Clinical Program Developer, Neuroscience

Job Description

Location: UC Medical Center
Department: Inpatient Neuroscience Admin
Hours: Full Time, 40 Hours/Week
Shift: Shift Varies

The Clinical Education Program Developer is a registered professional responsible for promoting quality nursing or respiratory care. He or she acts as a practitioner, researcher, leader, and consultant to patients and their families.


PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY) Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Practice: - Conduct on-going learning needs assessment of staff with yearly written review and recommendations. Act as a role model in providing quality patient care to patient and their families within his/her clinical specialty. Use situations of direct patient care to teach staff the priorities and techniques required to meet the patient care requirements and provides feedback to the staff. Initiate and/or assists with developing and revising policies and procedures for practice. Serve or leads on departmental and hospital-wide committees. Promote continuity of care through consultation with patients, families, medical and nursing staff. Participate in peer review activities. Promote goals and objectives of Customer Service Program. Maintain confidentiality of information. Promote the mission, vision, and goals of UC Health, University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Work collaboratively with management staff on quality, performance improvement and patient safety. Demonstrate the PRIIDE values of UC Health. Assist with leading the implementation of evidence based practice. Assist the development and training of drills for high risk, low volume situations. Perform other duties as assigned.

Consultation: - Serve as a resource person within his/her area of clinical experience for all other members of the health care team. Collaborate with Councils on training needs. Initiate and/or assists in developing standards for patient care and evaluating practice. Participate in product development, evaluation, and clinical testing. Work collaboratively with medical and nursing staff in solving problems. Serves as a change agent.

Research: - Disseminate research findings to peers and colleagues through formal channels. Monitor literature for research pertaining to potential changes in practice. Report findings in professional journals and local, state, and national conference. Develop and implements changes in practice and healthcare system in response to research.

Education: - Collaborate with other departments/services in the development and implementation of education programs. Train and collaborates with unit preceptors on orientation of new staff. Serve as a preceptor for students. Coordinate all new hire orientation to ensure safe patient care practices. Develops, implements, and evaluates orientation programs, preceptorship, mentoring programs, and education programs. Collaborate with leaders on unit based education. Coordinate and evaluate department orientation program. Assist with hospital wide orientation. Assist with coordinating department specific disaster preparedness. Organize competency review day (minimum of one per year). Ensure unit specific competency as needed or required based on unit assessment or regulatory requirement.


Masters of Science in Nursing