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SIDRA4334 - Clinical Nurse Educator - Physician Orientation

Department: Nursing Operations Div
Division: Family Centered Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 13-Aug-2017
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Department Profile and Job Summary: The Division of Education and Research delivers a range of education, professional development and orientation services to clinicians across Sidra. The division is committed to providing a quality learning environment by aligning competency based education with the requirements of clinical practice inclusive of patient, environmental, and staff needs.  Evidence based curricula that are culturally appropriate, effective and safe will be our hallmark.  Educational delivery will be multi-faceted and based on the needs of the organization/learners.  All educational initiatives will be evaluated to provide information about curricula effectiveness and learner competence to support a culture of patient safety.  Educators will be expected to work closely with clinical leaders and staff nurses in the practice setting to identify gaps in health service delivery/education and design/deliver/assess new curriculum. All educators are expected to role model behaviors consistent with the Sidra Organizational/Education Competency Framework.
Job Summary:
       

    The Clinical Nurse Educator is a key member of the educational leadership team and the  leadership teams, supporting department and the organization’s strategic direction. As a key member, the Educator ensures that educational initiatives and processes support the standards for nursing care, Sidra policies, and regulatory requirements.  The Clinical Nurse Educator works collaboratively with respective unit leads in supporting the maintenance of competence in Sidra employees.  The Clinical Nurse Educator uses the standardized templates and assessment tools to deliver and assess educational initiatives for effectiveness in meeting employee/family need and satisfaction. The post holder identifies risks in educational processes, informing leadership and actively participating in managing timely solutions.  The post holder manages educational resources. The post holder works as a Clinical Nurse Leader in the practice setting one day a week, and participates in the Simulation lab one half day a week.

Key Role Accountabilities:

   

  • Serves as a professional and clinical role model for staff demonstrating behaviors consistent with the organizational/education competency framework, Sidra values and Sidra policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Ensures that education is provided in accordance with established guidelines, policies, guidelines and protocols of Sidra and the State of Qatar to support standards of health service delivery.

  • Works collaboratively and creatively with all team members to achieve divisional/departmental/unit service objectives optimizing evidence and relevant research and change theory.

  • Develops key performance indicators for clinical staff.

  • Manages resource utilization to secure timely, efficient, accessible and effective education for employee

  • Continually evaluates learning, making necessary modifications to optimize educational process/program.

  • Supports quality data collection and analysis as the process of evaluating outcomes; learning, staff/family centered care and satisfaction, patient/family outcomes.

  • Identifies educational processes that contribute to less than optimal outcomes as described. 

  • Collaborates with clinical managers, colleagues, and leadership team to plan, implement and evaluate the educational needs of staff and family.

  • Initiates changes/improvements based on educator/staff/ family feedback.

  • Promotes the effective orientation, precepting and support of new staff in the practice setting.  Provides a welcoming work environment.

  • Promotes retention of all staff by creating a healthy work environment that facilitates teamwork. Treats colleagues, patients and visitors with dignity and respect at all times. 

  • Completes performance appraisals (probationary and annual reviews) with respective clinical leads making sure evidence is concrete and objective. 

  • Develops individual learning plans with clinical leads arising from appraisals as necessary.  Provides clear feedback to team members in a manner that is conducive to maintaining and improving performance.

  • Supports Nursing research.

  • Acts as role model to staff with regard to conflict resolution when required, promoting evidence based solutions where accessible.

  • Establishes and maintains effective administrative processes related to educational programs and processes.

  • Prepares reports and maintains records of activity and outcomes.  Participates in staff meetings.

  • Develops reviews and revises educational policies and procedures in collaboration with managers as required.

  • Participates in Sidra wide Performance Improvement activities and committees as assigned.

  • Develops and sustains own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness and maintains a professional profile.  Provides documented evidence of performance and maintenance of skills consistent with position.  

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values

 

  

   

Essential Requirements:

 

  •  Bachelor’s / Diploma in Nursing
  • One Year Post Graduate Diploma or Master’s Degree in Nursing or Education related field
  • 5+ years of inpatient medical experience inclusive of 2+ years of relevant managerial and/or coordinating experience in a Pediatric Hospital

  • 3+ years of recent experience in aNurse Educator role in a Pediatric Hospital or Appropriate Education with no break of practice and with clinical experience.

  • Knowledge of health education/health promotion theories and modalities
  • Knowledge and understanding of age-specific learning principles
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice, research, and ability to evaluate learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrated Skills/ ability to convey knowledge in various ways
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Preferred:

 

  • 7+ years in relevant practice setting in a Pediatric Hospital

  • 5+ years’ experience in pediatric educator/manager role in a Pediatric Hospital

       
Skills and Qualifications:

 

ESSENTIAL

PREFERRED

Education

  • Bachelor’s / Diploma in Nursing

  • One Year Post Graduate Diploma or Master’s Degree in Nursing or Education related field

 

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Experience

 
  •    5+ years of inpatient medical experience inclusive of 2+ years of relevant managerial and/or coordinating experience in a Pediatric Hospital

  • 3+ years of recent experience in aNurse Educator role in a Pediatric Hospital or Appropriate Education with no break of practice and with clinical experience

  • Minimum 3+ years post master’s qualification in nursing education

             

 

  • 7+ years in relevant practice setting in a Pediatric Hospital

  • 5+ years’ experience in pediatric educator/manager role in a Pediatric Hospital

Certification and Licensure

 

 

Professional Membership

 

 

Job Specific Skills and Abilities

                           
  • Knowledge of health education/health promotion theories and modalities

  • Knowledge and understanding of age-specific learning principles

  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice, research, and ability to evaluate learning outcomes

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education to improve teaching practices that facilitate learning

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

 

Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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