Clinical Educator Primary Care

Location: Beverly, MA
Job ID: 176989-1A
Date Posted: Jun 24, 2022
Category: Nursing

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Welcome to Beth Israel Lahey Health Primary Care. With over 55 primary care practices in more than 30 nearby communities , our primary care physicians and care teams provide quality close to where our patients live or work. We have a team approach to patient care and have developed long-standing, mutually respectful relationships with local specialists at our affiliate hospitals to guide and support the most effective and efficient patient care. As part of the Beth Israel Lahey Health system, we now have the opportunity to care for even more individuals across eastern Massachusetts.

About the Job

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Primary Care Director of Nursing, the Clinical Educator practices within the MA Nurse Practice Act, ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and demonstrates BILH core values that reflect its mission. The Clinical Educator facilitates the provision of expert nursing care to patients and functions as a clinical/educational resource to nursing staff in Primary Care. The Clinical Educator maintains a current level of knowledge and skill with the provision of patient care in the ambulatory setting, 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:


1. Develop formal and informal educational programs to assist nursing staff with meeting performance expectations, including, but not limited to New Employee Orientation, Annual Skills Fair and the in-house Clinical Assistant training program.

a. Work with the practice Directors, Manager, staff nurses, and medical assistants in determining educational programs for the practice.

b. Develop and implement educational programs as a result of annual educational needs assessment.

c. Participate in the development and presentation of Primary Care wide educational programs.

d. Develop and implement orientation schedules and programs for new staff members.

e. Review current research findings to determine if pertinent to the Primary Care setting.

f. Evaluate, counsel, and document the competency and performance of nursing staff.

g. Work with Managers to assure attendance at educational offerings.

3. Partner with BILH Primary Care leadership in quality, safety and improvement initiatives, including, but not limited to, the BIG program and Quality and Safety Coach program

4. Utilizes clinical judgment and decision making to facilitate the nursing process:

5. Collaborate with staff nurses on the assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation and documentation of nursing care.

6. In collaboration with the BILH Primary Care Director of Nursing Improve nursing practice by working with practice Directors, Managers and staff nurses to plan, implement, and evaluate changes in the nursing practice.

a. Develop standards of practice/protocols.

b. Educate nurses about standards of practice/protocols.

c. Coordinate and implement nursing education on new or revised policies, procedures, products, and equipment.

d. Participate in hospital and nursing committees.

e. Develop and monitor continuous improvement initiatives in the practices.

f. Assure maintenance of educational files, bulletin boards, and literary resources for the unit.


Clinical Leadership: The registered nurse supports the development of others and creates a learning culture. The Clinical Educator will

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

2. Demonstrate professional behavior.

a. Display a positive attitude in the workplace that is supportive and open to change.

b. Demonstrate a commitment to patient safety.

c. Adhere to policies and procedures related to such issues as dress code, punctuality, illness, vacation scheduling, and overtime.

3. Adhere to practice guidelines specific to the setting.

a. Uses resource manuals and professional journals to assist with integrating evidence-based practice into nursing care.

b. Seeks guidance from appropriate resources and setting-based experts.

c. Knowledgeable about current performance improvement activities and measurement data of unit and new product initiatives.

4. Demonstrate skills as a responsive team member.

a. Assure completion of individual assignments.

b. Function without supervision in a manner appropriate for experience.

c. Recognize and respect the role of other health care providers.

d. Delegate work appropriately and provide direction and guidance to support personnel.

e. Share information with other members of the team to establish or contribute to the plan of care.

f. Communicate patient’s interests/needs to caregivers of other shifts, units or disciplines.

g. Seek support from peers.

h. Offer support to peers.

5. Uphold standards of quality nursing care.

a. Identify variances in the use of clinical pathways, when appropriate.

b. Recognize the importance of continuous quality improvement initiatives.

c. Participate in continuing education appropriate to practice.


Clinical Scholarship

1. Assume role of an evidence based practice champion.

a. Incorporate research-based knowledge into nursing practice.

b. Participate in nursing research projects.

c. Participate in Nursing Department based research forums.

2. Demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning.

a. Identify typical problems occurring in providing care to common patient populations.

b. Review practice decisions with experienced personnel to evaluate effectiveness.

c. Learn from observing different types of professional relationships.

d. Seek work experience that will strengthen skill acquisition and experiential learning.

e. Identify learning needs and seek appropriate assistance from experienced personnel.

f. Set realistic goals for own development.

g. Participate in professional nursing organizations.

h. Participate in Shared Governance Councils and/or nursing/organization committees.

3. Serve as resource for students from affiliated schools of nursing and allied health.

a. Provide support to nursing staff so they may serve as preceptors for student role.


Organizational Requirements:

Maintain strict adherence to the BILH Primary Care Confidentiality policy. Incorporate BILH Primary Care Standards of Behavior and Guiding Principles into daily activities. Comply with behavioral expectations of the department and BILH Primary Care. Maintain courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients. Demonstrate an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment. Demonstrate a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adhere to Customer Service standards. Participate in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement

activities. Participate in and successfully completes Mandatory Education. Perform all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Master of Science in Nursing or related field. Graduate of Approved/accredited School of nursing.

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

Experience: A minimum of five years of ambulatory nursing experience required;

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Clinical Skills/Technical Knowledge:

- Demonstrates the necessary clinical competence in area of nursing practice.

- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

- Basic computer skills.



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.