Clinical Preceptor -60239
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POST DATE 8/30/2016
END DATE 11/12/2016
West Virginia University Hospital
JOB DESCRIPTIONPOSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE &CODE:
Clinical Preceptor (60239 Exempt/60529 Non-Exempt)
Coordinates the design, planning, evaluation and integration of clinical education and
professional development activities so as to maintain consistent standards of practice and competencies in the delivery of patient care. Supports unit leadership team by demonstrating effective leadership, communication and conflict resolution skills.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required within 90 days of hire if hired after September 30, 2012
Current licensure to practice professional nursing in West Virginia (may not be waived).
Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.
Two years experience in area of practice
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.
Develops and implements unit specific staff educational activities within the scope of nursing practice.
Collaborates with department leadership and support staff using indicators, such as, regulatory agencies, new policy development, new technology, patient case study and quality assurance monitors, to prioritize educational needs.
Assist the department leadership in the assessment of new departmental employee learning needs and development of employee orientation and education plan to ensure consistency in implementation validation and documentation methodologies.
Provides input and assists manager/director in annual review of unit Scope of Service, and performance improvement initiatives in conjunction with other departmental work teams
Facilitates the nursing unit s education plan for nursing orientation, staff development, continuing education, competency validation, patient education and academic experiences.
Defines and coordinates orientation needs for all new unit employees. Individualizes orientation, with preceptor, evaluates orientees progress, and provides ongoing constructive feedback to both orientee, their preceptor and manager.
Assists departmental or unit teams in the development of annual competency analysis system requirements and criteria to assure knowledge, skills and attitudes that are necessary to fulfill role expectations in the institution.
Facilitates development of strong leadership behavior in unit staff including: a) orientation of charge nurse on unit; b) development of unit preceptors c) delegation skills, and d) effective interpersonal communication skills.
Supports an environment for innovation, creativity and empowerment with patient care delivery based on current nursing literature and research.
Initiates and/or participates in studies and research activities related to staff development, patient and health care.
Serves as a change agent in effecting appropriate changes within the health care delivery system as it relates to evidence based practice.
Demonstrates regard for the dignity, respect and safety of all patients, significant others, visitors and hospital personnel as defined in the philosophy of the organization.
Displays a caring and courteous attitude and represents the hospital in a positive manner to all persons noted above.
Participates in meeting the Goals and Objectives of Nursing Service Division and ensures the department contributes to the attainment of the Hospital s Goals and Objectives
Serves as role model and promotes within the staff effective communication and conflict resolution skills, reflecting quality service attitudes and keeping consumer satisfaction in mind.
Contributes positively to the teamwork of the department by assisting other staff, contributing ideas and helping to resolve problems.
Exhibits strength to participate in, direct and maintain quality patient care in a high stress environment.
Participates in Performance Improvement activities as appropriate
Completes 45 and 90 day performance reviews with manager input as appropriate.
Assists with unit recruitment and retention initiatives.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Electrical hazards associated with patient care equipment
Work requires strength and/or stamina, lifting, moving, stooping, reaching, positioning of patients, standing, walking, carrying of patients, materials and equipment weighing 40+ lbs.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Protracted or irregular hours
Working around biohazards and infectious diseases
Working with or near the deceased and hands in water
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Date Reviewed/Revised: March 2016