St. Joseph Health Nurse Educator - Behavioral Health- Full Time in Lubbock, Texas

Job Summary: Based on the sciences of nursing practice, learning, and change, NPD specialists use knowledge and skills in education theory and application, career development, leadership, and program management to support lifelong nursing professional development. The NPDS may act as a clinician to assess and coordinate quality patient care and may provide patient care related to specialty. Minimal supervision required.

NPDS I: Advanced Beginner · Less than one year of experience as NPDS · Provides basic orientation and training in an appropriate manner · Must meet all requirements of Staff RN II or higher · Must have BSN · Those already in position without BSN will be required to complete BSN by 06/30/2016 NPDS II: Competent · Minimum of one year of experience as NPDS · Provides orientation, training and continuing nursing education in a skilled and effective manner · Utilizes appropriate assessment, technical and presentation skills. · Serves as CNE Nurse Planner

NPDS III: Proficient · Develops and provides all kinds of educational activities efficiently and effectively · Uses a high level of technical and organizational skills, as well as critical thinking skills · Either specialty certification or MSN required. NPDS IV: Expert · Demonstrates a high level of knowledge/expertise in specialty education and program development, as well as general nursing education · Is a leader/resource to nursing/healthcare team and engaged in unit/health system activities · Certification: NPDS certification (RN-BC) through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) required. Education: MSN required

DOMAINS: The domains established below are taken directly from the “Nursing Professional Development: Scope and Standards of Practice” published by American Nurses Association in 2010.

DOMAIN: CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION (CDE)

Standard 1. Assessment: The NPDS collects data and information related to educational needs and other pertinent situations. Standard 2. Identification of Issues and Trends The NPDS analyzes data to determine the needs of individuals, organizations, and communities. Standard 3. Outcomes Identification: The NPDS identifies desired outcomes: Standard 4. Planning The NPDS establishes a plan that prescribes strategies, alternatives, and resources to achieve expected outcomes. Standard 5. Implementation The NPDS implements the identified plan. Standard 5-A: Coordination The NPDS coordinates educational initiatives and activities Standard 5 – B. Learning and Practice Environment The NPDS employs strategies to promote positive learning and practice environments. Standard 5 – C. Consultation The NPDS provides consultation to influence plans, enhance the abilities of others, and effect change. Standard 6. Evaluation The NPDS evaluates progress toward attainment of outcomes: Standard 7. Quality of Nursing Professional Development Practice The NPDS systematically enhancesthe quality and effectiveness of nursing professional development practice.

alternatives, and resources to achieve expected outcomes. Standard 5. Implementation The NPDS implements the identified plan. Standard 5-A: Coordination The NPDS coordinates educational initiatives and activities Standard 5 – B. Learning and Practice Environment The NPDS employs strategies to promote positive learning and practice environments. Standard 5 – C. Consultation The NPDS provides consultation to influence plans, enhance the abilities of others, and effect change. Standard 6. Evaluation The NPDS evaluates progress toward attainment of outcomes: Standard 7. Quality of Nursing Professional Development Practice The NPDS systematically enhancesthe quality and effectiveness of nursing professional development practice. Standard 8. Education The NPDS maintains current knowledge and competency in nursing and professional development practice. Standard 9. Professional Practice Evaluation The NPDS evaluates his/her own practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, and relevant statutes, rules and regulations.

DOMAIN: LEADERSHIP and COLLABORATION

Standard 10. Collegiality The NPDS establishes collegial partnerships contributing to the professional development of peers, students, colleagues and others. Standard 11. Collaboration The NPDS collaborates with inter-professional teams, leaders, stakeholders and others to facilitate nursing practice and positive outcomes for consumers. Standard 12. Ethics The NPDS integrates ethics in all areas of practice. Standard 13. Advocacy The NPDS advocates for the protections and rights of individuals, families, communities, populations, healthcare providers, nursing and other professions, institutions and organizations. Standard 14. Research The NPDS integrates research findings into practice. Standard 16. Leadership The NPDS provides leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession.

DOMAIN: PROGRAM AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT (PPM)

Standard 15. Resource Utilization The NPDS considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and cost in regard to professional development activities and expected outcomes.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The competencies listed below are to be considered as integral and core components of the NPDS role and are useful for validating the specialists’ knowledge and evaluating their competency. Competencies are designed to be hierarchical in nature, with higher levels required to meet all lower level competencies.

DOMAIN: CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION (CDE)

  1. Accepts personal responsibilities for own professional development (i.e., self refection, goal development, membership in professional organization)
  2. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills (i.e., oral and written communication)
  3. Verbalizes understanding of critical thinking skills and evidence-based practice (i.e., cognitive & metacognitive) Promotes education of the learner to meet their professional

The competencies listed below are to be considered as integral and core components of the NPDS role and are useful for validating the specialists’ knowledge and evaluating their competency. Competencies are designed to be hierarchical in nature, with higher levels required to meet all lower level competencies.

DOMAIN: CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION (CDE)

  1. Accepts personal responsibilities for own professional development (i.e., self refection, goal development, membership in professional organization)
  2. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills (i.e., oral and written communication)
  3. Verbalizes understanding of critical thinking skills and evidence-based practice (i.e., cognitive & metacognitive)
  4. Promotes education of the learner to meet their professional development needs (i.e., linking nurses to professional development and other relevant resources)

Functions in the role of teacher, identifying and documenting needs in a manner that facilitates generation of purpose statements, educational objectives, program content and evaluation criteria 9. Participates in quality performance improvement activities (i.e., documenting course evaluation for basic knowledge level)

DOMAIN: LEADERSHIP and COLLABORATION

Shares knowledge and skills and interacts with peers, students, colleagues and others to enhance professional nursing (i.e., presentations at meetings and professional conferences); demonstrates a sensitivity to ethical, cultural, and spiritual inclusion, engaging in ethical decision-making Acknowledges the need for research in practice; incorporates the best available evidence, (i.e., Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2001), the Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development, and other relevant standards, guidelines, benchmarks, regulations and laws to guide practice, copyright law, regulatory requirements for health reporting); employs educational principles, standards, and methodologies to establish and maintain confidentiality. Demonstrates energy, excitement, and a passion for quality work; implements motivational strategies at individual level

DOMAIN: PROGRAM AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT (PPM)

  1. Participates in planning of programs and projects; assists stakeholders in identifying and securing appropriate and available learning opportunities; documents and monitors resource allocation and utilization

Additional Responsibilities: List infrequently performed and non-essential tasks. Performs other related duties as assigned or as requested by Director level or above

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: List the knowledge, skills, and abilities required performing the essential functions of this position. 1. Able to communicate effectively in English 2. Have the ability to think critically and the flexibility to adapt to changing situations. 3. Able to give constructive feedback, teach, supervise and team with others. 4. Demonstrates respect for human dignity and patient rights. 5. Computer proficiency 6. Highly effective written and verbal communication skills 7. Documentation of all aspects of educational design 8. Serve as role model of CHS Standards of Behavior and Conduct

Age-Related Competencies: Demonstrates the basic knowledge and skills (cognitive,

technical, and interpersonal) necessary to identify age-specific learner needs, appropriate for this position.

Information Management: Treats all information and data within the scope of the position with appropriate confidentiality and security.

Risk Management: Cooperates fully in all risk management activities and investigations.

Minimum Position Qualifications: List the minimum qualifications required for this position: Education: Candidates must meet the criteria to sit for the NCLEX examination and become licensed in the state of Texas. · Level 1 BSN Required* · Level II BSN Required* · Level III Specialty Certification or MSN Prepared · Level IV Requires NPDS Certification and MSN Prepared Experience: · Minimum of one year of clinical experience in area of specialty Training · Complete NPDS Orientation Program · Complete NPDS Portfolio Development Workshop within 6 months of assuming position License/Certification · Current Texas RN License required · Certified in BLS within thirty (30) days of employment · Certified BLS Instructor within 6 months of assuming position · Certified ACLS Instructor (adult critical care clinical areas) within 6 months of assuming position · Certified PALS Instructor (pediatric clinical areas) within 6 months of assuming position · Certified NRP Instructor (neonatal clinical areas) within 6 months of assuming position

Environmental Conditions: Describe the work environment including risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens and other hazards. May include exposure to potentially hazardous material, infectious agents, contact with public and staff, Category I/II.

Physical Requirements: Specify the physical requirements of the job on the attached Physical Demands Analysis. (Same as RN II) The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.

Covenant Health is celebrating nearly 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.For nearly 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds:Covenant Medical Center - CMCCovenant Children’sCovenant SpecialtyCovenant Plainview - PLVCovenant Levelland - LVLTrustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock)Covenant Medical Group (CMG)Covenant Health PartnersHospice of LubbockCovenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.