The Manager of Education is a Registered Nurse responsible for planning, organizing, directing and evaluating all educational programs for nursing departments. He/she has the authority and responsibility for development and administration of strategic of house-wide education plans and nursing education programs under the direction of the Director of Education and Professional Development. This includes preparing and redesigning the process, structure and systems for the house-wide clinical and non-clinical education programs which includes clear timelines and budgeting. Implements and interprets policies and procedures relating to nursing practice standards consistent with Evidence Based Practice (EBP). He/she maintains twenty-four-hour accountability for all activities of the education department. Applies ANA Standards of Nursing Administrative Practice in performance of leadership role and maintains files for regulatory compliance agencies such as TJC, OSHA, CDPH and ensures education files house-wide are in compliance with standards.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Effectively plans, organizes and evaluates educational programs and contents for all nursing staff to promote quality nursing and patient care activities.
In conjunction with the nursing managers and educators, develops unit educational goals annually that supports the hospital’s philosophy, goals and objectives.
Develops staff competency guidelines and ensures compliance in collaboration with the department managers. Evaluates and sets standards for nursing education.
Promotes intra and interdepartmental communication.
Liaison for external educational program affiliations.
Maintains educational resources for employees.
Collaborates with nursing managers and medical staff to facilitate the provision of high quality patient care.
Works with the Medical Staff to coordinate the medical and nursing management of patient care.
Evaluates patient care delivery through written documentation, observation, and comparison to established standards.
Assists in providing nursing care to patients, as needed, to assess particular patient requirements. Maintains on-going responsibilities of the department.
Maintains complete American Heart Association Files for all AHA courses held at AV Hospital along with maintenance of all AV Hospital AHA instructor files.
Maintains the files for the BRN Continuing Education class programs
Acts as Administrator for AV Hospital On Line House-wide Learning System
Serves as a clinical resource person and assists nursing personnel in assessing patient/family status to plan nursing care.
Builds and leads a complex nursing education program: Motivates, inspires and develops employees to accomplish goals and objectives through effective educational program.
Interviews and selects staff for designated unit.
Maintains educator’s meeting at least bi-monthly to discuss specific needs of different department in regards to nursing education.
Provides an environment that promotes employee satisfaction and retention through educational programs.
Empowers staff to participate in changing process and incorporate changes into daily practices.
Completes employee performance appraisals according to Human Resources guidelines.
Participates in recruitment events as directed.
Develops and implements new nurse orientation and training program for designated departments.
Actively develops, implements and maintains PI and QI initiatives.
Organizes Educational Resources
Maintains educational resource programs such as “On-Line Learning Center” to ensure that programs meet the needs of the staff development.
Develops and organizes in-service activities for applicable nursing departments
Develops and chairs committee relating to nursing education.
Ensures dissemination of the information relating to nursing education to all applicable staff through effective modes of communication.
Maintains all school affiliations and acts as a liaison between external educational institutions.
Sets expectations and standards for external nursing programs that are consistent with AVH standards, Policies and Procedures.
Promotes environment for learning in all areas of the hospital.
Consults with and keeps the Chief Nursing Officer informed of educational activities and needs on the nursing unit.
Evaluates the educational needs of employees and provides for inservices/training monthly and as applicable
Ensures an appropriate orientation plan for newly hired unit personnel. Approves continuing education programs attended by the staff.
Responsible for continuous evaluation of the nursing education program, including new nurse training, annual competencies, and other programs as applicable.
Coordinates and organizes annual skills day.
Organizational Teamwork and Collaboration: Collaboratively works with peers and others to set and achieve interdepartmental / organizational goals and to resolve barriers to interdepartmental / organizational performance.
Works with peers and co-workers to resolve conflict and duplication of effort and waste.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of mathematical concepts and the application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
Knowledge and ability to practice as defined by California Nurse Practice Act, ANA Scope and Standards of Practice and ANA Code of Ethic in coordination with hospital policy and procedure.
Knowledge of Nursing Sensitive Indicators and Demonstrated knowledge regarding special needs and behaviors of age specific groups
Demonstrates knowledge of legal and regulatory aspects of care, knowledge of legal documents pertinent to unit/area of care (accountability).
Demonstrates knowledge and competency on hospital information system.
Demonstrates knowledge of Evidence Based Practice
Skilled in transferring concepts into practical application.
Skilled in reading, analyzing and interpreting common scientific and technical journals and understanding regulatory requirements.
Skilled in the nursing process and effective decision making when establishing plan of care.
Time management skills in providing excellent patient care.
Skilled in the safe and effective usage of all equipment necessary to provide patient care.
Skilled in current nursing practices and procedures and the development of a plan of care that support positive outcomes.
Skills in budget preparation and control.
Skills in personnel management through coordination and cooperation.
Excellent problem-solving, time management and organizational skills.
Skills to prepare complete, clear reports and recommendations after appropriate analyses of relevant and reliable information.
Excellent oral and written communication skill.
Proficiency in computer skills, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Skills in public speaking, such as in large group lecture or presentation.
Ability to define problems by collecting data, establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to give and support the highest level of customer satisfaction at all times by providing a high degree of interaction with patient's and family members utilizing compassion and fostering effective communication.
Ability to follow direction and accept and utilize constructive criticism.
Ability to prioritize and maintain organization of work flow.
Ability to organize and handle multiple activities.
Ability to function effectively under pressure, stress, emotion and physical conditions while meeting time parameters.
AVH Values: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these values:
Patients Come First – We listen actively and communicate with our patients and families, placing safety as a top priority.
Accountability & Ownership – We fully complete tasks, are transparent, effectively communicate, and recognize that what we do reflects on us.
Teamwork – We build trusting relationships, promote a sense of community, and are respectful of everyone. Success is about the whole team.
Integrity & Honesty – We tell the truth at all times, speak up when something is wrong, and do the right thing when no one is looking.
Excellence – We take pride in our work, are goal-oriented, and on a never-ending quest for top tier quality.
Initiative & Innovation – Our can-do attitudes, creativity, and resourcefulness empower us to improve the patient’s experience, solve our own problems, make timely decisions, and look for opportunities to add value.
Tenderness & Compassion – We have genuine empathy, show kindness, and encourage and advocate for each other.
Management Competencies: All AVH management (Supervisor, Manager, and Assistant Director) will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:
Timely Decision Making
Fairness to Direct Reports
Hiring & Staffing
Developing Direct Reports
Education and Experience:
Graduate of Accredited School of Nursing required.
MSN or Master’s Degree in healthcare related field or education required.
Current enrollment in Master’s program may be considered upon review of the courses completed.
Certification in specialty unit and/or nurse executive leadership preferred.
At least 5 years’ acute care experience.
Progressive leadership experience which may include experience as a charge nurse.
Prior teaching experience in pre or post graduate nursing required.
Required Licensure and/or Certifications:
Current California Registered Nursing license.
ACLS & PALS Preferred
About Antelope Valley Hospital
Antelope Valley Hospital, the only full-service, acute-care hospital in the Antelope Valley, has been delivering exceptional care to the community for nearly 65 years. It offers the region’s only trauma center, pediatric unit, NICU, inpatient mental health care, labor and delivery, Accredited Chest Pain Center/STEMI Receiving Center, Advanced Primary Stroke Center and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center.Hospital HighlightsAs the local healthcare leader, Antelope Valley Hospital: Provides care to more than 218,000 patients each year. Receives over 130,000 Emergency Department visits annually. Is the only Trauma Center within 50 miles. Has 650 physicians on staff, representing 66 different specialties. Serves as a major economic engine in the community with a workforce of 2,300 employees. Relies on the time and talent of more than 450 volunteers. Nearly 5,000 babies a year. Offers the area’s only Pediatrics Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Recently opened the Institute for Heart & Vascular Care, which offers advanced cardiovascular care in one location. Is an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Advanced Primary Stroke Center and STEMI Receiving ...Center with the expertise and equipment required to treat severe strokes and heart attacks. Is recognized as a National Comprehensive Community Cancer Center providing cancer care in conjunction with its community partners.