Clinical Educator – Nursing Oncology & Endoscopy

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Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Clinical Program Director Oncology & Endoscopy Program, the Clinical Educator – Nursing for Hematology/Oncology and Medical Day Care serves as a role model and leader to support nursing care that optimizes patient outcomes and experiences while enhancing the safety, efficiency, effectiveness and accessibility of patient care by:

  • Planning, implementing and evaluating education for nursing and the inter-professional team
  • Being a change agent and role models that advocate for and create learning/education environments that enhance clinical and professional practice and life-long learning
  • Working with other nurse leaders to support the development of nursing staff including participation in nursing and corporate education and other initiatives
  • Collaborating with inter-professional teams and external partners to influence and advance best practices in education and evidence based nursing practice

Responsibilities: 

The primary role of the Clinical Educator – Nursing is to facilitate a learning environment where evidence-based knowledge is translated via education to optimize the patient’s outcomes and experiences. This includes developing and tracking educational plans and activities aimed at improving nursing/clinical knowledge, skills and competencies and in collaboration with others, supporting the ongoing professional development of unit/program staff.

 The Clinical Nurse Educator has 3 main areas of responsibility.

 Education:

  • Education and staff development, particularly in relation to nurses
  • Assess learning needs and styles of nursing staff
  • Design and deliver education that is tailored to specific needs of unit/program
  • Incorporates evidence, best practices, and relevant research findings
  • Incorporates inter-professional core competencies where applicable
  • Incorporates best practices in education
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of education, revises education and learning activities to support changes
  • Provides timely feedback to nursing staff on their learning and application to their practice competence
  • Demonstrates Professional Standards and guidelines

Consultation/Collaboration:

  • Collaborates and participates with Professional Practice to identify and support Corporate nursing initiatives
  • Engages members of the intra and interdisciplinary team, management team, Professional Practice and across hospital departments in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating Corporate and other educational initiatives
  • Participates in the hospital’s network of Clinical Educators – Nursing and works with other Clinical Educator – Nursing colleagues
  • Collaborates with the hospital’s Student Centre, Patient Care Managers/Clinical Leader Managers to facilitate nursing student placements
  • Collaborates with Patient Care Managers(if posting is intended for St. Joseph’s or Providence sites) /Clinical Leader Managers (if posting is intended for St. Michael’s site) in interviewing, hiring and contributing to the evaluation of nursing staff
  • Participates in hospital and corporate committees and other groups to represent the Educator perspective and serves as a bridge to the unit/program and Clinical Educator – Nursing Network by disseminating committee information and decisions

Research and Quality Improvement:

  • Participates in research projects that contribute to nursing and/or inter-professional practice and education pertaining to their unit/program and the Corporation
  • Supports and participates in the implementation of evidence based practice (best practice guidelines and other forms of evidence) and quality improvement initiatives on unit/in programs including Corporate initiatives

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario in the General Class
  • Master’s degree in nursing or education, required
  • CAN certification in a specialty area an asset DeSouza Certification in Chemotherapy administration
  • Required credentials or certifications unique to each unit/program
  • Completion of a Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) program, Level II: Basic Rescuer certification, required
  • Minimum of 3-5 of relevant experience, preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with nurses and interprofessional teams to improve patient care and outcomes, required
  • Strong leadership and communication skills (writing, active listening, conflict resolution, ability to inspire others, delegation, mentoring, coaching, goal setting etc.), required
  • Demonstrated leadership in committee work, education, quality improvement, and knowledge translation initiatives
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of Unity Health Toronto
  • Must have an excellent attendance record

As a condition of employment, all external hires will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or documentation unless a valid accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code exists.  All internal candidates must be in compliance with Unity Health Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  

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