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Clinical Educator (Days), Inpatient Rehab at Scottish Rite

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Date: Nov 7, 2017

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30342

Company: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Requisition #:  16740     
Name of Location:   Scottish Rite
Work Schedule:  Day
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Days:  Monday - Friday 

JOB SUMMARY

Assesses, plans, coordinates, implements, and evaluates education for clinical employees which promotes clinical and professional development resulting in improved quality of care for patients and families. Performs duties associated with clinical practice, professional development, leadership and quality, and evidence-based practice. Develops and implements education plan for assigned unit to proactively support delivery of safe patient care.

 

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a school of nursing, allied health, or specific discipline for department/service area or enrolled in a Bachelor of Science program with a minimum of 3 courses per year

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Georgia license
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) within 1 year of employment as required by department
  • Specialty certification within 2 years of employment

EXPERIENCE*

  • 3 years of experience in pediatrics

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Experience in pediatric designated specialty area
  • Experience in clinical, patient/family, or community education

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

PRACTICE (Caring for the Patient)

  1. Performs nursing process across the continuum to deliver age and developmentally appropriate patient-family-centered care.
  2. Demonstrates expert clinical knowledge by providing direct patient care delivery/support at least 8 hours per month and functions as a resource in the provision of family-centered care which is developmentally and age appropriate.
  3. Collaborates with leadership team and interprofessional partners on education needs and provides communication of education updates and other material in a timely manner.
  4. Maintains current clinical skills and competencies, including electronic medical record if applicable.   
  5. Serves as content expert on system clinical initiatives, e.g., system orientation, annual competencies, and new initiatives.

 

DEVELOPMENT (Fostering Clinical Knowledge)

  1. Participates in lifelong learning to maintain knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice.
  2. Coordinates and conducts department education.
  3. Attends 90% TEACH meetings (if job sharing with another Clinical Educator, this requirement could be shared).
  4. Coordinates creation of strategic learning plan for department.
  5. Teaches system and/or unit classes as applicable, e.g., PALS, PEARS, orientation.
  6. Fosters professional development through mentoring, coaching, and performance feedback.

 

ENGAGEMENT (Engaging and Leading Professional)

  1. Partners with leadership team to collect data and information related to educational and performance needs.
  2. Analyzes issues and trends and validates/prioritizes organizational and unit needs/priorities/goals.
  3. Incorporates research, evidence-based practice, and practice-based evidence into educational planning.
  4. Identifies desired outcomes and plans/designs/develops learning activities using adult learning concepts and instructional design principles to achieve desired outcomes.
  5. Manages budget as related to educational resources.
  6. Collaborates with leadership team to support change and implement educational plan associated with system and unit priorities and assesses educational interventions for desired results.
  7. Promotes growth and development of leadership skills in others, coaches others for performance improvement, coaches others in clinical decision making and problem-solving, and acts as champion for the career advancement program.
  8. Maintains a consistent clinical partnership with management to facilitate effective clinical operations.
  9. Collaborates with other department educators to ensure appropriate resources are accessible for clinicians.
  10. Oversees onboarding and orientation for new employees.
  11. Participates actively in and supports system and/or unit shared leadership councils.
  12. Demonstrates leadership and influence in the professional practice setting and ensure educational plans are aligned with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta's vision and strategic plans.

 

OUTCOMES (Driving Excellent Results)

  1. Integrates evidence and research findings into clinical judgement and nursing practice.
  2. Participates in development and implementation of departmental process improvement plans and measurements.
  3. Supports continued regulatory body readiness.
  4. Provides education related to quality and safety trends and participates in and supports system-level education initiatives to result in improved quality of care to patients and families.
  5. Collaborates with department and interprofessional team to identify clinical issues for investigation/research.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

 

Location Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Nursing - Nursing-Bedside

 

Overview:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 622 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for twelve consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year.


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