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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.
Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.
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We are looking for and Education Coordinator (Inpatient) for Perioperative Services, to provide education and administrative support for unit operations under the supervision of Manager or above and ensure effective and efficient implementation of the various key educational processes at the unit level. Also, assists in the implementation of designated centralized components of the key educational processes.
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- Designs, implements and evaluates on an annual basis, a cost-effective unit-based orientation pathway for each job as measured by feedback from leadership team.
• Individualizes the unit-based orientation pathways to meet the specific learning needs of staff, as measured by feedback from orientees, preceptors, and leadership team.
• Creates and maintains orientation schedules and accurately inputs preceptor and orientee schedules.
• Calculates monthly orientation hours.
• Ensures that appropriate communication has occurred regarding orientation schedules, as measured by feedback from orientees, preceptors, and leadership team.
• Acts as a role model in building supportive and collaborative work relationships with new employees, as measured by feedback from staff, orientee, preceptors, and leadership team.
• Teaches, facilitates, or develops staff designees to participate in 32-36 hours of centralized courses/centralized planning activity annually, as measured by Nursing Professional Development reports.
• Reviews and discusses with orientee and manager the orientee’s progress at least weekly, as measured by feedback from preceptors, orientees, and leadership team.
• Uses organizational policies and procedures, unit-specific performance improvement data and accrediting and regulatory standards to determine performance gaps, as measured by leadership team feedback.
• Develops and/or implements required unit-specific training that assists in closure of performance gaps, as measured by leadership team feedback.
• Evaluates, documents, and reports training outcomes.
• Establishes a process to track and reports compliance and/or attendance for unit\area-specific required training to unit based leadership team by pre-established deadlines, as measured by Leadership team feedback.
• 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 and orientee feedback.
• Assesses learning needs of preceptors and provides coaching and unit-based development sessions to augment centralized curriculum, as measured by preceptor feedback and leadership team observation.
• Reviews orientation paperwork to ensure submission of complete, accurate and timely documentation of competence assessment and validation, as measured by personnel audit reports and leadership team feedback
• Collaborates with the leadership team in reviewing and analyzing performance, establishing action plans to address performance issues, and evaluating outcomes of actions taken by pre-established timelines, as measured by feedback from leadership team and NURSING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
• Incorporates knowledge and skills into educational offerings that will help improve performance associated with performance improvement initiatives, as measured by feedback from staff and leadership team.
• Adjusts and updates staff schedules as necessary to support the orientation needs of a new employee, as measured by feedback from staff and supervisor.
• Assumes on-call responsibilities as needed to address preceptor, orientee, and overall orientation concerns, as well as, unit educational needs, as measured by feedback from staff and supervisor.
• Participates in the interview and selection process of new employees, as measured by supervisor observation.
• Communicates, as delegated by the AD, unit-based, departmental, and/or organizational information as measured by supervisor observation.
- 2 years of clinical nursing experience
- 1 year of preceptor or educator experience
- CNOR preferred
- BSN degree required
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- Broad knowledge of nursing functions, specific knowledge of patient care activities on assigned unit(s) and knowledge of the 6 key educational processes.
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, and Outlook) is a plus.
- The ability to perform skills outlined on the staff nurse orientation pathway for assigned unit(s) and skills outlined on the decentralized educator orientation pathway.
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