Clinical Nurse Educator – Perioperative – RCH

Fraser Health

Salary range: The salary range for this position is CAD $49.20 – $67.08 / hour Why Fraser Health?:

We are currently looking for Clinical Nurse Educator, Periopeartive to join us in a Regional AORN educator capacity at Royal Columbian Hospital.

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.

Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care. Learn more.

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Joining our team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care.

Effective October 26, 2021, all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and there are no exceptions.

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Detailed Overview: In accordance with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) standards of practice and the Mission and Values of Fraser Health, the Clinical Nurse Educator utilizes evidence-informed practice and education theory to develop educational programs that will achieve the most effective outcomes, and deliver formal group or individual educational activities to staff and patients/clients/residents/families. Measures education plan success and amends plans accordingly.

Participates in research, policy, quality improvement, and risk management activities. The Clinical Nurse Educator performs their duties with a unit, hospital, program and/or regional focus and may be required to work at multiple sites across Fraser Health. Responsibilities:
Determines education priorities that meet clinical and learner needs, in collaboration with the Manager/Director; completes learning needs assessments of individuals or groups to assist in the determination of the educational requirements and their objectives.
Develops and revises educational programs based on clinical evidence, policy (e.g. clinical decision support tools), literature and resources, and education theory.
Creates supportive and interprofessional learning environments; utilizes education theory and builds strong professional relationships with learners in order to facilitate open communication.
Delivers learner-centered education to individual or groups of staff and patients/clients/residents/families through methods such as conducting formal presentations, mentoring, coaching, facilitating groups, demonstrating, providing lectures, role modeling, and providing point-of-care education and on-the-spot teaching.
Plans and schedules educational activities and maintains a system for tracking attendance; maintains statistics for reporting purposes.
Evaluates education program effectiveness by measuring the outcomes, determining whether the clinical objectives have been achieved, and assessing whether learning has occurred that results in the demonstration of best practices.
Delivers other educational programs such as staff orientation, equipment/supply in-services, and other related Fraser Health initiatives.
Arranges clinical placements for students and mentorship for new staff in consultation with the Manager and in collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders.

Supports meaningful partnerships with the educational sector to foster learning.
Collaborates with other practice leaders to provide leadership, consultation, and performance support to clinical staff, employed student nurses and students to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care.
Supports staff to plan and carry out patient/client/resident/family education about discharge planning, illness prevention and health maintenance.
Participates in quality improvement and risk management activities by methods such as evaluating effect of changes in practice, generating recommendations for alternative approaches to practices, conducting safety audits, and implementing teaching/learning when required.
Participates in research and special projects; promotes staff awareness and involvement in research activities.
Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders, participates on a variety of designated professional or operational committees at the unit, hospital, program and/or regional level.
Assists the Manager/Director by attending panel interviews, providing recommendations on the selection of new staff, and providing feedback on optimal use of budgetary resources as requested.
Assists the Manager/Director by assessing clinical skill and performance, providing related input, and coaching staff to help them achieve established clinical performance goals.
Participates in the review, development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-informed clinical decisions support tools/policies.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education and Experience

Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Three (3) years of recent related clinical experience in the designated clinical area, including one (1) year of education and/or leadership experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Completion of post graduate course work and/or certification applicable to the designated clinical area.

Valid BC Driver’s License and access to personal vehicle for business-related purposes, as required.

Skills and Abilities

Clinical proficiency/expertise in the designated clinical area.
Ability to apply educational theories and evidence to teaching practices.
Ability to establish educational priorities to meet identified program, organization and learner needs.
Ability to implement education based on changing practices e.g. legislation and technology.
Ability to foster effective teaching and learning relationships.
Ability to facilitate learning and create effective learning environments.
Ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders in preparing appropriate learner environments.
Ability to develop and utilize appropriate practice assessment tools.
Ability to develop and deliver teaching/learning modalities and education materials that promote best practice.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to provide leadership and work direction in a coaching/mentoring role.
Ability to work independently in an organized and self directed manner.
Ability to problem-solve and effectively deal with conflict situations.
Ability to conceptualize education from a unit to regional focus.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.