Responsible for assessing needs, planning, evaluating and implementing orientation and education programs for nursing units, including input into new employee orientation, and assistance with nurse residency program. Coordinates unit specific educational initiatives with department leadership. Evaluates staff's ongoing competency and development needs. Coordinates and networks with centralized education department on hospital wide nursing education activities.
Bachelors of Science in Nursing Required. Masters Degree preferred in Nursing, Education, Organizational Management or related field.
Minimum Work Experience
Minimum 3 years professional nursing experience required and 1 year documented training-related experience such as content expert activities/precepting, etc.
Required Licenses/Certifications for position
Registered Professional Nurse currently licensed in Tennessee.
BLS and PALS/NRP Provider status required
BLS instructor required within one year of hire
PALS/NRP instructor preferred
Certification in Nursing Staff Development desired
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
educators should demonstrate knowledge of appropriate methods of delivery of information and the ability to develop and facilitate relevant and effective education for adult learners.
Other important skills include mentoring and fostering empowerment.
Educational experience/nursing experience to the specific nursing department/specialty needs.
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Heavy lifting, pushing and pulling is required up to 50 lbs occasionally, 20-30 lbs frequently and 10 lbs constantly to move objects of up to 150 lbs. Sudden emergency situations have the potential for exposure to lifting or moving of up to 150 lbs. Frequent bending, walking, sitting, squatting, reaching and standing are required. Keyboard/computer use and/or repetitive motions may be required.
East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a 152-bed hospital certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission. As a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center, Children's Hospital offers full capabilities to care for seriously ill children in a unique pediatric environment and offers the services of many different pediatric subspecialties. Children's Hospital works jointly with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to ensure that injured children in this region receive trauma care at the institution most appropriate for the child's needs. We also assist smaller hospitals by providing pediatric health care training opportunities.