Foundation Health Registered Nurse Patient & Family Educator in Fairbanks, Alaska

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. A Joint 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, a culture of Shared Leadership, and are proud members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. 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.

Position available:

Full time, 32/hours a week. Days, 8 hour shifts with some flexibility in schedule

*Certified Diabetic Educator and passion for nursing education highly preferred

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • 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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENT FACTORS

DP - Typical Direct Patient Care environment: (Nutrition Rep, Chaplain, RN)

  • Able to stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, and stretch frequently.

  • Possess physical agility and adequate reaction time to respond quickly and appropriately to unexpected patient care needs.

  • Needs adequate hearing and visual acuity, including adequate color vision.

  • Requires fine motor skills, adequate eye-hand coordination, and ability to grasp and handle objects.

  • Able to use proper body mechanics to assist patients in ambulating, transferring in and out of bed, chair or wheelchair.

  • May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.

  • Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and bodily fluids.

  • Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.

  • May require periodic use of personal computer.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

BSN preferred. One year of adult/patient education experience preferred.

Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Number: 2018-3052

New Grad: No

External Company Name: Foundation Health, LLC

External Company URL: fmhdc.com

Street: 1650 Cowles Street