Academic Medical Group, College / University, Hospital, Public and Private
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Department of Pediatrics seeks full-time Director of Outreach Education for the Perinatal Network.
This position will be responsible for the conception and development of educational programs and their successful implementation in the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) Perinatal Program throughout the UIC Network of Hospitals. The candidate represents University of Illinois Perinatal Network at city, county and state meetings regarding perinatal health.
Identify, develop, implement and evaluate educational programs for health care professionals within the University of Illinois Network Hospitals in collaboration with Network Nursing Managers and with other Outreach Educators in the state.
Monitor compliance with, develop, implement, and evaluate standards of care, policies and procedures in the management of high risk women and/or infants within the University of Illinois and Network Hospitals.
Consult and train Network Nursing Managers and staff on patient care issues in accordance with programs developed within the network or required by Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
Establish, evaluate and prepare reports on outreach program objectives in the Perinatal Grant.
Perform needs assessment and identify and establish goals related to nursing practice in collaboration with Nursing Managers.
Monitor clinical activities and develop training/consultation for improvement of the perinatal system at the University of Illinois Medical Center which includes quality improvement/assurance projects, assistance in maintaining monthly perinatal transport statistics, and assistance with transport feedback mechanisms to referring hospitals.
Develop and present publications and presentations regarding advances in education, practice and management of Perinatal Networks for submission to local, state and national organizations.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Master’s degree in Nursing required.
Minimum of five years of experience in perinatal nursing with emphasis on course development and teaching/training required.
Knowledge of grant process, federal and local regulations, and medical quality standards strongly preferred.
Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, and management skills required.
Preferred Current Qualifications
Neonatal Resuscitation Instructor
AWHONN Fetal Monitor Instructor
General office environment. Regular travel to perinatal network sites around Chicago metropolitan area is expected, and may occur around previously scheduled events. Requires sitting or standing for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity and fingering for working with computer key boards. Requires working with perinatal simulation models, which can weigh over 20lbs, providing demonstrations, and conducting training.
For consideration, complete a full application at jobs.uic.edu for this posting (job id: 89830) with your CV and cover letter by April 09, 2018. A direct link to the posting is as follows: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=89830
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The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 89830
About University of Illinois at Chicago
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) clinical and administrative perinatal centers are located within the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. This brings together academia, clinical research, and advanced clinical services in one location. All of the major health care professions including medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health, and public health are located in one place. UI Health and ambulatory clinics are equipped with the latest technology and are staffed with highly trained personnel. As a result of this rich mix of expertise and advanced technology, the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is able to provide sophisticated sub-specialty care 24/7 and is an ideal site for the referral of high risk pregnancies and high risk neonates.
UIC has been an active participant in the development, implementation, and ongoing administration of the Regionalized Perinatal Program in Illinois since the late 1970s. From the inception of perinatal regionalization, UIC has had a continuous record of active involvement in improving outcomes for pregnancies and neonates by providing progressive care and improving care within its ne...twork of hospitals through the provision of exemplary professional education, program implementation, and quality monitoring.