The Clinical Educator serves as the EDUCATOR for new employee orientation and facilitates annual staff development through formal and informal in-services and training programs. The educator collaborates with the Clinical Education team to provide computer orientation and retraining as deemed necessary. He/she facilitates quality reports to assure proper documentation and follow through are being met. The incumbent collaborates with the department’s administration to establish major objectives and standards to comply with regulatory accreditation agencies. The educator is an RN who follows / teaches established nursing process, including patient assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation. He/She ensures adherence to hospital or department policies, and nursing procedures, standards, and practices. Manages individualized, goal‑directed nursing care through use of the nursing process and the principles of primary nursing in accordance with departmental and Hospital policies and procedures. In collaboration with other certified clinicians serves as the clinical subject matter expert and internal consultant to leadership assuring that professional standards of practice in the clinical area are integrated into decision making, operations, and practice. Assesses, designs, presents, and coordinates educational programs, in-services, and orientation for the department’s staff. Works well with all members of the hospital community. The educator is responsible for providing staff development expertise as an educator, consultant, facilitator, change agent, leader and researcher. This role supports the development of the bedside nurse, and fosters empowerment through knowledge to achieve excellence through the delivery of evidence based nursing practice. This occurs through the facilitation of the educational process through assessment, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of competency assessment, continuing education and leadership development. In addition, as a role model of professional behavior, the educator is instrumental in creating a professional nursing climate to meet the diverse and global needs of the facility. Travel may be required to facilitate collaboration with entities across Baptist Health Care.
The person in this position works under general supervision, is responsible for various shifts, may be subject to over 40 hours per week and/or callback as required, and may also be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.