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Job title: OR Clinical Development Specialist
Job location: Houston, TX 77030 United States
Requisition code: 1202
Date posted: 11/05/12
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Registered Nurse

Job Description

Job description:
Ideal candidate will have five years registered nursing experience in the operating room. Three years of experience with staff development or formal clinical education experience.

General Responsibilities:
Serves as an expert in OR patient care issues.
Participates in OR performance improvement initiatives.
Serves as a consultant for OR Policy & Procedure development.
Co-Chairs the OR Education Committee.
Clinical Resource:
Makes rounds in the OR daily serving as a key resource for staff regarding policy/practice/ standards/competency.
Communicates weekly with Nurse Managers/Assistant Nurse Managers regarding practice/ competency issues and learning needs of employees including those with development/education plans.
Identifies and analyzes aggregate competency data and designs appropriate strategies to address identified competency issues.
Serves as a member of the clinical practice committee.
Orientation of Employees:
Coordinates clinical orientation of OR employees.
Develops and assesses orientation competencies of OR employees.
Collaborates with management team and appropriate Quad Education Coordinator (QEC) to select appropriate coaches for OR new employees.
Uses PBDS feedback and new employee assessment data to design individualized learning plan for orientees.
Works with QECs to identify resources and strategies to implement the learner's individualized plan.
Works with coaches, management team, QECs to monitor and document progress of learner activities.
Provides coaching & development for clinical coaches.
OR Residency/Internship Program:
Participates in selection of candidates for RN Residency program.
Coordinates labs and clinical experiences for RN Residents / ST interns.
Assists Education Instructor in coordinating classroom activities for residents in clinical as needed.
Teaches selected classes.
Evaluates progress of residents/interns.
Meets regularly with QECs, coaches/learners to discuss progress.

Continuing Education:
Identifies potential CE offerings for OR employees.
Collaborates with Education Instructor in the implementation of CE Offerings.
Serves as a back up to Education Instructor for the coordination of CE offerings.
Serves as a resource to QECs in development of Quad/ Service-specific education modules.
Attends Coach Connections offerings.
Inservice Education:
Designs, develops, implements and coordinates inservice education for OR employees based on identified learning needs.
Provides responsive just-in-time inservice education to meet learning needs identified on rounds, etc.
Ensures all documentation and attendance records of Inservice Education offerings are maintained.
Competency Assessment:
Works with Education Instructor to ensure all organizational/Nursing Division competency requirements are met.
Identifies core role-specific employee competencies for OR.
Assesses competency needs to be addressed for OR employees based on aggregate data collected.
Coordinates annual clinical competency assessment strategies in collaboration with QECs, management team, Education Instructor and members of Education Team.

Job Description-Requirements Desired Qualifications:

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.
Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Nursing

Required: Five years registered nursing experience in the operating room. Three years of experience with staff development or formal clinical education experience.

Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN) and credentialed as Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
Preferred: Board certified (RN-BC) in Professional Development by the American Credentialing Center

Job Requirements

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