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Clinical Nurse Educator (OBAT TTA)

Company: Boston Medical Center
Location: Boston
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description The Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) team in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center seeks a highly motivated individual to provide high-skilled clinical education to community health care teams across the state of Massachusetts as part of a large multi-site clinical trial. This position will sit within the Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit, an academic unit at BMC/ Boston University School of Medicine, part of the Grayken Center for Addiction, that conducts research, educates health professionals, provides health care, builds capacity and informs clinical and public health practice and policy to improve the lives of people with unhealthy alcohol and other drug use. The OBAT TTA Clinical Nurse Educator will report to the Director of OBAT TTA, in addition to other senior leadership, including the study Principal Investigator. BMC provides some of the most sought-after addiction treatment services in the area and is a national leader in addiction treatment, education, research and training. BMC operates the largest opioid treatment program in New England, using a nationally recognized and nationally replicated model. Since 2007, BMC has been funded by the MA Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, to provide training and technical assistance (TTA) for the State Technical Assistance Treatment Expansion (STATE) OBAT Program. The goal of the STATE OBAT Program is to expand BMC's collaborative care OBAT model to community health centers (CHCs) and other providers across MA. BMC's OBAT model has proven to be highly effective at improving patient outcomes by expanding access to life-saving medications for addiction. BMC OBAT TTA offers free addiction training across Massachusetts for health care and social service teams to ensure patients across the state have access to the best treatment possible inside their own communities. OBAT TTA uses a range of educational delivery mechanisms including, standardized state and regional trainings, conferences, virtual meetings and trainings and onsite trainings and technical assistance. Training and technical assistance efforts at BMC are rapidly expanding on the local, state and national level including provision of technical assistance to multiple clinical trials utilizing BMC's nurse care manager OBAT model and several addiction-related Project ECHOs. The OBAT TTA Nurse Clinical Educator will an integral part of the training and technical assistance team, participating in the education of care team members each across the state involved in a large clinical trial. They will also play a key role in developing educational content, and format for delivery of that content to adults using adult learning theory. POSITION SUMMARY: The Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) team in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center seeks a highly motivated individual to provide high-skilled clinical education to community health care teams across the state of Massachusetts as part of a large multi-site clinical trial. This position will sit within the Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit, an academic unit at BMC/ Boston University School of Medicine, part of the Grayken Center for Addiction, that conducts research, educates health professionals, provides health care, builds capacity and informs clinical and public health practice and policy to improve the lives of people with unhealthy alcohol and other drug use. The OBAT TTA Clinical Nurse Educator will report to the Director of OBAT TTA, in addition to other senior leadership, including the study Principal Investigator. BMC provides some of the most sought-after addiction treatment services in the area and is a national leader in addiction treatment, education, research and training. BMC operates the largest opioid treatment program in New England, using a nationally recognized and nationally replicated model. Since 2007, BMC has been funded by the MA Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, to provide training and technical assistance (TTA) for the State Technical Assistance Treatment Expansion (STATE) OBAT Program. The goal of the STATE OBAT Program is to expand BMC's collaborative care OBAT model to community health centers (CHCs) and other providers across MA. BMC's OBAT model has proven to be highly effective at improving patient outcomes by expanding access to life-saving medications for addiction. BMC OBAT TTA offers free addiction training across Massachusetts for health care and social service teams to ensure patients across the state have access to the best treatment possible inside their own communities. OBAT TTA uses a range of educational delivery mechanisms including, standardized state and regional trainings, conferences, virtual meetings and trainings and onsite trainings and technical assistance. Training and technical assistance efforts at BMC are rapidly expanding on the local, state and national level including provision of technical assistance to multiple clinical trials utilizing BMC's nurse care manager OBAT model and several addiction-related Project ECHOs. The OBAT TTA Nurse Clinical Educator will an integral part of the training and technical assistance team, participating in the education of care team members each across the state involved in a large clinical trial. They will also play a key role in developing educational content, and format for delivery of that content to adults using adult learning theory. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES: Clinical Practice In collaboration with the nurse manager and provider partners participates in the assessment, implementation and evaluation of the clinical care and outcomes of specific patient populations at community sites Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team in the development and implementation of patient care policies, procedures, protocols, clinical guidelines, and standards of care. Ensures that clinical nursing staff is prepared to function effectively, efficiently in emergency/crisis situations. Ensures that the nursing staff can demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age groups of patients who are regularly served. Consults appropriate resources when patients outside regularly served age populations are present. In collaboration with the clinical leadership at community OBAT sites, role models professional practice behaviors through assisting with direct patient care, clinical decision making, counseling, and teaching to patients and families with complex or specialized care needs. Mentors and models leadership behavior Effective communication Effective collaboration Effective decision making Unit-based leadership (e.g., committees) Staff Development In collaboration with clinical leadership at community OBAT sites, participates in the design and implementation of methods to increase staff involvement with unit governance and goals. In collaboration with clinical leadership at community OBAT sites determines employee proficiency for patient care assignments. Provides timely constructive feedback regarding staff nurse performance, professional growth and development through clear, concise, and effective written and verbal communication Consultation Develops professional relationships within the community through effective networking and professional service that fosters a positive image for the nursing department, OBAT specialty service, and the institution as a whole. Available for nursing consults in areas of specialty for all nursing clinical areas and the organization. Consultant and change agent to community OBAT sites regarding patient population, new procedures, complex patient problems, advanced technology, clinical guidelines, implementation etc. Consultant to professional organizations in areas of specialty promoting a standard of excellence in nursing practice. Community Education Conducts formal and informal education to staff at sites in the community related to addiction clinical practice guidelines/standards, critical pathways, and quality improvement findings. Establishes, leads, and/or participates in appropriate educational forums to provide programs, teaching information, and evaluates and improves programming based on participant evaluation and quantitative measures (e.g., posttest, risk management trends). Develops and delivers specialty education on addiction to nurses, nursing students, physicians and other health care disciplines. Uses multiple venues to meet diverse learner preferences, such as face-to-face, programmed learning, web-based programs. Maintains and updates database of educational programs, staff competencies, etc. Collaborates with the staff of community sites to assess and identify the ongoing learning needs and competence level of nursing staff. Develops, implements, and evaluates outcomes of the training and technical assistance being delivered. Conduct ongoing assessment of patient population/client learning needs. Plans and provides appropriate educational programs to achieve identified patient population/client needs. Evaluates impact of educational sessions on patient care outcomes and/or professional development of staff. Assumes a leadership role in the development, use, and evaluation of patient educational materials. Stimulates clinical inquiry and critical thinking as evidenced by formulation of quality improvement and research utilization projects. Acts as mentor for the OBAT Team, and clinical research unit Research In collaboration with nursing colleagues utilize evidence to formulate and revise nursing practice standards. Directly/indirectly participate in clinical research in specialty area. Stimulates interest in developing research participation among staff/colleagues. Participates and adheres to study protocols related to implementation of OBAT at community sites Academic Incorporates translational research into nursing practice and fosters an atmosphere of intellectual curiosity. Supports the concept of life-long learning, critical inquiry and nursing excellence. Quality Improvement In collaboration with the OBAT TTA team analyzes systems, trends, and clinical pathway variances, and implements strategies to improve patient care/outcome. Maximizes efficiency of operational systems by: Evaluating the specialty service's clinical practice in relation to patient/family satisfaction. Participates in committees/task forces and organizational strategic planning committees to define, implement and communicate strategies for improvement. Professional Development Communicates clinical specialty knowledge through publication, role modeling, and sharing expertise with the professional community. Identifies own learning needs and assumes responsibility for maintaining current knowledge, competency, and expertise in area of specialty. Completes annual mandatory educational requirements, e.g., safety review, infection control standards, departmental/specialty competencies, and maintains appropriate credentialed status. Chairs and /or participates in various nursing and hospital committees, councils, or task force when requested or the need identified. Must adhere to all of BMC's RESPECT behavioral standards. (The above statements in this job description are intended to depict the general nature and level of work assigned to the employee(s) in this job. The above is not intended to represent an exhaustive list of accountable duties and responsibilities required). JOB REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in Nursing; masters degree preferred CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: Licensed to practice professional nursing as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts required. Certified in addiction nursing EXPERIENCE: At least 7 years providing addictions nursing in clinical settings and 3 or more years providing nursing education; Leadership experience with the ability to work autonomously. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Basic Cardiac Life Support certification required. Demonstrated ability as an effective teacher/mentor. Able to communicate effectively with community health center, hospital employees, and research team members at all levels, including members of the health care team, staff nurses, nursing leadership, and other organizational members. Experience in educational program design, delivery and measurement of learning outcomes. Knowledge of community, and health resources, particularly addiction related resources and supports. Effective verbal and written communication skills in a multidisciplinary environment and appropriate to the patient populations served. Self-directed, self-starter and able to implement new programs. Demonstrated ability as an effective leader. Ability to provide education to staff, physician, and auxiliary staff Organizational skills to set priorities and efficiently complete assigned workload. Physical ability to meet core job responsibilities in accordance with practice setting demands for the patient populations regularly served. Ability to manage stress due to critical patient care issues, changing organizational climate and personnel issues. Ability to promote the change process. Application and promotion of problem solving and creative thinking skills. Ability to critique development of staff and provide meaningful feedback. Prioritizing and meeting competing demands/requirements of setting. Computer skills in Microsoft application, electronic medical records, e-mail, internet access. We will provide consistently excellent and accessible health services to all in need of care regardless of status or ability to pay - exceptional care, without exception. Boston Medical Center participates in the Electronic Employment Verification, Program. As an E-Verify employer, all employees are also subject to completing a background check. Boston Medical Center's policy is to ensure equal employment opportunities for all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic. We view the principle of equal employment opportunity as a vital element in the employment process and as a hallmark of good management. BMC is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to ************************* or call ************ to let us know the nature of your request.

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