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I just did a 10 page paper on the subject! It is a really broad job, not easily distilled. Try doing a lit search.
Here are a few of things I found for a staff development clinical nurse educator (not the ones teaching student nurses) of a health care facility:
-responsible for researching and dealing with sentinel events, designing courses to correct and prevent them.
-provide general competency courses, as well as ones specialized for specific areas
-provide for counseling and debriefing sessions
-provide courses needed to meet JCAHO requirements
-do research in house (mining charts for data) to see that patient health needs are met, as well as staff needs
-orient new staff at appropriate levels, from new grads, to nurses in new areas, to specialists coming into their own area but new to facility
-teach staff how to be good mentors and preceptors
-bring in evidence based studies to update policy and procedures in house to maintain state of the art care
-review and revise policy and procedures in general
-recruit staff (nurse, doctor, other specialists) to give courses
-know how, and apply for, continuing ed credits for courses given
-bring in courses for National Certifications, help staff attend out of house certification courses
-monitor and reimburse for tuition costs incurred by staff furthering their educations
-provide cost analysis studies on the benefits of anything done, justify budgetary needs
-prepare and present departmental budget to hospital/facility
Hope that helps, I know your request was posted in June.
I see you are in Lebanon, will pray for your safety.
Thank you JBudd for your reply, for all the research that you did and for praying for our safety.
Thank you for the helpful information. I did a lot of research on this topic and I found as you did that the job description of the clinical nurse educator is very broad. in addition, I experienced that in my daily practice. I am a pediatric clinical Nurse educator. This is a new job that was introduced in our hospital. I feel also that the clinical nurse educator is taking care of many responsibilities at the same time. Really it is a tough job, although many people didn't recognize that.
I would like to thank you another time for your information and I appreciate a lot to continue praying for our safety. I am praying to god to save my country from violence, blood,terrorism and non-human acts. God give us back our dreamland Lebanon.
Thank you JBudd.
I have been searching for just a job descirption that you mention. I have been in the PICU clinicial educator role for 2 years and continue to flounder with what the role incompasses. Management has the "lets see where it leads" attitude as this is a new position for our area. Can you send me a copy of your material? Thanks!
Haven't been back in here for a while. I'll look it up at home (not there right now) and try to get it to you. It isn't actually a job description in itself, it's a paper for one of my MSN classes, but I hope it'll help.
I am new to this site in seach of information on the clinical nurse educator role and see you sent information to others and was wondering if you would be willing to send me your paper as well. I am trying to decide if I want to pursue my MSN in infomatics or education. Thanks so very much...this site is overflowing with great resources for nurses. I am glad I found it today)