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Department: Center for Professional Development
Status: Per Diem
Shift: Days
Hours Per Shift: 8 Hour Shift
Job Details:
  • Job Objective:  The Clinical Educator/Informaticist role is multi-faceted.  Provides on unit and department specific education to nursing staff.  Provides informal and formal education to nursing staff.  Assists with Joint Commission education to staff.  Assists Clinical Directors and Clinical Managers in ensuring staff competency, ongoing skills assessment, and opportunities for growth.

    Education:  BSN Required, MSN Preferred

    Required Licensure/Certification:  CA RN License and American Heart Association BLS (additional certifications may be required for Unit Specific needs)

    Required Experience:  3-5 years nursing in acute hospital setting.

    Oversees and coordinates Nursing Education of assigned area:

    ·          Coordinates orientation program for new hires and transfers within the nursing division

    ·          Develops/coordinates education plans associated with competency validation

    ·          Develops/coordinates education to address populations served on assigned units

    ·          Develops/coordinates education to facilitate the development of the bedside nurse leader

    ·          Assesses, plans, implements and maintains materials for educational programs and makes changes as needed to keep material accurate, relevant and current for target audience.

    ·          Evaluates effectiveness of educational programs

    ·          Incorporates the principles of adult learning in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of educational programs

    ·          Teaches effectively and uses dynamic and unique approaches to engage target audience.

    ·          Coordinates and provides courses and classes that promote staff development and competence.

    ·          Utilizes feedback from physicians, directors, nursing staff and other disciplines to develop education plans for areas assigned.

    ·          Identifies and recruits resources (both internal and external) for educational offerings

    Provides information, interpretation and guidance to nurses regarding Informatics:

    ·          Serves as a resource and liaison for the documentation, implementation, design and continuous maintenance of clinical information systems.

    ·          Serves as content expert for electronic applications for areas served.

    ·          Assists and supports system implementations and the roll out of new applications and system enhancements. 

    ·          Provides guidance in the use of clinical information systems.

    ·          Reviews clinical information system related to areas served for content updates for nursing practice and regulatory requirements.

    ·          Teaches informatics classes for orientation and implementation of new applications

    ·          Serves as super-user for electronic applications appropriate to assigned areas.



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