Presbyterian Healthcare Services

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at Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Posted: 10/11/2017
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 7347

Job Description

Type of Opportunity: Full Time

FTE: 1.000000

Exempt: Yes

Work Schedule: Days

Shift: 1

Location: US:NM:Albuquerque:Rev Hugh Cooper Center 


* Current New Mexico nursing license, bachelors in Nursing. Masters Degree in Nursing or health care discipline preferred. Certification in nursing/education specialty preferred. Five years or more experience in clinical nursing. Current BLS required, BLS instructor preferred. OR Allied Health (Respiratory Therapy, Radiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy) current licensure and 5 years of experience in an allied health position


The Clinical Education Specialist serves as educator, consultant, researcher, instructional and evaluation designer and interdisciplinary collaborator supporting the nursing organizations needs throughout the PHS system


*Develops and performs learning needs assessment for ensuring that learners are actively involved.
*Plans, develops, implements and evaluates general and site specific orientation programs for professional and paraprofessional staff.
*Plans, develops, implements and evaluates educational programs for healthcare team, utilizing most current research and clinical data.
*Educational range and expertise: Flexible range in being able to provide hands-on education at the patients bedside and/or in the clinical unit to classroom based interactive, simulation enhanced clinical education maximizing acquisition and transfer of clinical knowledge and skills into patient care.
*Develops educational materials for programs utilizing a variety of audiovisual aids.
*Provides an appropriate climate for learning incorporating principles of adult learning and generational learning preferences
*Demonstrates effective teaching skills using a variety of instructional methodologies.
*Delivers competency-based nursing programs to enhance knowledge and skills by engaging learners in critical thinking and problem solving.
*Contributes to and/or processes application and complies with reporting and record keeping requirements for continuing nursing education credits.
*Serves as a role model for providing high standards of nursing care.
*Stays abreast of changes in specialty clinical practice through national conference attendance, literature reviews and other learning opportunities, and disseminates information to others in specific area of practice.
*Works in collaboration with Learning Center, Quality/Compliance, and other departments to formalize annual mandatory training.
*Participates in organizational patient education endeavors and health education activities for the community.
*Take leadership over projects as assigned.
*May function as a clinical instructor for nursing academic programs

*Acts as a liaison with other units/clinics, departments, and healthcare disciplines to enhance the quality and efficiency of care and as an instructional design consultant for educational programs.
*Acts as a resource, role model, and mentor for colleagues in defining clinical and organizational problems, resources, and solutions.
*Instructs, advises, and guides staff to promote professional development and optimal performance.
*Collaborates with healthcare team to develop clinical standards.
*Provides consultation on policy, procedure and program development.
*Works collaboratively with staff, educator, and supervisor/ director/administrator colleagues to develop, implement and accomplish organizational and team plans and goals.
*Facilitates continuous process improvements in all aspects of services provided and when participating in interdepartmental/organizational projects.
*Participates in interdisciplinary care conferences and/case management.
*Acts as clinical consultant on appropriate committees and outside agencies.

*Fosters evidenced-based practice by interpreting, communicating, and incorporating research findings into clinical practice.
*Identifies nursing practice issues for evaluation and/or scientific investigation, and plans, implements, and evaluates needed changes in nursing care.
*Conducts and/or contributes to nursing research in area of clinical practice, sharing results with colleagues.
*Helps develop staff knowledge and skills in the process of research.
*Participates in development, implementation and evaluation of clinical guidelines, disease management protocols, and clinical outcome studies.
*Promotes quality and standards-based care through such activities as concurrent and retrospective chart review, conducting process and outcome evaluation and data analysis.
*Publishes articles in area of expertise in local or national nursing journals and agency newsletters to enhance knowledge base of colleagues

Supports Clinical Practice:
*Demonstrates an advanced theoretical and technical knowledge based in clinical care and educational design.
*Maintains and demonstrates clinical expertise in specialty practice and /or education specialty, obtaining or maintaining national certification.
*Consults and/or evaluates clinical practices and competence of staff to assure quality of care and identify problem areas.
*Acts as a patient advocate by ensuring that staff is competent and that care is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient-centered.


Competencies and skills:
* Clinical Practitioner: Acts as a role model for high standards of practice, coaches to resolve practice issues or foster professional growth, and implements evidence-based practice changes to improve patient outcomes or enhance staff knowledge and skills.
* Consultant / Collaborator: Engages intra- and interprofessional groups in practice or process/workflow-related problem-solving through data analysis, development of an action plan, consensus and commitment building, and incorporation and evaluation of changes.
* Educator: Provides educational activities based on learning needs assessments, utilizing the right instructional design, training delivery, learning technology, and evaluation methodology to provide learning opportunities with high impact.
* Performance Evaluator: Applies a systematic process for analyzing human performance or practice gaps and develops and implements a plan to effectively close the gaps.
* Researcher: Incorporates a problem-solving approach to produce better patient and/or educational outcomes that incorporates the best evidence, is cost effective, acknowledges patient / learner knowledge, and results in more individualized, streamlined, effective and dynamic nursing care and/or education.
* SKILL-Ability to effectively interact with customers to understand their needs and explain data
* SKILL-Microsoft Office
* SKILL-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person and via telephone with members, employer groups, brokers, physicians, and physician office staff using strong dialogue and customer service competencies.
* SKILL-Written communication







We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.




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