Clinical Educator Oncology

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 177293-1A
Date Posted: Jul 5, 2022
Category: Nursing

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Job Description

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Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Position Summary:  Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager and in collaboration with the Associate Chief for the Center for Clinical and Professional Development, the Nurse Manager and Assistant Nurse Manager, the clinical educator practices within the Lahey Clinic Professional Practice Model, MA Nurse Practice Act, ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and demonstrates Lahey Clinic’s core values that reflect its Mission. The Clinical Educator promotes excellence in nursing practice by providing expert nursing care to patients and functions as a clinical/educational resource to nursing staff. The nurse-patient/family relationship, continuity of care and accountability are central to the delivery of individualized high quality patient care.

The Clinical Educator facilitates the coordination of care across the continuum and demonstrates safe practice within the domains of:

  • Clinical judgment and decision making
  • Nurse-patient/family relationship
  • Clinical leadership
  • Clinical scholarship

The Clinical Educator provides direct and indirect care to patients in collaboration with other health care team members.  The Clinical educator maintains a current level of knowledge and skill with technical procedures as defined by nursing specialty organization complies with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies and is currently licensed in the state of Massachusetts as a registered nurse.

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

Clinical Judgment and Decision Making: Ways in which nurses come to understand the problems, issues or concerns of patients/families, to attend to salient/critical information, and to respond in concerned and involved ways.

  1. Facilitates the nursing process (as outlined in the Tertiary RN job description):

1. Providing safe patient care -Demonstrates organizational skills that maintain safe delivery of standard care for assigned patients/families.

2. Performing systematic patient and family assessment relevant to practice settings.

3. Evaluating effectiveness of care and adapts plan based on patient/family response.

4. Effectively communicating plan of care and patient/family response

  1. Collaborates with staff nurses on the assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation and documentation of nursing care.
    1. Performs routine rounds to observe the delivery of care and to offer guidance to staff, especially for complex or difficult patient problems.
    2. Provides the staff with available resources and information to improve patient care outcomes as well as to develop their skills.
    3. Collaborates with nurses in coordinating patient teaching as well as discharge planning.
  2. Improves nursing practice by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient outcomes and standards of care.
    1. Works with Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager and staff nurses to plan, implement and evaluate changes in practice on each unit.
    2. Develops unit-based standards of practice/protocols, which are compatible with the philosophy and goals of the Nursing Department.
    3. Educates nurses about standards of practice/protocols.
    4. Coordinates and implements unit based nursing education on new or revised policies, procedures, products and equipment.
    5. Participates in hospital and nursing committees
    6. Develops and monitors continuous improvement initiatives on the unit.
    7. Assures maintenance of educational files, bulletin boards and literary resources for the unit
  3. Promotes excellence in nursing practice by providing expert nursing care to patients and functioning as a clinical resource to nursing staff

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    1. Guides and instructs staff in their role as direct caregivers
    2. Evaluates nursing practice to provide clinical learning opportunities for staff.
    3. Assist staff to incorporate evidence-based knowledge into their daily nursing practice.

 Nurse-patient/family relationship: A relationship that extends beyond formal assessment to integrate the particular patient’s response and his/her religious/spiritual, ethnic and cultural beliefs into the plan of care.

 

  1. Facilitates the establishment of a professional relationship with patient and family.
  1. Communicates RN role to patient and family
  2. Elicits questions and concerns from patient and family members.
  3. Orients patient/family to the roles of each member of the health care team and unit environment.
  4. Respects the values (religious/spiritual, ethnic, cultural) of the patient and family.
  5. Communicates with the patient and family appropriate to the age of the patient and family members.
  6. Presents patient/family values to other members of the health care team.
  7. Maintains confidentiality and patient rights in interactions with the patient/family and other health care workers.
  8. Inform patients of their rights as a patient.
  1. Teaches the patient and family about the patient’s illness and treatment including preventative measures appropriate to the patient.
      1. Elicits questions and concerns from patient and family members.
      2. Teaches self care procedures appropriately.
      3. Communicates about the plan of care and any changes as they occur.
      4. Provides information and teaches skills regarding prevention and wellness as appropriate to practice setting.
  2. Facilitates the nurse/nurse relationship:
  1. Assist the newly licensed nurse to make a successful transition to role ad RN and Lahey clinic
  2. Actively involved in strategies that promote the image of nursing
  3. Actively participates in recruitment and retention of registered nurses

 

Clinical Leadership:  The ability to lead and influence the reasoning of colleagues in the patient’s best interest depends on skillful comportment, authoritative clinical knowledge and wisdom, the conviction to act as an ethical agent despite adverse consequences, and the ability to listen and enhance others’ strengths.  The registered nurse supports the development of others, creates practice climate of responsiveness and learning (designer, teacher, steward).

 

  1. Integrates the components of professional nursing practice by serving as role model. These components include clinical practice, consultation, collaboration, leadership, education, evaluation, and continuous quality improvement.

 

  1. Demonstrates professional behavior.
  1. Demonstrates a commitment to practice setting by extending self when unusual needs arise.
  2. Displays a positive attitude in the workplace that is supportive and open to change.
  3. Demonstrates a commitment to patient safety.
  4. Adheres to unit policies and procedures related to such issues as dress code, punctuality, illness, vacation scheduling, and overtime
  1. Adheres to practice guidelines specific to the setting.
  1. Uses resource manuals and professional journals to assist with integrating evidence-based practice into nursing care.
  2. Seeks guidance from appropriate unit resources and setting-based experts.
  3. Is knowledgeable about current performance improvement activities and measurement data of unit and new product   initiatives.
  1. Demonstrates skills as a responsive team member.
    1. Assures completion of individual assignments.
    2. Functions without supervision in a manner appropriate for experience.
    3. Recognizes and respects the role of other health care providers.
    4. Delegates work appropriately and provide direction and guidance to support personnel.
    5. Shares information with other members of the team to establish or contribute to the plan of care.
    6. Communicates patient’s interests/needs to caregivers of other shifts, units or disciplines
    7. Seeks support from peers
    8. Offers support to peers
  2. Upholds standards of quality nursing care.
  1. Identifies variances in the use of clinical pathways, when appropriate.
  2. Recognizes the importance of continuous quality improvement initiatives.
  3. Participates in continuing education appropriate to practice.

 Clinical Scholarship

  1. Assumes role of an evidence based practice champion.
  1. Incorporates research based knowledge into nursing practice
  2. Participates in nursing research projects
  3. Participates in Nursing Department based Journal Clubs
  4. Implements unit based Journal Clubs
  1. Demonstrates a commitment to life long learning.
  1. Identifies typical problems occurring in providing care to common patient populations.
  2. Reviews practice decisions with experienced personnel to evaluate effectiveness.
  3. Learns from observing different types of professional relationships.
  4. Seeks patient assignment and/or work experience that will strengthen skill acquisition and experiential learning.
  5. Identifies learning needs and seeks appropriate assistance from experienced personnel.
  6. Sets realistic goals for own development
  7. Participates in professional nursing organizations
  8. Pursues certification in field of practice.
  9. Participates in Shared Governance Councils and/or nursing/organization committees.
  1. Develops formal and informal educational programs to assist nursing staff with meeting performance expectations.
      1. Works with Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager and staff nurses in determining educational programs for the unit.
      2. Develops and implements unit based educational programs as a result of annual unit-based educational needs assessment
      3. Participates in the development and presentation of hospital wide educational programs.
      4. Develops and implements orientation schedules and programs for new staff members.
      5. Reviews current research findings to determine if pertinent to unit practice setting.
      6. Evaluates, counsels and documents the competency and performance of nursing staff.
      7. Works with ANM to assure attendance at educational offerings
  2. Serves as resource for students from affiliated schools of nursing and allied health.
        1. Provide support to nursing staff so they may serve as preceptors for student role.

 

Organizational Requirements

Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles , Mission Statement and Goals  into daily activities.

  1. Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.
  2. Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
  3. Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
  4. Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
  5. Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
  6. Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
  7. Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Education:  Masters degree in Nursing (MSN).

 

Licensure, Certification, Registration:  Current license to practice professional nursing from the Massachusetts Board of Registration and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification/instructor

 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Requires knowledge of nursing theory and practice acquired through completion of Board of Registration approved nursing education program located within the United States or as certified by the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) in order to be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

  .Experience:  A minimum of five years of nursing experience required; two years of education experience preferred

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.