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Clinical Educator, PICU & Pediatric Transplant Unit
Category: Nursing, Pediatrics
Job Requisition: 1285
Department: Nursing - Education
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours per Week: 40.00
Location: Washington, DC

General Summary of Position:
A Clinical Educator provides educational leadership for professional nursing practice in alignment with the mission, vision, values, and goals of the Division of Nursing/MGUH and Magnet® designation. Exemplifies and promotes excellence in education, practice and research through leadership and mentorship of nursing staff and through collaborative multidisciplinary relationships within the medical center, as well as throughout local, regional and national arenas. Uses adult learning principles and instructional strategies to assess, design, implement, and evaluate continuing nursing education programs that enhance and promote clinical competency and standards of care. Promotes, disseminates and integrates evidence-based practice, performance improvement and nursing research into clinical practice. Supports and facilitates certification of clinical nurses. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.

Pediatric ICU – C5-2
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a multidisciplinary, 14-bed unit that provides care for critically ill patients with ages ranging from neonates to 23 years. The unit is supported by the full spectrum of medical and surgical services. The PICU specializes in the care of complex transplant patients, such as pediatric liver, kidney, small bowel, and multivisceral organ transplants. As one of MedStar Georgetown's Centers of Excellence, the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute draws pediatric patients from all around the world for our growing program, which recently introduced pediatric living donor transplants and domino transplants.

The PICU provides the highest level of care to critically ill medical and surgical patients, including those requiring high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, continuous veno-venous hemofiltration and inhaled nitric oxide. A team of three pediatric intensivists supervises the care of all patients in partnership with residents, interns and attending physicians from other specialties. If you are interested in becoming part of this cutting-edge interdisciplinary team, please feel free to apply online or contact us.
 
Pediatric Transplant Unit – C5-1
C5-1 is a 15-bed, state-of-the-art Pediatric Transplant Unit, serving patients receiving care for life-saving organ transplants, including liver, small bowel and multi-organ transplants (liver, stomach, small bowel, kidney, pancreas, and colon). As one of only seven centers that perform pediatric small bowel and multi-visceral organ transplants, the Transplant Center for Children is the nation's third-largest transplant program. In fact, we perform five times as many transplants as the average transplant program. Our Pediatric Transplant Team provides complex medical and surgical care for patients regionally, nationally and internationally. Our team is notable for its high success rates, history of innovation, cohesive teamwork, and family-friendly approach to the transplant process.
 
The nurses on C5-1 work in collaboration with physicians, registered dieticians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers, physical/occupational/speech therapists, clinical technicians, and child life specialists to deliver high-quality care, transplant-focused care. Through the help of our full-time Clinical Educator, our nurses are trained to care for patients requiring telemetry monitoring, high-risk medications and in-depth discharge teaching. The nursing team on C5-1 is a highly educated and motivated group of professionals who actively participate in shared governance and continuing education and who attend regional and national conferences. 

Qualifications:

  • EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Graduate of an NLN-accredited school of nursing. Bachelors’ degree required. Master’s degree in Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialist preferred. Certification in Nursing Education or clinical area within one year of hire.                                                                   
  • LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: Current D.C. licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse upon hire.                                                                         
  • EXPERIENCE: Five years of clinical experience, including two years in a university teaching hospital. Clinical education experience desirable.
Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Serves as a positive role model/mentor /leader for nursing staff at all times. Facilitates the development of staff for both the preceptor and mentor role.
  • Assesses learning needs of the nursing staff on the assigned unit/s at least once per year.
  • Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates unit-based orientation and other educational programs, including specialty fellowship programs, using adult learning principles and strategies to meet the learning needs of the nursing staff to ensure competency and to advance the skills and knowledge of the nursing staff.
  • Collaborates with other nurse educators to increase efficiency and reduce duplication of resources for educational programs and purposes.
  • Actively participates in performance improvement and quality activities, projects and nursing research studies via committees, councils, task forces, and conferences.
  • Facilitates and promotes integration of evidence-based practice, research and Magnet components.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates policies, procedures, professional nursing practice standards, and patient standards of care for continuous improvement.
  • Advances, supports and facilitates certification of staff nurses on units.
  • Provides education consultation for staff, nursing students, nursing managers, and others within the multidisciplinary team using principles of adult learning.
  • Participates in councils, committees, task forces, and work groups at the unit, department, hospital, and corporate level. Provides leadership mentoring when appropriate.
  • Collaborates with GUSN and other schools of nursing to clarify clinical objectives and promote appropriate undergraduate and graduate learning experiences.
  • Promotes MGUH and own advanced nursing practice by membership in professional organizations, providing poster and podium presentations at conferences, and active participation in other professional/educational opportunities.

 
About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.

A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.

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