OP Clinical Educator
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Westwood - Westwood, KS
Full Time
4 Year Degree
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Description

The Organ Procurement Clinical Educator is responsible for the onboarding and training process of new staff members in the organ procurement department.  Additionally, works with Organ Procurement and Quality/Education leadership to assess and implement ongoing departmental educational needs.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

CLINICAL EDUCATOR FOR NEWLY HIRED STAFF

  1. Primary preceptor for on-site training on clinical cases to include:
    1. Confirming coordinator has all tools and equipment needed to start clinical orientation
    2. Pre-donation evaluation (on-site screening, DCD evaluations)
    3. Donor case management
    4. Work with preservation leadership to ensure training of OR responsibilities is complete
  2.  Primary preceptor for in-office training including:
    1. Consistent in-person check-ins during orientation to track progress and identify concerns
    2. Orientation to MTN meetings (Town Hall, Referral, Departmental, Case review)
    3. Time management when off-call
    4. Quality responsibilities and donor follow up
  3.  Referral training
  4. Information technology training and how it pertains to the organ procurement department
    1. TrueNorth
    2. UNET
    3. TransNet
    4. Hospital computer access
    5. Docuware
    6. CompuMed
  5. Time accounting/expense reporting

EDUCATION COORDINATION

  1. Assist department leadership with assessing education needs of clinical staff
  2. Work with Education staff to develop & coordinate education events and competencies for department
  3. Participate in the development and administration of preceptor training for qualified staff
  4. Conduct annual review of orientation program to ensure current with MTN SOPs and process
  5. Maintains expert knowledge of OPTN/AOPO/CMS regulations
  6. Participate in MTN Critical Care Committee

ON-CALL AND OFFICE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Maintain clinical competency through regular participation in organ procurement call schedule during weeks when not facilitating critical phases of employee onboarding at a minimum of 8 twenty-four hour shifts per quarter.
  2. Four AOC or CSS call days/month
  3. Maintain regular office hours when not onboarding or working in the clinical setting
  4. Maintain proficiency in order to effectively instruct clinical staff in arterial line insertion and bronchoscopy

GENERAL

  1. Maintains confidentiality of MTN business.
  2. Makes efficient and effective use of own time.
  3. Sets and meets realistic goals and deadlines.
  4. Attends and actively participates in departmental and organizational meetings.
  5. Maintains professionalism and poise in stressful, complex and continuously changing situations.
  6. Maintains a minimum of six industry-related CEUs/CEPTCs per year.
  7. Ability to read and comprehend patient charts.

 

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  1. Undergraduate degree in health sciences or equivalent field of study and professional clinical work experience required. NREMT-P Certification, RRT licensure or RN licensure required.  Five years’ experience as an OPTC preferred.
  2. CPTC Certification.
  3. Ability to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and participate in 24-hour call.  Required to work for extended periods of time with few breaks.
  4. Must maintain a valid driver’s license in accordance with MTN motor vehicle policy.  Must have reliable personal automobile transportation to be used with company reimbursement using IRS guidelines.  Must be able to travel within the service area by ground or air.
  5. Excellent organization and time management skills; ability to function independently and collaboratively; demonstrated problem-solving and creative thinking skills and well-developed personal stress management skills.
  6. Ability to lift 50 pounds and transfer short distances.
  7. Possess ability to operate telephones, computers and surgical equipment.
  8. Ability to speak and communicate clearly in order to accurately convey information to donor families, hospital staff and transplant/procurement personnel in person or by phone.
  9. OSHA Category I – Exposed regularly to bloodborne pathogens while performing assigned job duties.  Bloodborne pathogens protection is required.
  10. Home internet and wireless phone access is required.

MTN BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES

Respect: Builds a positive and supportive foundation inviting open, honest, and clear communication. Fosters a sensitive, supportive, and trustworthy environment, which promotes active listening and strengthens rapport throughout all interactions. Cultivates teamwork through acceptance and inclusion by valuing differences and empowering strengths.

Excellence: Demonstrates excellence by going above and beyond, while maintaining compassion and humility in all interactions. Demonstrates a high rate of achievement and success for the organization through proactive objectives centered on the overall mission and vision. Consistently models a positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and a dedication to improvement. Takes full responsibility for their role and challenges themselves to find workable solutions.

Accountability: Demonstrates the highest ethical standards, by honoring commitments to each other and professional partners. Executes all interactions through honesty and transparency. Demonstrates responsibility and integrity through ownership of the mission. Utilizes resources appropriately.

Leadership: Empowers, mentors and encourages all staff, while displaying a high-level of professionalism. Demonstrates ability to cultivate teams and relationships through open lines of communication, honesty and respect. Handles challenges with compassion by developing trust through respectful feedback and support. Acts as a resource by providing the tools, which enable others to reach their highest potential.

It is the policy of Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment.  No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic origin, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, arrest record, or any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.  In addition, the organization complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, employee activities and general treatment during employment

MTN is committed to complying with state and federal disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to enable the applicant or employee to be  considered for the position he or she desires, to perform the essential functions of the position in question, or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities , unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of MTN’s mission. 

 

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