The function of the Nurse Educator is to provide leadership in the development, coordination and implementation of educational programs that foster staff development and enhance the quality and process of patient care. The Nurse Educator possesses a broad-based clinical and educational knowledge necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the educational process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting. The Nurse Educator has responsibility for: collaborating with others in the facility to ensure that educational activities are based upon assessed learning competency needs of staff and trainees, workforce development and priorities identified by Loma Linda VA Healthcare System Education and Nursing Services; providing educational activities and products that are high quality, cost-effective, timely and follow principles of adult learning and customer service; and improving service/organizational performance by evaluating, monitoring and reporting program outcomes. The Nurse Educator is directly responsible to the Associate Chief, Nursing Education who is organizationally aligned under the Associate Director, Nursing Service. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Align programs and learning activities with the operations plan and key initiatives of the Service, the Medical Center, and VISN. Foster and promote an environment conductive to lifelong learning that promotes critical and reflective thinking. Facilitate constructive working relationships with all levels of staff to meet the mission of LLVAHCS.This is done in an atmosphere of trust, respect, excellence, compassion, and caring. Facilitate the implementation and development of Nursing Service policies, procedures, and standard. Use the expertise of other human resources, outside professionals, and multi- or interdisciplinary teams in providing learning opportunities. Apply teaching/learning theories in development, implementation and evaluation of educational programs. Evaluate and document the effectiveness of educational interventions through formal or informal means utilizing the nursing process as a framework. Facilitates Nursing Research and Quality Management (QM). Utilize and promote research and evidence based findings in clinical practice. Takes responsibility for professional growth and development to meet the goals of the yearly Individual Development Plan (IDP). Provides technical assistance, consultation, and guidance to national, state, and/or local agencies, organizations, research entities, or agency field staff regarding the development, extension, and improvement of educational studies, programs, systems, strategies, and services. Work Schedule: 10 hour tour from 7:00am to 5:30pm with work day/hours flexibility required as administrative and/or clinical demands required Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600260400
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.