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RN Clinical Educator - Various Areas

VA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA
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RN Clinical Educator - Various Areas
Los Angeles, CA




The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is seeking highly skilled and experienced Registered Nurses to function as Nurse Educators for the following areas:


Critical Care Educator - CT Surgery

Critical Care Educator - General

Ambulatory and Primary Care Educator

Geriatrics and Rehabilitative Care Educator


 Duties include, but are not limited to: 

· Assess, plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate the Nursing Orientation Program

· Coordinate, facilitate and monitor the Nursing Staff Competency Program

· Consult with individual nursing sections to provide in-service and continuing education activities to improve the delivery of care

· Align programs and learning activities with the operations plan and key initiatives of the Service, the Medical Center, VISN and VHA

· Assume a leadership role in the implementation of programs to improve the delivery of patient care such as ACLS, BLS, and other Simulated Training

· Foster and promote an environment conductive to lifelong learning that promotes critical and reflective thinking

· Facilitate an atmosphere of trust, respect, excellence, compassion, and caring, while facilitating constructive working relationships with all levels of staff to meet the mission of VA Greater Los Angeles

· Facilitate the implementation, development and maintenance of Nursing Service policies, procedures, and standards and actively participates in updates to reflect latest evidence-based practice

· Provide ongoing assistance to staff on patient care issues through consultation and education

· Use the expertise of other human resources, outside professionals, and multi- or interdisciplinary teams in providing learning opportunities

· Apply adult teaching/learning theories in development, implementation and evaluation of educational programs

· Collect and analyze relevant data to identify knowledge gaps and to monitor effectiveness of education efforts

· Evaluate and document the effectiveness of educational interventions through formal or informal means utilizing the nursing process as a framework

· Provide just-in-time training at the bedside to nursing staff in the clinical setting

· Demonstrate leadership in active committee and/or task force activities as assigned

· Collaborate with other departments and disciplines to improve educational products with the goal of delivering highly care to Veterans

· Utilize and promote research and evidence based findings in clinical practice

· Provide relief to clinical staff to allow staff participation at educational and professional practice development events

· Promote leadership development

Duty Location:  VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90073


Work Schedule: 7:00am to 3:30pm (8 hour shift) or 6:00am-4:30pm (10 hour shift)

*May include some early morning, evenings, and/or nights and weekends due to training for other shifts


Functional Statement:  Consultant Nurse




Best Care / Best Careers

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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