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RN Clinical Educator for newly expanded NICU

Location : Oakton, VA


Our firm is working on behalf of a client who will be opening a brand new NICU in January 2016 which will have 108 private and semi-private rooms. We are in need of a NICU Clinical Educator. This is a level 4 NICU. Our client's Family-Centered Care Model includes support for the families of their small patients. Our client is nationally recognized for the quality of care they provide and was recently named among the nation's best hospitals for neonatology as is the recipient of Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Prematurity.
The qualified candidate needs to hold any of the following:
Master's degree in Nursing, Healthcare, Education or any other related degree is required. National Certificaion in Specialty (NICU) and BLS ( CPR ) is required. Three years progressive experience as it relates to NICU Nursing/Clinical Specialty and in Nursing/Clinical Education.
Here is what the makeup of your staff looks like:
Right now there are a total of 168 FTE's. Upon moving into the new building there will be an increase to 177 to 210 FTE's. This is comprised of RNs, Tech's and secretaries. 75 to 80% of these FTEs are nurses. If hired, you would not be the only NICU educator. The NICU is currently at 75 beds and when moved into the new building will be at 108 beds.
About what you will be doing:
Design programs for staff to achieve patient care and outcome standards, such as core measures, NDNQI standards, and patient satisfaction. Develop strategies and tools to assess competence of new nursing staff members, focusing on quality of care and patient safety goals. Share responsibility for the quality and safety of patient care. Contribute to quality and safety initiatives across the organization. Seek opportunities for departmental improvement. Consistently applies Lean thinking to departmental operations to enhance services. Demonstrate an orientation toward achievement and professional growth of self and others. Prepares annual self-development plan, sets professional goals, and seeks opportunities for achieving them.
The Hours - 40 hours/week day shift, but there is an expectation to come in on the off shifts to provide staff coverage if needed.
We are looking for the new hire to start as soon as possible.
Full comprehensive benefits package with 401K, PTO and merit increases. Our client is also big on promoting from within, thus opportunities for career growth.
To learn more please email your resume to Melissa along with the best days and times to reach you.

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