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Legacy Health Nursing Education and Practice Specialist - Welle Coordinator in Portland, Oregon

The Legacy nursing philosophy focuses on patients and their families. Our nurses embody this philosophy in everything they do, as advocates, communicators, problem-solvers and caregivers. Their expertise is sought after and respected by our health care team. In short, they are the face of wellness at Legacy. Does this sound like an environment in which you could thrive? If so, we invite you to consider this opportunity.

The Nursing Education and Practice Specialist supports nursing and clinical specialty programs at a system level in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of clinical education and practice initiatives. Specific activities will be defined by nursing leadership. Activities include but are not limited to planning and provision of General Nursing Orientation; development, review, revision and management of patient care standards; competency assessment, education of nursing staff in all specialties and assessment of staff learning needs.

This position is responsible for overseeing the system-wide deployment, education and training for Legacy’s de-escalation program (Welle©). The Welle© Coordinator is a culture change agent and will lead system-wide initiatives aimed at preventing workplace violence.

The Welle© Coordinator will serve as the expert resource for all elements of this evidence-based de-escalation program including:

  • Relationship Building

  • Managing challenging conversations

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Recognition of warning signs for potential violence

  • Verbal de-escalation strategies

  • Non-abusive physical protection and restraint

Education:

BSN or MSN/MN required; MSN/MN preferred.

Experience:

Four years of experience in an acute care setting; preferred background in behavioral health.

Knowledge/Skills:

Effective teaching and communication skills

Strong conflict resolution skills

Ability to mentor, coach and inspire teams

Strong organization and project management skills

Demonstrated ability to collaborate with staff and leadership to implement change

LEGACY’S VALUES IN ACTION:

Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

Current Oregon RN license required upon hire; WA RN license required within 60 days.

Posting Title: Nursing Education and Practice Specialist - Welle Coordinator

Job Req #: 20-14655

Name: Clinical Practice Support

Avg Hours Per Week: 40

FTE for each opening (not total FTE across all openings for multiple openings). If less than 1.0 please enter leading 0 before the decimal, e.g. 0.2: 1.00

Job_Commensurate with Experience: USD $43.13/Hr. - USD $64.26/Hr.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Union: Non-union

Work Days: Mon-Fri, no weekends

Shift Length: 8

Shift Start Time (HH:MM AM or PM): 08:00 AM

Shift End Time (HH:MM AM or PM): 05:00 PM

External Company Name: Legacy Health

External Company URL: https://www.legacyhealth.org/

Street: 2801 N Gantenbein Ave

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