conjunction with the NMH Academy, peers, managers, and the Department of Professional Development. Collaborates with the NMH Academy to continue and reinforce orientation activities. Provides annual unit specific clinical competency evaluation. Coordinates mandatory education activities including off shifts and weekends. Collaborates on developmental plans for individual staff. Integrates research and evidence based practice into formal and informal education programs. Maintains standards of practice relevant to specific clinical settings. Collaborates with the NMH Academy to identify educational needs and to develop and implement appropriate strategies. Supports ongoing development of critical thinking skills of direct care nurses. Provides direct patient care as needed and through the role as clinical instructor during orientation of new hires. Participates in unit/departmental/divisional or hospital committees/task forces as assigned. Remains clinically proficient within area of expertise. Ensures that training represents age specific requirements for primary patient population served. Develops education plans around proposed practice changes to support the Nursing Practice and Quality and Safety Committees. Uses established research critique guidelines when reviewing evidence based articles. AA/EOE.
- Current license as a Registered Nurse State of Illinois Professional Nurse or eligible in the Illinois.
- Certification in area of clinical specialty.
- BSN with a minimum of two years related clinical experience.
- Membership in Professional Nursing Organization.