I. Basic Purpose:
The Clinical Educator is a subject matter expert responsible for designing, developing, and delivering concept-based, centralized clinical education programs that support organizational goals and objectives. Serves as expert clinician, mentor and role model, driven by evidence based practice and professional standards.
Models exceptional behavior and professional standards reflective of patient-focused care and the organization's mission and values. Acts as a resource in the development of policies, quality reviews, in-depth clinical analysis and examination of quality root causes. The Clinical Educator is responsible for providing clinical instructions to new associates at MHS and supports their ongoing professional growth and development.
II. Major Duties and Responsibilities:
1.Complies with established corporate and departmental policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance methods, and safety codes. Demonstrates compliance with licensing, regulatory and accrediting agency provisions as required.
2.Consistently demonstrates appropriate and professional communication behavior toward patients, customers, and coworkers. Cooperates with leadership and peers to promote an environment of teamwork and collaboration.
3.Designs, develops and facilitates concept based clinical education activities using current research and evidence-based practice to ensure consistency of practice across the health system.
4.Facilitates learning by creating an environment in a classroom or clinical setting that assists in the achievement of desired cognitive, affective, and psychomotor outcomes. Develops scenarios and incorporates the use of simulation equipment and technology.
5.Delivers hands on demonstration of clinical systems applications and clinical skills during Clinical Orientation and annual Skills Documentation programs.
6.Develops lesson objectives, outlines, training materials, and evaluations for associates participating in Clinical Orientation.
7.Evaluates the effectiveness and outcomes of learning activities presented during Clinical Orientation.
8.Assists in the development of individualized learning plans for new associates in preparation for department-based orientation.
9.As an EPIC credentialed trainer, provides onboarding electronic health record (EPIC) training to new associates during Clinical Orientation and supports continued learning efforts during unit orientation.
10. Provides feedback to director/manager/service line education consultant on the competency achievement of new associates.
11. Coordinates the hand over process from clinical orientation to the department preceptors. Continues to act as a resource to unit leadership and preceptors to ensure successful completion of orientation.
12. Collaborates with clinical leadership to deliver and deploy throughout the organization core educational offerings (i.e. residency programs, annual mandatory education, skills validation, life support training, TJC and other regulatory compliance training, environment of care/safety, and policy/procedure/equipment changes education).
13. Conducts educational activities within his/her area of expertise, incorporating principles of adult learning, promoting critical thinking, and incorporating departmental or regulatory standards.
14. Maintains all lesson plans according to departmental and accreditation standards.
15. Serves as a role model/change agent to promote professional and technical development of Associates.
16. Communicates effectively with all levels of personnel within the organization.
17. Actively participates in unit/department/hospital committees as appropriate.
18. Participates in professional/specialty organizations.
19. Facilitates professional development in others by encouraging opportunities for continuing education and competency attainment.
20. Serves as clinician role model and practice expert in the specialty departments.
21. Serves as a resource to other educators/departments within MHS and the community.
22. Maintains an active clinical practice, demonstrating expertise in the clinical environment.
23. Is actively involved in continued professional development and pursuit of personal learning.
24. Identifies opportunities for self-development and maintains educational/clinical competencies appropriate to role.
25. Maintains annual mandatory education requirements specific to position as mandated by Martin Health Systems.
26. Performs all other duties as assigned or requested.
III. Minimum Requirements (experience, training, and education):
Baccalaureate Degree required. For Clinical Educators in Nursing, either the bachelors or masters must be in nursing.
Registered Nurse with current license to practice within his/her clinical profession in the State of Florida; Primary Source online verification required directly from State of Florida licensing database;
National board certification preferred in area of responsibility.
BLS certification required; ACLS, PALS certifications preferred.
Proficiency and clinical expertise in the clinical specialty; knowledge and expertise skill in clinical care as generally acquired through a minimum of 3 5 years of experience; mentoring, precepting and or teaching experience preferred.
Martin Memorial Health Systems, Inc.