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RN Clinical Professional Development Educator

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

Job Description:



Do 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.

Our 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 care.
    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 region.

    RN Clinical Professional Development Educator
    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:


    The 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:

    ---Provides orientation/onboarding programs to promote employee retention
    ---Conducts orientation in a manner that facilitates a positive learning environment
    ---Promotes cost effectiveness through implementation of efficient orientation/onboarding practices
    ---Role models organizational and personal commitment to new employee success
    ---Collaborates with the Education Coordinator the logistics of orientation to keep all stakeholders informed
    ---Collaborates with the Director Clinical Professional Development to adjust the program based on evaluation results
    ---Incorporates organizational values/culture

    Competency Management

    The 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 following:

    ---Comprehends and interprets competencies to staff
    ---Role models competent practice
    ---Identifies learning needs of staff
    ---Assesses practice gaps comparing competencies to actual practice
    ---Plans educational content with learner engagement
    ---Collaborates with the Clinical Education Market Director to review outcomes data to evaluate and refine competency management activities.
    ---Identifies appropriate resources for problem solving


    Education 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 processes.

    These 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:

    ---Assesses practice gaps.
    ---Identifies learning needs.
    ---Identifies desired outcomes
    ---Plans educational content delivery with learner engagement.
    ---Collaborates with Clinical Education Market Director to evaluate and adjust educational programs based on evaluations and feedback
    ---Promotes safe, quality and compassionate patient care.
    ---Aligns educational programs with organization's policies and procedures
    ---Ensures that educational programs meet regulatory requirements.
    ---Understands adult educational theory and able to apply to the development of educational programs.
    ---Demonstrates an understanding and ability to apply evaluation methodologies, (i.e., Kirkpatrick) into courses and curriculum to refine clinical programs.
    ---Incorporates organizational values/culture.
    ---Supports new ideas and innovation in educational design
    ---Identifies resources for problem solving.
    ---Utilizes current, best evidence.
    ---Provides staff with resources and education to implement changes

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

    The 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:

    ---Works with others to identify problems and solutions and collaboratively create the change strategy
    ---Assists in the implementation of change strategies
    ---Embraces meaningful change and fosters acceptance, adoption and action toward change in others
    ---Identifies appropriate evidence to guide practice decisions
    ---Creates a supportive environment for nursing research, scientific inquiry, quality improvement and evidenced-base practice
    ---Supports research activities that align with the organizational strategic plan
    ---Disseminates research findings through educational programs, courses, and other activities
    ---Consistently maintains and sustain practice changes using principles of implementation science
    ---Exhibits creativity and flexibility through times of change

    Collaborative Partnerships

    The 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.

    ---Works collaboratively with inter-professional teams as assigned
    ---Identifies opportunities for collaboration; initiates collaborative efforts i.e., facility Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Associate CNO and Nursing Directors
    ---Considers and communicates impact of activities on other departments/professions/community
    ---Demonstrates 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.
    ---Communicates professionally using appropriate methods
    ---Collaborates with the Market Director, Clinical Professional Development on a regular basis to review outcomes data to evaluate and refine educational activities.
    ---Contributes to organizational initiatives/strategic planning as appropriate

    Professional Role Development

    Professional 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:

    ---Participates in lifelong learning; provides lifelong learning
    ---Provides expertise in identifying professional development needs of individual staff
    ---Assists staff to identify areas for individual growth in current role
    ---Directs staff to career advancement resources
    ---Utilizes novice to expert continuum when developing staff
    ---Contributes insights and feedback for succession planning
    ---Identifies and provides opportunities for skill enhancement and mastery
    ---Promotes certification


    ---Monitors 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 division.
    ---Ensures 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.
    ---Accountable for delivery of clinical education services and practices that create a patient-centered organization, driven by customer feedback and data.
    ---Ensures efficient and effective delivery of quality clinical education content and programs to drive improved clinical metrics...... click apply for full job details

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