Clinical Educator RN
Company: Driscoll Children's Hospital
Posted on: January 11, 2022
Driscoll Children's Hospital Rio Grande Valley has an exciting
employment opportunity for a Clinical Educator. The anticipated
opening of the facility will be Spring 2023.This position will
require travel to the Driscoll Children's Hospital main campus in
Corpus Christi for training. It is essential to participate in the
preparation of processes and protocols for opening day.GENERAL
PURPOSE OF JOB:To provide and coordinate education support for
service line staff. The Clinical Educator will provide service
line-specific professional development under the supervision of the
Director of Professional Development & Practice with input from the
specific service line Director. To ensure effective and efficient
implementation of the key educational processes at the unit level
and to assist in the implementation of designated centralized
components of the key educational processes in conjunction with
Professional Developmental Specialist/Coordinator. The key
processes are: leading organizational change, orientation, annual
competence assessment, preceptor development, required ongoing
training, patient education, student affiliations, and
enculturation of evidence-based practice.EDUCATION AND/OR
EXPERIENCE:Current RN license in the State of TexasA minimum
Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from a four-year college or university in
nursing is required. MSN or equivalent preferred.Broad knowledge of
nursing functions, specific knowledge of patient care activities on
assigned unit(s), and knowledge of key educational processes.Five
(5) years of clinical nursing experience, with two years of
experience as a preceptor preferred.Education and/or presentation
skills preferred.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, evaluates, and
documents age/population appropriate patient care to identified
unit populations.(Unit-specific clinical role)
- Provides and documents safe and effective holistic care,
reflective of the nursing process of the patient population served
in the service line area when needed.
- Acts as a leader and resource for front line staff to implement
high-quality, cost-effective patient care and establishes
therapeutic interventions according to the evidence based practice
and appropriate policies and procedures related to the delivery of
- Ensures the design, implementation, and evaluation of a
cost-effective unit-based orientation process that focuses on
knowledge skills and relationships.
- Designs, implements and evaluates on an annual basis, a
competency based effective unit-based orientation individualized to
meet the specific learning needs of staff.
- Creates and maintains orientation schedules for preceptors and
orientees and ensures communication of schedule.
- Acts as a role model in building supportive and collaborative
- Reviews and discusses orientee's progress at least weekly with
orientee and unit director.
- Develops education action plans in collaboration with the unit
- Monitors the orientation process and identifies/improves
- Teaches facilitates or develops staff designee to participate
in centralized professional development activities/planning.
- Provides feedback to CPDP to improve centralized clinical
orientation as measured by the Leadership and CPDP Team.
- Orients and develops preceptors.
- Develops, implements, and sustains a process for unit specific
orientation, professional development, and support of
- Facilitates preceptor participation in ongoing centralized
- Serves as a resource to preceptors by providing coaching and
support in difficult situations.
- Assesses learning needs of preceptors and provides unit-based
development activities in conjunction with the centralized
- Reviews orientation paperwork to ensure timely documentation,
submission upon completion, and accurate competence assessment and
- Coordinates the annual assessment and validation of priority
high risk skills.
- Facilitates the identification and validation of high risk
unit-specific skills annually according to DCH established
guidelines and timeframes.
- Coordinates the assessment and validation of high risk
unit-specific skills according to DCH established guidelines and
- Participates in the assessment and validation of house-wide
high risk skills.
- Reports results of assessments of the unit and house-wide high
risk skills to the unit director and CPDP.
- Coordinates and conducts required training to close performance
gaps in knowledge and skills.
- Maintains instructorship status in the identified Basic and/or
Advanced Life Support Program i.e BLS, PALS, NRP, etc. needed to
support their service line
- Determines performance gaps using organizational/unit-specific
policies, procedures and guidelines, performance improvement data,
and accrediting and regulatory standards.
- Develops and/or implements required unit-specific training
activities that address performance gaps.
- Evaluates, documents, and reports training outcomes (level 1
and 2 evaluations).
- Establishes a process to track and report compliance/attendance
for unit-specific training activities to unit Leadership and
- Tracks and reports attendance for house-wide required training
- Implements a unit-based plan for advancing the competence of
staff on all shifts that result in improved performance.
- Assesses needs for continuing development for each job/role
using feedback from staff, and Leadership.
- Compiles and analyzes needs assessment, reports outcomes to
Leadership and CPDP.
- Assists in analyzing house-wide data to determine needs for
centralized development activities and in implementing centralized
development activities that support unit-specific needs.
- Prioritizes unit-specific development needs, designs and market
plan to address needs on all shifts.
- Utilizes a variety of cost-effective teaching learning
strategies that incorporate adult learning principles and increases
the competence of all staff.
- Evaluates, documents, and reports outcomes of development
- Provides staff with individualized feedback on development
- Collaborates with CPDP as needed to assess, plan, design,
implement and evaluate unit-specific development activities that
support validation of competencies and ongoing development as it
relates to provision of safe patient care.
- Coordinates the unit-based clinical experience for students.
- Implements a unit-based process that facilitates a positive and
effective clinical experience for students.
- Coordinates orientation of students/faculty to the unit.
- Assists with centralized student/faculty orientation.
- Supports and provides feedback for staff acting as preceptors
- Assists with student tours and career activities related to the
- Facilitates the unit-based PI process.
- Collaborates with Leadership in reviewing, analyzing data and
performance gaps indicated by data, and in establishing action
plans to improve performance issues.
- Incorporates knowledge of performance improvement initiatives
into development activities.
- Evaluates, documents, and reports outcomes of development
- Provides administrative support for unit based operations.
- Starts and completes tasks with a minimum of prompting. Willing
to make recommendations and assume additional responsibilities to
improve workflow, workload, and efficiency.
- Adjusts and updates scheduled to facilitate orientation needs
of new staff.
- Becomes a CNE Nurse Planner under the direction of the DCH Lead
Nurse Planner when requested to support the overall needs of the
department or specialty service areaIND123Classification:Full-time
Regular (72+ hrs/pp)Work Schedule:Days
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