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Genesis Health System Clinical Educator in Davenport, Iowa

Position Title: Clinical Educator

Department: Pulmonary Services

Purpose: Ensures staff educational needs are identified and appropriately addressed, including but not limited to orientation of new hires and competencies. Develops annual educational calendar and summary of activities. Develops and ensures appropriate training on current and new equipment for both respiratory department and other GMC staff as deemed necessary. Serves as resource for exploring and deciding on necessary supplies and equipment. Serves as the department's education representative within and outside Genesis Medical Center. Selects and coordinates all facets involved in providing clinical internships for respiratory therapy students at Genesis Medical Center facilities. Serves as a liaison with academic program coordinators. Serves as a preceptor for clinical instructors. Serves as the liaison/mediator between students and clinical instructors as needed. Provides direct patient care.

Report To: Director, Respiratory Therapy & Acute Rehab Svs

Supervisory Responsibility: Direction: The job requires some accountability for scheduling, assigning or coordinating work. Employees check the quality of work and provide guidance, instruction, training and direction to others. Although the job does not require formal or official supervisory responsibility, the incumbent serves as group leader or acts in an informal "assistant supervisory" or "lead" role. In addition, the employee may be expected to provide information or suggestions on human resources matters.

Materials Responsibility: Limited: Work requires limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include supplies, equipment, inventories, small budgets, and other similar material assets. The employee has a limited amount of control over these resources. The cost of errors is also limited in terms of damage, waste or financial loss. Problems associated with material resources are not complex. The volume of resources may vary, but the level of difficulty in dealing with these resources is uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Patients, Families, and Significant Others

POSITION SPECIFICATION

Education: 2 year college program or equivalent experience

Field Of Study: Respiratory Care

Special Training: Basic Life Support

Training Preferred: ACLS, NRP, PALS

Licensure/Registration: RRT, RCP State of Iowa, RCP State of Illinois within 6 months

Experience: More than 3 years experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.

Working Conditions: There is very limited exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Some undesirable or unpleasant environmental characteristics may occur but the physical environment is generally safe and there is minimal health risk. No safety equipment or unusual precautions are required. The amount of time the employee may experience these minor adverse conditions would be limited to 10% or less of the work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes

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