Dec 02, 2021

Clinical Educator I (Evening/Night) - Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center (SZ)

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA

Job Description

Clinical Educator I (Evening/Night) - Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center (SZ) - (210001W3)


Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services (EMTC) is a tertiary care, Level 1 trauma center located on the first floor of the Sheikh Zayed Campus on Michigan Ave NW.

The EMTC-Sheikh Zayed Campus is comprised of six distinct patient care areas:
1. 36 ED patient rooms
2. Two Code Rooms (4 beds)
3. 4 bed area designed for psychiatric patients
4. 18 decontamination showers with ability to utilize psychiatric area for Decontamination Zone.
5. 6-bed Rapid Treatment Unit (RTU)

The Satellite Pediatric Emergency Department is located at 1310 Southern Ave SE and operates 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. The Children’s Satellite ED has 16 beds, including a Crisis Room and a room designed for psychiatric care. We provide urgent and emergent services to the growing pediatric population in wards 7 & 8 averaging 37,000 visits/year.

Patient and Family services are provided under a collaborative, shared leadership model. Organizationally the EMTC reports to the Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President of Nursing and operates within a multidisciplinary leadership team.

1. The Chiefs of the Division of Emergency Medicine provide overall medical leadership at both locations. A Medical Director for each campus oversees day to day operations and physician activities. Associate and Assistant Directors report to the Division Chiefs. The Director of Trauma & Burn Services collaborates with the Division Chiefs to assure appropriate care of trauma patients.

2. The Director for Nursing leads the nursing component of the leadership team and works collaboratively with the Division Chiefs and Medical Directors for oversight of EMTC operations and the shared leadership process at both sites. The UMC campus has a Nurse Manager; the SZ campus has a Nurse Manager who are responsible for day to day operations and work collaboratively with the Medical Directors to lead operations and performance improvement initiatives. Other members of the leadership team include Clinical Instructors, Clinical Educators, Shift Coordinators, Lead ED Technician, Clinical Program Coordinator for EMS and Base Station Coordinator, Psychiatry Clinical Program Coordinator, Program Coordinator, Finance and Quality Outcomes Coordinator.

Medical services are provided in this teaching environment under the supervision of board- certified emergency physicians and Registered Nurses consistent with the Standards of Emergency Nursing Practice. The team works collaboratively with other departments that impact EMTC operations. ED patients are registered by Registration/Patient Access/Admission staff who report to the Director of Business Operations.

The EMTC provides medical screening and emergency care to over 120,000 patients and families annually with a wide range of problems. Presenting conditions are triaged and assigned to the appropriate treatment area utilizing the Emergency Severity Index (ESI) tool, which takes into account patient acuity and resources needed for management. Presenting conditions range from mild to life-threatening. Mild to moderate conditions include common pediatric conditions such as: common colds, rashes, strep throat, upper respiratory conditions, lacerations, otitis media, strains and sprains, etc. More complex to life threatening conditions include child abuse/neglect, sexual assault, behavioral emergencies, meningitis, sepsis, burns, acute medical, surgical and trauma conditions, anaphylaxis, respiratory and cardiac arrest. The EMTC can provide emergency stabilization and treatment of adults and arrange for transfer to the appropriate treatment site after medical screening and initial interventions. Medical screening exams and stabilization of any actual or potential life threatening conditions is provided regardless of age, race, sex, gender, color, ethnicity, national origin or ability to pay for services. The EMTC is able to increase resources as needed to meet large influxes of patients (medical alert, trauma state or phased response).

All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, CNMC Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. CNMC supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large. The Clinical Educator I will work independently with minimal supervision of an advanced Educator and Nurse Manager. Assess unit's learning needs and participate in the development of a unit based educational plan to delineate education standards for patients/families and nursing staff. Demonstrate leadership in the development of educational programs/projects for patients and families/staff. Implement evaluation plan for unit based education programs. Present and/or coordinate the presentation of unit in services which follow educational principles and processes. Assist preceptors in their role and provide guidance and supervision to staff as they develop educational programs or projects. Demonstrate advanced clinical and communication skills. Use multidisciplinary collaboration to meet the complex care needs of patients.


Minimum Education
BSN (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
2 years related clinical nursing experience in a comparable setting (Required)
1 year pediatrics experience (Preferred)

Functional Accountabilities
Professional Practice
  • Support Shared Leadership.
  • Contribute to CNMC’s Magnet Journey .
  • Ensure nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.
  • Accountable to participate in the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).
  • Participate in community Activities.
Plan of Care
  • Assess by the related overt and subtle needs of the patient; make proficient clinical assessments; supplement the database; identify continuity of care issues; anticipate problems associated with changing patient status.
  • Plan judicious, careful and deliberate goal setting designed to assist the patient and family in meeting their needs; serve as a role model for others to integrate data obtained from a range of sources in the development and revision of comprehensive interdisciplinary care plans with outcomes.
  • Implement and initiate and complete actions necessary to meet assessed needs of the patient and family; independently perform and coordinate nursing and multidisciplinary activities to execute plans of care.
  • Evaluate with a goal directed and recurrent appraisal to determine the patient and family responses; act as a role model for the evaluation of patient care by and analyze the patient and family physical and emotional responses to therapies and nursing interventions; verify with the patient and family the effects of care and make recommendations to revise the plan of care; and update the interdisciplinary plan of care as needed.
  • Utilize communication skills to assist others to modify their communication in working with patients and families.
  • Act as a role model for others by communicating responsively, respectfully , and assertively with patients, families, peers, and members of the health care team.
  • Provide constructive, sensitive and timely feedback to others concerning their performance in verbal and written form.
  • Share pertinent educational information with staff, preceptors, Staff Development Staff and Nurse Manager .
Staff Patient Education
  • Guide staff in the teaching process by ebing able to assist others to address the comprehensive learning needs of patients and families; develop teaching plans to include time frames; and act as a role model to teach patient/family based on a plan of care.
  • Accountable to deliver services in a manner that is sensitive to diversity.
  • Document the teaching process and outcomes.
  • Routinely evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching plan in meeting patient goals and make recommendations for change as needed.
  • Serve as an educational resource in the development, review or revision of patient and family education standards and materials.
Staff Education
  • Assess educational needs of the unit and prioritize unit educational needs as evidenced by the following: incorporate needs into the unit educational plan; identify ways to meet educational needs and time frames; develop an annual educational plan.
  • Coordinate and/or provide educational offerings/projects for staff based on educational plans.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of educational plan to meet unit’s educational needs and make recommendations for change.
  • Assure adult teaching – learning principles are employed for educational plans.
  • Take initiative in the review, evaluation and management of the unit’s orientation problems as evidenced by performing early evaluation of orientation program with Staff Development Specialist and Nurse Manager .
  • Accountable to deliver services in a manner that is sensitive to diversity.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  • Use resources efficiently
  • Search for less costly ways of doing things

  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-WASHINGTON

Work Locations

: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010


: Nursing


: COE Hospital-Based SpecliatiesRegular / Temporary: R (Regular)Position Status: FT - Full-TimeShift: VariableWork Schedule: E/N rotation/holiday weekend requirement

Job Posting

: Oct 1, 2021, 11:20:31 AM