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Clinical Therapy Educator, Hospice and Home Health Admin (40hrs/wk, Days)

Company: Evergreen Healthcare
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

The clinical education team works collaboratively to meet the needs of new hires, whether they are new or experienced home care clinicians. The Therapy Clinical Educator ensures therapy disciplines receive education relevant to their practice during orientation and beyond; they also serves as a role model, consultant, and resource to EHCS Leadership and patient care staff. Home care is constantly evolving and the Therapy Clinical educator would support change and innovation at EHCS.

Assumes responsibility for staff orientation, competency assessment, and professional development of the organization's clinical staff on the assigned unit/department. Provides efficient and effective educational services and resources which enable staff to meet patients and other customers' needs for high value, high quality, cost sensitive patient- and family-centered care within the framework of service excellence and evidence based best practices. Fosters teamwork within and across units/departments. Plans, develops, and facilitates opportunities for staff to continuously refine and advance their competencies in patient care, teaching, critical thinking and judgment.

Primary Duties:

  • Provides orientation to new clinical employees.
  • Works closely with clinical managers and Director to develop educational plan for employees.
  • Facilitates department compliance with all Employee Health and Infection Control programs.
  • Facilitates Oasis education for clinical staff to ensure that clinicians have adequate Oasis Training to optimally manage outcomes for their patients.
  • Researches, develops, implements, promotes, delivers, facilitates, documents, and evaluates education programs using evidence-based approaches and frameworks that support the organization's and assigned unit/department's goals, objectives, and regulatory standards and also meets the ongoing educational needs of staff on that assigned unit/department.
  • Functions as educational resource for all staff on assigned unit/department.
  • Plans and implements unit/department-specific orientation programs.
  • Provides ongoing staff development, continuing education, skills and competency assessments.
  • Supports quality assessment and improvement initiatives and processes.
  • Fosters teamwork within and across units/departments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

License, Certification, Education or Experience:

REQUIRED for the position:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy
  • Licensed as a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist or Speech Therapist in the State of Washington
  • Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification by date of hire
  • 3 years of recent therapist experience
  • Demonstrated ability to teach Documentation in the Electronic Medical Record to new staff.
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate education programs.
  • Must be able to demonstrate competency in leadership skills, in learning/ facilitation, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge/skills in needs assessment, curriculum and materials development, implementation, and evaluation of education programs
  • Must be a dynamic, motivated and creative self-starter, who continuously keeps abreast of current trends in staff development and with own professional growth.

DESIRED for the position:

  • Master's degree
  • Prior experience with Learning Management System (LMS) and creating web-based training
  • One year in a leadership or teaching role or equivalent.

Keywords: Evergreen Healthcare, Kirkland , Clinical Therapy Educator, Hospice and Home Health Admin (40hrs/wk, Days), Other , Kirkland, Washington

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