Clinical Educator II - OR/PACU
Company: Alameda Health System
Posted on: November 22, 2021
SUMMARY : The Clinical Nurse Educator II (CNE) performs
educational activities that validate, develop, maintain and enhance
skills and competencies relative to patient care. The CNE is
responsible for developing and implementing AHS Onboarding and
Orientation Program, Annual Education Program, Continuing Education
Unit (CEU) Courses, staff competency validation, and any ongoing
educational in-services, as well as maintaining employee education
files and in-service records. The CNE is also a resource for
developing orientation and annual staff education for all levels of
nursing personnel and non-nursing personnel and providing input
into the development/revision of evidence-based policies and
procedures. The Clinical Nurse Educator must adhere to AHS HR
policies and AHS policies and procedures. The CNE must work
effectively as a team member and must use good interpersonal skills
in all contact with patients, staff and physicians. The CNE works
collaboratively with organizational leaders across departments in
assessing, planning and implementing needs assessment, educational
program, and staff competency validation for all levels of nursing
personnel and non-nursing personnel as indicated for professional
development and regulatory compliance.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: Following are the duties
performed by employees in this classification. However, employees
may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all
duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the
1. Develops competency-based hospital orientation program for all
AHS staff and assists in organizing the department of hire
orientation. Assesses and revises competencies as needed to meet
regulatory obligations. When necessary, collaborates with AHS Human
Resources Department and departmental managers in coordinating AHS
new hire onboarding, orientation, execution of organizational
initiatives, and educational programs.
2. Organizes annual competency for all nursing and ancillary staff.
Assesses and revises competencies as needed to meet regulatory
obligations. Develops annual educational review courses with
post-tests or other validation methods for all staff utilizing
Elsevier Learning Management System (LMS) E-Learning system. Acts
as the AHS LMS Administrator to develop and assign new courses to
staff and keep track of staff's LMS completion status. Updates the
staff and the managers on the completion status on a regular
3. Assists in organizing and presenting to the staff educational
in-services on an ongoing basis on new equipment, new
organizational initiatives, policies, procedures, regulatory
updates and requirements and any other educational needs as
requested by management and/or staff. Collaborates with the
Director of Clinical Education in developing educational programs
based on quality process improvement needs. Develops monthly and
annual education calendar based on identified educational needs.
Acts as a resource person to AHS staff for any equipment, policy or
procedure related issues. Provides hands-on training / assistance
to staff and/or coordinates vendor in-services as needed to promote
better learning / understanding. Maintains and/or updates Education
Intranet page to notify staff about any educational opportunities
in the Bay area.
4. Accurately maintains employee education files, including
orientation program, annual skills competencies, LMS records and
any other individual competencies. Pulls requested employee
education files as needed for managers and/or any regulatory
5. Participates in AHS committees and develops educational plan as
needed for any issues that require further staff education. Assists
nursing leadership with reviewing and revising AHS Policies and
Procedure prior to final approval by Clinical Practice Council
6. Assists AHS leadership team during regulatory hospital surveys
with multiple requests by the surveyors. Collaborates with AHS
leadership team to develop a corrective action plan for any
regulatory surveys. Collaborates with AHS leadership team to
evaluate and complete the Periodic Performance Review (PPR) as
required by the Joint Commission.
7. Collects and assesses data and information related to education
needs and other pertinent situations, including identification of
trends, issues and supporting data to determine a comprehensive
education program for assigned units/clinics including classroom,
clinical experiences and learning technologies.
8. Consults with the community for program planning and
implementation and evaluation in order to meet staff development
and patient care needs.
9. Develops curricula that is reflective of evidence-based practice
and uses the appropriate methods of teaching to accommodate
learning styles and different learning environments.
10. Evaluates outcomes of the educational programs and utilizes
findings for continued improvement; incorporates objective
assessment of classroom and clinical performance into
evidence-based evaluation framework; applies measurement
instruments and statistical analysis, seeking consultation when
11. Fosters achievement of Nursing & Clinical Education/Development
goals and objectives.
12. Identifies factors that affect staff's ability to fulfill their
job responsibilities, collaborates with management to effect
appropriate change in systems and sustainable desired outcomes.
13. Integrates relevant research outcomes into nursing professional
development practice through effective learning activities and
14. Participates in continuing education provider unit as a Nurse
Planner; utilizes Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), The Joint
Commission and CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
criteria to assess needs, plan, implement and evaluate continuing
nursing education activities.
15. Participates in quality performance improvement activities.
16. Participates in strategic planning, ad hoc projects and
educational activities as assigned for the department.
17. Plans educational programming for new or changing programs of
care; assists in development of evidenced-based clinical policies
and procedures as requested.
18. Plans, develops, and evaluates the Nursing preceptor program to
enhance the orientation process and the retention of staff; serves
as a role model through educational programs and ongoing coaching
19. Serves as a liaison with colleges/universities for student
integration and practicum within the clinical setting as
20. Performs other duties as assigned.
> Any combination of education and experience that would likely
provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as
possession of any required licenses or certifications is
Preferred Education: Master's Degree in Nursing, Business, Public
Health, Public Policy, and/or Education. Completion of graduate
degree within 5 years of hire is highly desirable.
Required Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing;
Bachelors of Science in Nursing .(BSN), or Bachelor's degree in
Required Experience: Five (5) years of relevant nursing experience
in an acute care setting and one (1) year of experience with
orientation and education of nursing staff in clinical setting;
experience in education program design and evaluation using adult
Required Licenses/Certifications: Valid license to practice as a
Registered Nurse in the State of California; Pediatric Advanced
Life Support (PALS) , Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) & Basic
Life Support (BLS) Certification issued by the American Heart
Association. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) & Advanced
Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification should be obtained within
three (3) months of employment.
OR/PACU Clinical Educator
Highland General Hospital
Keywords: Alameda Health System, San Francisco , Clinical Educator II - OR/PACU, Healthcare , Fairfax, California
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