The Clinical Educator (Professional Development Practitioner) is an experienced professional nurse who utilizes evidence-based practice for the achievement of organizational goals related to nursing education and professional development. The Clinical Educator serves in the following roles to guide the learner to desired organizational outcomes: learning facilitator, change agent, mentor, leader, a champion for scientific inquiry, advocate for the nursing professional development specialty, and partner for practice transitions for nursing staff. The Clinical Educator possesses in-depth scientific knowledge, technical expertise, skill, and competence.
Reports to Department Director and/or Manager
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Design, Implementation, Facilitation, and Evaluation of Education/Educational Programs
Develops and coordinates new and existing employee orientation programs. Schedules new employees for required orientation components and monitors their progression.
Creates, reviews, and revises orientation pathways and competencies every calendar year and as needed.
Evaluates educational programs for effectiveness and impact.
Creates and provides educational and professional development opportunities that enhance empirical outcomes, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, transformational leadership, new knowledge, innovations, and improvements.
Evaluates and tracks programs and other educational/professional development offerings for sustained improvement and outcomes.
Facilitates learning needs assessment every calendar year and as needed for competency items that are new, changed, problematic, and high-risk/low-volume. Develops educational programs and/or competencies based on prioritized needs. Provides training reports to assist staff in achieving high completion rates for assigned departments.
Ensures educational activities are congruent with organizational pillars, mission, vision, values, and goals.
Provides didactic classes, self-study modules, and learning opportunities to staff members. Evaluates ongoing needs, competence, and post-education outcomes.
Implements a variety of teaching strategies tailored to the learnerâ��s characteristics, learning needs, cultural perspectives, and outcome objectives.
Plans professional development programs that are culturally relevant and that incorporate concepts of multicultural and multigenerational education.
Creates, maintains, and reviews competencies for preceptors.
Uses complex patient care scenarios to develop critical thinking skills among the staff.
Leadership and Collaboration
Collaborates with Nursing Directors and Managers to create educational content that meets department specific needs.
Provides guidance, educational support, and leadership throughout the organization.
Encourages staff to pursue higher education, certification, and attend/participate in professional development activities.
Models behaviors that reflect participation and leadership in activities within the organization, such as serving in key roles on committees, and councils.
Facilitates and supports Tenet RN Orientation and Residency Standardization.
Evaluations â�� Provides input with resident, preceptor, and new hire, evaluations as needed.
Assumes responsibility for projects and is self-directed in autonomously moving charge forward. Maintains awareness of personal limitations and seeks guidance or assistance as appropriate.
Supports ongoing professional development in collaboration with academic institutions, healthcare organizations, professional nursing organizations, and other nursing professional development practitioners.
Quality and Performance Improvement
Collects data to assess needs for further learning.
Shares information with key stakeholders regarding necessary changes and/or compliance concerns. Works collaboratively to develop and implement process changes to achieve compliance.
Monitors performance improvement, creates, implements, measures, and monitors educational plans to meet performance and quality improvement needs and initiatives.
Facilitates andragogic sessions that align with regulatory, best practice, and evidence-based standards.
Participates in the development, education, and communication of policies and procedures as appropriate.
Creates and implements training/educational programs focused on identified performance improvement and organizational initiatives.
Takes part in continued survey-readiness activities and provides education as appropriate.
Creates and implements education action plans based on survey findings (actual and readiness).
Integrates research into practice and develops staff membersâ�� knowledge and skills in the research process; and, fosters the use of systematic evaluative research with regard to clinical and educational data.
Incorporates LEAN methodology into daily practice.
Models behaviors of an Innovator or Early Adopter on Rogerâ��s Innovation Adoption Curve
Masterâ��s Degree in Nursing; or Bachelorâ��s Degree in Nursing with current enrollment in a Masterâ��s in Nursing program with scheduled graduation within 2 years of hire
Current, unencumbered licensure to practice in the State of California
Minimum of 2 yearsâ�� experience as a nursing professional development practitioner or clinical instructor
Minimum of 5 years recent clinical experience in the specialty for which the applicant desires to become educator
Computer literacy including Microsoft Office products (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
Exceptional relationship management skills and professional demeanor. Exemplifies elevated nursing practice, higher education, and professional growth and development.
Understanding of adult learning principles and the ability to apply them in course instruction
Understanding of change management principles. Ability to be a change agent by being a champion for change and participating in change processes
Proven ability in critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, analytical/qualitative analysis, time management and priority setting
Demonstrated ability to function both autonomously and collaboratively within a team
Strong communication and leadership skills
Ability to work flexible hours to meet education needs of all nursing staff (day, night, weekend shifts)
Performs other relevant duties as assigned
Maintains current knowledge regarding education and regulatory requirements
BLS/ACLS/PALS provider status current at all times
Previous experience in Level I or II Trauma Center and Primary/Comprehensive Stroke Center
Previous experience with shared governance models
Certification in clinical specialty (e.g., CEN, TCRN, CPEN, etc.), nursing education (CNE), or nursing professional development (NPD-BC)
Active membership in relevant professional organization
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
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