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RN ICU Clinical Educator 8 Hr

  • Job ID 2005007629
  • Date posted 03/26/2020
  • Facility Desert Regional Medical Center

Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation, joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.

The Clinical Educator (Professional Development Practitioner) is an experienced professional nurse who utilizes evidence-based practice for the achievement of organizational goals related to nursing education and professional development. The Clinical Educator serves in the following roles to guide the learner to desired organizational outcomes: learning facilitator, change agent, mentor, leader, a champion for scientific inquiry, advocate for the nursing professional development specialty, and partner for practice transitions for nursing staff. The Clinical Educator possesses in-depth scientific knowledge, technical expertise, skill, and competence.

Reports to Department Director and/or Manager


Design, Implementation, Facilitation, and Evaluation of Education/Educational Programs

  • Develops and coordinates new and existing employee orientation programs. Schedules new employees for required orientation components and monitors their progression.

  • Creates, reviews, and revises orientation pathways and competencies every calendar year and as needed.

  • Evaluates educational programs for effectiveness and impact.

  • Creates and provides educational and professional development opportunities that enhance empirical outcomes, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, transformational leadership, new knowledge, innovations, and improvements.

  • Evaluates and tracks programs and other educational/professional development offerings for sustained improvement and outcomes.

  • Facilitates learning needs assessment every calendar year and as needed for competency items that are new, changed, problematic, and high-risk/low-volume. Develops educational programs and/or competencies based on prioritized needs. Provides training reports to assist staff in achieving high completion rates for assigned departments.

  • Ensures educational activities are congruent with organizational pillars, mission, vision, values, and goals.

  • Provides didactic classes, self-study modules, and learning opportunities to staff members. Evaluates ongoing needs, competence, and post-education outcomes.

  • Implements a variety of teaching strategies tailored to the learner s characteristics, learning needs, cultural perspectives, and outcome objectives.

  • Plans professional development programs that are culturally relevant and that incorporate concepts of multicultural and multigenerational education.

  • Creates, maintains, and reviews competencies for preceptors.

  • Uses complex patient care situations to develop critical thinking skills among the staff.

    Leadership and Collaboration

  • Works with Nursing Directors and Managers to create educational content that meets department specific needs.

  • Provides guidance, educational support, and leadership throughout the organization.

  • Encourages staff to pursue higher education, certification, and attend/participate in professional development activities.

  • Models behaviors that reflect participation and leadership in activities within the organization, such as serving in key roles on committees, and councils.

  • Takes part in and supports Tenet RN Orientation and Residency Standardization.

  • Evaluations Provides input with resident, preceptor, and new hire, evaluations as needed.

  • Assumes responsibility for projects and is self-directed in autonomously moving charge forward. Maintains awareness of personal limitations and seeks guidance or assistance as appropriate.

  • Supports lifelong learning in collaboration with academic institutions, healthcare organizations, professional nursing organizations, and other nursing professional development practitioners.

    Quality and Performance Improvement

  • Collects data to assess needs for further learning.

  • Shares information with key stakeholders regarding necessary changes and/or compliance concerns. Works collaboratively to develop and implement process changes to achieve compliance.

  • Monitors performance improvement, creates, implements, measures, and monitors educational plans to meet performance and quality improvement needs and initiatives.

  • Facilitates andragogic sessions that align with regulatory, best practice, and evidence-based standards.

  • Participates in the development, education, and communication of policies and procedures as appropriate.

  • Creates and implements training/educational programs focused on identified performance improvement and organizational initiatives.

  • Takes part in continued survey-readiness activities and provides education as appropriate.

  • Creates and implements education action plans based on survey findings (actual and readiness).

  • Integrates research into practice and develops staff members knowledge and skills in the research process; and, fosters the use of systematic evaluative research with regard to clinical and educational data.

  • Incorporates LEAN methodology into daily practice.



  1. Master s Degree in Nursing; or Bachelor s Degree in Nursing with current enrollment in a Master s in Nursing program with scheduled graduation within 2 years of hire

  2. Current, unencumbered licensure to practice in the State of California

  3. Minimum of 2 years experience in teaching adult learners

  4. Minimum of 5 years recent clinical experience in the specialty for which the applicant desires to become educator

  5. Computer literacy including Microsoft Office products (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)

  6. Exceptional relationship management skills and professional demeanor. Exemplifies elevated nursing practice, higher education, and professional growth and development.

  7. Understanding of adult learning principles and the ability to apply them in course instruction

  8. Understanding of change management principles. Ability to be a change agent by being a champion for change and participating in change processes

  9. Proven ability in critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, analytical/qualitative analysis, time management and priority setting

  10. Demonstrated ability to function both autonomously and collaboratively within a team

  11. Strong communication and leadership skills

  12. Ability to work flexible hours to meet education needs of all nursing staff (day, night, weekend shifts)

  13. Performs other relevant duties as assigned

  14. Maintains current knowledge regarding education and regulatory requirements

  15. NICU and Pediatrics is a shared educator role that requires CNS certification and knowledge of CCS (California Children s Services) standards

  16. BLS provider status current at all times

  17. Current AAP/AHA provider status according to specialty:

    • NICU: NRP and S.T.A.B.L.E

    • Pediatrics: PALS

    • Perinatal: NRP and ACLS



  1. MSN-Education

  2. Previous experience as an educator or clinical instructor

  3. Certification in specialty (e.g., CCRN, CEN, CMSRN, CNOR, etc.) nursing education (CNE), or nursing professional development (NPD-BC)

  4. Medical/Surgical Educator: Oncology experience

  5. Active membership in relevant professional organization


Job: Educators/Specialists/Advanced Practice
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days

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