RN, Clinical Educator, MICU

Job Description

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

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY) 5% 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 - 45% Identifies with nursing management/staff development/nursing staff educational needs of the associates. Develops inservice 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 - 10% 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. - 10% � Job Function - 10% 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. � Job Function - 5% 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. - 5% � Job Function - 10% Actively participates on organizational committees and meetings within the institution and community. Actively participates in Quality /Performance Improvement process for the facility. | Review the physical demands and assign an overall average percentage of time this position performs these activities. These physical demands will not be listed or rated on the annual performance appraisal. Climbing:�Ascending or descending stairs, ladders, ramps, etc, using feet and legs and /or hands and arms - 10% Stooping:�Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist - 30% Kneeling:�Bending legs at knees to come to a rest on knee or knees - 10% Reaching:�Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction - 80% Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time - 75% Walking:�Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks - 75% Pushing 0-10 lbs:�Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 20% Pushing 11-20 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 20% Pushing 21-50 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pushing 51 lbs or more: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pulling: Use of upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion - 30% Lifting 0-10 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 20% Lifting 11-20 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 20% Lifting 21-50 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0% Lifting 51 lbs or more: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0% Carrying 0-10 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 20% Carrying 11-20 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 20% Carrying 21-50 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0% Carrying 51 lbs or more: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0% Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm, as in handling - 90% Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of (using) fingertips - 20% Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word - must convey detailed or spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly - 100% Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication - 100% Seeing: The process of perceiving objects by use of the eyes to perform an activity - visual acuity requirements include ability to discern position of object(s), shape of object(s), color, depth perception or visual inspection - 100%

Qualifications

Minimum Required: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing required. ? Preferred: Master of Science degree in health related field preferred. | Licensed as Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio. | Minimum Required: 1 - 2 Years equivalent experience. ? Preferred: 3 - 5 Years equivalent experience.