The Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center is seeking well-qualified Registered Nurses to perform the duties of the Perioperative Nurse Educator (PNE). The PNE provides orientation, specialized training, ongoing competencies, and advanced education for staff in the perioperative arena of patient care. The PNE will demonstrate the ability to utilize the educational process to assess needs, prioritize, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate educational activities to assist staff to attain and maintain the knowledge and skill necessary to achieve competence in role expectations, and to improve the quality of perioperative care provided to our Veterans. The PNE must have a well-rounded background and clinical expertise within the perioperative arena of clinical care. This role will promote and support nursing research, foster communication, and collaborative practice with members of the healthcare team, and adeptly implement educational programs to meet assessed learning needs of staff. The duties and responsibilities are, but not limited to: Will utilize formal and informal assessment methods and a variety of sources to identify staff and leadership needs. Will prioritize educational needs based on patient and staff safety, clinical competence, current evidence-based research, changes in practice, available resources, current organizational and departmental goals, and system wide objectives and requirements. Will design individual and group educational activities to incorporate principles of adult learning and will ensure the content is accurate, evidence-based, current standards of care, and in compliance with all regulatory and accrediting requirements. Will be knowledgeable of The Joint Commission, Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) standards of care, American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) standards of care, VHA Directives, applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the VA as a High Reliability Organization, and all other regulatory and accrediting agency requirements, including any academic affiliation or national program office mandates pertaining to trainees. Will coordinate and plan the clinical experience and specialty rotation with all new staff and will maintain training and competency with current staff. The role will maintain liaison with management, administration and departmental representatives in planning educational programs and activities pertinent to the perioperative area and needs of the Professional Staff Development department. Will work with health professions trainees and students as well VA employees. Will maintain accurate educational records of staff and will participate in selected committees, projects, and performance improvement activities when needed. Will maintain membership in appropriate professional organizations and seek out external professional and clinical training activities for self-development growth. The PNE is under the direct supervision of the Chief Nurse, Professional Staff Development. The PNE will work in partnership and in collaboration with the Nursing service and unit-based leadership to accomplish departmental and programmatic goals. Work Schedule: Primarily Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, but tours and weekends may be variable depending on departmental and programmatic needs. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.