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Working As A Clinical Education Specialist

  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Make Decisions

  • $67,490

    Average Salary

What Does A Clinical Education Specialist Do At General Electric

* In partnership with customer, develop training plans to fulfill training obligations of order to meet customer needs and achieve a high NPS.
* Working with the Project Manager/Account Coordination Specialist and Service Organization teams to coordinate training events at the assigned customer installation site
* Drive realization of revenue thru execution of on-site delivery targets.
* Manage travel budget to goal through optimization of travel strategies and cost savings
* Become recognized expert in product/clinical technical competencies, answer a wide range of questions concerning software and clinical applications.
* Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills.
* Produce required well-written pre & post-training documentation.
* Successful candidate will be a self-starter, self-directed, team oriented individual who thrives in a fast paced, dynamic business environment
* Possess strong interpersonal, customer and management skills, and places personal and business integrity at forefront
* Communicating all relevant customer information including product and/or customer problems or opportunities to Field Sales, Marketing, Customer Loyalty Leads, and Technical Support
* Ability to be flexible in a dynamic environment with varying hours including some nights and weekends
* Developing and maintaining working familiarity with General Electric’s Health and Human Services, Environment Health and Safety requirements and strict adherence to General Electric’s Spirit and Letter policy

What Does A Clinical Education Specialist Do At Hospital for Special Surgery

* Assesses the learning needs of nurses through the evaluation of nursing care.
* Serves as change agent by implementing planned changes associated with innovative clinical practices.
* Facilitates the development of education programs that respond to patient/family needs and health care trends.
* Act as an instructor/mentor for nurse residents to support their transition to independent practice.
* Develop, maintain, and interpret standards of nursing practice based on clinical evidence adapted for practice at HSS.
* Collaborate with healthcare team to /institute/implement therapeutic plan of care for selected patients/family situations

What Does A Clinical Education Specialist Do At Cantel Medical

* Provide product education to customers.
* This includes clinical validations, advanced concept education, and in-service education.
* Provide proactive problem solving and timely follow-up of customer issues.
* Identify and utilize available support resources (i.e., technical services, customer service, and marketing).
* Conduct all in-services in conjunction with Medivators Capital Specialists and follow up within ten working days to check customer status with new equipment.
* Perform on–site validation and PQ.
* Participate in product development teams by becoming involved in product/marketing testing.
* Research and communicate competitive marketplace information for the Marketing Department.
* Assist in development of educational and/or market support tools for field or in-house use.
* Complete weekly expense reports on a timely basis.
* Provide weekly activity schedules to management.
* Maintain all correspondence utilizing sales tools such as Salesforce.com appropriately.
* Represent Medivators by attending and/or participating in local/national organizational meetings or events appropriate to responsibilities (SGNA, ASCHCSP, IAHCSMM, APIC, AAMI, etc.).
* Requires significant travel within assigned territory of 50
* Medivators, a Cantel Medical company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Employer.
* Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities as well as other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
* All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin or other protected class status.
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What Does A Clinical Education Specialist Do At UPMC

* Actively participates in department or practice-specific quality improvement efforts.
* Identifies opportunity for quality improvement to colleagues and management.
* Utilizes research and evidence-based practice to support improvement in clinical care: identifies research issues or articles related to clinical specialty or areas of interest Facilitates/mentors staff for projects/EBP/research activities.
* Promotes best practice dissemination (presentations, publications, etc.)
* Demonstrate awareness of the impact of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department and organization.
* Take a leading role in major hospital-wide projects.
* Assume responsibility for complex assignments and view problems as challenges.
* Apply creative and innovative strategies in problem solving to achieve desired goals.
* Facilitates student experiences as appropriate.
* Develops clinical specialty courses to meet nursing needs.
* Provides council or specialty project leadership.
* Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive communication.
* Extends trust by acknowledging the contributions of others; listens first, creates transparency in communications, confronts reality, and clarifies expectations.
* Conveys information and ideas clearly through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
* Perform related duties as required
* Facilitates orientation and general continuing education programs.
* Utilize nursing process in teaching staff how to manage the care of patients including assessment, interdisciplinary planning, implementation, evaluation of patient care, teaching and discharge planning.
* Lead in the development of standards of nursing care and nursing policies.
* Identify, communicate and respond to meet the learning needs of nursing staff.
* Develop, implement and evaluate orientation and continuing education programs based on learning needs, clinical priorities and organizational resources.
* Facilitate staff initiatives to improve patient care.
* Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
* Promotes patient education.
* Serve as a clinical practice resource.
* Receive feedback and direction constructively.
* Serve as a formal and informal mentor for new staff members and mentor new preceptors to be successful in their role.
* Serve as a resource/consultant for patients, nursing staff and other disciplines in area of specialty.
* Participate in department-based Performance Improvement projects.
* Participate in self-review.
* Improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.
* Demonstrate a high level of initiative, work independently, and establish priorities to meet department and organizational goals.
* Obtain and maintain appropriate certifications.
* Participate in professional and community organizations.
* Supports educational needs assessments.
* Demonstrates professional coaching and feedback skills.
* Qualifications
* MSN or Masters in related field; if masters in related field required, BSN required
* Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience
* Relevant teaching experience
* RN certification preferred
* Previous RN experience in a medical surgical inpatient unit preferred
* Current certified CPR instructor strongly preferred
* Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances

What Does A Clinical Education Specialist Do At HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

* Demonstrateadvancededucational/teachingskillsintheuseoftheadult learningprinciple.
* Identify educational needs and plan for the education of staff as related to general and specialty areas.
* Utilize the theories and principles of adult education to foster the educational development of staff, patients, and families.
* Assess educational needs and coordinate the development of appropriate materials to facilitate the education of staff.
* Demonstrate excellent communication, presentation and problem solving skills
* Plan, develop, present, and evaluate educational programs related to new graduates, preceptors, and other experienced staff.
* Provide for the dissemination of current information and theories necessary for the advancement of patient care.
* Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the research process and its implications for nursing practice.
* Assess, plan and develop use of on line applications and simulation technology.
* Consult and collaborate with facility educators, facility and unit leaders in program development, educational courses, equipment needs, Education Consortium and other areas as appropriate to facilitate exceptional care.
* PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Demonstrateadvancedknowledgeandexpertiseinfacilitation of New Graduate Orientation.
* Facilitate the improvement of clinical practice through the use of clinical expertise, education of staff, simulation, consultation, committee involvement, and role modeling.
* Promote Evidenced Based Practice and clinical judgment in nurses.
* Prepares monthly reports as needed for tracking purposes.
* Works with the VP Education to develop and maintain an annual plan for competency assessments and rolls out to facilities in all areas.
* Meets regularly with leadership, as appropriate, to review program goals and objectives.
* Identifies internal and external sources to meet facility needs.
* Plans and monitors individual orientation of Preceptees in collaboration with Nurse Educators, management, designees, and other Preceptors.
* Assesses Preceptees’ learning needs and provides the appropriate educational opportunities to facilitate and support the role transition of Preceptees to fully functional nurse.
* Guides and assists Preceptees with patient care, time management skills, organization and decision making.
* Provides ongoing support to Preceptees including socialization, communication, peer support and clinical support.
* Provides feedback by sharing progress in regular conferences with the Preceptees.
* Communicates progress with management or designee on a regular basis.
* Serves as a resource to all levels of Gulf Coast Division.
* Manages own projects as project consultant and facilitator to achieve goals, agreed upon timelines and outcomes
* Participates on appropriate task forces and committees.
* Assists with projects as assigned by the Director of the Academy for Clinical Excellence.
* Provides for own professional growth and development.
* Attends mandatory education and in-services.
* Writes personal development goals and evaluates annually.
* Maintains level of knowledge in related professional field.
* KNOWLEDGE

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How To Become A Clinical Education Specialist

Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses also must be licensed.

Education

In all nursing education programs, students take courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and other social and behavioral sciences, as well as in liberal arts. BSN programs typically take 4 years to complete; ADN and diploma programs usually take 2 to 3 years to complete. All programs include supervised clinical experience.

Bachelor’s degree programs usually include additional education in the physical and social sciences, communication, leadership, and critical thinking. These programs also offer more clinical experience in nonhospital settings. A bachelor’s degree or higher is often necessary for administrative positions, research, consulting, and teaching.

Generally, licensed graduates of any of the three types of education programs (bachelor’s, associate’s, or diploma) qualify for entry-level positions as a staff nurse. However, employers—particularly those in hospitals—may require a bachelor’s degree.

Many registered nurses with an ADN or diploma choose to go back to school to earn a bachelor’s degree through an RN-to-BSN program. There are also master’s degree programs in nursing, combined bachelor’s and master’s programs, and accelerated programs for those who wish to enter the nursing profession and already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field. Some employers offer tuition reimbursement.

Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) must earn a master’s degree in nursing and typically already have 1 or more years of work experience as an RN or in a related field. CNSs who conduct research typically need a doctoral degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

In all states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, registered nurses must have a nursing license. To become licensed, nurses must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Other requirements for licensing vary by state. Each state’s board of nursing can give details. For more information on the NCLEX-RN and a list of state boards of nursing, visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Nurses may become certified through professional associations in specific areas, such as ambulatory care, gerontology, and pediatrics, among others. Although certification is usually voluntary, it demonstrates adherence to a higher standard, and some employers require it.

CNSs must satisfy additional state licensing requirements, such as earning specialty certifications. Contact state boards of nursing for specific requirements.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. Registered nurses must be able to assess changes in the health status of patients, including determining when to take corrective action and when to make referrals.

Communication skills. Registered nurses must be able to communicate effectively with patients in order to understand their concerns and assess their health conditions. Nurses need to explain instructions, such as how to take medication, clearly. They must be able to work in teams with other health professionals and communicate the patients’ needs.

Compassion. Registered nurses should be caring and empathetic when caring for patients.

Detail oriented. Registered nurses must be responsible and detail oriented because they must make sure that patients get the correct treatments and medicines at the right time.

Emotional stability. Registered nurses need emotional resilience and the ability to manage their emotions to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

Organizational skills. Nurses often work with multiple patients with various health needs. Organizational skills are critical to ensure that each patient is given appropriate care.

Physical stamina. Nurses should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as moving patients. They may be on their feet for most of their shift.

Advancement

Most registered nurses begin as staff nurses in hospitals or community health settings. With experience, good performance, and continuous education, they can move to other settings or be promoted to positions with more responsibility.

In management, nurses can advance from assistant clinical nurse manager, charge nurse, or head nurse to more senior-level administrative roles, such as assistant director or director of nursing, vice president of nursing, or chief nursing officer. Increasingly, management-level nursing positions are requiring a graduate degree in nursing or health services administration. Administrative positions require leadership, communication skills, negotiation skills, and good judgment.

Some nurses move into the business side of healthcare. Their nursing expertise and experience on a healthcare team equip them to manage ambulatory, acute, home-based, and chronic care businesses. Employers—including hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and managed care organizations, among others—need registered nurses for jobs in health planning and development, marketing, consulting, policy development, and quality assurance.

Some RNs choose to become nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, or nurse practitioners, which, along with clinical nurse specialists, are types of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). APRNs may provide primary and specialty care, and in many states they may prescribe medications.

Other nurses work as postsecondary teachers in colleges and universities.

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Clinical Education Specialist Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    76.9%
  • Male

    21.7%
  • Unknown

    1.5%

Ethnicity

  • White

    85.3%
  • Asian

    7.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    4.9%
  • Unknown

    1.6%
  • Black or African American

    0.8%
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Languages Spoken

  • Czech

    25.0%
  • Vietnamese

    25.0%
  • French

    25.0%
  • Spanish

    25.0%
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Top Clinical Education Specialist Skills

  1. Clinical Education
  2. Education Programs
  3. Patient Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided didactic and clinical education support for nurses and resident physicians.
  • Designed and maintained unit-based competency programs, continuing education programs, and certification requirements.
  • Assisted staff by running equipment during cases to insure patient safety until fully trained.
  • Consult with hospital leaders and stake holders to promote excellent patient outcomes and maintain compliance and core goals.
  • Oversee overall unit function and responsible for staffing, management evaluations and any disciplinary actions from management or staff RN's.

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