Clinical Nurse Educator - Professional Practice

Job Title
Clinical Nurse Educator

Job Details
Union: Non-Union
Department: Professional Practice >> Nursing Administration 
Professional Nursing Practice
Reports To: Director
Job Category: Healthcare Professional

FTE: 1.0
Shifts: Day
Shift Duration: 8's
Status: Full-Time Permanent
Number of Positions: 1
Site: General Site, 4001 Leslie Street
Salary: $85,929.87 - $103,529.99 /Year
Post Date: November 24, 2020
Closing Date: December 24, 2020

Position Summary 

Clinical Nurse Educator, Peri-operative Services/Cystoscopy and Medical Devices Reprocessing (MDRD)
Your goal in this position is to ensure operational and clinical excellence, while facilitating the provision of an outstanding patient and family experience. You will do this by providing outstanding leadership and accountability, and the promotion of evidence-based care. The Clinical Nurse Educator is accountable for clinical excellence, while facilitating the provision of an outstanding patient and family experience within the Operating Room (OR) unit and MDRD with on-site and/or virtual support for education for both sites. The Clinical Nurse Educator in collaboration with the Clinical Team Manager is responsible for supporting the development of a high performance team, ensuring the delivery of high quality and safe care for patients and families, and a healthy work environment for staff, physicians, learners and volunteers through policy development and adherence to policies. The Clinical Nurse Educator also collaborates with the Program(s) leadership team, Clinical Nurse Educators, Patient Navigators and Nurse Practitioners to promote patient-centered care and continuity of care. All roles are essential in providing a safe and healthy environment. You will contribute to program development, research and academic development of future health care professionals, in order to promote the integrated care model. This position supports the Hospital’s academic mandate by advancing care through teaching and learning and/or transforming care through research and innovation. This position contributes to the shared responsibility of ensuring health and safety policies are followed to provide for a healthy environment for patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and families.

Clinical nurse educators are:

•    Flexible – they embrace the challenge of problem solving in a fast-paced environment, and are eager to engage with new challenges every single day
•    Leaders – they understand that true leadership is not about telling people what to do – it’s about collaboration, consensus-building and true team engagement
•    Great Communicators – they communicate effectively with colleagues, staff, volunteers and families. Information flows freely, allowing their team to operate at a high level, and their patients to feel cared for and secure
•    Decisive – at the end of the day, they have the ability to make the big decisions, to take ownership of their actions, and work in the best interests of the hospital as a whole
•    Safety Conscious – they know that keeping everyone safe and healthy is the highest priority, and follow all H&S policies and guidelines to provide a healthy environment for patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and families 

On a practical level, you will:

•    Provide leadership and accountability at clinical and operational level for a high quality and safe patient/family experience (through virtual and in person management)
•    Promote best practices and evidence-based care through the implementation of initiatives that are aligned with the organization’s strategic direction
•    Manage on a day to day basis of the clinical areas in line with the mission, vision, values and strategic direction of the organization
•    Ensure clinical and regulatory compliance of the team by supporting inter-professional practice improvement through virtual and in person visits
•    Maintain compliance with required Health & Safety, environmental and other legislative requirements
•    Build relationships with peers and other contacts across the organization and externally to create opportunities for synergy/integration
•    Demonstrate leadership, with a lens of strong patient/family and service focus
•    Have Knowledge of applicable legislation and regulations, related both to employment law and areas of functional responsibility 
•    Provide leadership and accountability at unit level for a high quality and safe patient/family experience, as well as corporate care initiatives. This includes monitoring audits, mock codes.
•    Partner with clinical leadership, plan, develop, implement and evaluate programs to meet the educational needs of nursing staff, as well as other members of the clinical team. Assist with the dissemination of corporate updates, rollouts and education.
•    Participate in corporate Interprofessional and nursing orientation.
•    Assist with policy and guideline development within the surgical program. 
•    Develop and provides educational opportunities for nursing staff to maintain competency and to expand knowledge base.
•    Assist with weekly education rounds in all peri-operative areas.
•    Promote best practices and evidence-based care through the implementation of initiatives that are aligned with the organization’s strategic direction.
•    Critically appraise the research literature and implements evidence-based practices.
•    Facilitate nursing staff to continually monitor and define skill sets requirements, interpret scope of practice, legislative and credentialing requirements.
•    Participates in conducting clinically relevant research and develops, conducts and evaluates innovative programs for specific patient populations.
•    Fosters an environment that promotes patient/family centered care and interprofessional collaboration.

Qualifications:

•    Registered Nurse with a minimum of a Baccalaureate required, Master’s degree in a related field preferred
•    Current registration and good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario required
•    Current or recent experience in Adult Education
•    Perioperative Specialty certificate required
•    Canadian Nurses Association (CAN) certification CPN(C) preferred
•    Minimum of 3 years Peri-operative experience required
•    Experience in Surgical ophthalmology preferred
•    Certification in MDRD strongly preferred 
•    Member of the Medical Device Reprocessing Association of Ontario (MDRAO) preferred
•    Have in-depth knowledge of the patient population, expert clinical nursing skills and acts as a mentor, coach and educational resource to nursing staff
•    Highly effective interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills, combined with excellent organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to achieve outcomes
•    Strong project management skills, with ability to give feedback
•    Ability to build relationships with peers and other contacts across the organization and externally to create opportunities for synergy/integration
•    Advanced computer skills
•    Knowledge of the principles of adult education/proven teaching skills an asset. Ability to design, deliver and assess educational programs
•    Knowledge of applicable legislation and regulations, related both to employment law and areas of functional responsibility
•    Bilingualism in French/English an asset 

What We Offer
Working at NYGH means working with a dynamic team of fellow healthcare providers, staff, and volunteers in one of Canada’s leading hospitals. This is a Full Time Regular Position with 8-hour shifts, day shifts, in the Professional Practice department. We offer a highly competitive total compensation package that includes benefits, pension, and vacation. If you were searching for more reasons to consider joining the wonderful team at NYGH, check out some features of our Total Rewards package by visiting nygh.on.ca