Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC) is seeking a Clinical Educator with the Clinical Information Department (CIOS) a part of a professional and growing health and health services organization.
GCRMC is a family of people who epitomize the desire to exceed our patient’s expectations in providing the healthcare they need and desire. This opportunity for your personal growth and development is clear.
Nestled in the foothills of the Sacramento Mountain Range, in tranquil Alamogordo, New Mexico; the chance for exploration of the Lincoln National Forest (which is the Sacramento, Guadalupe and Capitan Mountain ranges) and the desert and plains is limited by only your desire to drive there. Las Cruces, Roswell, Ruidoso and Cloudcroft, NM and El Paso, TX are just down the road. Gentle spring, fall and winter weather awaits.
Why Should You Apply?
Generous pay equivalent to experience and work skills
Benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plan(s) and more!
401K retirement plans
Paid time off (Vacation!)
• Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide services based on the physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and other related criteria appropriate population in his/her assigned area
• Maintains BLS, ACLS and PALS Instructor classification.
• Serves on selected committees as needed for the process of establishing policy and procedures to reflect current standards of care.
• Assists in the planning, development, and maintenance of a Nursing Services Orientation and Competency Program.
• Participates in presentation of the GCRMC Nursing Orientation Program.
• Makes self available to nursing staff when on duty.
• Provides feedback to departmental managers on individual staff member’s performance as requested and available. If individual needs of staff member identified, documents and refers in timely manner to department manager.
• Participates in the organization’s CEARP accreditation.
• Attends education related meetings.
• Participates in community health fair and education.
• Participates in the education committee and attends meeting quarterly.
• Incorporates the roles of facilitator, change agent consultant, and leader in learning activities that support the nurse in developing and maintaining continuing professional nursing competence.
• Assist learners to identify both their learning needs and effective learning activities required to meet those needs.
• Assist individuals and groups in defining problems, identifying available internal and external educational resources and selecting educational options.
• Integrates relevant research outcomes into nursing professional developmental and organizational goals.
• Demonstrate leadership by maintaining educational or clinical competencies appropriate to role, reflecting own professional growth and development.
• Demonstrates knowledge of relevant educational content and appropriate methods of delivery and the ability to develop and facilitate relevant and effective education for adult learners.
• Develops, maintains and enhances own expertise in testing and outcome measurement, evaluation, learning theories and principles, methodologies of delivery and knowledge of teaching.
• Collects pertinent information related to potential educational needs of the nurse and the organization.
• Participates in regular needs assessment using sources including but not limited to the nurse, professional organizations, consumers, nursing experts, and reports on trends in the healthcare system, legislation, information about societal and organizational trends, and reports of advances in treatment and technology.
• Analyzes assessment data to determine the target audience and learner needs.
• Identified needs are validated with the nurse, content experts and other educators when possible and appropriate.
• Identifies the general purpose and educational objectives for each learning activity.
• Educational objectives are determined from the identified needs and incorporate principles of adult learning.
• Educational objectives are stated in behavioral terms and are written as measurable goals.
• Identifies and collaborates with content experts to develop activities to facilitate learners’ achievement of educational objectives.
• Learning activity content is individualized to the target audience, the resources available, and the domains of learning.
• Adult learning principles are evident in the planning and implementation of the learning activity.
• Conducts comprehensive evaluation of educational activities.
• Future educational activities are planned incorporating feedback data.
• Shares knowledge and skills with colleagues.
• Provides peers with constructive feedback regarding their practice.
• Interacts with colleagues to enhance professional nursing practice.
• Contributes to an environment that is conductive to the education of students, peers, colleagues and others.
• Contributes to a health and supportive work environment that fosters mutual respect.
• Integrates ethical principles into the practice of nursing professional development.
• Safeguards learners’ rights related to the educational process.
• Sensitive to the boundaries of individual or organizational ownership of educational and program materials developed as part of the educator’s fulfillment of work responsibilities.
• Properly credits colleagues work both published and unpublished.
• Promotional materials accurately represent learning activity.
• Practices in a manner that is sensitive to cultural diversity.
• Follows appropriate guidelines for commercial support of educational programs.
• Collaborates with organizations and other professionals in teaching, consultation, management, research, leadership, facilitation and change agent activities.
• Participates in and uses evidence-based research to identify strategies for improving professional development activities, nursing practice and patient outcomes.
• Uses available evidence, including research data, in the educational activities.
• Advocates and plans for appropriate support services for educational activities.
• Provides an appropriate climate for learning that facilitates the adult learning process and maintenance of continuing professional nursing competence.
• Ensures that educational programs are congruent with organizational goals and are based on identified needs.
• Evaluates factors related to safety, effectiveness, availability and cost when choosing education options.
• Maintains excellent records.
• Practices in a manner that provides leadership in the work setting as well as the profession.
• Monitors educational, clinical practice, legislative and regulatory, organizational and health care delivery systems, issues and trends.
• Incorporated new models, techniques and theories related to nursing professional development and clinical practice.
• Provides guidance, resources and knowledge for professional growth of others.
• Participates in professional nursing organizations and the community.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
• Associates in Nursing, BSN preferred.
• Licensure: New Mexico RN or Compact State License.
• Certification: American Heart Basic Life Support (BLS) instructor certified or certification obtained within 12 months of hire. ACLS and PALS instructor within 12 months of hire
• Three + years nursing experiences.
• Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications – word processing and computer spreadsheets.
• Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
• Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
• Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
• Knowledge of patient care charts and patient histories.
• Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
• Knowledge of clinical facilities and equipment.
• Ability to supervise and train assigned staff.
• Excellent communication and problem solving skills.