The Clinical Education Specialist is accountable for the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of education related to orientation, mandatory/required education, continuing education and professional development within a specialty area, site or organizational framework. The individual incorporates existing and new practice, quality, safety and regulatory standards into education that aligns with the organization/unit culture and goals.
This position has a main location of UMMC - West Bank in Minneapolis, but does support multiple Fairview sites and occasionally will travel to other Fairview hospitals when needed.
Shift : Primarily Days but may need to come in on off hours for Education
Weekend : No weekend rotations but will occasionally there is a need
Based in the Twin Cities Metro area, this position will require residency within proximity of the workplace. As this position offers some ability to telecommute, it is the expectation the following requirements of the remote work policy will be met, including but not limited to:
Remote workspace that is clean, safe, and professional.
Maintains an internet connection consistent with Fairview standards at remote workspace.
Remain productive and responsive during their scheduled work hours.
Attend primary Fairview location, as needed.
Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates competency based orientation and education programs for new staff.
Provides didactic, experiential and skills based orientation for the specialty.
Reviews and revises competency validation tools in collaboration with advanced practice and operational leaders.
Follows up with new staff to evaluate competency progression and organizational assimilation.
Partners with leaders to develop individualized learning plans for new staff who need additional assistance to successfully complete orientation.
Performs needs assessments and gap analyses to ascertain needs for ongoing education and competency validation.
Distributes needs survey to staff, obtains data and does analysis at least annually.
Participates in unit/department/specialty improvement work, including data collection, in relation to educational needs.
Provides recommendations on educational needs.
Develops annual plan for ongoing competency validation and education.
Collaborates with leaders to acquire and analyze data to develop a plan for competency validation of unit/department/specialty staff.
Plans and implements competency validation program.
Develops plan in collaboration with leaders for mandatory, required, continuing and professional development educational offerings.
Partners with organizational team to publish and disseminate education calendar.
Ensures that regulatory requirements related to education and competency are met.
Develops and implements education.
Utilizes adult learning principles and a creative, innovative approach to education to engage learners.
Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning and delivering educational activities.
Collaborates with content experts (e.g. Advanced Practice Nurse Leaders [APNL] and Professional Practice Lead [PPL]) to develop evidence based content.
Initiates, develops, implements and evaluates educational offerings for mandatory and continuing education.
Develops and oversees inservices on new products, policies, procedures and equipment.
Partners with Learning Management System (LMS) team to develop content, product and assignment list.
Facilitates tracking and reporting of competencies and education.
Obtains and disseminates reports to leaders for education/competency completion.
Assists leaders in tracking and reporting completion of mandatory/required education/competencies.
Ensures that educational records of staff contains essential regulatory information.
Assists with regulatory body surveys/reviews/visits.
Promotes professional practice development.
Maintains certification in the specialty.
Participates in formalized preceptor development program through teaching, mentoring and coaching.
Supports certification review for the specialty.
Assist APNL and operations leaders in shared governance work.
Organization Expectations, as applicable:
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served
Partners with patient care giver in care/decision making.
Communicates in a respectful manner.
Ensures a safe, secure environment.
Individualizes plan of care to meet patient needs.
Modifies clinical interventions based on population served.
Provides patient education based on as assessment of learning needs of patient/care giver.
Fulfills all organizational requirements
Completes all required learning relevant to the role
Complies with all relevant laws, regulation and policies
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications to Fulfill Job Responsibilities:
Bachelors Degree in Nursing
3 or more years of critical care nursing experience
Current MN RN License
Masters Degree in Nursing or
Doctor of Nursing Practice or Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Science
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