Clinical Practice Education Specialist - Orange County
Job posting number: #7117264 (Ref:10019391)
Posted: May 4, 2023
Salary / Pay Rate: $64.28 - $102.85 / hour
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment, and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.
Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go together with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.
The Clinical Practice Education Specialist (CPES) is a Registered Nurse who has acquired advanced, in-depth knowledge and expertise. The CPES functions as a nurse educator and clinical expert. In addition, the CPES will function as a clinician, consultant, leader and researcher.
The CPES educates nurses and patient care services (PCS) constituents by assessing, conceptualizing, diagnosing and analyzing complex clinical and non-clinical issues related to the continuum of cancer care. S/he will help constituents carry out the nursing process, develop a plan of care and related interventions and evaluate the patient’s response to care. The CPES promotes and supports the professional growth and development of individual practitioners and thereby supports the mission, vision and values of the Department of Nursing and the City of Hope National Medical Center.
The CPES works as part of team to provide educational and other services to a defined population of nurses and their patients and families. The CPES will provide nursing education to support the standards of The Joint Commission and other regulatory bodies.
Clinical Nursing Practice:
- Models excellence in nursing practice using scientific knowledge and advanced concepts in the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of actual or potential problems in the oncology patient population.
- Promotes patient care services that are efficient, safe, reliable, courteous and timely.
- Ensures staff competence appropriate to their role and function in population specific care.
- Proactively identifies opportunities and investigates solutions to assure the provision of state-of-the-art nursing care and associated outcomes.
- Influences patient outcomes through the translation, implementation and integration of evidence-based practice (EBP) into daily operational and patient care activities.
- Collaborates and consults with nurses and others to influence nursing practices and improve care outcomes within a specific unit or service and/or across Nursing and Patient Care Services (NPCNS).
Research and Quality:
- Assesses quality of care and patient outcomes.
- Implements evidence based practices at the unit level with NPCNS staff.
- Identifies clinical practice problems, reviews literature and provides clinical support to staff and leaders to implement EBP solutions.
- Participates in research activities that expand the scientific base of nursing practice knowledge.
- Coaches others to/Disseminates work related to research, EBP and quality improvement initiatives.
- Contributes to the creation of an environment that stimulates continuous self-learning, positive group processes, reflective practice, and the empowerment of others.
- Models constructive and mutually respectful relationships with colleagues.
- Fosters an environment that is sensitive to the needs of diverse populations, including but not limited to culture, ethnicity, gender, and age.
- Participates in goal-defining processes and systems changes to promote best practices
- Functions as a change agent, to implement, evaluate and promote nursing care and systems that are safe, cost effective and evidence based.
- Partners with leaders in clinical areas to establish goals and then develop, implement and evaluate strategies consistent with institutional and departmental goals.
- Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, includingadherence to theworkplaceCode of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Leadership Team
Basic education, experience, and skills required for consideration:
Pay Rate: $64.28 - 102.85
- As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $64.28 - $102.85 / hour
The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.
City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.