Clinical Practice Educator

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Author pmnationtalk
Date October 9, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $41.42 - $50.77 - Per Hour
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Clinical Practice Educator

Competition #: 01310153
Bargaining Unit: BCNU
Hourly Wage: $41.42 – $50.77


Position Summary
Are you a Clinical Practice Educator with a specialty in developmental disability? Are you passionate about health care and have experience in adult teaching/learning and curriculum development? We have an exciting relief full time opportunity at Interior Health!

The Clinical Practice Educator practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) as well as within a patient/client and family centered care model.

The Clinical Practice Educator (CPE) provides leadership in the delivery of nursing education and instruction to staff and patients/clients based on adult education principles and philosophy within a specific clinical specialty or patient/client population. The CPE applies nursing theory, advanced knowledge and leadership concepts in providing clinical guidance and resource support to staff. The CPE assists the Manager in establishing and maintaining standards of care and in providing and participating in continuous quality improvement environment. The CPE provides guidance and support to staff in the application of the nursing process in the provision of patient/client care.

Days of work for this relief full time position are Monday to Friday. Hours are 08:30 to 17:00. This relief position will run until return of incumbent.

1. Supports the delivery of patient/client care according to established standards/competencies within the assigned clinical area by:
• Providing clinical guidance and support to staff in the application of the nursing process and practice standards for the delivery of care to patients/clients and/or their families.
• Observing and evaluating clinical practice within the defined clinical specialty to determine the need for staff development in collaboration with the Manager.
• Teaching and facilitating learning to assist in resolving difficult clinical situations.
• Providing consultation within the area of specialization to nurses and other health care professionals.
• Reviewing and maintaining the Orientation and Reference manuals and ensures that staff are familiar with the content.
• Participating in the ongoing review and revision of patient/client care standards, procedures and policies and communicates needed changes to the Manager.

2. Promotes the attainment of the established educational goals for the unit/program/service by:
• Compiling, conducting and evaluating unit specific orientation programs and developing a plan with the staff member identifying practice requiring further strengthening and/or review.
• Responding to formal requests from others for instruction or demonstration.
• Providing input to continuing educational programs in relation to the area of specialization.
• Role modeling direct patient/client care skills to staff and students and providing information based on application of theories, concepts and principles in providing excellence in quality patient/client care based on specialized theory and practice.
• Teaching and instructing patients/clients as necessary.
• Increasing staff awareness of educational opportunities within the hospital and community through the distribution and/or display of information and/or brochures.
• Facilitating and assisting Clinical Leaders to enable access to educational opportunities.

3. Demonstrates expertise and provides clinical leadership in evidence based practice to staff and/or patients/clients/families by methods such as reviewing literature in specialty area, consulting with experts, collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team, evaluating clinical practice to ensure compliance with standards.

4. Promotes the development of nursing research by:
• Guiding nursing staff in the testing of new ideas and approaches to care
• Providing leadership in continuous quality improvement activities by utilizing evidence based patient/client care research to promote patient/client care based on best practice.
• Performing clinical audits and reviewing current practice.

5. Orientates new staff to their role by familiarizing the staff with the established policies, procedures and standards. Utilizes educational resources such as self-assessment and teaching modules in order to ensure staff are able to demonstrate the integration of knowledge, skill and ability in order to meet the needs of the specific patient/client care population.

6. Responds to patient/client care issues and public concerns in a supportive and goal oriented manner, facilitating communication to affect positive outcomes. Empowers staff to assume responsibility for appropriate clinical practice and patient/client care decisions that are consistent with professional standards.

7. Provides critical input to the Manager for performance appraisal process. Identifies with staff a learning plan to meet practice standards. Periodically reviews the plan and makes adjustments to meet established learning objectives for professional development.

8. Maintains records and statistics related to nursing education activities and certifications as required.

9. Facilitates the utilization of resources in alignment with the established and approved budget.

10. Liaises with the Professional Practice Office and is responsible for assisting with the implementation of new policies/practice standards developed through Interior Health.

11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

Advanced preparation in developmental disability, three years’ recent related experience in clinical area of expertise and two years’ formal experience in adult teaching/learning, curriculum development, teaching, providing in service or staff development function or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current CPR certification.

Skills and Abilities:
• Leadership – Promotes staff morale, cooperation, assertiveness and risk-taking, creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
• Management – Manages time and resources, implementing activities to promote cooperation among relevant others, supervising responsibilities of others, collaboration across disciplines and related activities.
• Knowledge Integration – Using factual information, prior learning and basic principles and procedures to support decisions and actions with relevant research-based evidence. Integrates best practice from nursing and health-related disciplines and the humanities, arts and sciences disciplines into professional practice.
• Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice – Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitive to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
• Communication – Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with the clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written and computer communication means.
• Critical Thinking – Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve effectively.
• Teaching – Ability to transmit information intended to instruct clients and others about topics essential to health care and well-being.
• Assessment and Intervention – Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) and provide nursing care through appropriate/ prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
• Ability to operate related equipment including proven ability to utilize computer technology.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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