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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: S0046 / Clinical Nurse Educator
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Provides clinical education and evaluation to nursing and patient care staff, and facilitates evidenced-based research within a specialized area of nursing. Collaborates with medical practitioners to incorporate nursing processes into the plan of care for a specialized group of patients. Performs direct speciality nursing services to patients as required, ensuring adherence to Joint Commision standards and all related HSC policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides educational leadership to patients and care providers to enhance specialized patient care within established clinical protocols.
  2. Assists patients and caregivers with educational needs, problem resolution, and health management across the continuum of care.
  3. Collaborates with medical providers, patient care staff, and unit management in the planning, implementation, and delivery of educational curricula.
  4. Initiates clinical skills development programs within the parameters of established clinical and preceptorship models; monitors trends and implements educational strategies to ensure compliance with quality standards and parameters.
  5. Provides direct specialized nursing services to an assigned group of patients, providing specialized patient care within nursing protocols and assisting in the performance of all related nursing duties.
  6. Develops patient care plans, incorporating evidenced-based research and national standards; consults with and serves as a clinical resource for unit management to ensure quality patient care.
  7. Educates technical and patient care staff in the use of new equipment, supplies, and instruments; coordinates in-service training and workshops for appropriate staff.
  8. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Equivalent education leading to Registered Nurse Certification. Certification/Licensure State of New Mexico Licensed Registered Nurse or licensure pending as documented by temporary licensure OR Current RN licensure from a state participating in the multistate privilege to practice compact with New Mexico
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of clinical protocol, procedures, and standards within area of nursing expertise.
  • Ability to provide operational guidance and leadership to technical staff in area of specialty.
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Ability to assess educational needs and design and develop responsibe curricula.
  • Working knowledge of the use of established clinical and preceptorship models in the development of clinical education programs.
  • Technical leadership skills within area of expertise.
  • Advanced nursing skills in area of specialty.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate individual patient care programs.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively at all levels in a collaborative team environment.

Conditions of Employment

  • May be required to submit to annual TB and rubella screening.
  • UNM will provide Hepatitis vaccination, candidate may decline vaccination through declination form or may provide record of vaccination from previous employer.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Must maintain certification status.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work is performed in an interior medical/clinical environment.
  • Light physical activity. Work may involve occasional assistance of others in the manipulation of heavy objects and some standing or walking, usually for not more than 2 hours a day.
  • Work may involve some exposure to operating circumstances that require following standard or prescribed safety precautions.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017