Job Summary & Scope:
Clinical Nurse Educator are registered nurses who meet the educational needs of the nurses in the hospital and serve a variety of functions in a hospital setting. They evaluate, suggest, create and incorporate both non-clinical and clinical programs that improve clinical practices for patients’ safety and well-being. They are responsible for, but not limited to: orientation of new nurses; development and management of mandatory education; clinical support and ongoing education of nurses; assessment of nurses using clinical competencies; identify and respond to the learning needs of individuals and the service; and evaluate the effectiveness within the hospital Nursing educators are also responsible for drafting a curriculum to satisfy education requirements for nursing personnel and function as sources of information for those around them.
Essential Job Functions & Key responsibilities:
- Provides educational leadership to nurses to enhance patient care within established clinical /policies, procedures, and guidelines/protocols.
- Assists nurses with educational needs, problem solving, and health management across the continuum of care.
- Collaborates with medical and nursing staff, and unit management in the planning, implementation, and delivery of educational curricula.
- Initiates clinical skills development programs within the parameters of established clinical and preceptorship models; monitors trends and implements educational strategies to ensure compliance with quality standards and parameters; promotes the principles of adult learning.
- Assists in the performance of all related nursing duties.
- Assists nurses with the development of critical thinking skills; provides support and education on developing a plan of care for patients, incorporating evidenced-based research and clinical practice standards; consults with and serves as a clinical resource for unit management to ensure quality patient care.
- Educates nurses in the use of new equipment, supplies, and instruments; coordinates in-service training and workshops for appropriate staff.
- Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of clinical protocol, procedures, and standards within area of nursing expertise.
- Ability to provide operational guidance and leadership to nurses in area of specialty.
- Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
- Ability to assess educational needs and design and develop responsibe curricula.
- Working knowledge of the use of established clinical and preceptorship models in the development of clinical education programs.
- Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
Knowledge & Qualifications:
QCHP licensing requirement – QCHP license as Registered Nurse
Bachelor degree in Nursing or Midwifery or relevant under graduate degree.
Minimum six (6) years post graduate nursing experience; master’s degree in nursing, with a focus on education is preferred; supplemented with two (2) years of experience in clinical nursing/midwifery leadership and/or education is desired.
Fluent in English. Ability to speak in Arabic, Urdu, Hindi or Pashto languages are an advantage.