Nurse Education Coordinator - Outpatient Cancer Center

 
Position: Nurse Education Coordinator - Outpatient Cancer Center

Job ID: 149214

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: TCCC Clinical Administration

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

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Summary:

We are looking for and Education Coordinator (outpatient) for the Cancer and Hematology unit to ensure effective and efficient education and training of clinical staff at the practice level and to assist in the implementation of designated centralized components of the educational program. The educational program consist of: 1) centralized orientation, 2) annual competence assessment, 3) practice orientation and preceptor/buddy development, 4) required training, 5) ongoing staff development, 6) student affiliations, and 7) performance improvement
 
Think you have what it takes?
  • education/precepting experience
  • Hematology and Oncology Experience
  • Scheduling / training experience


Responsibilities :

Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge of nursing functions, patient care activities within the outpatient setting, patient care policies and procedures, clinical outpatient staff competencies, quality improvement concepts and regulatory agency requirements.
  • The ability to manage diverse clinical and non-clinical projects, develop plans that assist an individual’s staff development, group facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and leadership skills are required.
  • Strong skills using office related software is required.
  • Quick adaptation to clinical situations and fast learning of clinical equipment operation is essential.
 
Specific Duties
  • Designs, Implements, Coordinates and Evaluates educational programs for clinical and nonclinical staff
  • Mentors and Develops staff to assist with employee orientation and program implementation
  • Manages special projects and performance improvement initiatives for the department
  • Coordinates continuous state of readiness initiatives for department
  • Provides nursing consultation and clinical expertise to individual clinics and ancillary departments to facilitate clinical operations and patient care
  • Evaluates educational programs for effectiveness and impact and provides director with annual program evaluation summary.
  • Coordinates the assignment of orientees to preceptors, serves as a resource for preceptors, and provides coaching and support to preceptors who are dealing with difficult orientee situations, as measured by preceptor feedback
  • Reviews medical records for procedures requiring a time out process.
  • Performs various nursing tasks in the outpatient clinic with documented competence.
  • Serves as primary responder for outpatient medical emergency response team.
  • Demonstrates creative problem solving skills when challenging patient care situations arise as evidenced by staff feedback and/or family response.
  • Documents and submits incidents including plan or follow-up to the director of nursing and clinic leadership within 24 hours of occurrence.


Qualifications:

Required Qualifications
  • 2yrs RN experience (BSN)
  • 1 yr. precepting/ education experience
  • BLS (Basic Life Support
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • PALS


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