Clinical Educator - Nursing Kidney & Metabolism
St. Joseph's Health Centre
Toronto, Canada
9h ago

Reporting to the Senior Clinical Program Director, Kidney & Metabolism Program, the Clinical Educator - Nursing serves as a role model and leader to support nursing care that optimizes patient outcomes and experiences while enhancing the safety, efficiency, effectiveness and accessibility of patient care by :

  • Planning, implementing and evaluating education for nursing and the inter-professional team
  • Being change agents and roles models that advocate for and create learning / education environments that enhance clinical and professional practice and life-long learning
  • Working with other nurse leaders to support the development of nursing staff including participation in nursing and corporate education and other initiatives
  • Collaborating with inter-professional teams and external partners to influence and advance best practices in education and evidence based nursing practice
  • Responsibilities :

    The primary role of the Clinical Educator Nursing is to facilitate a learning environment where evidence-based knowledge is translated via education to optimize the patient’s outcomes and experiences.

    This includes developing educational plans and activities aimed at improving nursing / clinical knowledge, skills and competencies and in collaboration with others, supporting the ongoing professional development of unit / program staff.

    This role is assigned to the St. Joseph’s Health Centre Regional Renal Program, which include Hemodialysis (Main Unit and Satellite Unit), Home Dialysis, and the Multi-Care Kidney Clinic.

    The Clinical Educator - Nursing has 3 main areas of responsibility .

    Education :

  • Education and staff development, particularly in relation to nurses
  • Assess learning needs and styles of nursing staff
  • Design and deliver education that is tailored to specific needs of unit / program
  • Incorporates evidence, best practices, and relevant research findings
  • Incorporates inter-professional core competencies where applicable
  • Incorporates best practices in education
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of education, revises education and learning activities to support changes
  • Provides timely feedback to nursing staff on their learning and application to their practice competence
  • Demonstrates Professional Standards and guidelines
  • Consultation / Collaboration :

  • Collaborates and participates with Professional Practice to identify and support Corporate nursing initiatives
  • Engages members of the intra and interdisciplinary team, management team, Professional Practice and across hospital departments in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating Corporate and other educational initiatives
  • Participates in the hospital’s network of Clinical Educators - Nursing and works with other Clinical Educator - Nursing colleagues
  • Collaborates with the hospital’s Student Centre, Patient Care Managers / Clinical Leader Managers to facilitate nursing student placements
  • Collaborates with Patient Care Managers in interviewing, hiring and contributing to the evaluation of nursing, health disciplines, and clerical staff
  • Participates in hospital and corporate committees and other groups to represent the Educator perspective and serves as a bridge to the unit / program and Clinical Educator - Nursing Network by disseminating committee information and decisions
  • Research and Quality Improvement :

  • Participates in research projects that contribute to nursing and / or interprofessional practice and education pertaining to their unit / program and the Corporation
  • Supports and participates in the implementation of evidence based practice (best practice guidelines and other forms of evidence) and quality improvement initiatives on unit / in programs including Corporate initiatives
  • Leads, supports, and participates in programmatic and unit / clinic based quality improvement initiatives
  • Qualifications :

  • Registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario in the General Class
  • Master’s degree in nursing or education, required
  • CNA certification in Nephrology Nursing an asset
  • Completion of a Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) program, Level II : Basic Rescuer certification, required
  • Minimum of 3-5 of relevant experience in Nephrology preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with nurses and interprofessional teams to improve patient care and outcomes, required
  • Strong leadership and communication skills (writing, active listening, conflict resolution, ability to inspire others, delegation, mentoring, coaching, goal setting etc.), required
  • Demonstrated leadership in committee work, education, quality improvement, and knowledge translation initiatives
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of Unity Health Toronto
  • Must have an excellent attendance record
  • LI-MR1

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