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The Clinical Educator (0.4 FTE), under the direction of the Director of Clinical Management, will act as a consultant, educator and researcher to support the Branch in the delivery of quality care and services, which is compliant with internal and external professional practice standards.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Act as a resource and provide support to Pediatric clinical staff, as requested, to ensure compliance with all relevant federal and provincial legislated standards of professional practice as well as internal polices.
  •  Demonstrate knowledge of Standard of Practice guidelines of Provincial regulating body.
  •  Liaise with Provincial regulating body as required.
  •  Conduct research on best practice and clinical issues.
  •  Lead clinical education projects identified by the Clinical Managers and/or the Director of Clinical Management.
  •  Conducts clinical orientation sessions for new hired staff and remedial sessions for current employees as needed.
  •  Provide general competency courses, as well as specialized courses as required for specific areas/needs.
  •  Participate in ongoing internal and/or external continuing education activities.
  •  Adhere to Bayshore Policies and Procedures.
  •  Participate in quality activities and continuous improvement initiatives in keeping with the company's Quality Management System.
  •  Participates in proactive Health & Safety activities while performing all duties. Is responsible to notify immediate Supervisor of any Health and Safety risks or concerns.
  •  Maintains confidentiality of client and corporate information and discusses same only with appropriate Bayshore personnel.
  •  Bring in evidence based studies to update policy and procedures in house to best practices in care delivery.
  •  Review and revise policy and procedures in collaboration with Director of Clinical Management and other team members.
  •  Recruit appropriate professionals (nurse, doctor, other specialists) to provide inservices and/or workshops.
  •  Complete other tasks as requested.
 
Qualifications
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Education:

Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, preferably with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN). Current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia is required.

Experience:

Solid knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of pediatric nursing in the community:

  • distinguish between normal and abnormal findings related to child’s age, developmental level, illness, or ability.
  • perform an assessment; distinguish between normal and abnormal findings; and then plan, individualize, implement and evaluate care for children with alterations in:
    • respiratory status
    • cardiovascular status
    • neurological status
    • gastrointestinal status
    • renal/genitourinary status
    • musculoskeletal status
    • endocrine/metabolic status
    • integumentary function
    • mental health status
    • comfort and/or pain level
  • effectively operative foundational nursing care equipment, including, but not limited to, intravenous pumps, glucometers, enteral feeding pumps, heart rate/saturation monitors, wheelchairs, and mechanical lifts.
  • complete a comprehensive environmental safety assessment at the point of care.
  • complete a family assessment.
  • provide care using principles of family partnership and family-centred care.
  • relate effectively to children and families.
  • establish therapeutic relationships with children and families.
  • safely administer medications to children.
  • communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • report and document child’s care in a clear, concise, accurate, and timely manner.
  • recognize and respond to urgent or emergent health conditions in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • follow processes and child-specific safety plans when there are changes to a child’s acuity or health status.
  • question and take action on care processes which are unclear or inconsistent with the child’s care plan.
  • protect children through anticipating and recognizing when a child's safety and well-being is potentially or actually compromised.

Solid knowledge of the principles of program development, implementation and evaluation. Experience and ability to convey information to regulated and unregulated health care professionals.

At least three years of recent experience in pediatric nursing care. This may include: Enteral feeds, airway management, seizure management, blood glucose monitoring and non-high risk infusions.

At least three years of recent advanced competency pediatric nursing care. This may include: Tracheostomy, tracheostomy and invasive ventilation, non-invasive ventilation, peritoneal dialysis, specialized high-risk infusions, central lines, TPN and nasal pharyngeal airways.

Internal candidates must have a demonstrated track record of being able to work independently, consistently shown above average initiative, exceptional communication skills, demonstrated knowledge of personal computers and related software such as Windows, valid driver’s license, and a commitment to continual learning. Successful internal candidates must complete a six month probationary period specific to the Clinical Educator position.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to meet deadlines; demonstrated track record of high productivity; confidence and sound judgment in dealing with a variety of health care providers, including nurses, managers, and staff from other disciplines. Exceptional clinical skills, ability to work collaboratively, assume leadership responsibilities, and communicate effectively.

 

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