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RN Clinical Educator - Simulation Specialist

VA Medical Center

Topeka, KS
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RN Clinical Educator - Simulation Specialist
Topeka, KS

RN Clinical Educator-Simulation Specialist Nurse - The Registered Nurse Educator-Simulation Specialist is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of staff learning with multiple training programs as a simulation operator/instructor/coordinator.  The Registered Nurse Educator-Simulation Specialist is responsible for the implementation of simulation learning activities in such areas as:  nursing orientation program, RN-Transition to Practice, continuing education, in-service programs, interdisciplinary learning, individual activities, drill activities, and staff learning.  This nurse is also responsible for the coordination and/or planning, implementation and evaluation for interdisciplinary and/or other clinical personnel simulation activities.

The Registered Nurse Educator-Simulation Specialist is responsible for the implementation of the nursing orientation program, continuing education, in-service program and staff learning.  The Registered Nurse Educator-Simulation Specialist shares in the development and implementation of standards, policy and procedures.  The Registered Nurse Educator-Simulation Specialist is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the educational needs of Eastern Kansas Health Care System and develops strategies that improve the delivery of care to patients.  The Registered Nurse Educator-Simulation Specialist  assesses learning needs, develops, and implements a learning plan to meet changing program or service needs for self and others, and evaluates the effectiveness of the plan.  This position potentially requires flexibility in schedule and assignments as this is a 24/7 hospital and education and training is provided on off tours.  The incumbent must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds.  Must be willing to work cooperatively as a member of a team in all assignments.  Makes caring for the Veteran his/her priority while in the patient setting and demonstrates customer service principles in all aspects of work and all customers served.  Self-motivated in the pursuit of meeting professional standards.  Basic Life Support (BLS) required.  Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required in specific specialty education and training areas of responsibility.  The Registered Nurse Educator-Simulation Specialist   is directly responsible to the Associate Chief of Nursing Service for Education, and works in collaboration with the other Educators, Associate Chiefs of Nursing Service, Clinical Specialists, Nurse Managers, Supervisors, and Staff.




Preferred Education/Experience:  MSN or Masters in Healthcare related field with BSN.  At least 2-3 years of experience.


Work Schedule: Full-time, Days with rotation

Functional Statement Title:  Clinical Educator-Simulation Specialist



















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To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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