The Perioperative Services Clinical Educator (also called
Clinical Specialty Leader - CSL) is a Registered Nurse (RN) who is
the identified clinical role model and content expert for
Perioperative Service programs and scope of nursing practice.
Provides leadership in the integration of new knowledge and
innovation within clinical specialty area(s) and they facilitate
excellence in the provision of clinical care through the
implementation of evidence-based standards of care.
Demonstrates a strong knowledge base in specialty practices and
systems theory and they utilize their specialized knowledge and
skill to positively influence outcomes for individual patients,
community populations, nurses and clinical staff within the
multidisciplinary team of the organization/system. Leads programs
and initiatives that are congruent with the organization's mission
and strategic plan as they contribute to the advancement of nursing
and clinical practice at the unit/system, regional and national
levels. Focuses on the mesosystem which is part of the larger
system that exists to support the microsystem or unit level and
supports macrosystem (the larger organization with the
infrastructure and governance to support the microsystems.
The CSL partners with the nursing leadership and the
interdisciplinary care team to ensure the delivery of safe, quality
patient care in compliance with administrative and clinical
policies and procedures. Utilizes evidenced based practice to plan,
coordinate, and evaluate educational programs for the orientation
and development of clinical staff; develops educational programs
based on emerging organizational needs, regulatory and legal
requirements, and/or quality improvement. May collaborate with
physicians and other clinical experts as appropriate to plan
education in effort to foster a positive learning environment
through skillful communication, interdisciplinary collaboration,
and effective teamwork. Works with managers and directors to
establish and maintain quality initiates within their respective
units. Models transformational leadership behaviors to support a
climate of life-long learning, fosters critical thinking, uses
evidence to facilitate change and promote professional growth.
The CSL's decisions and actions are based on ethical principles
as outlined by the American Nurses Association. Practices in
adherence with the American Nurses Association's (ANA) Nursing
Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice for Nurse
Professional Development, the ANA Code of Ethics and the Oregon
State Board of Nursing's Practice Act.
Performed majority of the time
- Assists in the implementation of new departmental policies and
- Considers factors related to quality, safety, effectiveness and
cost regarding professional development activities and expected
- Advances the profession and the specialty through mentoring and
contributions to the professional
development of others.
- Leads the coordination of interprofessional healthcare and
community resources (e.g., human, clinical, financial, technical,
educational, cultural) for integrated educational services.
- Provides assistance and education based on principles of growth
and development by facilitation
of positive learning and practice environments.
- Determines current and future educational needs of clinicians
and employees within their professional sphere of influence.
- Evaluates diverse learning environments (such as virtual) and
their suitability to the organization and
- Models critical thinking and promotes evidence-based practice
through educational offerings.
- Assists the Nurse Manager in the development of an annual
education plan based on assessed needs, internal data and ongoing
external environmental scanning.
- Assures programs are consistent with organizational priorities
and goals; uses evidence when suggesting new practices or
constructing educational programs.
- Applies principles of implementation science to maintain and
sustain practice changes.
- Participates in departmental meetings and decision-making that
affects on-going clinical education.
- Assists unit managers in clinical areas, by providing
assistance with core competencies, coordination and evaluation of
educational strategies for competency development.
- Assists preceptors to develop effective preceptor skills such
as conflict resolution, teaching-learning strategies, constructive
feedback and methods for fostering critical thinking skills.
- Creates processes that support seamless transitions to practice
and between practice settings.
- Works collaboratively to plan and implement in-service
education for new products, equipment, and policy and procedure
- Researches and develops curriculum-based learning using online
- Follows processes for monitoring educational activities
including screening for ethical concerns, commercial bias,
compromise of intellectual property rights or conflict of interest
within the learning environment.
Performed occasionally but critical to successful performance of
- Assists in orientation plans, programs and evaluation for new
- Evaluates instructional design, delivery, learner outcomes, and
participant feedback to improve effectiveness of educational
- Assists with the implementation of special projects as
- Maintains clinical education files, including records of
attendance, course descriptions, and evaluations.
Decision making and budget responsibilities (e.g. impact limited
to the employee, entire unit or organization-wide):
- Impact limited to the employee.
- No budget responsibility.
Assigned direct reports (not limited to the ones listed). If not
applicable, please enter N/A:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Master of Science in
Nursing can be used in lieu of BSN.
- Master's degree in related nursing field required.
- Minimum of five (5) years' experience as a registered nurse
with circulating/scrub experience.
- Previous experience as a Perioperative Services Clinical
Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:
- Current license as registered nurse in state of Oregon.
- American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS
- American Heart Association Healthcare Provider ACLS
- Certification in Nursing Professional Development, generalist
or specialist practice.
Job Related Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:
- Excellent customer service and communication skills.
- Ability to effectively manage multiple conflicting
- Proficient with word processing, computational spreadsheets and
- Experience in educational program development including
curriculum implementation and evaluation. Experienced in using
teaching strategies appropriate to content and characteristics of
- Presents a professional appearance appropriate to a leadership
- Utilizes computer for production of educational materials and
performs library and internet searching.
- Demonstrates effective classroom instruction.
- Demonstrates effective web-assisted teaching, including
web-based course design.
- Demonstrates excellent organizational skills and effectively
manages multiple priorities and deadlines.
- Maintains a knowledge base in staff development through
experience and on-going education.
- Acquires skills with multiple educational strategies.
- Responds appropriately to learner's needs for clarification or
feedback; provides positive and constructive feedback.
- Seeks feedback from others to improve skills and/or educational
- Disseminates research, EBP, and quality improvement findings
through activities such as presentations, publications, and
OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, formerly Tuality
Healthcare has always been committed to our community. It's a part
of how we care for each other, and part of what makes this place
We had a humble start in 1918 when an enterprising woman named
Minnie Jones Coy started a small six-bed hospital in her Hillsboro
home. She brought together independent physicians under one roof to
treat the sick and provide a safe place for mothers to give birth.
A century after Minnie made her commitment to the people of
Hillsboro, her vision continues as we provide world-class health
care to patients.
As part of our affiliation with OHSU Health, we've changed our
name to Hillsboro Medical Center. This new moniker reflects our
expanded services and clinic locations that provide patients living
in Hillsboro and western Washington County greater access to
primary and specialty care.
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