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RN Clinical Professional Development Educator

Company: The Medical Center of Aurora
Location: Aurora
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Job Description:




you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a
fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career as RN Clinical Professional Development
Educator with HealthONE/HCA. Submit
your application today!

This position is PRN and will provide support throughout the HealthONE division.

colleagues come first. We provide a total compensation package to make sure
your needs are met.

--- 401(k) with 100% Annual Match
--- Education Assistance
--- Stock Purchase Plan
--- Paid Family Leave
--- Tuition Reimbursement
--- Student Loan Assistant
--- Clinical Certifications Support
--- Scholarships for Dependents
--- Financial Wellness and Coaching
--- Education and College Advising

Leading Hospitals. Trusted Care.

HealthONE-- is the largest healthcare system in
the metro Denver area with more than 10,000 employees. As part of the HealthONE
family, The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center,
Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children,
Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and
Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital work together to provide a higher level of

In addition, our family of services includes six hospital free-standing
emergency departments and numerous ambulatory surgery centers, occupational
medicine clinics, physician practices, imaging centers, and AIRLIFE-DENVER,
which provides critical care air and ground transportation across a 10-state

RN Clinical Professional Development

This position is responsible for
enhancing professional practice and the provision of quality patient care by
providing evidence-based, quality educational programs and activities that
promote professional competency for nursing, inter-professional and
non-licensed clinical staff at assigned facility.

Major Responsibilities:


CPDE actively collaborates in the entire orientation/onboarding process. This
includes participating in the development, coordination, managing,
facilitating, conducting, and evaluating on-boarding and orientation programs
for nursing and other healthcare personnel. To meet this expectation includes
the following:

orientation/onboarding programs to promote employee retention

orientation in a manner that facilitates a positive learning environment

cost effectiveness through implementation of efficient orientation/onboarding

models organizational and personal commitment to new employee success

with the Education Coordinator the logistics of orientation to keep all
stakeholders informed

with the Director Clinical Professional Development to adjust the program based
on evaluation results

organizational values/culture


CPDE is responsible to have the expertise in competency assessment in order to
participate in the development, coordination, and managing, facilitating,
conducting, and evaluating competency. To meet this expectation includes the

and interprets competencies to staff

models competent practice

learning needs of staff

practice gaps comparing competencies to actual practice

educational content with learner engagement

with the Clinical Education Market Director to review outcomes data to evaluate
and refine competency management activities.

appropriate resources for problem solving


is designed to improve professional practice and provision of quality care. To
accomplish this goal the CPDE participates in designing and identifying
educational activities to address practice gaps for identified target
audiences, which may include licensed and non-licensed healthcare personal in
alignment with HCA and division clinical education request and development

activities are developed to achieve specific outcomes related to identified
deficits or opportunities for improvement in knowledge, skill and practice. To
meet this expectation includes the following:

practice gaps.

learning needs.

desired outcomes

educational content delivery with learner engagement.

with Clinical Education Market Director to evaluate and adjust educational
programs based on evaluations and feedback

safe, quality and compassionate patient care.

educational programs with organization's policies and procedures

that educational programs meet regulatory requirements.

adult educational theory and able to apply to the development of educational

an understanding and ability to apply evaluation methodologies, (i.e.,
Kirkpatrick) into courses and curriculum to refine clinical programs.

organizational values/culture.

new ideas and innovation in educational design

resources for problem solving.

current, best evidence.

staff with resources and education to implement changes

Evidence-based Practice (EBP)/Quality Improvement (QI)

CPDE must promote and integrate the EBP in order to continuously improve
practice. In addition, they promote research, EBP, and QI in patient care
settings. CPDE may conduct, encourage, facilitate, and/or participate in
research, EBP, and QI, including dissemination of findings. To meet this
expectation includes the following:

with others to identify problems and solutions and collaboratively create the
change strategy

in the implementation of change strategies

meaningful change and fosters acceptance, adoption and action toward change in

appropriate evidence to guide practice decisions

a supportive environment for nursing research, scientific inquiry, quality
improvement and evidenced-base practice

research activities that align with the organizational strategic plan

research findings through educational programs, courses, and other activities

maintains and sustain practice changes using principles of implementation

creativity and flexibility through times of change


CPDE collaborates with partners to share experience in planning and decision
making to achieve the desired results. Inter-professional collaboration
involves multiple healthcare personnel from different professional backgrounds
collaborating to deliver the highest quality.

collaboratively with inter-professional teams as assigned

opportunities for collaboration; initiates collaborative efforts i.e., facility
Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Associate CNO and Nursing Directors

and communicates impact of activities on other

the ability to utilize evidence-based simulation models to design, implement,
evaluate, and standardize educational programs for staff in the use of clinical
simulation, debriefing and assessment.

professionally using appropriate methods

with the Market Director, Clinical Professional Development on a regular basis
to review outcomes data to evaluate and refine educational activities.

to organizational initiatives/strategic planning as appropriate

Role Development

role development involves identification and development of strategies to
facilitate a continuous process of maturation through lifelong learning. This
type of development allows for role transition, role integration, skill
acquisition and mastery as learners advance from novice to expert in their
professions and specialties. To meet this expectation includes the following:

in lifelong learning; provides lifelong learning

expertise in identifying professional development needs of individual staff

staff to identify areas for individual growth in current role

staff to career advancement resources

novice to expert continuum when developing staff

insights and feedback for succession planning

and provides opportunities for skill enhancement and mastery



the practices or operations with reference to laws, regulations, guidelines, or
industry practices to assess compliance, risk, or exposure while communicating
key performance indicators for clinical education service line within their

that the work of the clinical education team develops educational content to
meets the accreditation standards of the Joint Commission, Medicare, Medicaid
and similar organizations from an educational perspective.

for delivery of clinical education services and practices that create a
patient-centered organization, driven by customer feedback and data.

efficient and effective delivery of quality clinical education content and
programs to drive improved clinical metrics.

and works collaboratively with division and facility education team to support
hospital wide improvement in meeting core measures, patient safety, and service
excellence goals through clinical education.


a Service Excellence culture

nursing unit's results to identify opportunities to support improvement in
internal or external customer satisfaction and/or patient experience.

pride in HCA and organizational outcomes by developing a superior clinical
identity and culture-of-excellence which inspires higher expectations for care
in the physicians, nurses and other clinicians than externally imposed

consistent positive patient interactions when coaching clinical staff that advance
the agenda of unparalleled patient service.

a culture of accountability for effectively managing expenses and delivering
cost-effective healthcare in the communities we serve.


strategic planning and business development within the clinical education area
of responsibility that may include technology advances and other opportunities
to drive differentiation support the growth agenda.

the organization positively within the community; participates in company supported
community/patient events and in-services.

external relationships which advances the organization's position within the
community, grows the business and improves the health of communities served.

abreast of regulatory changes, emerging technology, and advancements in
healthcare delivery.

abreast of external factors and opportunities impacting healthcare; to include
political, legislative and regulatory changes, emerging technologies, and
advancements in healthcare delivery. Understands the competitive landscape.
Supports the organization to be positioned strategically to respond to these
changing healthcare dynamics and market environments.


with the division education team to contribute to the development of long and
short range operational and capital budgets aligned to business objectives

requested data for assigned facility to assist in completing monthly
operations; provides information on variances to the Director, Clinical
Professional Development or other education leadership and action plans to
address gaps

impact on department performance in accordance with established budget.
Including the utilization of staffing, supplies, equipment.

in the annual budget process providing input into assigned facility expense
forecasts, staffing, supply and equipment needs.

cost reduction opportunities and implements actions to achieve savings.


and adheres to the Code of Conduct

in providing simulation models in the simulation lab.

you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal
growth, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you
are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. Come unlock the
possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value
diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race,
religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital
status, veteran status, or disability status.



--- Bachelor's degree; must be in Nursing if not Master's Science in Nursing - Required
--- Master's degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Education or other clinical field - Preferred


--- Currently licensed appropriate to education in the state(s) in which he or she practices, in accordance with law and regulation - Required
--- Certification as NPD Practitioner - Preferred
--- Specialty certification as recognized by the American Nurse Credentialing Center - Required
--- BLS with American Heart Association -- Required


--- 3 + years of experience in clinical education -- Required
--- 3 + years of experience in nursing specialty in an acute care hospital -- Required

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