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Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.
UW Medical Center - Montlake has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Nurse Manager/Perianesthesia Services Educator(PSE) to join the Post Anesthesia Care team. This individual provides leadership for the assurance of clinical workforce competence. Emphasizing service excellence, patient safety, staff safety and organizational values, the PSE provides leadership and resources that promote the effective orientation and evaluation of baseline skill level and competencies for assigned workforce, efficient and effective educational services and resources, which enable staff to meet patient care needs, timely clinical problem solving and communication of clinical issues at all levels (peer, staff, management), education of staff regarding clinical or informatics issues, and provision of opportunities for nursing staff to refine/advance their competencies in patient care and critical thinking.
SCHEDULE Full-time. Day shift.
RESPONSIBILITIES Competency Assessment and Development
Plans, implements and evaluates unit orientation for staff with unit RN3/manager.
Promotes continuity in competency development between central and unit specific orientation.
Collaborates with unit RN3 and manager responsible for core and unit orientation processes.
Assists with evaluation of new employees’ demonstrated skills, attitude and philosophy as aligned with UWMC missions and values; documents all information or concerns.
Assures that orientation content is inclusive of mandated regulatory and UWMC specific criteria.
Collaborates in the development/revision and validation of core and unit specific clinical competencies.
Develops, evaluates, and updates tools and resource materials that are utilized in orientation and on-going career development to assure readability, current standard practices, competency based criteria, etc.
Collaborates with nurse manager/unit RN3 to ensure that all annual training requirements and competencies are provided for and met by all staff. –Manager has overall responsibility for orientation, competency assessment and annual training. –RN3 coordinates scheduling of staff, does ongoing clinical competency assessment. –PSE develops competencies identified by manager and RN3, provides orientation content and setup of annual training.
Plans, implements and evaluates educational offerings to enhance the delivery of quality care and safe practices (inservices, continuing education, vendor and equipment education).
Assists staff in identifying and meeting their ongoing educational goals.
Utilizes theories of adult education and interactive learning in formal and informal trainings.
Plans, implements and evaluates programs that support staff education and development (CPR instructor, core curriculum, consortium).
Facilitates, provides and evaluates development of educational modules and training plans.
Maintains resource video library for staff reference,
Makes recommendations to nurse manager for purchase of resource texts.
Facilitates staff’s CE recordkeeping.
Consultation/Support of Educational Priorities
Acts as educational resource to support quality patient care via collaboration with nurse managers, surgical services leadership, staff and other members of the health care team.
Fosters clinical excellence and incorporation of clinical standards into daily practice. Uses coaching and counseling skills to enhance competent staff performance.
Anticipates and plans to meet learning needs based on changes in health care delivery and organization’s dynamic needs.
Consults and collaborates with community agencies, other hospitals and professional organizations.
Provides leadership for perianesthesia LPC . Activities to include departmental policy and procedure development and interpretation for members of the health care team.
Promotes research based nursing practice.
Coordinates student placement with nurse manager.
Acts as a resource for the use of audio-visual equipment.
Establishes effective work priorities, methods and project flow.
Meets deadlines, project goals, and follows up on staff/clinical issues in a timely manner.
Displays resourcefulness and innovation in decision-making, problem solving, and training.
Maintains accessibility, response and follow through to off shift and weekend staff.
Assumes responsibility for own professional learning needs including attendance at relevant educational offerings, completion of annual performance review and competencies.
Participates in unit and organizational committees, taskforces, and work groups.
Models service excellence in daily practice.
Remains open to constructive feedback and integrate recommendations into practice.
Promotes an open, respectful, collegial, and fun working environment.
Resolves interpersonal conflicts professionally per Surgical Services norms.
Collaborates and promotes team building with all disciplines and departments.
Promotes teams and individuals to give their best to achieve desired patient, team and organizational outcomes.
Respects and welcomes diversity in staff and team.
Responds appropriately to emergency situations and drills.
Intervenes to address illegal/unethical/unprofessional professional practice of any member of the health care team.
Promotes practices and decisions that reduce human error and promote staff/patient safety.
REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 2 years of recent Perianesthesia nursing experience and demonstrated ability to organize and teach educational offerings. Bachelors degree in nursing, certification in perianesthesia specialty, and professional association membership/activities (ASPAN) required.
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Washington.
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