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Nurse Education Coordinator - UNC Outpatient Clinical Education

Job ID: 50177
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

This role will be a supervisor and coordinator for nursing educators, oversight of policy, leading educators, and programming within UNCH Outpatient Operations Support and as assigned.

The Nurse Education Coordinator will work collaboratively with a team of outpatient educators and leaders in ambulatory/outpatient clinics and procedural area focused on practice, innovation, quality, and patient care excellence. Occasional travel to offsite clinics will be required.

Summary:
The Nurse Education Coordinator is responsible for designing and conducting educational programs for nursing/clinical staff. This position develops programs to keep existing staff up-to-date, and acts as general resource for nursing personnel.

The Nurse Education Coordinator is responsible for supervising and overseeing the development, coordination, and evaluation of educational programs for nursing/clinical staff within the Association Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) Scope and Standards. This position develops programs to keep existing staff up-to-date, acts as general resource for nursing professional development, supports transitions into practice, and ensures that programming is aligned with regulatory and quality initiatives. This person is responsible to collaborate with human resources, accreditation, and other hospital departments to ensure onboarding, competencies, and continuing education is updated and reflect current regulatory requirements, evidence and practice trends.

Responsibilities:

1. Coordinates classes given by the department for precepting & charge nurses. The coordinator establishes the dates for the courses based on identified need, communicates the availability of the courses & identifies the faculty and curriculum for the courses. The coordinator also analyzes the evaluation data for effective teaching strategies & opportunities for improvement. The coordinator revises the courses as needed & works with staff for needs assessment of new curriculum content or additional related courses.
2. Supervises NPDPR staff (Patient Educ Coord, Diabetes Educ Coord, CE Coord, RN Orientation Coord, NA Orientation Coord, Media Specialist, AHA Program Development & HUC Coordinator) to include hiring, monitoring & guidance to staff in the areas of performance, counseling & disciplinary actions as needed. Provides guidance on professional development for staff. Provides administrative & programmatic guidance to staff in the director's absence. Oversight of Charge Nurse, Preceptor & AHA Program Development in addition to Liaison to Schools of Nursing and/or Medical Assisting. Facilitates the work of specialized nursing/clinical education providers for specific programs & job classes to ensure programs meet nursing/clinical staff education needs. Assesses program effectiveness for accuracy of content, evidence-based content & standards & outcomes of programs. Utilize needs assessment data to determine future programming & evaluation data to determine the need for revisions in programming.
3. The coordinator is a liaison to the various schools of nursing and/or medical assisting who have students in clinical placements at UNC. Coordinates the schedules of the school's students on the clinical rotations & communicates these assignments to the clinic and/or nurse coordinators. The coordinator works with the UNC nursing department/Outpatient Services and the schools of nursing/medical assisting faculty to problem solve any issues that arise due to faculty or student performance & is also a liaison to the schools with the UNC clinical areas. The coordinator also arranges the preceptor placements for the schools with the UNC nurse/clinic coordinators. The coordinator gives feedback to both parties on performance & operational issues & effective strategies in the clinical areas.
4. The coordinator works with other members of the department of nursing/Outpatient Services in developing content for nursing/clinical documentation related to the provision of care. The coordinator ensures that program content meets evidence-based standards of care. The coordinator is inclusive in his/her work with others to ensure that input into new programming encompasses the appropriate patient populations.

Additional Responsibilities:

1. Coordinates and provides oversight of all classes given by the department and establishes priorities for courses, classes, and professional development. The coordinator establishes the dates for the courses based on identified need, communicates the availability of the courses & identifies the faculty and curriculum for the courses. The coordinator also analyzes the evaluation data for effective teaching strategies & opportunities for improvement. The coordinator organizes revision of courses as needed & works with staff for needs assessment of new curriculum content or additional related courses.

2. Supervises staff within the UNCH Outpatient Operations Support with responsibilities that include hiring, monitoring & guidance to staff in the areas of performance, counseling & disciplinary actions as needed. Provides guidance on professional development for staff. Provides administrative & programmatic guidance to staff in the associate director's absence. Facilitates the work of specialized nursing/clinical education providers for specific programs & job classes to ensure programs meet nursing/clinical staff education needs. Assesses program effectiveness for accuracy of content, evidence-based content & standards & outcomes of programs. Utilize needs assessment data to determine future programming & evaluation data to determine the need for revisions in programming.

3. The coordinator assists with overseeing clinical placement with various schools of nursing and/or medical support programs. Ensures that placements are evaluated and supports the evaluation of performance and operational issues.

4. The coordinator acts as a liaison between the UNCH Outpatient Operations Support and other nursing education teams in developing content for nursing/clinical documentation related to the provision of care. The coordinator ensures that program content meets regulatory, quality and evidence-based standards of care. The coordinator is inclusive in his/her work with others to ensure that input into new programming encompasses the appropriate patient populations.

5. Research, Policies and Procedures- Evaluates current research to maintain knowledge of practice trends. Guides the development and revision of standards, guidelines, policies and procedures for Outpatient Services and Ambulatory Nursing. Facilitates the dissemination of practice changes through Nursing Policy Committee(s), leadership teams and the Shared Governance Councils. Develops and maintains relationships with faculty and students from nursing and other clinical disciplines.


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline.
● Graduation from a state-accredited school of professional nursing.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina.

  • Professional Certification in area of specialty, preferred in Nursing Professional Development for this role.

Professional Experience Requirements:

● Five (5) years of experience in tertiary care with three (3) years clinical experience in the assigned specialty.

  • Professional development and leadership experience preferred. 

Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:


Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: UNCFP OP CI Orientation

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes


This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.


Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email [email protected] if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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