Unity Health Toronto
Nov 10, 2022Full time
Position summary: Reporting to the Director of Resident Care, the Clinical Educator – Nursing (Long-Term Care) 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. The Clinical Nurse Educator 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 Educator - Nursing and works with other Clinical Educators - 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/Clinical Leader Managers in interviewing, hiring and contributing to the evaluation of nursing 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 Qualifications: Registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario in the General Class Master’s degree in nursing or education, required CAN certification in a specialty area an asset Required credentials or certifications unique to each unit/program Completion of a Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) program, Level II: Basic Rescuer certification, required Minimum of 3-5 years of acute care experience, required Minimum of 3-5 years of professional practice experience, preferred Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with nurses and inter-professional 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 Occasional hours outside of business hours may be required Note: As per the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Act, in order to work in this position the successful receipt of a clear criminal record check, including a vulnerable sector screening is required. As a condition of employment, all external hires will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or documentation unless a valid accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code exists. Please note, if you are extended an offer of employment, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination in Ontario QR Code format. All internal candidates must be in compliance with Unity Health Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.