Nurse Educator Operating Room Perioperative Services – $10,000 Sign Bonus Full Time
Why UT Southwestern? With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. As a world-renowned medical and research center, we strive to provide the best possible care, resources, and benefits for our valued employees. Ranked as the #1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth for the fifth consecutive year, we invite you to continue your healthcare career with us at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. You’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for learning and advancement into leadership roles.
UT Southwestern’s Clinical Education and Professional Practice team is growing and we are looking for extraordinary educators to join our team. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we have a collaborative team of Nursing Professional Development (NPD) practitioners and Unit Based Educators that are employing our NPD Practice Model (ANDP, 2016) to leverage learning to exceed UTSW patient and staff safety and quality outcomes at the individual, unit, and organization level. Our nurse educator will be responsible for educating nursing staff, assuring delivery of top-quality patient care, and implementing changes to improve our quality of care. At UT Southwestern, the possibilities to explore your interests and advance your nursing career are limitless. We would love the opportunity to have you join the UT Southwestern nursing community!
- Responsible for orientation/onboarding, competency management, education, professional role development, research/evidence-based practice/quality improvement, and collaborative partnerships.
- Use the educational design process to bridge the knowledge, skills, and/or practice gaps identified through needs assessment.
- Change agent actively works to transform processes at micro-, meso-, and macrosystem levels using project management and improvement processes.
- As a mentor will contribute to the professional development of others and supporting life-long professional development.
- Leader will influence interprofessional practice and learning environments, the NPD specialty, the profession of nursing, and healthcare.
- Champion for scientific inquiry promoting the generation and dissemination of new knowledge and use of evidence to advance NPD practice, guide clinical practice, and improve patient care.
- Advocate for NPD specialty supports, promotes, and demonstrates nursing professional development as a nursing practice specialty.
- Partner for practice transitions supports the transition of nurses and other healthcare team members across learning and practice environments, roles, and professional stages.
- Under UTSW educational design process will assess practice gaps, identify learning needs, develop expected outcomes that reflect competence, learning, and change, plan educational activities in accordance with best practice evidence, implement planned educational activities facilitating positive learning and practice environments, and evaluate educational activities using valid, reliable and relevant methods.
- The Nurse Planner supports the delivery of Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) and is part of the UT Southwestern Medical Center Accredited Provider Unit (PU)
- The PU is led by the Program Manager, Nursing Professional Development • Assess learners’ needs and plan, implement, and evaluate Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) activities in accordance with ANCC criteria
Experience and Education
- Licensure as a Registered Nurse by Texas Board of Nursing with a minimum of a Master of Science in Nursing
- Certification in Nursing Professional Development, required within 18 months of hire
- Five (5) years’ experience in the healthcare field, preferably in a hospital setting
- Two (2) years’ experience as an educator, required
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC)
Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a requirement for this position. Federal law requires individuals holding this position to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption for certain medical, disability, or religious reasons. Individuals who do not meet CMS vaccination requirements are not eligible and should not apply for this position but are encouraged to apply for other non-healthcare positions at UT Southwestern for which they qualify.
For COVID-19 vaccine information, applicants should visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/covid-19/work-on-campus/
To learn more about the benefits UT Southwestern offers, visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/employees/hr-resources/
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit: https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/why-work-here/diversity-inclusion