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Nursing Instructor

University of New Mexico - Hospitals
Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM
Closing date
Jun 23, 2024

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Receive 17% weekday nights, 26% weekend nights, or 15% weekend day shift differentials!

Department: Sterile Processing

FTE: 1.00
Full Time
Shift: Rotating

Position Summary:
Assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate the Sterile Processing Department's educational programs for HSC Operational Components. Assist in updating the Instrument Tracking System data and ensure that all scanning protocols are consistently followed. Establish and maintain effective communication and collaboration with departments and clinics utilizing Sterile Processing Department services. Ensure adherence to Hospital and departmental policies, procedures and guidelines. No patient care assignment.

Detailed responsibilities:
* EDUCATION ASSESSMENT - Identify educational needs, practice gaps and issues of staff by collecting data and related information; analyze issues, trends, and supporting evidence to determine needs of individuals, departments, and the organization
* EDUCATION PLAN - Identify desired outcomes; in collaboration with others, develop instructional program(s) that prescribes education curricula, strategies, alternatives, and resources; take into account quality indicators and policies, procedures, guidelines; integrate research findings into plan
* EDUCATION PLAN - Establish policies, procedures, guidelines, standards of work, work instructions, and work practice validation tools and assign to staff as appropriate. Support other performance improvement projects as needed
* INSTRUCTION - Implement the educational curricula utilizing adult learning principles to employ the most appropriate methodology(ies) to meet goals and objectives; teach relevant content; coordinate educational initiatives and activities; ensure safety and comfort and promote positive learning and practice environments; integrate ethics in all areas of practice
* PRECEPT - Act as preceptor for staff as assigned and designated by management
* OUTCOMES - Analyze educational program evaluations; monitor and evaluate progress toward attainment of goals; seek feedback from participants, other educators, and administrators; revise plans accordingly
* OUTCOMES - Organize and facilitate the competency model, to include: standards of work, regulatory compliance, specialty specific instrumentation, equipment, and all other areas that directly impact the quality of sterile processing department work
* QUALITY - Maintain and systematically enhance the quality of instructional programs and effectiveness of educator; advocate for protection and rights of individuals, groups, and others
* QUALITY - Coordinates quality monitoring program by facilitating data collection and analysis. Assist manager in developing reports and tools aimed directly at impacting the error rate and department outcomes
* PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE - Maintain current knowledge and competency in field of expertise and professional development practice; enhance professional growth through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, and attending in-services; serve as a role model; maintain certification in specialty area; attend meetings and represent department or hospital on committees as assigned; provider leadership in the practice settings and the profession
* SUPERVISION - Supervise assigned staff in the absence of the Director
* COLLABORATION - Collaborates with individuals and groups to facilitate practice and promote quality outcomes; serve as a consultant and educational resource
* RESOURCE UTILIZATION - Consider factors related to safety, effectiveness, efficiency, quantity, and cost in regard to instructional programs and desired outcomes; demonstrate achievement of productivity goals
* RECORDS - Maintain documentation and records of instructional programs as required by hospital policy and regulatory agencies; produce reports of educational programs by collecting statistical data for administrative and quality improvement purposes
* COMMUNICATION - Establish and maintain open and effective communication patterns with peers, colleagues, students, administrators, and others using the chain of command
* COMMUNICATION - Facilitate effective communication within department and articulate the status of the unit's goals and vision within Surgical Service's business operations service model


* High School or GED Equivalent

3 years directly related experience

Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

* Sterile Processing Certification or Equivelant

Physical Conditions:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

Working conditions:
* Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE

Department: Education

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