EDUCATION MANAGER (PCN 372)
Work Hours: Days
Coordination of mandatory education classes for hospital staff per regulatory requirements. Plans, evaluates and implements continuing education activities for nursing and medical staff. Provides resources and supervises staff. Submits applications for CNE and CME accreditation when required. Encourages and promotes quality care and safety through continuing education and by offering health awareness classes to employees. Serves as a liaison with all departments.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
The Education Manager is a first-line supervisor operating within the parameters established by this position description. Standards for mandatory education and professional continuing education requirements have been set by the Alaska State Board of Nursing, Alaska Nurses Association, Alaska State Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians and federal regulations. The Education Manager reports to the Chief Nursing Officer.
This position functions as a first-line supervisor for all personnel in the Education department and all educators in the facility.
The Education Manager is in frequent contact with the nursing staff and hospital administration. Close working relationships are maintained with all other departments in the hospital, physicians, care providers, and the general public, as appropriate.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Education, or related field required.
- A minimum of five years’ experience providing training or teaching required.
- Experience with professional development and education design preferred.
- Current certifications in BLS and ACLS required.
- Two years of supervisory experience required.
- Speaking, listening, and basic writing and organizational skills are required to communicate with professional staff, to direct the work activity within the department, and to communicate with personnel at all levels.
- Develops and prepares hospital-wide education plan and programs based on department surveys on an annual basis in conjunction with department staff. This includes Administration of on line programs. ( Lippincott, CE direct, Rapid learning Institute, and Health stream)
- Conducts needs assessments, develops and plans appropriate curriculum content on an as needed basis for departments with approval from the Human Resource Director.
- Recruits speakers with specific expertise to present or assist in presenting courses.
- Researches, selects and develops course materials, applies for CNE/CME credit as appropriate.
- Ensures requirements for nursing continuing education evaluation plan are completed per Education department policy.
- Plans brochures, posters and flyers to publicize the training programs.
- Assists in the care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.
- Organizes classes for BLS, ACLS, and other required staff courses.
- Orients, instructs and evaluates the performance of staff members new to Education until they are prepared to function independently. Ensures that a completed orientation check-off list is on file for Education staff.
- Assists the Chief Nursing Officer with employee performance evaluations. Provides timely feedback and/or counseling to employees regarding their performance.
- Follows up on incidents, complaints occurring in the Education department.
- Communicates effectively with other staff members. Keeps Human Resources Director advised of situations warranting his/her attention.
- Attends Quality Improvement Committee meetings. Participates in any other nursing/hospital committee as is necessary.
- Meets bi-weekly with the Chief Nursing Officer to discuss issues and projects relating to Education.
- Participates in preparing the operating and capital budget for the Education department.
- Periodically reviews policies, practice standards, etc. Makes suggestions to the P&P committee for revisions or new policies.
South Peninsula Hospital is a combined 22 bed Acute Care Hospital and 25 bed Long Term Care facility located on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The working environment is generally pleasant, is clean and well maintained. The position requires walking, standing for periods of time, stooping, sitting and occasional lifting. Persons in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases, including all types of blood-borne pathogens, muscle strains and falls. Generally, physical demands are light and most work is performed inside. Work hours may fluctuate based on demands of the job and required meetings.