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Steward Health Care System Clinical Nurse Educator, Oncology in Fall River, Massachusetts

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

Clinical Nurse Educator – Oncology

(Monday – Friday, no weekends, no holidays)

Job Summary

The role of the Oncology Clinical Nurse Educator is that of a clinician, educator, Evidence Based Practice (EBP) supporter/researcher, consultant, role model/change agent and leader. Focus is on improving patient care through the incorporation of known standards, performance improvement methodologies and research findings.

Key Responsibilities

  • Education

  • Promote professional development of all nursing and ancillary personnel

  • Assists with orientation of new employees

  • Functions as an expert educator and consultant

  • Assesses, plans, coordinates, implements, and evaluates educational programs designed to meet identified learning needs

  • Provides educational interventions that enhance growth and all staff to provide high quality care to all patients

  • Leads nursing quality improvement initiatives in collaboration with the director

  • Manages the clinical competency assessment processes

  • Continuously identifies and implements evidence-based nursing practice and research

  • Assists with patient care activities to maintain clinical competence

  • Serves as a role model for nursing personnel and as a patient advocate

  • Serves as a change agent and leader

  • Assess, plan, and evaluate the nursing process using a high level of expertise

  • Work actively with director to evaluate the effectiveness of clinical care

  • Operations

  • Assists with daily operations and through put, including assuming charge nurse responsibilities and performing hands on clinical care as needed

  • Employs appropriate resources to decrease patient waits and delays

  • Focus staff on efficient and effective problem-solving approaches

  • Shows enthusiasm for and leads new approaches.

  • Sets goals that are attainable, measurable, and realistic and are congruent with the Hospital’s strategic plan, mission statements and service values

  • Plays an active role in the interdisciplinary process in actualizing positive patient care outcomes

  • Identifies problems, gathers information, selects course of action, makes timely decisions, and notifies all parties involved

  • Honors team values and agreements

  • Fosters pride collaboration and commitment among members of Saint Anne’s Hospital and the community that it serves

  • Initiates change by generating and responding to ideas and solutions

  • Patient

  • Acts as a patient advocate

  • Includes staff and physicians in care planning process

  • Personal

  • Maintains clinical competencies and keeps current with new technology and ONS standards of practice

  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

  • Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).

    1. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs, and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

  • Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).

  • Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

    Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledgeable of hospital policies and procedures

  • Knowledgeable of performance improvement methodologies

  • Requires effective use of problem solving, negotiating, conflict management, team leading, and team building skills

  • Must possess expert organizational skills

    Minimum Education Requirements: MSN with concentration in education from an accredited school of nursing strongly preferred.

    Minimum Work Experience: At least 5 years of current experience working in the field of oncology

    Other skills and abilities: Strong knowledge of ONS, INS, OSHA, and NIOSH standards

    Equipment/Software/Certification: Current MA RN license and OCN certification required. BLS required Microsoft Applications, Mosiaq, Meditech

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