Minimum Qualifications: Meets RN license requirements as outlined by NYS Education Department, Master of Science in Nursing and four years satisfactory clinical experience providing direct patient care required. Formal or informal teaching experience (including clinical teaching consultation and practice) in Critical Care and/or Ambulatory settings preferred.
Job Standard / Operational Needs: The Clinical Educator will be involved in the development, coordination, facilitation and evaluation of educational activities through the centralized Organizational Training and Development (OTD)/ClinEd Team and by supporting designated Nursing Units. They will function as an overall educational resource/contact primarily at the Community Campus and Ambulatory areas. The Clinical Educator is responsible for the coordination of clinical education activities, curriculum development and design that focuses on the development of the expertise of patient care staff. The Clinical Educator will coordinate and evaluate hospital wide and unit-specific educational activities and programs, in collaboration with nursing leadership and clinical experts (i.e. unit managers/directors, clinical leaders, clinical training specialists, senior nursing management) and OTD. Education will be designed to facilitate the continued development and expertise of nursing and interdisciplinary clinical staff in the patient care setting. They will research and utilize innovative technologies that enhance the design, development and delivery of clinical education programs. Educational responsibilities include the construction of specific curricula and materials for providing evidence-based orientation, in-services and continuing nursing education. The primary goals of the Clinical Educator are to ensure and improve the provision of safe quality patient care, develop nursing practice skills, knowledge, critical thinking and staff competencies through formal and informal education; and to promote the retention of nurses through the support of their on-going professional development activities. The Clinical Educator will provide consultation to other educators and other service areas to assist in the provision of education to promote and support patient care in a variety of settings and through participation on Shared Governance groups.
About State University of New York Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care. Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by i...ts four colleges?Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences). Since 2006, student enrollment has grown by 30% as Upstate responds to the needs of the region. As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients. The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus; Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.