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Unit Nurse Educator, Medical

Job in Johns Creek - Fulton County - GA Georgia - USA
Company: Emory University
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-04-16
Job specializations:
  • Nursing
  • Healthcare
    Hospital, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Nursing
Job Description & How to Apply Below


Heart. Soul. Expertise. That’s what defines an Emory nurse. No matter where you are in your nursing career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change lives. We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with four Magnet®- recognized hospitals: Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory University Hospital, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

We’re looking for passionate med/surg nurses who are ready to join a team that’s redefining quality nursing care. As integral members of high-functioning, inter-professional teams, Emory Healthcare’s med/surg nurses are on the frontline of care in our hospitals and operate with a full complement of specialties and the ability to care for medically complex patients.

  • 6 North is A 14-bed unit specializing on the care of complex medical adult and geriatric patients.

  • We deliver acute care for chronic medical conditions including cardiac on remote telemetry monitoring, neuro, renal, pulmonary and endocrine disorders.

  • We manage acute on chronic pain in collaboration with our palliative care team.

  • We are an Accountable Care Unit and we work in collaboration with other inter-disciplinary team members through our Structured Interdisciplinary Board Rounds platform for an individualized patient plan of care from admission to discharge.

  • We deliver patient-family centered care and practice Bedside Shift Report to include patients in planning goals of care.

  • In line with our Magnet journey, we are committed to the growth of every staff member and the structural empowerment of all our nurses. We mentor nurses towards professional lattice advancement and encourage specialty clinical certification.

  • We value each and every team member and practice shared governance through our Unit Practice Council.

  • We strive to provide the best patient care experience founded on evidence-based practices and continuous quality improvement.

  • This position will staff a Brand New Unit at Emory Johns Creek.



  • Regarded as clinical expert and role model in application of the nursing process and evidence-based practice to manage the complex care needs of specific patient populations.

  • Serves as a resource person to physicians, nurses, patients, and family members. Applies principles of adult learning to plan and conduct educational sessions to promote staff development, student competence, and positive patient/family outcomes.

  • Role models expert communication skills to colleagues through example. Demonstrates foresight regarding the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes based on intuition and experience.

  • Is recognized as an expert clinician and a leader within their area of specialty. Completes employee conference, risk management and unit management reports within specified time frames.

  • Identifies the need for revision and evaluates the effectiveness of operational forms. Provides and coordinates the resources needed within the unit to provide optimal patient outcomes. Role models time management skills through example.

  • Ensures compliance and adherence with stated policies and procedures for the unit. Remains informed of innovative clinical trends through bench marking and evidence based practice. Demonstrates proficiency in teaching and precepting skills.

  • Facilitates development of unit preceptors including effective delegation and interpersonal skills. Assists with the development of staff portfolios. Assists the CNS and Unit Director to conduct annual educational needs assessment.

  • Based on needs assessments, assists CNS and UD to provide assurance that staff have opportunities to acquire necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to fulfill role expectations. Coordinates unit based clinical orientation program for new staff, students and preceptors.

  • Works with preceptors to individualizes unit orientation. Assists departmental or unit teams in the developing annual competency checklists. Under direction of the CNS and Unit Director, assists with meeting the education and training needs of staff.

  • Assumes a staff level leadership and resource role with the interdisciplinary team. Contributes to evaluating the use of resources and to cost containment activities. Assists with the development of clinical leadership and critical thinking skills in others. Demonstrates and role models effective communication skills.

  • Under direction of the CNS and UD, Integrates patient /family education activities into unit based staff development and continuing education programs. Collaborates with management and patient/family advisory council to develop standardized teaching materials for patient and family learning needs.

  • Models effective therapeutic relationships with patients and families. Effectively elicits integrates cultural beliefs and values from of patients and integrates these into overall patient management and education.

  • Utilizes patient and staff satisfaction feedback as a factor in designing refining and revising education programs.

  • Respects and maintains confidential information. Meets all Clinical Nurse I Employee Commitments.

  • Achieves points and contact hours as defined in the PLAN (clinical lattice) point system to maintain position.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing.

  • Three years experience as an RN with a minimum of three years of experience in the area of concentration.

  • Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board.

  • Certification preferred.

  • Completion of formal preceptor training workshop.

  • BLS, ACLS, and Healthcare Provider certifications required.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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    Division Emory Johns Creek

    Campus Location Johns Creek, GA, 30097

    Campus Location US-GA-Johns Creek

    Department EJC 6N Medical

    Job Type Regular Full-Time

    Job Number 66508

    Job Category Nursing

    Schedule 7:30a-4p

    Standard Hours 36 Hours

    Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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