Job SummaryProvides educational leadership for professional nursing practice in alignment with the mission, vision, values and goals of the Division of Nursing/MGUH and Magnet designation. Exemplifies and promotes excellence in education, practice, and research through leadership and mentorship of nursing staff and through collaborative multidisciplinary relationships within the medical center, as well as throughout local, regional and national arenas. Uses adult learning principles and instructional strategies to assess, design, implement and evaluate continuing nursing education programs which enhance and promote clinical competency and standards of care. Promotes, disseminates and integrates evidence-based practice, performance improvement and nursing research into clinical practice. Supports and facilitates certification of clinical nurses. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.Specialty Focus:Intermediate Care/Progressive CareDepartments:Medical/Surgical Intermediate Care Unit - 2North2 North is a newly renovated 18 bed adult Medical Surgical Intermediate Care Unit with all private rooms. All of the rooms on 2 North are outfitted with the latest GE beside physiological equipment to provide continuous cardiac and pulse oximetry monitoring. The team utilizes innovative best practice processes to provide expert care for acutely ill patients who have a diverse range of medical and surgical diagnoses. The Clinical Nurses on 2North are the hospital CAPD champions. Other diagnoses seen include end-stage renal disease, end-stage liver failure, chest pain, cardiac arrhythmias, sepsis, CHF, COPD, and GI bleeds.Thoracic/Telemetry Medical/Surgical Intermediate Care Unit – C6-2C6-2 is a 19-bed adult Thoracic Medical-Surgical Intermediate Care Unit. Clinical Nurses on C6-2 provide expert care for acutely ill patients who have a diverse range of medical and surgical diagnoses. Nurses provide care to patients after complex open and minimally invasive thoracic surgeries of the lung and esophagus. Medical diagnoses include end-stage renal disease, end-stage liver failure, chest pain, cardiac arrhythmias, sepsis, CHF, COPD, and GI bleeds. All beds are equipped to provide continuous cardiac and pulse oximetry monitoring.Minimum QualificationsEducation/Training:Graduate of an NLN accredited School of Nursing; BSNdegree required. Master’s degree in Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialistpreferred. Certification in Nursing Education or clinical area within one year of hire.Experience:Five years clinical experience including two years in a university teaching hospital preferred. Clinical education experience desirable.License/Certification/Registration:Current D.C. licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:Role model excellence in professional nursing. Excellent communication and critical thinking skills with a solid clinical background as it pertains to the specialty area. Ability to assess needs of learners, design curricula, develop education programs, teach and guide learners, and evaluate learning to implement evidence-based practice and research, using adult learning principles. Competency in computer technology such as, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Power Point and other technology for teaching purposes.Primary Duties and ResponsibilitiesServes as a positive role model/mentor /leader for nursing staff at all times. Facilitates the development of staff for both the preceptor and mentor role.Assesses learning needs of the nursing staff on the assigned unit/s at least once per year.Plans, develops, implements and evaluates unit-based orientation and other educational programs, including specialty fellowship programs, using adult learning principles and strategies, to meet the learning needs of the nursing staff to ensure competency and to advance the skills and knowledge of the nursing staff. Collaborates with other clinical nurse educatorsto increase efficiency and reduce duplication of resources for educational programs and purposes.Actively participates in Performance Improvement and Quality activities, projects, and nursing research studies via committees, councils, task forces and conferences. Facilitates and promotes integration of evidence-based practice, research, and tenants of Magnet.Develops, implements and evaluates policies, procedures, professional nursing practice, standards and patient standards of care for continuous improvement. Advances, supports and facilitates certification of staff nurses on units.Provides education consultation for staff, nursing students, nursing managers, and others within the multi-disciplinary team using principles of adult learning. Participates in Councils, Committees, Task Forces and Work Groups at the unit, department, hospital and corporate level. Provides leadership mentoring when appropriate.Collaborates with GeorgetownUniversity and otherschools of nursing to clarify clinical objectives and promote appropriate undergraduate and graduate learning experiences.Promotes MGUH and own advanced nursing practice by membership in professional organizations, providing poster and podium presentations at conferences, and active participation in other professional/educational opportunities.Performs other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and is not to be considered as all inclusive. About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.