Job Description

Job Summary:

The Clinical Nurse Educator works with the North Country Healthcare Education Facilitator and Education Coordinator, as well as a team of clinical nurse experts (Clinical Skills Development Team) composed of representatives from each member agency.  This team performs skills develop needs assessments, plans, implements and evaluates learning activities and programs designed to address the identified needs.  The team also creates and implements programs for the orientation of new graduate nurse transition to practice, orientation of experienced nurses to new units and roles, and ongoing development of clinical skills for nursing staff in the critical, acute, maternal/child, peri-operative and ambulatory care settings of NCH member agencies.  The Clinical Nurse Educator facilitates the development of adult education skills for clinical supervisors and clinical experts using the principles of adult /peer learning, and developing preceptor and mentoring skills in nurses who orient new graduates, cross-trainers and new hires.  The Clinical Nurse Educator works with the Education Facilitator to maintain the Education Department budget as it relates to projecting equipment and technology needs and the content of ongoing clinical skill development activities.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong skills in team leadership, be self-directed in the acquisition of new skills; particularly as this relates to the integration of simulation technology into clinical learning activities, and foster a safe environment and culture for learning among nursing leadership and staff.  

Essential Qualifications:

Registered Nurse or Paramedic,  Excellent communication skills,   Project Management experience,   Previous teaching experience with adult learners Current AHA Instructor Certification in BLS, ACLS, PALS Advanced computer skills for manipulating the hardware and software for Simulation Lab DESIRED.  Experience in acute healthcare setting strongly preferred.

About WMC:

The major strength of Weeks Medical Center is found in the ability of our physicians and staff to offer extensive services utilizing state-of-the-art technology, while maintaining the personalized care of a community hospital. Weeks is a 25-bed critical access hospital offering medical, surgical, and intensive care services. In addition, a wide variety of outpatient services are available, including cardiac and physical rehabilitation; fully-staffed oncology department; 24-hour emergency care; a fully equipped laboratory; and an extensive radiology department. Weeks is blessed with strong leadership and a dedicated community that allows us to meet the ever-changing requirements of today ’s healthcare environment.

About North Country Healthcare (NHC):

North Country Healthcare is a non-profit affiliation of four medical facilities in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. NCH includes numerous physicians and medical providers at multiple locations. This leading comprehensive healthcare network which employs hundreds of highly-trained individuals delivers integrated patient care through three community hospitals, specialty clinics, and home health and hospice services. NCH remains committed to the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

Member organizations include Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, and North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency in Littleton. NCH is proud to be the largest employer in the North Country.

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