The Clinical Educator for Sinai Medical Group's Point of Care testing is a professional nurse who supervises, directs and provides oversight to the point of care testing performed in the outpatient clinics. This person would oversee all clinical staff competencies.In addition, this professional provides consultation to clinical personnel and conducts and coordinates educational experiences.The responsibilities encompass assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of clinical skills development, in-services and continuing education programs at the clinic level. The Clinical Educator for Point of Care Testing possesses the clinical skills necessary to provide expert opinion and guidance to a select group of patients. The Nursing Education Clinical Coordinator keeps current skills through regular educational experiences and assignments.
Provide supervision of test performed by Medical Assistants at designated point-of-care testing locations to ensure that acceptable levels of performance are maintained; required to be accessible to testing personnel at all times testing is performed to provide onsite, telephone or electronic consultation to solve problems.
Maintains documents and records in compliance with departmental, organizational and external agency requirements. Coordinates in-service education to assist caregiver in acquiring, maintaining and or increasing clinical skills (i.e., in-service attendance, competency records/ skills checklists, etc.)
Provide clinical education for all clinical functions to Medical Assistants in the outpatient setting. Maintains documentation and makes it available when necessary
Compiles reports related to progress toward attainment of Departmental goals (i.e., in-service productivity, competency compliance, etc.)
Serves as a resource regarding educational issues or materials to SMG Clinics. Develop and annually review procedure manuals for all point-of-care test procedures and ensure that current procedure manuals are available,reviewed and understood by staff in the designated work area.
Conduct educational activities and Coordinate preventive maintenance program for POCT equipment by establishing maintenance schedules and overseeing all equipment function checks and repairs. Monitor environmental conditions, protective equipment and practices in POC testing sites. Serve as technical and operational resource for SMG Outpatient clinics.
Promotes adherence to Standards of Outpatient Practice by caregivers. Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance, reporting of results, and customer service, as well as, cost effectiveness of clinic laboratory operations. Assure that principles of data security and patient confidentiality are observed through staff training and established policies and procedures for test result reporting.
Supports the on boarding process by partnering with clinic managers. Provide and document training and orientation for testing personnel and assure that all employees have appropriate training prior to being authorized to perform testing procedures. Maintains register of all staff authorized and responsible for performing point-of-care testing.
Shares outcome findings related to Clinical Performance Improvement activities withcaregivers in outpatient clinics
Monitor inventories, set up ordering structure and re-order supplies assuring uninterrupted lab services.Set up billing structure, so that correct billing codes are linked to each waived test.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
Minimum 2 years educator experience
3-5 years of clinical experience.
Currently working in a clinical capacity.
Ability to function in a clinical leadership or charge nurse capacity.
Current licensure in the State of Illinois as a Registered Nurse.
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