The Nurse Residency Coordinator is responsible for the development and coordinating the Nurse Residency program activities. The coordinator is an experienced, competent nursing professional with BSN degree (or higher). He/She should be in a position to integrate the Nurse Residency Program into existing institutional strategies for nurse graduate recruitment and retention. The candidate should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as demonstrated abilities in program development in a prior role of nursing leadership.
The coordinator will also function as an educator that follows / teaches established nursing process, including patient assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation. He/She ensures adherence to hospital or department policies, and nursing procedures, standards, and practices. This role supports the development of the clinical nurse, and fosters empowerment through knowledge to achieve excellence through the delivery of evidence based nursing practice. This occurs through the facilitation of the educational process through assessment, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of competency assessment, continuing education and leadership development. In addition, as a role model of professional behavior, the educator is instrumental in creating a professional nursing climate to meet the diverse and global needs of the facility. Travel will be required to facilitate collaboration with entities across Baptist Health Care.
The person in this position works under general supervision, is responsible for various shifts, may be subject to over 40 hours per week and/or callback as required, and may also be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.