Labor and Delivery Nurse, Nurse Educator, Obstetrics RN

Location: Watertown, NY
Date Posted: 02-12-2018
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Maternity In Northern New York, there are no trade-offs. You literally can have it all – gorgeous natural surroundings, easy access to metropolitan areas, excellent private and public school systems, high-quality medicine for your family, low cost of living, safe community and a comfortable, relaxed lifestyle among some of the most scenic and enjoyable recreational opportunities in America. Small town feeling with big city amenities – including excellent dining locations and multiple stores for shopping right here in Watertown. We are immediately adjacent to the Adirondack Mountains – one of America’s last great wilderness regions, St. Lawrence River and Seaway – 454 miles long where you can find one of nature’s true wonders; The Thousand Islands, and Lake Ontario – 712 miles of shoreline. All of our freshwater bodies offer excellent boating, sailing, fishing, and swimming. Watertown, New York is located 70 miles north of Syracuse and 30 miles south of Canada. We are the county seat and largest population center of Jefferson County. Watertown is a city of 30,000 people. Fort Drum, home of the 10th Mountain Army, is located within 11 miles of the city. Fort Drum impacts the population mass with an additional 20-30,000 people. Job Summary The CNS assumes responsibility for maternity staff development programs in collaboration with department manager(s), obstetrics and pediatrics medical staff, and education services, including but not limited to department specific annual skills fair, development of focused educational programs with facilitation from GNOSIS OB program, quarterly simulation drills, and fetal monitor strip/documentation reviews. Functions to support and maintain continuing competency-based credentialing of Samaritan staff, including development, revision, and validation of required competencies. Collaborates with staff and nursing leadership to advance nursing practice through innovative evidence-based research, including development and maintenance of department policy and procedure. Minimum Education Requirement: Master’s degree in Nursing/Education required. Minimum Experience Requirement: Five years of recent clinical experience in obstetrics nursing required, with a strong emphasis on labor and delivery expertise. Experience in supervision, curriculum development and instructional design desired. Demonstrates knowledge of adult education principles, learner-centered training, needs assessment and performance evaluation. Minimum License Requirement : Current license as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State or ability to have Nursing License transferred. Basic Life Support certification required at time of hire. Attainment of NRP instructor status within 1 year of hire. Attainment of NCC EFM certification within 1-year hire. Attainment of Six Sigma Greenbelt certification within 2 years of hire. Samaritan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Disabled, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
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