Job Code: 00005-18947
No Weekends LewisGale Medical Center (LGMC)
delivers quality care to our patients located in the beautiful mountainous region of Southwest Virginia. LGMC is a 521-bed acute care facility
and is the largest hospital in the LewisGale Regional Health System (LGRHS). Through our extensive network stretching from the Alleghany Highlands and Rockbridge County to the Roanoke and New River Valleys, we have the privilege of serving more than 250,000 patients
LewisGale is also ranked among the top hospitals in Virginia and the nation for benchmarked quality cancer care, patient safety and satisfaction and health outcomes. Lastly, t he Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have ranked us among the top hospitals nationwide
on quality measures for our services and treatments to address heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
Under the general supervision of the Director, the Surgical Services Educator is a Registered Nurse who can demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in the care of surgical patients. The Surgical Services Educator is responsible for designing, implementing, facilitating, and evaluating new and continuing educational programs, in-service education, and orientation for nursing, allied health personnel, students, medical staff, and health care industry representatives within the Surgical Services Department. Maintains clinical competencies and applicable personnel records as required.
General Essential Functions:
- Provides leadership in the development of an overall educational program, which is congruent with the stated philosophy of Hospital and Surgical Services.
- Assesses the educational and performance needs of staff, in collaboration with the OR leadership and other Department Directors, and formulates orientation and continuing education programs to coordinate needs activities for maximum effectiveness.
- Maintains accurate program documentation regarding program hours, attendance, and, applicable, costs.
- Coordinates the formulation, ongoing review, and revision of Surgical Services operational standards to promote consistency between Nursing Units and with other Departments within the facility.
- Coordinates the provision of educational programs to assist in meeting professional and certification needs of staff through Hospital-based and outside programs.
- Coordinates the provision of required in-service programs for all levels of staff to facilitate staff competency in meeting patient safety needs, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, infection control practices, and environmental safety issues.
- Plans, coordinates, and conducts regular in-service programs for staff to acquaint them with new procedures, operational standards, trends, and developments in patient care techniques to facilitate consistent quality in the provision of services within the hospital.
- Coordinates provision of patient educational programming with clinical departments within the facility.
- Coordinates educational activities with other Directors within the facility for the provision of educational programs within the community as needed.
- Provides direction to and ongoing evaluation of any staff assigned to Surgical Services.
- Maintains current competency in the provision of patient care services as a role model in the clinical setting with transfer of these competencies to the classroom setting.
- Effectively communicates knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the clinical and classroom setting.
- Adapts educational programs to focus on the specialized needs of patients and families over the life span to facilitate staff knowledge of Population specific requirements for provision of care.
-Education: Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. Bachelorâ€™s degree in a specialty related or educational field. Masters preferred -Experience: Minimum of one-year teaching experience preferred with three years demonstrated competency in nursing.
-Licensure: Currently licensed to practice as an RN
-Other: Demonstrates knowledge and experience of adult learning principles, program and curriculum development and ability to use a variety of teaching methodologies considering different learning styles of diverse populations.
-Demonstrates the minimum knowledge, skills and abilities to care for the individualized needs of the patient to include physical, psychological, socio-cultural, spiritual and cognitive needs as well as functional abilities including the need for diversified use of such practices.
Last Edited: 01/29/2018