Requires a Masters Degree and Oregon RN Licensure.
Typical pay range: $45.83 - $64.56
ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
Clinical Education Specialist
Director Clinical Practice Professional Development
Clinical Practice & Professional Development
February 4, 2020
Creating America’s healthiest community, together
the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care,
Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY: The Clinical Practice &
Professional Development (CPPD) Department, at St. Charles Health
System, is a system service department that provides clinical
practice support and professional development opportunities to
nursing and allied health caregivers at St. Charles Health System.
CPPD also provides professional development opportunities to
caregivers employed in non-clinical positions at St. Charles Health
System and the Central Oregon/Pacific Northwest
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Clinical Education
Specialist, influences professional competence and supports the
growth of clinicians along the learning continuum. They
promote nursing and allied health professional development and
clinical practice scope guidance and competency through a matrix of
roles including: learning facilitator, change agent, mentor,
leader, champion for scientific inquiry, educator, advocate,
consultant and researcher to support the organization in the
protection of the public, provision of quality care and creation of
a healthy work environment in the perioperative areas. The
professional development practitioner uses knowledge of adult
learner principles, systems theory, and change management to
support elevation of competent practice across the specialty
enterprise using the professional development model adopted by St
Charles Health System from the Association for Nursing Professional
Development (ANPD) Scope and Standards of Practice, 2016. The
Professional Development specialist manages complex educational and
practice programs/projects that require strong program management
skills, including effective facilitation of cross-functional teams
and strong leadership relationship development skills, to drive
improvements in clinical and professional role performance, patient
care quality, cost and satisfaction outcomes among patients,
families, and health care providers.
This position collaborates closely within perioperative services
leadership and unit based nurse educators and may be asked to
review and provide feedback on the work of other
caregivers. This position does not directly
manage other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
The essential functions as it relates to the Professional
Development Certified Educator includes the roles of educator,
leader, consultant, learning facilitator, and change agent are:
Develops a comprehensive strategy for orientation and onboarding
of perioperative nursing staff consistent with the goals of the
Nursing Division and the St Charles enterprise. Develops and
coordinates service area professional practice caregivers to
support the ongoing cohesive education strategies and competency
Develops, implements, evaluates, in collaboration with
leadership and key stakeholders, a strategy for ongoing clinical
and nonclinical competence for service area caregivers including
education, support, and compliance with practice standards,
legislative and regulatory requirements. .
Collaborates with CPPD and leadership to establish norms,
standards and protocols that enhance organizational development and
teamwork that support the goals and strategic imperatives of
nursing and the health system.
Leads and guides the planning, implementation and maintenance of an
ongoing program of professional development and education for the
service area with an understanding of current nursing theory and
practice. Coordinates, assesses, monitors and communicates the
orientation, ongoing education needs of professional
Designs policies and practices to ensure needs assessments are
conducted in a timely and meaningful way. Ensures
programs are development and implements in alignment with the
Facilities work groups, teams and groups to identify systems or
process issues and develop resolution recommendations.
Builds and maintains collegial relationships with
interdisciplinary personnel to promote collaboration.
Provides leadership and supports initiative and organizational
changes by developing and implementation scientific inquiry
activities and improve outcomes. Identifies, proposes and
implements clinical initiatives or program changes to advance
nursing practice, improve the quality of care, or improve
efficiency of operations
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers,
patients and guests.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of
continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a
champion of change.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of
professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all
applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting
the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an
ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected
violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all
organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that
promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the
organization, as required or assigned.
Required: Masters in Nursing from an
accredited college or university.
Preferred: Degree or Certificate in
Required: Current license to practice as a
registered nurse in the State of Oregon by the OR State Board of
Nursing. ANPD specialty certification on hire or within one
CPAN or CNOR within 6 months of hire.
Valid Oregon driver's license and ability to meet St. Charles
Health System driving requirements.
Current certification in Healthcare Provider BLS within 1 year
ACLS within 1 year of hire.
PALS within 1 year of hire.
Preferred: Specialty certification such as CNOR, ASPAN,
Current certification AHA BLS/ACLS/PALS instructor within 1 year
Required: 5 years of progressively responsible acute care
2 years as a Nurse Educator at unit or hospital system
Preferred: Experience in PreOp, OR, PACU, Program
Experience with various teaching methodologies, accrediting
bodies for nursing excellence (ANCC), shared governance, clinical
professional advancement systems.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Continually (75% or more): Sitting, keyboard operation, use of
clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal
Frequently (50%): Standing, lifting 1-10 pounds,
Occasionally (25%): Bending, reaching overhead, carrying/pushing
or pulling 1-10 pounds.
Rarely (10%): Walking, stooping/kneeling/crouching,
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool,
lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 11-50 pounds, operation of a
motor vehicle, ability to hear whispered speech level.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Never (0%): Heat, cold, wet/slippery area, noise, dust,
vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface.
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
No Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
First Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
Scheduled Days of the Week:
As Scheduled (may include weekends and holidays)
Shift Start & End Time: