Clinical Practice Educator

Aga Khan University Hospital Kenya

Job Summary

Leads the team in development, implementation and monitoring of unit based clinical policies and procedures

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Introduction

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi is a private not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides tertiary and secondary level healthcare services. It is one of the hospitals in East Africa accredited by the Joint Commission International from USA. The University Hospital has been providing high quality care for the people of East Africa and beyond for over 60 years.

 
Responsibilities
Clinical supervisory duties
  • Leads the team in development, implementation and monitoring of unit based clinical policies and procedures
  • Takes lead in identification, definition and monitoring of unit based clinical indicators Is responsible for continuing education/training for nurses in assigned unit
  • Assists the nurse manager and lead physician to initiate innovative and evidence based strategies to improve patient care
  • Participates in development of a culture of safe practice in collaboration with clinical teams, and actively participates in multidisciplinary clinical rounds.
  • Participates in evaluation of care and outcomes through Mortality
  • and Morbidity discussions, clinical incidence trends and clinical indicators
  • Participates in establishment of standards of care with unit staff, and monitors   delivery of care according to established standards.
  • Together   with   the   Nurse   Manager, conducts   regular evaluation of nurses and designs individual development plans based on identified learning/training needs
  • Is responsible for staff files and all learning material at unit level
  • In collaboration with the Manager nursing Practice, fosters development of nurses to maximum potential through providing educational/ training opportunities and exposure to appropriate learning forums.
  • Ensures   monthly report of learning activities and spot checks are submitted to the relevant persons on time
  • Communicates effectively with the multidisciplinary team about all clinical matters such as infection control in assigned unit, spot checks and documentation.
  • Is a resource person for the care team for all clinical matters
Supervision of Nursing Staff
  • Makes daily rounds of all patients in the unit and assesses their health status to identify care needs.
  • Reviews patient   allocation to determine   correct   patient assignment according to the nurse's competence
  • Assists   the   nurse   to   plan   and   implement    individual
  • interventions based identified patient needs
  • Guides   nurses   to evaluate effectiveness of care given through re-assessments
  • Ensures patients receive appropriate   teaching about their condition and treatments
  • Participates in discharge planning and ensures participation of patient's family and significant others
Continuing Education
  • Ensures   adequate orientation   and settling of new  nurses  to assigned unit
  • The CPE works  closely with  nurses  at  Opearting Room, Recovery Room  and  conducts regular skill checks to identify their training/learning needs, and designs individual training Programs
  • Designs a plan for continuing unit based learning and works with the nurse manager to ensure participation of all nurses
  • Uses clinical incidences as learning opportunities for nurses and with them plans corrective and preventive actions
  • Maintains records of all learning activities for the unit and individual nurses participation
  • Designs methods to motivate nurses in assigned unit to pursue individual professional growth and development
  • Develops and maintains  effective networks  both  internal  and external to improve nursing practice
Documentation
  • Participates in evaluation of nursing documents to ensure their appropriateness in capturing patient information
  • Ensures nursing staff are familiar with the documentation policy and trains nurses on the use of all nursing forms/ charts
  • Ensures compliance to documentation   policy through spot­ checks on  nursing  forms  such  Initial  assessment,  Vital signs chart,  Patient  Education   Record,  and  fluid  chart,  treatment sheet and progress notes chart

Nursing Research & Quality Initiatives

  • Takes lead in unit based Continuous   Quality Improvement (CQI) projects, Clinical Care Program Certification       (CCPC) and   ensures    participation    by nurses.
  • Guides nursing staff in initiation of and participation in unit-based as well as hospital wide nursing research pro jects.
Requirements
  • Minimum 5 years continuous nursing experience in Operating Theatre  unit in an acute care hospital.
  • Registered Nurse with current licensure with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSc,N)
  • Certification in ACLS
  • Proficient in Basic computer skills
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge and skills in chosen area of work.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to teach and cascade information at all levels

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