Clinical Educator- Operating Room Job

Children's Health - Education Careers

Job Number: 52227

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 8-19-2017



The Clinical Educator is a professional development specialist whose primary responsibility is to facilitate lifelong learning and professional development activities among clinical staff. Through the application of adult learning theory and strong instructional design, the Clinical Educator's work results in measureable program outcomes in areas such as new hire orientation, ongoing competency, in-services, continuing education, career development, scholarship/research, and academic partnerships.


The following describes the basic position duties that an employee MUST be able to perform for this role. This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below DOES NOT identify all duties performed by any single person in the position. Requires in-depth professional knowledge and practical/applied expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines within the broader professional field

Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; demonstrates awareness of the industry, including regulatory, evolving customer demands, and the factors that differentiate the organization in the market

Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead projects with manageable risks and resource requirements

Solves complex problems and takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information

Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies

Works independently, receives minimal guidance

Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus


Onboarding/Orientation: The Clinical Educator develops, coordinates, manages, facilitates, conducts and evaluates onboarding and orientation programs for clinical personnel including transition-to-practice programs for novice or new graduate clinicians.

Competency Management: The Clinical Educator develops, coordinates, manages, facilitates, conducts and evaluates initial and ongoing competency programs for clinical personnel.

Education: The Clinical Educator designs, implements and evaluates educational activities and programs based on identified practice gaps for a specific target audience. The Clinical Educator utilizes knowledge of educational theory and adult learning principles to enhance the professional development of clinical personnel.

Professional Role Development: The Clinical Educator identifies and develops strategies to facilitate a continuous process of growth through lifelong learning including: role transition, role integration, skill acquisition and skill mastery.

Quality Improvement/Evidence-based Practice/Research: The Clinical Educator integrates the best research evidence into didactic and clinical education design. The Clinical Educator promotes and participates in research, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement initiatives in the clinical setting.

Collaborative Partnerships: The Clinical Educator consults, advises, teaches and coordinates with other individuals, groups, departments and/or institutions concerning education and learning.


Minimum 3-5 years of related clinical and/or nursing experience required

Documentation of previous teaching experience preferred


Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required

Graduate or professional work or advanced degree; or equivalent experience preferred


State or national licensure/certification for clinical professional practice (ex. RN, RRT, PT/OT, etc.) Required

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers required

PALS, PEARS, or NRP based on specialty area requirements required

National specialty certification appropriate for area(s) of responsibility Preferred

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.

Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.

Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.

Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.


Medium - Exerting 20-60 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly..

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