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Nurse Educator

Mount Vernon, WA

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Hiring Company

City of Mount Vernon

Positions Available

Full Time

Salary Information

$5,561 / month


Position Description

JOB TITLE: Nurse Educator 

DEPARTMENT: Fire
CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt, Range 29
UNION: Non- Union
SALARY RANGE: $5,561 to $6,823 per month
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled, first review 11/14/18

JOB SUMMARY:
Under general supervision, incumbent is responsible for performing professional level work in identifying, developing, delivering and evaluating Emergency Medical Services (EMS) related education and training for Paramedics, and Emergency Medical Technicians; conducting continuous quality improvement (CQI) audits, analysis, and recommendations; providing medical guidance and feedback to mentor and improve the quality of patient care decisions and outcomes; develop programs to enhance medical services in the community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (These duties are intended to be a representative sample of the duties performed by the class.)

Education:
• Identifies, develops, delivers and evaluates education for the on-going development, accreditation, certification and recertification of Paramedics (EMT-P), Emergency Medical Technicians-I/Basic (EMT-I).
• Determines components of education, delivery methods, verification of hands-on skills training, and testing as required by law.
• Identifies new medical equipment; teaches field personnel how to operate new equipment; problem-solves technical issues related to equipment.
• Evaluates the effectiveness of education and training through direct observation, direct interaction, feedback from hospitals/emergency personnel, and continuous quality improvement studies.
• Delivers education in a formal classroom environment, one-on-one mentoring, articles/newsletters, and through distance learning tools.

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI):
• Performs audits of emergency patient calls. Reviews patient care records, confers with receiving center emergency personnel regarding patient outcomes, care decisions, utilizes reporting tools from patient care system and analyzes data collected.
• Identifies CQI issues, investigates, and develops a recommendation to rectify. Talks to personnel involved including Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, Dispatchers, receiving center emergency personnel regarding the emergency/field decisions as part of the investigation.
• Performs a periodic ride-along with the field personnel to observe field decisions and implementation of policies and procedures and provides mentoring during emergency situations.
• Determines if an issue discovered through a CQI audit is systematic, station related, or personnel specific.
• Mentors field personnel regarding medical procedures and patient care for improvements.
• Advises/educates receiving center emergency personnel of pre-hospital environment Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians were working in to create greater understanding of the rationale behind field decisions.
• Documents the audit and mentoring process and monitors progress of implementing improvements. Notifies appropriate supervisor/manager and/or Battalion Chief(s) if improvements are not seen.
• Utilizes CQI data to develop educational curricula for EMS Training.

Other:
• Acts as a lead to field personnel in the healthcare-related educational environment.
• Maintains, tracks and ensures EMS supplies are accounted for.
• Provides professional support and consultation regarding field treatment protocols and application of techniques.
• Participates in committees both internally and externally to stay current on patient care/education trends, up to date on the latest requirements for the health and safety of personnel, and to maximize efficiency in implementing changes for County protocols.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (position requirements at entry):
• Completion of accredited Registered Nurse program; and four (4) years of experience in the delivery of prehospital, emergency medical or critical care; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (BSN, MSN, NP preferred).
• Experience in a community/outpatient setting providing care management/coordination.
• PALS/ACLS/Basic Life Support highly recommended.
• Spanish or other second language ability.
• Preferred 5 plus years in experience in clinical healthcare setting, home health, chronic care, or other related healthcare delivery setting.
• Mental Health, Substance abuse background.
• Experience working with underserved or vulnerable populations.


KNOWLEDGE OF (position requirements at entry):
• Emergency medical care procedures and practices;
• Controlled drug protocols and management procedures;
• Pre-hospital delivery systems

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Requires the ability to lift and carry materials of up to 25 pounds on a regular basis and up to 50 pounds occasionally, without assistance. Work may routinely require the employee to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
This application process may or may not include a written and/or a practical test. Please apply online at: www.mountvernonwa.gov. Interested applicants must submit a resume with their application. Paper applications may be obtained from City of Mount Vernon, City Hall Lobby, 910 Cleveland, Mount Vernon, WA, M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. They can be mailed to: City of Mount Vernon, Human Resources Department, 910 Cleveland Ave, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 or returned to the Finance Department in City Hall. Interviews will be scheduled with the most qualified candidates.

The City of Mount Vernon provides and enforces a drug free workplace and maintains a smoke free work environment. The City of Mount Vernon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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