Clinical Staff Educator, (RN) Psychiatry, Full Time, Day

Job Description

Location: UCMC
Department: Psychiatry
Hours: Full Time
Shift: Day

UC Health is hiring a Full time Clinical Educator for the Psychiatry department at UC Medical Center.

The psychiatry service is composed of two inpatient adult units with a total of 40 beds and a Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES) with a capacity of 15 patients. Patients admitted to the psychiatry service are 18 years of age and older. Patients can be admitted to the inpatient units as direct referrals from practitioners, the Probate Court, PES, medical units within the hospital, and other outside settings.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Main Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs- our physician experts conduct basic, translational and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments. UC Medical Center houses Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center, which includes the right mix of specialist and medical resources available at a moment's notice for a wide variety of the most complex medical conditions and injuries.

Responsibilities

The Clinical Educator is responsible for providing individualized orientation for new personnel, in-service education, and continuing education programs to meet the identified needs of the staff. The Clinical Educator serves as a resource to the nursing staff. The Clinical Educator assesses, develops, coordinates, and supports educational programs to meet the needs of staff and enhance specific clinical nursing skills. The Clinical Educator also demonstrates the ability to accept, model, and implement change, as well as functions as a role model for clinical staff.

Patient Population
  • 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.

Education component
  • Identifies with nursing management/staff development/nursing staff educational needs of the associates.
  • Develops in-service and continuing education programs to meet identified learning needs of the associates by: assessing the learning needs of the associates, planning appropriate programs and learning experiences to meet the identified learning needs of the associates, working with the associates to promote his/her active participation in policies and procedures and standards of care, assisting with required nursing certifications, evaluating the educational programs offered.
  • Develops or participates in the development of appropriate materials to facilitate the education of associates. Plans for the education of individuals or groups of associates.
  • Develops and presents educational programs and conferences.
  • Facilitates the application of appropriate theories of nursing and other sciences.

Collaboration/consultations component
  • Collaborates with manager/directors to develop strategic plans in area of specialty
  • Collaborates with manager regarding clinical/educational needs that affect financial and / or labor for specialty area.
  • Collaborates with nursing and other health care professionals in the establishment of goals and implementation of goals.
  • Collaborates with the nurse managers and staff to identify clinical activities to facilitate the professional growth of the health care team.

Job Function
  • Provides leadership in the assessment, development, and implementation of policies and procedures/standards of care that are directly and indirectly related to the area of specialization.
  • Participates in the organizational effectiveness as related to area of specialization
  • Facilitates nurse-to-nurse consulting process. Provides associate consultation.
  • Provides consultation to other hospital departments.
  • Provides consultation to the community at large.
  • Facilitates the maintenance of a clean, safe and organized environment; uses supplies, materials, and equipment economically.
  • Actively participates on organizational committees and meetings within the institution and community.
  • Actively participates in Quality /Performance Improvement process for the facility.


Qualifications

Education:

Minimum Required: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing required.

Preferred: Master of Science degree in health related field preferred.

Certifications & Licensure

Licensed as Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio.

Experience

Minimum Required: 1 - 2 Years equivalent experience.

Preferred: 3 - 5 Years equivalent experience.

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UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uchealth.com.

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