The Registered Nurse Preceptor bridges the gap between the classroom and the clinical area while still fulfilling the duties of the registered nurse. Prepares newly employed nurses by role modeling, demonstrating nursing actions, and giving timely and appropriate feedback to the nurse. Assesses the learning needs of the orientee and helps to determine goals.
**NATURE AND SCOPE:**
The position requires daily internal communication and interaction with the Nurse Manager, Educator, new staff, charge nurse, physicians, patients and families.
Supports the mission, vision and values of the hospital.
Responsible for working in a safe and protective manner at all times keeping in mind that safety and environmental hazards are the responsibility of all employees for themselves, other staff members and patients.
Functions as a role model for orientees and unit personnel.
Reinforces content provided in classroom orientation.
Assists charge nurse/team leader in assigning patients and in planning care for those patients.
Serves as a resource person to orientees and other staff.
Assists Educator with planning and presenting educational programs for orientees and other staff.
Participates in at least two hospital committees.
Introduces new staff to physical layout of the unit, to personnel on the unit, and to personnel interrelated with the unit.
Meets with charge nurse/educator as needed to discuss orientation program and orientee progress.
Participates in unit education councils.
Assists orientees in organizing a daily routine and setting priorities, writes objectives and plans for unit orientation.
Uses evaluation tools to measure the progress of orienting staff to meet unit standards.
Keeps anecdotal record on orientee/staff clinical performance to validate progress in orientation and job performance.
Assists orientees in developing clinical skills necessary to meet standards of care.
Orients new employees to evenings and/or nights by rotating as necessary.
Orients staff to new products, systems, and policies.
Ensures that staff maintains required competencies and notifies Charge Nurse or division director if this does not occur.
Must be mentally alert and able to devote full attention to duties
Communication and cooperation required with patients, family, visitors, physicians and other hospital departments
Discretion is necessary in handling of confidential information
Must demonstrate visual and aural acuity to adequately assess patients and surroundings
Must be able to communicate effectively with patients, staff and others
Exhibits excellent assessment and teaching skills
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
Current license to practice professional nursing in state of Florida
BLS Certification required from American Heart or American Red Cross.
Must complete a preceptor course (IRMC course if available) within six months of hire.
Basic computer skills, including ability to use computer and mouse
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