RN Surgery Clinical Educator Full Time Rotate $30k Sign On Bonus
Company: Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: January 11, 2020
As the largest hospital in San Luis Obispo County, Sierra Vista
Regional Medical Center strives to produce optimal outcomes and
exceptional patient experiences to the community it serves. With
164 beds and hundreds of physicians, Sierra Vista puts advanced
technology into the hands of experienced medical specialists to
deliver quality healthcare to Central Coast residents and visitors.
Its distinct, high-level services include neurosurgery,
orthopedics, obstetrics, perinatology (high-risk pregnancy),
neonatology (high-risk newborn care), pediatrics and trauma. Sierra
Vista houses the largest Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
between Santa Barbara and Salinas, the only dedicated pediatric
unit in San Luis Obispo County and serves as the county s
designated trauma center. Sierra Vista is recognized as a leader in
orthopedics, cancer care and is a Joint Commission accredited
primary stroke center. Sierra Vista is fully accredited by The
Joint Commission and has been serving the community since 1959.
We offer competitive salaries and benefits including a matching
401(k), several health & dental plans to choose from, generous
tuition assistance plans, and relocation assistance for select
The Clinical Educator is an experienced professional registered
nurse who utilizes evidence-based practice for the achievement of
organizational goals related to nursing education and professional
practice.The Clinical Educator serves as an educator, consultant,
facilitator, and resource for nursing staff.The Clinical Educator
possesses in-depth scientific knowledge, technical expertise,
skill, and competence.The Clinical Educator utilizes a
collaborative approach to communicate among all care providers to
optimize the efficiency and efficacy of patient care.In this role,
the Clinical Educator is a change agent and suggests new and
innovative approaches that result in sustained performance
improvement. Reports to Department Director and Manager
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Development, Implementation, Coordination, and Evaluation of
Develops and coordinates new and existing employee orientation
programs.Schedules new employees for required orientation
components and monitors their progression.
Creates, reviews, and revises orientation pathways and
Evaluates educational programs for effectiveness and
impact.Provides Director/Manager with annual program evaluation
Creates and provides educational and professional development
opportunities that enhance empirical outcomes, structural
empowerment, exemplary professional practice, transformational
leadership, new knowledge, innovations, and improvements.
Evaluates and tracks programs and other educational/professional
development offerings for sustained improvement and outcomes.
Performs learning needs assessment (annually and ad hoc).Develops
educational programs based on needs.Provides training reports to
assist staff in achieving high completion rates for assigned
Ensures educational activities are congruent with organizational
pillars, mission, vision, values, goals, current, nationally
recognized standards of practice and regulatory requirements.
Identifies and develops high-risk, low-volume clinical competencies
that are reviewed, annually, and as needed.
Provides didactic classes, self-study modules, and learning
opportunities to staff members.Evaluates on-going needs,
competence, and post-education outcomes.
Implements a variety of teaching strategies tailored to the learner
s characteristics, learning needs, cultural perspectives, and
Plans professional development programs that are culturally
relevant and that incorporate concepts of multicultural and
Creates, maintains, and reviews annual competencies for preceptors
and Advanced Clinical Nurses.
Utilizes complex patient care situations to develop critical
thinking skills among the staff.
Leadership and Collaboration:
Works with Nursing Directors and Managers to create educational
content that meets department specific needs.
Provides guidance, educational support, and leadership throughout
Encourages staff to pursue higher education, certification, and
attend/participate in professional development activities.
Models behaviors that reflect participation and leadership in
activities within the organization, such as serving in key roles on
committees, and councils.
Participates in and supports Tenet RN Orientation and Residency
Evaluations Provides input with resident, preceptor, and new hire
evaluations as needed.
Assumes responsibility for projects and is self-directed in
autonomously moving charge forward, while identifying when guidance
and/or assistance is needed.
Supports lifelong learning in collaboration with academic
institutions, healthcare organizations, professional nursing
organizations, and other nursing professional development
Quality and Performance Improvement:
Collects data to evaluate the transition of education/learning to
clinical practice and to assess needs for further learning.
Shares information with appropriate individuals regarding necessary
changes and/or compliance concerns.Works collaboratively to develop
and implement process changes to achieve compliance.
Monitors performance improvement, creates, implements, measures,
and monitors educational plans to meet performance and quality
improvement needs and initiatives.
Provides education that aligns with regulatory, best practice, and
Participates in the development, education, and communication of
policies and procedures as appropriate.
Creates and implements training/educational programs focused on
identified performance improvement and organizational
Participates in continued survey-readiness activities and provides
education as appropriate.
Creates and implements education action plans based on survey
findings (actual and readiness).
Integrates research into practice and develops staff members
knowledge and skills in the research process, as well as fosters
the use of systematic evaluative research with regard to clinical
and educational data.
Incorporates LEAN methodology into daily practice.
Required Training/Education/Experience/Certification: High School
or Equivalent, Masters in Nursing, CA RN license, BLS, ACLS, PALS,
NRP, Advanced Fetal Monitoring, preferably RNC-EFM for Women and
Preferred Certification: Certification in specialty (e.g. CCRN,
CEN, CMSRN, CNOR, etc.) nursing education (CNE), or nursing
Knowledge & Skills:
1. Master s Degree in Nursing
2. Current, unencumbered licensure to practice in the State of
3. Minimum of 5 years clinical experience in area of expertise.
4. Computer literacy including Microsoft Office products (i.e.,
Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
5. Exceptional relationship management skills and professional
demeanor.Must be regarded as a role model to elevate nursing,
education, and professional practice.
6. Understanding of adult learning principles and the ability to
apply them in course instruction.
7. Understanding of change management principles.Ability to be a
change agent by being a champion for change and participating in
8. Proven ability in critical thinking, problem solving, decision
making, analytical/qualitative analysis, time management and
9. Demonstrated ability to function both autonomously and
collaboratively within a team.
10. Relevant professional organization membership
11. Strong communication and leadership skills
12. Ability to work flexible hours to meet education needs of all
nursing staff (day, night, weekend shifts).
13. Performs other relevant duties as assigned
14. Maintains current knowledge regarding education, nationally
recognized standards of practice and regulatory requirements
15. Relevant certification in specialty area within 1 year of
16. NICU and Pediatrics is a shared educator role that requires CNS
certification and knowledge of CCS (California Children s Services)
17. BLS provider status current at all times
18. Current AHA provider status according to specialty:
NICU NRP and S.T.A.B.L.E
Perinatal NRP and ACLS-OB
Job: Surgical Services
Primary Location: San Luis Obispo, California
Facility: Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Rotate
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an
applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including
pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status
or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable
accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless
doing so would result in an undue hardship.
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