The functions of the Clinical Educator are to provide professional development and education services by supporting the clinical staff in acquiring knowledge and skills so that they can competently meet the needs of the patients served by Compass Regional Hospice while maintaining compliance with all standards and regulations.
Reports to: The Director of Clinical Services.
Responsibilities and Functions:
Ensures educational activities are congruent with Compass Regional Hospice’s mission, values, goals, priorities, and resources.
Develops, implements, and evaluates orientation and preceptorships in conjunction with the leadership team.
Facilitates new employee orientation of all clinical staff.
Facilitates medication technician training.
Collaborates with Compliance & Quality Manager, Clinical Managers, and leadership team to prioritize educational needs in relation to findings from clinical audits, observations during supervisory visits, or discussions with clinical staff.
Provides an appropriate climate for learning, and facilitates the adult learning process by developing, planning, and presenting educational activities.
Assists learners to identify both their learning needs and the effective learning activities required to meet those needs while fostering a positive attitude about the benefits and opportunities for life-long learning.
Identifies changes that should be made in clinical practice using the evidence-based approach and facilitates the initiation of, adoption of, and adaptation to change.
Serves as a resource by assisting clinicians in identifying problems, identifying available internal and external resources, and selecting educational options.
Integrates ethical principles in all aspects of practice.
Provides ongoing evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of the educational activities to ensure that they maintain and enhance professional development that promotes the delivery of cost-effective high-quality hospice care.
Collaborates with others at the local and state levels with regard to hospice professional development.
Maintains clinical competence and certification in the area of hospice and palliative care.
Works in conjunction with Director of Clinical Services and Compliance & Quality Manager to maintain a culture of “survey readiness” at all times.
Assists Director of Clinical Services and Compliance & Quality Manager with surveys and corrective actions/follow-up.
Participates in policy and procedure development.
Coordinate and carry out the planning and implementation of annual safety fair and clinical skills days in conjunction with the Manager of Professional and Volunteer Services.
Maintain compliance of Clinical Department in the area of continuing education.
Provide education and support to staff for the EMR system.
Provides coverage to the clinical team to maintain adequate staffing.
Rotates through administrator on-call schedule.
Other duties as assigned.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Registered Nurse license issued in the State of Maryland.
Bachelor’s Degree in nursing and a minimum of three years in hospice related field.
Certification in hospice and palliative care.
Minimum of three years’ experience facilitating clinical curriculum.
Has knowledge of professional nursing principles, practices, concepts, and procedures, and documentation requirements as applied to the care of the hospice patient population.
Excellent critical thinking skills, good nursing judgment and ability to manage all aspects of terminal care and specific expertise in hospice nurse case management, different levels of care, crisis intervention and resolution, family counseling and pain and symptom management.
Knowledge of how to collect health data in a systematic and ongoing manner, prioritizing data collection to identify educational needs.
Knowledge of and/or experience with Suncoast Systems electronic medical record.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid regulations and Joint Commission Standards.
Internal Number: 1908
About Compass Regional Hospice
Come grow with Compass Regional Hospice, the leader in hospice care and grief support in Queen Anne’s, Kent and Caroline Counties.
Compass Regional Hospice is committed to providing “care on your terms” through our Hospice, Palliative and Bereavement Care programs. Our committed staff provides quality and compassionate care to our patients and their loved ones throughout Queen Anne’s, Kent and Caroline Counties. Our employees are technically skilled, possess the highest level of compassion, and are devoted to the philosophy of hospice care.
Compass Regional Hospice is always on the search for great talent. We are currently seeking Registered Nurses, Social Workers and CNAs to join our health care team. Other positions within our organization include Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Bereavement Counselors, Chaplains, and various support staff.
We offer a positive work environment, fulfilling work, career growth opportunity and great benefits.
If you are interested in being a part of our growing team, submit your resume and cover letter, expressing your interests.
Compass Regional Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the principle of equal emplo...yment opportunity for all employees and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on the organization’s needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability, or any other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.