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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care & Medicine
Clinical Educator I - (RN only) Emergency Medicine & Trauma Center
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Job Description


 Minimum Education

Minimum Work Experience
2 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 2 years of related clinical nursing experience in a comparable setting. 1-year pediatrics experience preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Professional Practice
  1. Support Shared Leadership.
  2. Contribute to CNMC’s Magnet Journey.
  3. Ensure nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.
  4. Accountable to participate in the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).
  5. Participate in community Activities.
Plan of Care
  1. Assess by the related overt and subtle needs of the patient; make proficient clinical assessments; supplement the database; identify continuity of care issues; anticipate problems associated with changing patient status.
  2. Plan judicious, careful and deliberate goal setting designed to assist the patient and family in meeting their needs; serve as a role model for others to integrate data obtained from a range of sources in the development and revision of comprehensive interdisciplinary care plans with outcomes.
  3. Implement and initiate and complete actions necessary to meet assessed needs of the patient and family; independently perform and coordinate nursing and multidisciplinary activities to execute plans of care.
  4. Evaluate with a goal directed and recurrent appraisal to determine the patient and family responses; act as a role model for the evaluation of patient care by and analyze the patient and family physical and emotional responses to therapies and nursing interventions; verify with the patient and family the effects of care and make recommendations to revise the plan of care; and update the interdisciplinary plan of care as needed.
  1. Utilize communication skills to assist others to modify their communication in working with patients and families.
  2. Act as a role model for others by communicating responsively, respectfully, and assertively with patients, families, peers, and members of the health care team.
  3. Provide constructive, sensitive and timely feedback to others concerning their performance in verbal and written form.
  4. Share pertinent educational information with staff, preceptors, Staff Development Staff and Nurse Manager.
Staff Patient Education
  1. Guide staff in the teaching process by ebing able to assist others to address the comprehensive learning needs of patients and families; develop teaching plans to include time frames; and act as a role model to teach patient/family based on a plan of care.
  2. Accountable to deliver services in a manner that is sensitive to diversity.
  3. Document the teaching process and outcomes.
  4. Routinely evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching plan in meeting patient goals and make recommendations for change as needed.
  5. Serve as an educational resource in the development, review or revision of patient and family education standards and materials.
Staff Education
  1. Assess educational needs of the unit and prioritize unit educational needs as evidenced by the following: incorporate needs into the unit educational plan; identify ways to meet educational needs and time frames; develop an annual educational plan.
  2. Coordinate and/or provide educational offerings/projects for staff based on educational plans.
  3. Evaluate effectiveness of educational plan to meet unit’s educational needs and make recommendations for change.
  4. Assure adult teaching – learning principles are employed for educational plans.
  5. Take initiative in the review, evaluation and management of the unit’s orientation problems as evidenced by performing early evaluation of orientation program with Staff Development Specialist and Nurse Manager.
  6. Accountable to deliver services in a manner that is sensitive to diversity.

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.