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RN Clinical Educator (OR)

Waukegan, IL
Vista Health System


Apply Now and begin working and servicing patients in our community. Invest your time in providing quality care for the communities we serve! Vista Health System is investing in the future of healthcare in Lake County. If you are looking for a brighter future, this may be your opportunity to grow with a leading health system. Vista is a progressive organization that recognizes outstanding achievement. Choose Excellence. Choose Vista

We offer a competitive benefit package of Medical, Dental and Vision plans. 401K, Education Assistance, Paid Time Off / Sick Leave and much more!

Vista Health System is interested in hiring an experienced Clinical Nurse Educator (RN) – Operating Room (OR). This individual will be responsible for training OR nurses or newly graduated nurses. Provide clinical education & professional development for clinical staff throughout surgery. Collaborate with surgery management and the education department to facilitate educational opportunities for staff.

Clinical Nurse Educator (RN) is specifically responsible for:

Identifying clinical education needs.
Assisting in the development, presenting and evaluating clinical education programs that improves clinical performance, raise nursing standards & meet identified training needs.
Conduct clinical orientation for all new staff; provide initial skills training for nurses and techs.
Coordinate in-service education to address new equipment, standards, techniques, processes, & initiatives.
Plan & coordinate management development programs.
Assisting with quality and safety initiatives within the Nursing organization.
Support Nursing in achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance. This includes TJC preparation, CMS, state and other regulatory bodies as necessary. Provide continuous education for staff ensuring state, federal company rules and regulations are met and in compliance with the Joint Commission; recommend addition strategies for ensuring full compliance for Nursing division
Participate in Vista’s Education Council.

Exempt, Full-Time

Clinical Nurse Educator (RN) Experience:

Registered Nurse(RN) in the state of Illinois
BSN required, MSN preferred
CPR, ACLS certified
Two years of operating room experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skill can be acquired
Previous operating room experience is preferred
Previous experience in a role as an educator preferred
Demonstrated leadership skills evidenced by serving as a charge nurse or preceptor
Demonstrates complex decision-making skills and problem solving ability
Preferred knowledge of perioperative workflow