Kaiser Permanente Clinical and Informatics Educator, RN - (Cardiac Intensive Care Unit - CVICU) in Santa Clara, California
Promotes professional development through the application of principles of adult learning in broad-based program development. Leveraging expertise in KP's electronic medical record,KP HealthConnect (KPHC), responsible for identifying, prioritizing,& evaluating, the educational & professional development needs of a clinical area;develops & delivers clinical educational programs, including specialty training, new graduate/hire training, continuing education for staff,& training for upgrades & changes to KPHC. Coordinates nursing competence & professional development programs for Patient Care Srv Area for an assigned/defined clinical area. Conducts ongoing assessments of proficiencies for PCS staff & management & provide feedback & formal action plans management. Serves as the KPHC expert & applies this knowledge into clinical & operational workflows.
Essential Functions: - Clinical Educator:Provides educational opportunities that benefit nurses at all stages of their career development. Assists learners in the assessment of needs & identification of outcomes. Incorporates principles of adult learning in implementation of education programs. Identifies & evaluates high quality, culturally diverse instructional materials in all types of media & formats. Adjusts content & teaching strategies to meet learner needs. Provides ongoing assessment of individual performance in clinical & KPHC proficiencies for PCS staff & Mgmt & reports to Dir of Clinical Education, Practice,& Informatics. Identifies individuals who do not meet established competency expectations & recommends a formal action plan to PCS Mgmt. - Program & Curriculum Development/Evaluation: Develops, designs, evaluates, & manages professional development programs based on principles of adult learning that foster the development of competence in the nursing staff. Conducts ongoing evaluation of the quality & effectiveness of educational activities to ensure they maintain & enhance professional development & promote the delivery of cost-effective high quality healthcare. Develops/coordinates education plans related to orientation of new staff to the organization, initial & ongoing competency validation, core education to address patient population specific nursing care,& core education for the development of beside leaders. - Clinical practice standards:Responds to changes in nursing practice/nursing theory & develops programs to support those changes. Conducts research into professional & community practice standards, technology, clinical informatics, & clinical innovations for improved patient care. - Clinical informatics expert:Ensures that KPHC is leveraged for the benefit of nursing practice & improved excellence in patient care systems & processes. Assesses opportunities to support clinical practices through the use of KPHC by analyzing clinical workflow to determine current practices & facilitating the improvement of specific nursing practices & processes. - Partnerships/Leadership Duties:Participates in interdisciplinary committees to integrate educational activities into clinical care & clinical informatics/appropriate use of KPHC into educational activities & clinical care. Addresses KPHC & workflow issues through Regional Domains, local Domains & Cross Functional Domain. Provides leadership for clinical IT enhancements. - Oversight:Provides investigation, recommendation, prioritization & evaluation of clinical risk, & correction plans for arising concerns & issues as a result of KPHC & clinical edu. Monitors, tracks, & follows up on such concerns/issues. Escalates any patient safety issues identified w/workflow disruptions. - This job description is not all encompassing.
Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - Minimum five (5) years of experience coordinating or managing education program/curriculum design, development and evaluation/assessment, including two (2) years in staff professional development and/or clinical training/teaching. Education - BSN or bachelor's degree in health care or related field required, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field. - Graduate of accredited school of nursing. - High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required. License, Certification, Registration - Current California RN license required. - BLS certificate required.
Additional Requirements: - Knowledge of Nurse Practice Act, federal, state, and local requirements. - Demonstrated knowledge in KP HealthConnect including functionality and expertise in workflows (or for external hires, similarly integrated medical record). - Demonstrated knowledge of medical center policy and procedure requirements, specialty training and competency requirements. - Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Preferred Qualifications: - Master's degree in nursing, education, or other closely related field preferred. - Demonstrated knowledge in performance improvement practices preferred.
COMPANY Kaiser Permanente
TITLE Clinical and Informatics Educator, RN - (Cardiac Intensive Care Unit - CVICU)
LOCATION Santa Clara, CA