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Clinical Educator RN – Full Time

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 9, 2021.

If you are interested please apply online send your resume to anjimenez@mlkch.org

POSITION SUMMARY

The Clinical Educator is a skilled and experienced professional Registered Nurse (RN) responsible for excellence in the provision of educational services. Reporting to the Director of Professional Practice and Education, the Clinical Educator is accountable for the education program planning for clinical staff throughout the hospital. The Clinical Educator incorporates considerations of Age and Population Specific awareness and the Watson Model of Care in all program planning.. The role is involved in the assessment, development and evaluation of staff competencies and considers compliance with regulatory and professional standards, improvement of quality, service levels, safety, customer satisfaction and collaborative relationships in the process. The position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. It is expected that the employee will demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. The employee shall support Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital’s strategic plan and the goals and direction of the quality and performance improvement process activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assists in the implementation of Education Department goals and ensures that the program development is aligned with the mission/vision and strategic plan of MLKCH.
  2. Keeps the Director of Professional Practice and Education informed of educational activities, status of programs, and proposals for new and revised programs.
  3. Participates on nursing and hospital committees as assigned by the Director of Professional Practice and Education.
  4. Serves as a consultant to the clinical areas and departments as it relates to curriculum development.
  5. Works with the nursing leadership team for new clinical initiatives.
  6. Cultivates positive and collaborative relationships within the Education Department and with the nursing and clinical leadership team to ensure that educational needs are being met in the most effective manner possible.
  7. Provides leadership through educational activities to bring about changes in clinical practice.
  8. Evaluates education programs on a regular basis and plans and implements improvements based on this evaluation and feedback from customers.
  9. Communicates with the Directors in the clinical areas to ensure that didactic information is being incorporated into practice.
  10. Plans and implements the orientation of all new hires to include: general hospital orientation; clinical orientation; and EMR training as well as follow-up with orientees in the clinical area.
  11. Participates in the annual educational needs assessment process with the all of the Clinical Educators and assists with the review of data and annual program planning.
  12. Utilizes adult learning principles in program planning to select the teaching strategy and method appropriate for the learner and the content including e-learning.
  13. Plans for all aspects of programs offerings: curriculum development, objectives, handouts, speakers, continuing education credit, room(s), food and assistance with presentations as needed.
  14. Plans for the marketing of all programs to appropriate units and/or departments.
  15. Ensures the curriculum utilizes the information generated from the Quality and Performance Improvement activities and MLKCH nursing and clinical Policies and Procedures as a foundation and incorporates these components into the education provided to the staff.
  16. Coordinates the implementation of all programs; participates as an instructor in programs within areas of special knowledge: and assists in the clinical follow-up needed after the completion of education programs.
  17. Utilizes the Education Department program evaluation tool for all programs and summarizes data and makes recommendations for future programs.
  18. Maintains appropriate records for all programs and projects.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

A. Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in nursing; Master’s in Nursing or Nursing related required (individuals without a Master’s will be required to complete the degree within 2 years of their hire date).

B. Qualifications/Experience

  • Minimum of two (2) years of clinical nursing experience and a minimum two (2) years educator experience in an acute care setting preferred, some nursing education related experience required.
  • Current California Nursing license.
  • Certification in Staff Development preferred.
  • Experience with implementation of an EMR preferred.

C. Special Skills/Knowledge

  • Bilingual skills preferred (Spanish)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)

Equal Rights Employer

Applicants are considered for positions without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, military service, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. This application is intended for use in evaluating your application for employment. Please click the link below to view the E-verify or Right to Work information.

MLK Community Healthcare
1680 E 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Tel: 424-338-8000
Email: info@mlkch.org
www.mlkch.org