Clinical Educator - Respiratory Care Services, Duke University Hospital - Flexible Hours
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 191348
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area.
For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Job Title: CLINICAL EDUCATOR Job Code: 5172 FLSA: E Job Level: F3 Revised Date: 02/01/2017 Supervisory Responsibility: No
Areas of responsibility may include adult, pediatric and neonatal populations. This clinical educator will report to the Manager, Pediatric / Neonatal and Manager, Adults Respiratory Care Services. Hours are flexible. The Clinical Educator will liaison with Respiratory Care team members and interdisciplinary partners in education promotion, simulation activities, quality and safety initiatives, and compliance / regulatory activities. The Clinical Educator will schedule orientation, assure account access for and onboard full time and agency staff. Works with assigned clinical specialty line team of clinical educators to meet the educational needs of the specialty. The educator will facilitate the adult learning process creating a climate that supports learning. Leads educational activities consistent with the standards of practice in the delivery of care and services in the assigned department. Assist the department leader with the educational operations and compliance standards.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Works as part of a system, entity, or work unit to develop and deliver education to identified audiences.
Communicate effectively with staff and management regarding educational needs and offerings.
Coordinate educational activities with the assigned clinical area leadership.
Establish and maintain a departmental educational documentation system consistent with regulatory and hospital standards.
Builds collaborative relationships with assigned customer groups.
Works closely with new hires and current staff within assigned locations to facilitate orientation, competency validation and meet ongoing learning needs
Provides instruction to the assigned clinical area through research materials, lectures, curriculum planning, formal training methods, and on-the-job instruction techniques.
Assesses the training needs and progress of staff members; researches develops and evaluates in-service training programs.
Develops evidence-based educational material.
Develop and conduct an annual competency validation process.
Develops/coordinates education plans related to initial and ongoing competency.
Assess, plan and implement programs for staff development to upgrade and maintain competency skills.
Demonstrate effective problem identification, problem-solving, and priority-setting skills.
Demonstrate objectivity in addressing problems.
Supports staff development with educational activities (which include remediation, certification, mentoring, life support, Joint Commission requirements, new equipment/procedures, electronic health record updates)
Serve and actively participate on assigned committees, both unit-specific and hospital education.
Participate in the development of education and unit policies and procedures as appropriate.
Assist in assuring compliance with the requirements of regulatory agencies.
Participate in budgetary planning and execution for meeting orientation, education and training needs.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Bachelor's degree required in a field related to the assigned clinical discipline.
5 years of experience in the assigned clinical area.
Experience with adult education and experience with designing and delivering training curriculum preferred.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
A state license and registry are required based on the assigned clinical area.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.
Ability to provide care to the populations served.
Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient???s status and provide care as described in the department???s policies and procedures manual.
Demonstrated clinical competence in defined areas and department standards.
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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Essential Physical Job Functions
Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
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