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Clinical Instructor (RN Educator) - Emergency Medicine & Trauma Center
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Job Description


 Minimum Education

Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 5 years previous nursing experience required; experience in care of children preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Professional Practice/Research
  1. Supports Shared Leadership.
  2. Contributes to CNMC’s Magnet Journey.
  3. Ensures that practice is based on evidence supported in the literature.
  4. Accountable for participating in/supporting the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).
  5. Participates in community activities.
  1. Discuss with each orientee the role expectations of orientee, Clinical Instructor, Advanced Practice Specialist and Staff Development Specialist related to orientation and ongoing education.
  2. Review individual orientee learning needs and develop an individualized education plan for orientee; Communicate orientation outcomes to all involved.
  3. Use teaching methods that facilitate education using adult learning principles.
  4. Participate in competency training for Unit.
  5. Identify patient and family educational needs with orientees.
Clinical Instruction
  1. Provide direct patient care in area of specialty independently or in the role of a preceptor.
  2. Identify weekly clinical experience goals with each orientee in conjunction with Manager, Coordinator, Advanced Practice Specialist, and/or Staff Development Specialist; plan appropriate assignments and learning experiences according to didactic sequence and needs of each orientee.
  3. Plan patient care assignments - select experiences a day ahead and be flexible with changes; communicate w/ manager and charge nurse.
  4. Use individual & dual assignments. Individual – assign orientee to one or more clients–the orientee may be responsible for only certain aspects of care or total care. Dual –the orientee work along w/a staff member or CI to care for one or more clients; define role expectations of the orientee & specific objectives for the assignment (a very directed experience); dual assignments may also be two orientees assigned to one patient (important for clear communication re: aspects of care each will do).
  5. Develop follow-up activities with orientee after patient care experience.
  6. Arrange for “other” clinical experience - i.e. clinics, ORs, cath lab, etc., as appropriate for fellows and direct these experiences.
Patient Care Instruction
  1. Participate in planning patient and family education, in collaboration with orientee and nursing staff; select teaching/learning methods appropriate to content and families learning preference.
  2. Participate in planning patient and family discharge needs, in collaboration with orientee, case manager, nursing staff, and physicians.
  3. Allow orientee to prepare for the patient care assignment by reviewing the patient's diagnosis, status of the patient, current management plan (meds and nursing care). Prior to patient care the orientee should be able to describe pathophysiology and explain nursing care; develop med cards; describe med action, desired effect, dosage range, side effects; major nursing implications and explain related diagnostic tests (if any had been done).
  4. Help orientee organize their patient care priorities; role play possible scenarios and provide support to the orientee by asking questions to encourage critical thinking.
  5. Post Clinical Conference – Facilitate patient care discussions at a post conference; have orientee record experiences related to the case history of the patient in their clinical log, care given, personal response to clinical encounters, and questions for follow-up; document achievement of competencies of each orientee.
  6. Participate in teaching content in the didactic and lab setting; facilitate socialization of the orientee to the work place; serve as a role model to the orientee in terms of patient care provider, teacher, and leader.
  7. Participate in providing direct patient care through: assignment with orientee; teaching patients and families utilizing selected teaching/learning methods; implement discharge activities as appropriate to patients and families; what must be done on schedule; what must be done sometime during the shift.
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.