RN - Trauma Clinical Educator

  • Company: Hospital Corporation of America
  • Location: San Jose, California
  • Posted: December 14, 2017
  • Reference ID: 08385-18947
Job Code: 08385-18947
RN - Trauma Clinical Educator
Full-time
Days (No weekends)
Regional Medical Center of San Jose is a 247 bed hospital with a Level II Trauma Center . The hospital provides a host of technologically-advanced services including Cardiovascular , Neuro , Orthopedic , Bariatric and General Surgery, Interventional Pulmonology , along with multi-organ Cancer Care , and services for Women and Children .

Regional holds Joint Commission advanced certifications as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Get with the Guidelines- Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. It is a certified Chest Pain Center , Certified Atrial Fibrillation Program , county-designated STEMI (heart attack) Receiving Center, ACoS accredited Community Cancer Center, designated Lung Cancer Screening Center, a member of Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ECMO) and is certified by The Joint Commission in Sepsis care. Regional is a recipient of Healthgrades 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. The hospital has also been recognized by U.S. News and World Report and The Joint Commission as a top performing hospital.

The Trauma Nursing teams are dedicated, healthcare providers with excellent services for patients at San Jose Regional Medical Center. Interested in joining this team? Apply online now.

Schedule: 1.0 (40 hours per week), Shift: Days (No Weekends)
Internal Posting Period: 12/4/17 -12/12/17
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The Trauma Clinical Educator (TCE) is a registered nurse with in-depth knowledge of the clinical aspects of trauma care delivery, trauma regulations and has clinical experience in providing comprehensive trauma care in an acute care setting. Clinical knowledge must encompass all aspects of initial resuscitation, intensive care management and the facilitation of the trauma patient through discharge. The TCE must have the knowledge, technical expertise, skills and competencies to perform as an educator and a mentor to staff along the care continuum. The TCE exemplifies professional nursing practice through expertise in clinical practice, and education. The TCE is responsible for performing a clinical assessment of the educational needs of the departments responsible for caring for trauma patients and developing an annual education plan. Utilizes evidence based practices to guide educational programs and incorporates the registry and the findings of the trauma performance improvement and patient safety process (PIPS) internally to identify educational opportunities. The TCE participates in policy and/or procedure development, collaborates with department leaders to guide educational needs for individual departments. The TCE participates in the design, implementation, and evaluation of new programs and systems affective to trauma population. The scope of the work encompasses assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating education needs and training to ensure staff competence. The incumbent must be able to work with minimal supervision, take initiative and make independent decisions.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:
Minimum: Strong presentation skills, independent/intermediate to advanced use of course development tools such as Microsoft Office suite, including power point presentations and demonstrated ability to successfully engage a professional healthcare learning audience with the ability to adapt to varying audiences.
Preferred: Advanced presentation skills including multimedia forums, experience in development of sound evidence based policies and procedures, involvement in publications or research. Experience in obtaining course CE and/or CME, developing competency exams.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum: Current license as a Registered Nurse in the state of California
Preferred: TCRN (Trauma Certified Registered Nurse), Other preferred certifications may include: TNCC, CCRN, CEN

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum: 5 years trauma nursing experience, active participation in an educational role (may be unit based or more formal education experience)
Preferred: 2 years prior experience in professional adult education, curriculum design and course development.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum: Bachelor's Degree (BSN) required
Preferred: Master's Degree in Nursing, ore equivalent work experience

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