Nurse Educator - Med/Surg Days - Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: June 11, 2019
Work Shift: DAY Work Week: Full Time Job Summary Houston Methodist
Sugar Land Hospital is seeking an experienced RN to join its
Med/Surg team in a Nurse Educator capacity. The RN IV is staff
nurse who is a unit-based clinical leader and scholar, and
functions at the Expert level of Benner`s model of clinical
practice. The RN IV provides direct patient care in addition to
being accountable for the care outcomes of a clinical population.
The RN IV leads and coordinates interdisciplinary activities
focusing on clinical practice, consultation, education and
research, incorporating evidence into practice. The RN IV uses
expert communication skills to serve as patient and family advocate
and to educate, mentor and coach staff in clinical and professional
practice. The RN IV assumes an advanced leadership role in
analyzing systems to anticipate/reduce risk and improve patient
safety/quality. Responsibilities include contributions at the unit
and housewide levels, with expectation to collaborate/manage/lead
on system-wide and national initiatives. Duties and
Responsibilities are cross-referenced to the hospital`s Pillars of
Excellence: People (providing direction and plans, leading and
managing people, ICARE values) Service (patient/customer
satisfaction, interpersonal effectiveness) Quality and Safety
(making judgments and decisions) Finance (driving for performance
excellence) Innovation and Growth (leading improvement and
innovation, role-specific expertise) DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES *
LEADERSHIP (a). Provides care to complex patients and leads
interdisciplinary care planning for identified patient populations.
(Quality/Safety) (b). Leads colleagues and staff in identifying
areas for improvement in patient care or unit operations and in
developing solutions by participating in unit projects, shared
governance activities or interdisciplinary team activities.
(Growth/Innovation) (c). Provides leadership opportunities for
professional growth of staff; coaches/mentors individuals to
accomplishment of goals. (People) (d). Measures and analyzes
resource allocation based on patient needs and staff experience,
knowledge, and skills; contributes to unit plans for resource
utilization and capital needs. (Finance) (e). Contributes to
meeting departmental financial target on unit-based scorecard.
* PATIENT/FAMILY-CENTERED CARE (a). Develops comprehensive plans of
care in collaboration with patients and families; incorporates
individual differences and preventive planning; mentors others
regarding care of specific population. (Service) (b). Develops
informational and educational resources for specific populations at
the unit/service line/hospital level (Service) (c). Advocates for
patients/families concerning ethical conflicts; develops supportive
policies and guidelines; empowers patients/families to
speak/represent selves when possible. (Service) (d). Contributes to
meeting departmental target for patient satisfaction on unit-based
* CLINICAL JUDGEMENT/CRITICAL THINKING (a). Demonstrates highly
developed assessment, clinical, documentation, and analytical
skills; recognizes subtle cues to change in patient condition;
contributes to professional practice standards at
hospital/regional/national level. (Quality/Safety) (b). Anticipates
routine and unexpected changes based on intuition, experience, and
evidence. Elevates emergent situations and leads/coordinates to
resolution. Aids team with issue resolution. (Quality/Safety) (c).
Contributes to meeting departmental targets for quality and safety
measures on unit-based scorecard. (Quality/Safety)
* COMMUNICATION (a). Communicates in a comprehensive, unbiased, and
open way with all health team members in the department and across
the institution. (People) (b). Leads patient/family care rounds to
assure patient safety and satisfaction. (Quality/Safety) (c).
Coordinates the healthcare team to facilitate communication with
patient and family across the continuum of care. (Service)
* TEAMWORK (a). Manages assignment of complex patients and other
unit demands; mentors others in time management and resource
utilization. (Quality/Safety) (b). Supportive of change process.
Adapts to unexpected changes. Facilitates and leads the change
process. (Growth/Innovation) (c). Facilitates active involvement of
others in team meetings, unit activities, and process improvement.
* SAFETY (a). Reports near misses as well as errors promptly and
consis10tly to improve systems and processes and identify trends;
role models situational awareness using teachable moments to
improve safety. (Quality/Safety) (b). Leads improvements in patient
safety processes at the unit, service line, and hospital level.
(Quality/Safety) (c). Leads department initiatives to meet
unit/hospital initiatives such as National Patient Safety Goals.
* EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE/RESEARCH (a). Initiates and applies
research in collaboration with Center for Professional Excellence,
nursing or medical schools. (Innovation/Growth) (b). Leads and
supports others in conducting evidence based practice/performance
improvement projects and implementing findings. (Quality/Safety)
(c). Develops or modifies practice standards and guidelines based
on evidence. (Quality/Safety)
* STAFF EDUCATION (a). Expands own nursing knowledge and serves as
instructor in continuing education or formal program and expert
consultation; coaches staff to grow in knowledge, abilities,
skills, and attitudes. (Growth/Innovation) (b). Identifies, plans,
and implements education for the unit and service line in
collaboration with team members and Center for Professional
Excellence. (People) (c). Leads education and training of
professional students through collaboration with faculty and
supervising clinical activity. (People)
* PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS (a). Maintains level of professional
contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide.
* Demonstrates the componets of the ICARE values statement.
* Demonstrates SERVICE PRIDE standards.
* Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents
promptly and corrects minor hazards.
* Performs other duties as assigned. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS *
Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
* Master`s degree required (Clinical Nurse Leader or Clinical Nurse
Specialist preferred) EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS * 5 years of
experience required with 2 years in specialty CERTIFICATES,
LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED * Registered nurse with current
* BLS through American Heart Association
* Other certifications as required by unit/service
* Magnet Recognized Certification in applicable clinical specialty
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED * Must be able to
perform skills and competencies as defined in orientation checklist
and annual departmental competency checklist if applicable.
* Basic computer skills.
* Must be able to write and speak effectively in English
* Competencies, skills, training as listed in Policy NU-903,
Competence of Nursing Staff and HR 07 Competency Assessment Equal
Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept
to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will
not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person
employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis
of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or
other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor -
priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile
Since 1998, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has been serving
Fort Bend and the surrounding counties. Residents have come to rely
on a level of compassionate care and leading-edge technology that
was once available only in the Texas Medical Center. With 243
licensed beds, 20 operating rooms and over 1,900 employees, Houston
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital was designed to provide
comprehensive, personalized care for the community.
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