General Summary of Position:
The Clinical Educator & Nurse Residency Program Coordinator serves as an educational and professional development expert for new-to-practice nurses and other nurses and is responsible for the overall coordination and management of the Vizient/AACN new-to-practice nurse residency program, including collaboration with nursing leadership, curriculum development and implementation, and evaluation of resident progression. In addition to managing the nurse residency program, the clinical educator is responsible for orientation of new nursing staff, providing professional development opportunities for hospital staff, and clinical placement coordination for nursing students.
Provides educational leadership for professional nursing practice in alignment with the mission, vision, values, and goals of the Division of Nursing/MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Magnet® designation. Exemplifies and promotes excellence in education, practice and research through leadership and mentorship of nursing staff and through collaborative, multidisciplinary relationships within the medical center, as well as throughout local, regional and national arenas. Uses adult learning principles and instructional strategies to assess, design, implement, and evaluate continuing nursing education programs that enhance and promote clinical competency and standards of care. Promotes, disseminates and integrates evidence-based practice, performance improvement and nursing research into clinical practice. Supports and facilitates certification of clinical nurses. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.
A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.