San Antonio, Texas

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SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Full-time


Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Education department. Submit your application today!
 
Benefits:
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
  

Seeking a Clinical Professional Development Educator (CPDE) to join our team @ Methodist Hospital - Texsan. The (CPDE) is responsible for enhancing professional practice and the provision of quality patient care by providing evidence-based, quality educational programs and activities that promote professional competency for nursing, inter-professional and non-licensed clinical staff at assigned facility.

 
Orientation/Onboarding
 

The CPDE actively collaborates in the entire orientation/onboarding process.  This includes participating in the development, coordination, managing, facilitating, conducting, and evaluating on-boarding and orientation programs for nursing and other healthcare personnel. To meet this expectation includes the following: 

  • Provides orientation/onboarding programs to promote employee retention
  • Conducts orientation in a manner that facilitates a positive learning environment
  • Promotes cost effectiveness through implementation of efficient orientation/onboarding practices
  • Role models organizational and personal commitment to new employee success
  • Collaborates with the Education Coordinator the logistics of orientation to keep all stakeholders inform
  • Collaborates with the Director Clinical Professional Development to adjust the program based on evaluation results
  • Incorporates organizational values/culture      
Competency Management
 

The CPDE is responsible to have the expertise in competency assessment in order to participate in the development, coordination, and managing, facilitating, conducting, and evaluating competency.  To meet this expectation includes the following: 

  • Comprehends and interprets competencies to staff
  • Role models competent practice
  • Identifies learning needs of staff
  • Assesses practice gaps comparing competencies to actual practice
  • Plans educational content with learner engagement
  • Collaborates with the Clinical Education Market Director to review outcomes data to evaluate and refine competency management activities.
  • Identifies appropriate resources for problem solving             
Education

Education is designed to improve professional practice and provision of quality care. To accomplish this goal the CPDS participates in designing and identifying educational activities to address practice gaps for identified target audiences, which may include licensed and non-licensed healthcare personal in alignment with HCA and division clinical education request and development processes. These activities are developed to achieve specific outcomes related to identified deficits or opportunities for improvement in knowledge, skill and practice. To meet this expectation includes the following:   

  • Assesses practice gaps.
  • Identifies learning needs.
  • Identifies desired outcomes
  • Plans educational content delivery with learner engagement.
  • Collaborates with Clinical Education Market Director to evaluate and adjust educational programs based on evaluations and feedback
  • Promotes safe, quality and compassionate patient care.
  • Aligns educational programs with organization’s policies and procedures
  • Ensures that educational programs meet regulatory requirements.
  • Understands adult educational theory and able to apply to the development of educational programs.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and ability to apply evaluation methodologies, (i.e., Kirkpatrick) into courses and curriculum to refine clinical programs.
  • Incorporates organizational values/culture.
  • Supports new ideas and innovation in educational design.
  • Identifies resources for problem solving.
  • Utilizes current, best evidence.
  • Provides staff with resources and education to implement changes
                             
Research Evidence-based Practice (EBP)/Quality Improvement (QI)

The CPDE must promote and integrate the EBP in order to continuously improve practice.  In addition, they promote research, EBP, and QI in patient care settings.  CPDS may conduct, encourage, facilitate, and/or participate in research, EBP, and QI, including dissemination of findings.  To meet this expectation includes the following: 

  • Works with others to identify problems and solutions and collaboratively create the change strategy
  • Assists in the implementation of change strategies 
  • Embraces meaningful change and fosters acceptance, adoption and action toward change in others
  • Identifies appropriate evidence to guide practice decisions
  • Creates a supportive environment for nursing research, scientific inquiry, quality improvement and evidenced-base practice
  • Supports research activities that align with the organizational strategic plan
  • Disseminates research findings through educational programs, courses, and other activities
  • Consistently maintains and sustain practice changes using principles of implementation science
  • Exhibits creativity and flexibility through times of change
                   
Collaborative Partnerships

The CPDE collaborates with partners to share experience in planning and decision making to achieve the desired results. Interprofessional collaboration involves multiple healthcare personnel from different professional backgrounds collaborating to deliver the highest quality.

  • Works collaboratively with interprofessional teams as assigned.
  • Identifies opportunities for collaboration; initiates collaborative efforts i.e., facility Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Associate CNO and Nursing Directors
  • Considers and communicates impact of activities on other departments/professions/community
  • Demonstrates the ability to utilize evidence-based simulation models to design, implement, evaluate, and standardize educational programs for staff in the use of clinical simulation, debriefing and assessment.
  • Communicates professionally using appropriate methods
  • Collaborates with the Market Director, Clinical Professional Development on a regular basis to review outcomes data to evaluate and refine educational activities.
  • Contributes to organizational initiatives/strategic planning as appropriate

Qualifications

Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Education or other clinical-related field required.
  • Master’s degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Education or other clinical field preferred.
Experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in clinical education required
  • 5+ years’ RN experience in an acute care hospital setting required
Licensure, Certifications
  • Currently licensed as appropriate to education in the state(s) in which he/she practices, in accordance with law and regulation
  • Certification as NPD PR actioner and/or clinical certification as recognized by American Nurse Credentialing Center
  • AHA BLS Certified required
Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application today and help us raise the bar in patient care!
 
Methodist Healthcare is recognized as the most respected and preferred healthcare provider in the South Texas region. As San Antonio’s second largest private employer, we employ more than 11,000 individuals, including 2,700 physicians in all specialties. Methodist Healthcare is a 50-50 co-ownership between Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. and HCA Healthcare. Since 1963, our commitment has never wavered in consistently improving the health and wellness of our community by “Serving Humanity to Honor God.”
 
Our network of greater San Antonio hospitals includes nine acute care facilities: Methodist Hospital, Methodist Children's Hospital, Methodist Hospital Ambulatory Surgery, Methodist Hospital Metropolitan, Methodist Hospital Northeast, Methodist Hospital South, Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant, Methodist Hospital Stone Oak and Methodist Hospital Texsan.  We also offer 4 freestanding emergency centers in Boerne, Converse, Westover Hills, and the Quarry. At each of our facilities, we offer an outstanding selection of doctors, healthcare professionals, equipment and health services from wellness events to transplant services, pediatrics, dermatology, cardiology, oncology and a complete range of other medical services.  For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com.
 
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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