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Clinical Nurse Educator

Job Code

30000798

Basic Function

 

Perform activities as a nursing care expert within the in the area of specialty.

Directly works as an expert resource in a specific specialty, focusing on nursing policies, evidence based standards of care, staff education, clinical practice, quality improvement, patient outcomes and related interdisciplinary protocols.

Scope

Working within Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Nursing department in Dhahran, Al Hasa, Ras Tanura, and Abqaiq.

The Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) possesses the primary expertise to support nursing practice in the clinical area including promotion of practice based on best evidence and quality improvement. Areas of responsibility are related to the clinical care aspects of planning, organizing and delivering care. In addition, the CNE may assume coaching and consulting role for peers and participate in evaluating patient care within established practice standards. Makes nursing decisions relating to care based on clinical judgment, quality standards and patient safety outcomes.

The CNE is considered a designated expert in their area of practice who facilitates provision of specialist clinical care to patients within their area during a 24-hour period. Is capable of providing Supervisor and Charge Nurse relief. Work hours are assigned to meet operational needs of the assigned area.

Direction is through the Director of Clinical Practice, Education & Research Division.

Principal Contacts

Daily with clinical area personnel, nursing supervisor, senior supervisor or division chief, nursing shift coordinator, social workers, patient family members, physician chiefs of service, specialty physicians, attending ward physicians, and other JHAH personnel involved in care of the patient.

Ongoing with departments responsible for concerns relating to or supportive of employees, patients and families, e.g. outreach education, healthcare campaigns, wellness program.

Occasional public and community contact through conduct healthcare presentations to JHAH employees and managers plus non JHAH facilities and organizations, e.g. Ministry of Health.

Principal Duties

CLINICAL NURSE EDUCATOR:

  • Focuses on clinical leadership and interdisciplinary collaboration to deliver culturally sensitive high quality patient care
  • Applies advanced nursing knowledge and skills including complex problem solving; collaborates with Nursing and JHAH management as well as multidisciplinary colleagues
  • Utilizes effective change management strategies to promote acceptance of new evidence based processes to all healthcare workers
  • Ensures the provision of a safe environment by providing support and direction to staff, working within scope of practice and adhering to guidelines, policies and relevant legislation
  • Identifies variables that influence nursing practice and outcomes and develops strategies and service developments to improve clinical effectiveness and efficiency
  • Acts as a role model for healthcare workers to incorporate the organization’s mission, vision and values; participates in relevant committee’s and task force as required
  • Utilizes materials/equipment/time in a manner which conserves resources.
  • Facilitates collection of data and management information for clinical research.
  • Demonstrates effective collaboration and team behaviors.
  • Contributes to unit and organization culture of quality and safety.
  • Demonstrates evidence based practice.
  • Participates in organization/ department committee/project

TEAMWORK AND LEADERSHIP

  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the health care team by communicating appropriately and professionally with colleagues and assuming a leadership and coordination role
  • Contribute to service and practice development related to area of expertise by actively participating in clinical networks in a collaborative manner with health care teams at local and broader levels
  • Lead and set clear expectations: seek, provide and act on feedback
  • Empower others: encourage and embrace new ideas, work across boundaries
  • Collaborate with other Clinical Nurse Educators and Clinical Nurse Specialists on evidence based practice utilization
  • Acts as a Consultant for own specialty to provide and initiate services
Principal Duties (cont'd)

EDUCATOR

  • Contribute to quality health care and the nursing profession by participating in lifelong learning, research activities and the continued development of clinical expertise and practice
  • Collaborate with Nursing Management and Clinical Nurse Specialists in introducing new and updated practices to promote high quality standards of care at a micro level
  • Facilitate a learning environment by sharing knowledge and expertise, supporting the development of staff and students and being actively involved in the performance appraisal process and individual staff development plans
  • Promote Management directives in the clinical area including Infection control, Risk Management, Safety and Health and Quality Improvement initiatives
  • Assist with practice innovation and the implementation of change. Provide input on the selection and evaluation of specialty specific consumables and equipment
  • Contribute to the development and updating of evidenced based clinical policies, protocols, guidelines and educational materials in conjunction with a multi professional team
  • Contribute to the development of audit tools and collect, analyze and report Quality Improvement data for unit based audits to ensure best practice benchmarks are met
  • Evaluates the quality and effectiveness of provided educational tools and learning opportunities

EDUCATION AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT

  • Fosters a safe learning environment by acknowledging the principles of Adult Learning and incorporates different styles of education from informal, group learning and 1:1 sessions
  • Mentor, coach and educate new and existing staff members and support nursing staff in their areas of expertise: e.g. Preceptors, champions for clinical practice changes
  • Contributes feedback on evaluation of staff performance and individual development plans
  • Conduct unit wide training and education on topics relevant to specialty practices to develop and advance professional clinical knowledge to ensure the best clinical outcomes for patients
  • Supports and assists staff to critically analyze events when faced with complex or challenging patient care situations; engages staff in problem solving strategies
  • Contribute to the assessment of training and educational needs of both the unit and individual staff members
  • Facilitate the completion and documentation of Mandatory and Unit Based Competencies and Point of Care Training
  • Demonstrates the use of and encourages reflective practice to enable staff and to identify and prioritize self-development
  • Promote local and regional educational opportunities appropriate to hospital and staff needs
  • Participate as a guest lecturer in Educational programs offered by the Office of Clinical Affairs
Education

Bachelor Degree in Nursing

Experience

7 years minimum clinical nursing experience following licensure/registration in the country of origin, to include 3 years clinical experience in specific specialty.

Certifications/Other requirements as applicable

• Current licensure as a professional registered nurse.
• Advanced training/certification in specialty required.
• Professional experience with demonstrated competency in clinical skills.

• Fluent spoken and written English.  Spoken Arabic desirable.