Clinical Practice Education Specialist - Ambulatory

City Of Hope Duarte , CA 91009

Posted 2 months ago

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary

The Clinical Practice Education Specialist (CPES) is a Registered Nurse who has acquired advanced, in-depth knowledge and expertise. The CPES functions as a nurse educator and clinical expert. In addition, the CPES will function as a clinician, consultant, leader and researcher. Will support ambulatory clinics on both campus and clinical network sites.

The CPES educates nurses and patient care services (PCS) constituents by assessing, conceptualizing, diagnosing and analyzing complex clinical and non-clinical issues related to the continuum of cancer care. S/he will help constituents carry out the nursing process, develop a plan of care and related interventions and evaluate the patient's response to care. The CPES promotes and supports the professional growth and development of individual practitioners and thereby supports the mission, vision and values of the Department of Nursing and the City of Hope National Medical Center.

The CPES works as part of team to provide educational and other services to a defined population of nurses and their patients and families. The CPES will provide nursing education to support the standards of The Joint Commission and other regulatory bodies

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Models excellence in nursing practice using scientific knowledge and advanced concepts in the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of actual or potential problems in the oncology patient population.

  • Promotes patient care services that are efficient, safe, reliable, courteous and timely.

  • Ensures staff competence appropriate to their role and function in population specific care.

  • Proactively identifies opportunities and investigates solutions to assure the provision of state-of-the-art nursing care and associated outcomes.

  • Influences patient outcomes through the translation, implementation and integration of evidence-based practice (EBP) into daily operational and patient care activities.

  • Collaborates and consults with nurses and others to influence nursing practices and improve care outcomes within a specific unit or service and/or across Nursing and Patient Care Services (NPCNS).

  • The Clinical Practice Education Specialist (CPES) is a Registered Nurse who has acquired advanced, in-depth knowledge and expertise. The CPES functions as a nurse educator and clinical expert. In addition, the CPES will function as a clinician, consultant, leader and researcher.

  • The CPES educates nurses and patient care services (PCS) constituents by assessing, conceptualizing, diagnosing and analyzing complex clinical and non-clinical issues related to the continuum of cancer care. S/he will help constituents carry out the nursing process, develop a plan of care and related interventions and evaluate the patient's response to care. The CPES promotes and supports the professional growth and development of individual practitioners and thereby supports the mission, vision and values of the Department of Nursing and the City of Hope National Medical Center.

  • The CPES works as part of team to provide educational and other services to a defined population of nurses and their patients and families. The CPES will provide nursing education to support the standards of The Joint Commission and other regulatory bodies.

  • Models excellence in nursing practice using scientific knowledge and advanced concepts in the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of actual or potential problems in the oncology patient population.

  • Promotes patient care services that are efficient, safe, reliable, courteous and timely.

  • Ensures staff competence appropriate to their role and function in population specific care.

  • Proactively identifies opportunities and investigates solutions to assure the provision of state-of-the-art nursing care and associated outcomes.

  • Influences patient outcomes through the translation, implementation and integration of evidence-based practice (EBP) into daily operational and patient care activities.

  • Collaborates and consults with nurses and others to influence nursing practices and improve care outcomes within a specific unit or service and/or across Nursing and Patient Care Services (NPCNS).

  • Acts as a key stake holder and decision maker for the development, implementation and evaluation of standards of care, policies, guidelines and the introduction of new equipment and technology at the point of care.

  • May provide direct patient care, consult with other nurses or clinical staff about specific patients, and make recommendations for interventions and plan of care.

  • Assumes accountability for unit based, department wide or institutional clinical practice roles.

  • Provides education to staff and patients, and families based on advanced practice knowledge of oncology nursing care and the principles of adult learning.

  • Proactively assesses learning needs and develops, evaluates, and modifies NPCNS orientation and educational programs and initiatives that ensure ongoing competence of all levels of nursing staff.

  • Designs and evaluates educational programs and initiatives that are congruent with COH's strategic plan, NPCNS priorities, regulatory requirements and oncology nursing standards.

  • Designs and implements clinical and professional competency programs and other educational activities in collaboration with nursing staff and leaders.

  • Participates in local and national professional activities and organizations to promote the educational and professional growth of self and others within COH and the community.

  • Works collaboratively with other departments and disciplines on projects, initiatives and programs to meet the goals of COH and promotes excellence in care delivery and outcomes.

  • Is a clinical resource and consultant to all of COH nursing community regarding clinical policies, standards and guidelines of care.

  • Provides clinical expertise in the development and implementation of nursing clinical policy, procedure and standard processes and contributes to relevant committees and work teams.

  • Mentors and supports the professional growth and development of nurses, other NPCNS staff and students.

  • Provides constructive and productive feedback to staff and escalates potential practice and safety concerns to the appropriate nurse leader

  • Contributes and participates in evaluation process for clinical staff and contributes to action plans and goals as indicated.

  • Assesses quality of care and patient outcomes.

  • Implements evidence based practices at the unit level with NPCNS staff.

  • Identifies clinical practice problems, reviews literature and provides clinical support to staff and leaders to implement EBP solutions.

  • Participates in research activities that expand the scientific base of nursing practice knowledge.

  • Coaches others to/Disseminates work related to research, EBP and quality improvement initiatives.

  • Contributes to the creation of an environment that stimulates continuous self-learning, positive group processes, reflective practice, and the empowerment of others.

  • Models constructive and mutually respectful relationships with colleagues.

  • Fosters an environment that is sensitive to the needs of diverse populations, including but not limited to culture, ethnicity, gender, and age.

  • Participates in goal-defining processes and systems changes to promote best practices

  • Functions as a change agent, to implement, evaluate and promote nursing care and systems that are safe, cost effective and evidence based.

  • Partners with leaders in clinical areas to establish goals and then develop, implement and evaluate strategies consistent with institutional and departmental goals.

  • Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Leadership Team

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Master's degree in Nursing
  • 3 years oncology experience or applicable experience in area of specialty.

Required Certification/Licensure:

  • Current California RN license

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Card through American Heart Association

  • Current California RN license and Specialty Certification as defined/required for role.

Additional Information:

  • Full-time

  • Days

  • 8 hours

  • To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021. Compliance is a condition of employment.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

  • Posting Date: Aug 19, 2021

  • Job Field: Nursing

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Shift: Day Job

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Clinical Practice Education Specialist - Ambulatory

City Of Hope