The Clinical Educator is responsible for the development, facilitation and evaluation of clinical education programs and learning opportunities for all Surgery staff. Responsibilities include the orientation of all newly hired staff, including participation in the evaluation process. Responsible for the implementation of perioperative training courses. Accountable for documentation of staff competencies. Must be able to work independently and collaboratively as a part of a team. Knowledge of computers and related software preferred.
Action Oriented -- Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm.
Collaborate -- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
Customer Focus -- Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
Nimble Learning -- Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
Demonstrates Self-Awareness -- Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
Communicates Effectively -- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Decision Quality -- Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
Develop and implement clinical education programs to meet staff needs.
Assess staff needs through:
Consultation with other members of management team
Design and implement educational programs
Document educational program attendance Evaluate and update annual staff competencies
Ensure departmental compliance with all required competencies
Plan and schedule in-services.
Develop and evaluate orientation process for newly hired staff
Develop an orientation program for all levels of newly hired staff
Evaluate experiences and competencies of orientees
Document progress through probationary period
Participate in the initial probationary evaluation of orientees
Implement and maintain perioperative training courses
Prepare preceptors for new orientees
Ensure perioperative training course materials are current according to AORN standards Ensure didactic classes are completed
Monitor preceptors and orientees throughout clinical experiences
Ensure orientee progress is documented appropriately
BSN required (MSN preferred)
Three to five years experience in the OR required
Three to five years experience teaching adults preferred
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.