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Job Category:
Health Care & Medicine
RN PICU Nurse Educator (Professional Practice Specialist)
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Job Description


 Minimum Education

Specific Requirements and Preferences
MSN Preferred

Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 5 years of nursing experience with two (2) in PICU

Functional Accountabilities

Professional Practice
  1. Participate/support Shared Leadership.
  2. Contribute to CNMCs Magnet Journey.
  3. Ensure that nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.
  4. Accountable for participating in the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).
  5. Participate in community activities.
  1. Provide for the continuous assessment of assigned staff educational needs.
  2. Develop educational plans that meet organizational and departmental goals.
  3. Coordinate service/unit/individual orientation.
  4. Provide basic orientation in specialty area as appropriate.
  5. Coordinate and provide continuing education for clinical staff.
  6. Assess and assure the competency of assigned staff in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  7. Facilitate CNMC sponsored lectures and conferences.
  8. Use teaching methods that facilitate the education process for adult learners.
  1. Demonstrate and maintain clinical expertise in area of specialty by periodically providing direct patient care.
  2. Facilitate problem solving of clinical care issues by working with staff through individual consultation and facilitation of patient care rounds and conferences.
  3. Maintain knowledge of individual patient care needs and identify and communicate complex care requirements to the care team.
  4. Participate in clinical pathway development.
  5. Accountable for establishing, implementing, communicating and evaluating interdisciplinary plan of care with outcomes.
  1. Ensure that nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.
  2. Accountable for supporting the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).
  3. Assess and identify opportunities for improvement.
  4. Direct and guide clinical quality improvement efforts for the service.
  5. Facilitate staff learning the concepts and theories of quality improvement and their participation in the quality improvement process.
  6. Participate in the creation of new knowledge in the specialty area.
  7. Facilitate research into practice.
  1. Conduct programs relative to area of specialty for other departments as necessary.
  2. Is recognized and called upon as an expert resource to support patient care at CNMC.
  3. Provide expertise in support of organizational initiatives.
  4. Act as a resource to affiliated organizations on behalf of CNMC.
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.