Clinical Educator

Job ID
2020-97233
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Education
Hours / Pay Period
80
Facility
St Josephs Medical Center
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Varied based on business needs.
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
CA-STOCKTON

Overview

St. Joseph's Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health. The word "dignity" perfectly defines what our organization stands for, showing respect for all people by providing excellent care. St. Joseph's Medical Center, was founded in 1899 under the direction of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, is a not for profit, fully accredited, regional hospital with 395 beds, a physician staff of over 400, and more than 2,400 employees. Specializing in cardiovascular care, comprehensive cancer services and women and children's services including neonatal intensive care. St. Josephs is the largest hospital as well as the largest private employer in Stockton, California. Nationally recognized as a quality lead, St. Josephs is consistently chosen as the "most preferred hospital" by local consumers.

Responsibilities

Job Summary:

 

The Med-Surg/Tele/ICU Educator is accountable for providing educational expertise in medical-surgical/telemetry and intensive care nursing as well as assisting with education throughout the organization. As a recognized expert, the Med-Surg/Tele/ICU Educator acts as a mentor to the nursing staff, providing consultation and education. The Med-Surg/Tele/ICU Educator is responsible for the ongoing review, revision, and management of staff clinical competencies. Further, the Med-Surg/Tele/ICU Educator is responsible for conducting competency evaluations and for coordinating opportunities to match staff learning needs with patient care needs. The Med-Surg/Tele/ICU Educator does not assume responsibility for an assigned case load of patients, but is required to maintain clinical competence by working directly with nursing staff in the assigned patient care areas, on a routine basis. The Med-Surg/Tele/ICU Educator is also available throughout the organization as a resource to the nursing and ancillary staff and assists with organizing hospital-wide clinical skills day. As such, the Med-Surg/Tele/ICU Educator may be called upon to assess a particular patient/family need and assist with development of an appropriate plan of care. The Med-Surg/Tele/ICU Educator participates in the development and coordination of specialty programs/service and maintains certification where appropriate. The Med-Surg/Tele/ICU Educator is responsible for the coordination of quality improvement activities and/or research studies as directed and approved by the organization. The Med-Surg/Tele/ICU Educator is involved in quality improvement activities surrounding the hospital STEMI Receiving Center program, ABCDE Bundle compliance, Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification, Sepsis care and other key quality of care initiatives. The Med-Surg/Tele/ICU Educator participates in hospital committees that involve clinical quality improvement and is responsible for bringing the information back and educating the staff at the bedside, so quality of care goals are achieved. The Med-Surg/Tele/ICU Educator will be available to orient new nurses, providing one on one, at the elbows clinical, hands-on patient care training. Due to the nature of assigned departments being operational 24/7, the Med-Surg/Tele/ICU Educator’s schedule will vary so all staff have access to the Med-Surg/Tele/ICU Educator, and the Med-Surg/Tele/ICU Educator has the opportunity to reach each staff member individually, as needed. The Med-Surg/Tele/ICU Educator is responsible for knowing the mission, values, and philosophy of the organization and is accountable for ensuring these are considered as programs, studies and/or protocols are developed. The Med-Surg/Tele/ICU Educator is responsible for maintaining excellent communication and interpersonal relationships, and may interface with patients or families who have concerns regarding the care they are receiving, or have received, during their hospital stay. The Med-Surg/Tele/ICU Educator is accountable for effectively and positively promoting the units assigned, Administration, and the goals of the organization. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of the Organization. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values.

 

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Qualifications

Qualifications:
  • Minimum of two (2) years acute care experience in combination of intensive care, medical-surgical, and telemetry.
  • Graduate of a school of nursing.
  • Bachelors degree in nursing.
  • Enroll in a Master’s degree program within one year of hire/transfer.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning principles and teaching skills.
  • Ability to articulate and apply quality improvement and nursing research principles.
  • Current California RN license.
  • Current BLS & ACLS certification.

Preferred:

  • Current PALS certification.
  • Current CCRN.

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