This position delivers education and provides individualized direct patient and family education. Works in coordination with staff to select and deliver current patient education materials based on identified needs. Provides community and staff education in their specialty area. Acts as subject matter expert for patients and staff. All activities are effectively designed and implemented using the organization's framework for professional nursing practice and development, and the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. AJoint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior.We have a strong patient to nurse ratio and a culture of Shared Leadership.In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
PT & Family Educator - Central Education
Full Time; 32hr/wk
* Relocation & transitional housing assistance are available for experienced RNs!*
Provides care and works collaboratively with patients, family and staff to formulate individualized education in specialty area.
Delivers continuing education programs related to their specialty area. Suggests updates to educational materials based on needs assessment, staff and management requests, advances in theory and technology, as well as changes in standards of care.
Provides ongoing support for families and staff related to patient-centered care issues.
Coordinates and communicates feedback from patients/family to ensure education needs are met. This includes gauging the audience and environment and tailoring the session as appropriate to ensure educational needs are successfully met.
Tracks and follows up on the results of education and provides feedback to their supervisor. Suggests opportunities to enhance education based on patient, family or staff feedback.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.
Current RN licensure in state of practice. Current BLS certification. Additional certifications and prerequisite education may be required depending on practice area and job assignment.
Two years of recent clinical experience in practice area. Requires a strong knowledge base in specialty area and skill in verbal and written communication, creative thinking, prioritizing and flexible problem solving.
Requires ability to apply adult learning principles.
BSN preferred. One year of adult/patient education experience preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.