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Nurse Residency Specialist – Education Services

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Location: Allentown, PA

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Job DetailsOur people make Lehigh Valley Health Network a great place to work. Join us in applying for our Nurse Residency Specialist position in the Education Services department.

Be part of inspiring passion. At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), the deep connection we have with our patients and with each other is undeniable. In fact, we rely upon each other's strengths and passion to deliver exceptional patient satisfaction and high quality service each and every day.

Lehigh Valley Hospital has ranked among U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Hospitals' for 21 consecutive years. LVHN is also a Magnet™ Hospital, recognized four times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for attracting and retaining the best professional nurses. These recognitions highlight LVHN's commitment to teamwork, compassion, and technology.

Job Description: The Nurse Residency Specialist is responsible for the overall coordination and management of the Nurse Residency Program. This position works collaboratively with the academic partners related to graduate nurse education, with human resources and patient care services for graduate nurse hiring, and with Clinical Staff Development for graduate nurse orientation.

Minimum Requirements: A current Pennsylvania registered nurse license is required. A master's degree in nursing (MSN) or a master's degree in a health care related field or a master's in education is required, if master's degree is not in nursing, must also possess a bachelor's of science in nursing (BSN). A minimum of five (5) years of recent acute care clinical experience is required. Must have preceptor experience with new graduate nurses. BLS, ACLS or PALS certification required. Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Must have the ability to creatively problem solve, use good judgment to make decisions, prioritize and, work independently with minimal supervision. Must have professional oral and written communication skills. Experience in detail-oriented responsibilities (such as extensive record keeping and file archiving) and excellent organizational skills. Ability to organize delivery of quality customer service while managing multiple projects and tasks. Certification in designated specialty area required within two (2) years.

Preferred Qualifications: Academic or staff development teaching experience; teaching experience in the classroom, simulation lab, and/or clinical setting; Professional certification in a clinical or education specialty by a nursing credentialing organization; Experience with advanced technologies used to deliver or evaluate educational experiences, such as learning management systems, polling devices, evaluation software, or instructional or web design skills; Active member of a professional nursing organization; Project management experience and certification in designated specialty area preferred.

Licensure and Certifications:BLS certification, PA RN Licensure

Influenza vaccination is required for all colleagues with patient contact unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice, and is strongly encouraged for all colleagues.

Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities. LI-DG1

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