Job Description Nurse Educator - Birthing Unit and Post-Partum
Building healthy communities through outstanding care, innovative partnerships, and amazing people.
Join our team and together we will make progress on our Strategic Goals :
Forge a new path to meet the changing needs of our growing communities
Champion a culture of exemplary care and deliver clinical excellence
Create an environment where the best experiences happen
Own our role to improve the system
Through new partnerships, a relentless focus on quality and sustainability, and a dedication to the best patient and provider experience, Southlake will improve the health of our communities and shape the future of healthcare.
The Nurse Educator provides leadership, education, and clinical expertise in the support, orientation and competency based skills development of hospital staff.
The Nurse Educator works collaboratively with the interprofessional program team in implementing evidence-based practices to achieve program objectives, in particular, in the development of clinical pathways or protocols.
The Nurse Educator models clinical excellence and all core competencies. They will work to advance professional nursing practice and the practice of other professions as appropriate through leadership, learning and development, integration of research, education and best practice, critical thinking inquiry and analysis.
As a member of the interprofessional health care team, the Nurse Educator plays an important role in Southlake’s purpose of Building healthy communities through outstanding care, innovative partnerships, and amazing people by living the Southlake values and upholding the hospital Code of Conduct.
Skills & Abilities
Provides instruction of the Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) course and Fetal Monitoring Course including recertification courses
Co- chair the Managing Obstetrical Risk Effectively (MOREob) Core Team and facilitate the MOREob Education Program
Provides leadership and educational support to staff related to Obstetrical Alert and Code Pink Emergency codes in the Maternal Child Program
Oversee the completion of the BORN data base and provide report summaries as requested
Develops, implements and evaluates ongoing educational programs for staff and plans appropriate program delivery
Leads the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical pathways and patient care guidelines as it relates to the episodes of care within the clinical area
Assesses learning needs of staff and supports them to meet learning goals
Develops, implements and evaluates evidence based practice activities and educational information for clinical staff
Monitors nursing and health care trends / issues and collaborates to integrate relevant information into education activities and responsibilities
Plans, implements and evaluates evidence based outcome oriented changes in clinical practices and care delivery processes.
These changes will evolve from the continuous improvement and work redesign initiatives and the restructuring of practice and services
Co-ordinates, implements and evaluates content and process of patient teaching programs as they relate to the clinical area
Participates with other educators and professional practice facilitators in development and delivery of corporate clinical educational programs
Registered and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required
3-5 years relevant clinical nursing experience within a Birthing Unit
Current instructor level certification in Fetal Health Surveillance and Neonatal Resuscitation Providers (NRP) required or willing to pursue within 6 months of hire
Completion of the Managing Obstetrical Risk Effectively (MOREob) 3 year certification course preferred
Certificate in Adult Education principles or one to two years adult delivering adult training required
Certified Childbirth Educator Course preferred (ICEA or ASPO)
Best Practice Spotlight Organization Champion designation or willingness to pursue within one month of hire date required
Canadian Nurses Association certification (CNA) in related field or willingness to pursue within one year of hire date required
BCLS required, ACLS preferred
Current / previous experience as a Clinical Nurse Educator in a health care organization preferred
Masters in a healthcare related field preferred
Completion of Patient Centered Care course or equivalent preferred
ACLS Instructor preferred
Current RNAO membership preferred
At Southlake Regional Health Centre, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve, including those with disabilities.
Southlake Regional Health Centre is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
It is the responsibility of all Southlake Regional Health Centre employees to work in a safe manner and promote health and safety in the workplace.