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The only integrated delivery system for organ transplant services in North America, BC Transplant (BCT) is a leading comprehensive health care organization responsible for all aspects of organ donation and transplantation in BC. As part of the Provincial Health Services Authority, our impact can be felt in communities across BC where our specialized health care and outreach services are touching lives every day.

 

BCT is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence.  These include:  Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

 

 

Organ Donation Educator

Regular Full-Time

Vancouver, BC 

 

Reporting to the Clinical Operations Manager, Organ Donation, the BCT Organ Donation Educator is responsible for the development of new staff orientation and ongoing education for all Organ Donation and Hospital Development (ODHD) staff and is also responsible for providing direction and oversight of the ODHD team in the creation, development, integration and maintenance of all related organ donation education throughout the province. The educator will also provide continuing education guidance and advice to BCT management and staff.

 

The Clinical Educator promotes education practices that are consistent with established policies, standards and strategic directions of BC Transplant and PHSA. The incumbent will promote excellence in education, practice and research through leadership and mentorship of staff, clinicians, and stakeholders.

 

Key Accountabilities 

  • Oversees the development of orientation plans for new staff, including planning, coordinating, and updating/modifying orientation and preceptorship goals.
  • Teaches, evaluates, and provides feedback to new and existing staff on all aspects of clinical practice.
  • Maintains clinical competency in ODS through ongoing call responsibilities of 25%.
  • Develops, coordinates, and provides continuing education for ODHD team including leading the clinical best practice improvements to standard operating procedures (SOP) and other clinical process improvement initiatives.
  • Leads and participates in quality improvement and risk management activities, including oversight for the translation of new knowledge into clinical practice. This may include evaluating the effect of changes in patient care practice, generating recommendations for alternative approaches, providing education to staff as a result of Patient Safety & Learning System reports, recommending changes to selected policies, procedures or protocols, and drafting new and/or revised procedures, standards and criteria for the program in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Meets regularly with ODHD team and collaborates with individual employees to assess and identify learning needs to develop learning plans to improve clinical practice as required. Develops learning modules, resource documents and in-services for BCT staff and stakeholders and approves all clinical content for use externally to BCT by ODHD team members for accuracy, and alignment with identified learning objectives.
  • Acts as an external liaison with hospital staff, physicians and administrators to assist in the coordination of appropriate BCT support to meet mutually beneficial research, education, and quality improvement goals.
  • In consultation with the In-house Coordinators plans, develops, and evaluates educational requirements for all referral hospitals in BC. Liaises with key stakeholders to plan and design educational strategies to advance provincial organ donation in accordance with Accreditation Canada standards.
  • Initiates strategies to improve patient care using principles of continuous quality improvement and delivery of high quality educational services.
  • Applies new and emerging research to clinical practice (as appropriate) using critical thinking, decision making, and knowledge translation strategies
  • Adheres to the CRNBC standards of practice related to maintaining clinical and emotional fitness to practice, including taking initiative to ensure ongoing and appropriate professional development in the area of donation.
  • Supports ODHD team as an Organ Donor Specialist, with ongoing on-call responsibilities of 25%. 

Qualifications

 

Education, Training and Experience 

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Nursing or a related health professional designation and at least five (5) years of experience in an clinical educator role (ICU, ER) or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience in organ donation.
  • Current and valid registration with a professional body. 

Skills and Abilities 

  • Ability to assess  the learning needs of others, design curricula, develop education programs, teach and guide learners, and evaluate learning to implement evidence-based practice and research using adult learning principles.
  • Demonstrated collaborative leadership skills, expertise and in-depth knowledge of donation and transplant.
  • Excellent communication and critical thinking skills including the ability to provide conflict resolution guidance, and problem solving expertise.
  • Ability to function effectively within an interdisciplinary care team utilizing exceptional presentation skills reflecting clarity, credibility, and accuracy.
  • Knowledge of MS Office products such as Microsoft Word™, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel as requested to attend relevant meetings and conferences.
  • The ODT Educator is a role model for professionalism, and dedication to quality and safety throughout the donation-transplant continuum. 

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Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled. 

 

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PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit.  We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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