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RN - Professional Development Specialist, Nursing - Vidant Medical Group - Greenville, NC

Job ID: 953881
Facility: Vidant Medical Group
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Oct 21, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a regional health system serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina. We are working every day to improve the health of the 1.4 million people we serve. Vidant Health is made up of 8 hospitals, physician practices, home health, hospice, wellness centers and other health care services. Vidant Medical Center is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health strives to support local medical communities and to work with providers throughout the region to deliver quality care. Our goal is to enhance services that are available locally and to eliminate barriers involving time, distance and lack of awareness that sometimes prevent patients from receiving the care they need.

Position Summary

The Education Nurse Specialist (ENS) is a registered professional nurse who provides safe, expedient, and cost-effective Clinical Education services to ensure quality patient outcomes. As a member of a team of Educators, the ENS assesses educational needs, plans programs to meet those needs, implements those programs, and evaluates the effectiveness of offerings for employees, students, volunteers, and diverse community members across the lifespan. Educational offerings provided will promote clinical reasoning and critical thinking, and will utilize best practices and current evidence (for both education and practice), and will be revised based on participant feedback, outcomes evaluation, and changes in best practice. Thorough documentation for all educational offerings, including content, objectives, evaluations, and attendance will be maintained. The ENS functions as a leader, consultant, innovator, coordinator, and change agent in the pursuit of exemplary professional nursing practice. He/she actively participates on or leads committees appropriate for his/her areas of emphasis, and is involved in the orientation and ongoing development of staff, Quality and Patient Safety Initiatives, Patient- and Family-Centered Care Initiatives, mandatory training, and electronic health record (EHR) support. The ENS behaves in a manner consistent with the standards and ethics of all health care professionals.

Minimum Requirements

  • Current North Carolina RN license is required
  • BSN required
  • Masters degree in Nursing or Adult Education required
  • Minimum five years of health care experience plus two years experience teaching adults required.
  • Nursing Professional Development Certification within 3 years of hire.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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