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Children's National Health System - Clinical Instructor/ RN Education Coordinator - Satellite Pediatric ED


Location: Washington, District of Columbia - United States
Posted: 1/20/2019

Job Description:

The Satellite Pediatric Emergency Department is located at the United Medical Center on Southern Ave SE and operates 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. The Children’s satellite ED has 16 beds, including a Crisis Room and a room designed for psychiatric care. We provide urgent and emergent services to the growing pediatric population in wards 7 & 8 averaging 37,000 visits/year. We have a close knit staff that provides essential care for children and their families. Our staff understands the challenges and high levels of stress that parents endure when they present with their sick child. As a result, we are always ready and fully capable to care for the community we serve. We have magnet recognized nurses as well as experienced staff that is able to provide the best possible health care for children. We bond with children and their families during potentially life-threatening moments by providing compassion, commitment, and connection.

All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, CNMC Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. CNMC supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large. Directs, oversees, and maintains responsibility for clinical orientation for nursing clinical fellows. Serves as a “hands-on” direct care giving and teaching role with patients, families and nursing clinical fellows. Directly supervises activities of nursing clinical fellows.


Minimum Education
Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)
Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 5 years previous nursing experience required; experience in care of children preferred.
Required Skills/Knowledge

Required Licenses and Certifications
Registered Nurse in District of Columbia

Functional Accountabilities
Professional Practice/Research
Supports Shared Leadership.
Contributes to CNMC’s Magnet Journey.
Ensures that practice is based on evidence supported in the literature.
Accountable for participating in/supporting the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).
Participates in community activities.
Discuss with each orientee the role expectations of orientee, Clinical Instructor, Advanced Practice Specialist and Staff Development Specialist related to orientation and ongoing education.
Review individual orientee learning needs and develop an individualized education plan for orientee; Communicate orientation outcomes to all involved.
Use teaching methods that facilitate education using adult learning principles.
Participate in competency training for Unit.
Identify patient and family educational needs with orientees.
Clinical Instruction
Provide direct patient care in area of specialty independently or in the role of a preceptor.
Identify weekly clinical experience goals with each orientee in conjunction with Manager, Coordinator, Advanced Practice Specialist, and/or Staff Development Specialist; plan appropriate assignments and learning experiences according to didactic sequence and needs of each orientee.
Plan patient care assignments - select experiences a day ahead and be flexible with changes; communicate w/ manager and charge nurse.
Use individual & dual assignments. Individual – assign orientee to one or more clients–the orientee may be responsible for only certain aspects of care or total care. Dual –the orientee work along w/a staff member or CI to care for one or more clients; define role expectations of the orientee & specific objectives for the assignment (a very directed experience); dual assignments may also be two orientees assigned to one patient (important for clear communication re: aspects of care each will do).
Develop follow-up activities with orientee after patient care experience.
Arrange for “other” clinical experience - i.e. clinics, ORs, cath lab, etc., as appropriate for fellows and direct these experiences.
Patient Care Instruction
Participate in planning patient and family education, in collaboration with orientee and nursing staff; select teaching/learning methods appropriate to content and families learning preference.
Participate in planning patient and family discharge needs, in collaboration with orientee, case manager, nursing staff, and physicians.
Allow orientee to prepare for the patient care assignment by reviewing the patient's diagnosis, status of the patient, current management plan (meds and nursing care). Prior to patient care the orientee should be able to describe pathophysiology and explain nursing care; develop med cards; describe med action, desired effect, dosage range, side effects; major nursing implications and explain related diagnostic tests (if any had been done).
Help orientee organize their patient care priorities; role play possible scenarios and provide support to the orientee by asking questions to encourage critical thinking.
Post Clinical Conference – Facilitate patient care discussions at a post conference; have orientee record experiences related to the case history of the patient in their clinical log, care given, personal response to clinical encounters, and questions for follow-up; document achievement of competencies of each orientee.
Participate in teaching content in the didactic and lab setting; facilitate socialization of the orientee to the work place; serve as a role model to the orientee in terms of patient care provider, teacher, and leader.
Participate in providing direct patient care through: assignment with orientee; teaching patients and families utilizing selected teaching/learning methods; implement discharge activities as appropriate to patients and families; what must be done on schedule; what must be done sometime during the shift.
Safety Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Orientee Evaluation
Conduct bi-weekly feedback sessions with fellows to assess orientation progress, continually identify learning needs, and modify orientation as needed.
Review each orientee’s clinical log especially related to personal progress and follow–up questions.
Utilize master list of orientation competencies to monitor progress.
Provide performance appraisals for each nurse mid-point and at the end of orientation, in conjunction with Manager, Advanced Practice Specialist and Coordinator.
Communicate each Nurse’s progress frequently and routinely to Manager, Advanced Practice Specialist or Staff Development Specialist.
Document progress via anecdotal notes and specific format identified by the Manager.
Recommend changes in practice and review policies and procedures related to this practice.
Organizational Commitment/Identification Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
Partner with all team members to achieve goals
Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving Contribute to a positive work environment
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility Use resources efficiently
Search for less costly ways of doing things

Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington
Work Locations: United Medical Center 1310 Southern Avenue SE Washington 20032
Job: Nursing
Organization: Other Ambulatory
Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)
Position Status: FT - Full-Time
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: M-F 8-4:30

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other

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