Emergency Department Clinical Educator, Education & Learning Services, FT

Professional Lawrence, Kansas


Description


  1. I. JOB SUMMARY
    The Clinical Educator functions as a professional who assumes responsibility and accountability for assessing, developing and implementing strategies and programs designed to meet the health care education needs of the LMH community.
    ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Supervises and provides training to PRN instructors that assist in teaching certification classes to ensure high quality courses are being taught at LMH.
  2. Assesses LMH staff educational needs and develops programs to meet those needs.
  3. Mentors new clinical staff so they have the resources and the knowledge to perform their role at a high level.
  4. Collaborates with clinical departments to identify any educational gaps at LMH.
  5. Provides educational opportunities that are open to all departments at LMH.
  6. Attends meetings to stay in tuned with the educational needs of the staff at LMH.
  7. Creates new learning opportunities using a variety of teaching methods in an effort to reach all audiences.
  8. Schedules courses so that staff have opportunities to maintain necessary certifications.
  9. Promotes teamwork and collaborates with other members of the health care team, including community agencies, to deliver educational services.
  10. Possesses excellent presentation and teaching skills, superior verbal and written communication skills and appropriate interpersonal skills.
  11. Demonstrates knowledge of educational tools (i.e. computer, audiovisual equipment etc.), and a variety of age-specific teaching and learning principles and skills.
  12. Maintains effective public relations with news media, hospital staff, physicians, patients, vendors, volunteers and the public.
  13. Able to prioritize and handle multiple projects, work independently and under deadline pressure.
  14. Performs other duties as needed or assigned.  
  1. JOB QUALIFICATIONS
    Required:
  • Registered Nurse
  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Education emphasis or Registered Nurse with teaching experience   

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree
  1. BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS (common to all positions)       
    I.    JOB SUMMARY
    The Clinical Documentation Specialist is responsible for improving the overall quality and completeness of clinical documentation.  This position facilitates modifications to clinical documentation through extensive interaction with physicians, nursing staff, other patient caregivers, and medical records coding staff to ensure that appropriate reimbursement is received for the level of service rendered to all patients with a DRG based payor (Medicare, Medicaid, Other payors).  


    II.    ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
    a.    Facilitates modifications to clinical documentation to ensure that appropriate reimbursement is received for the level of service rendered to all patients with DRG based payor (Medicare, Medicaid, Other payors as specified).
    b.    Demonstrates knowledge of DRG payor issues, documentation opportunities, clinical documentation requirements, and referral policies and procedures.
    c.    Improves the overall quality and completeness of clinical documentation by performing admission/continued stay reviews using Compliant Documentation Program Management (CDMP) guidelines.
    d.    Facilitates concurrent documentation from all disciplines (physicians, case managers, discharge planners, nurses, etc.) to capture best practice Quality Indicators for specific diagnoses (currently including Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Pneumonia, and Surgical Infection Prevention) to support the CMS/JCAHO Hospital Quality Alliance.
    e.    Ensures the accuracy and completeness of clinical information used for measuring and reporting physician and medical center outcomes.
    f.    Assists in screening process, making referrals, interacting with case managers and clinical nurse specialist to ensure continuity of patient care as needed.
    g.    Process discharges by updating the DRG Worksheet and Quality Worksheet to reflect any changes in status, procedures/treatments, and conferring with physician to finalize diagnoses and documentation of quality measures.
    h.    Educates all internal customers on compliant documentation opportunities, coding and reimbursement issues, as well as performance improvement methodologies.
    i.    Conducts follow-up reviews of clinical documentation to ensure points of clarification have been recorded in the patient’s chart, reviews clinical issues with coding staff to assign a working DRG.
    j.    Assists with management of tracking software and serves as a member of the CDMP Task Force.
    k.    Assists with special projects as needed and performs other duties as assigned.
    l.    Educates all members of the patient care team on an ongoing basis.


    III.    JOB QUALIFICATIONS
    Required:   
     
    o    Registered Nurse
    o    Current Registered Nurse License in the State of Kansas        
        
    Preferred:     
    o    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    o    Minimum years of experience: 5 years recent clinical experience in a hospital setting
    o    Utilization review or coding experience    
                     
     IV.    Behavioral Expectations   
  • Patient 1st – We consider the patient first in everything we do.
  • Better Together – We are part of the LMH team that works together to achieve excellence.
  • Speak Up – We embrace a transparent culture of open, respectful communication where ideas are valued and solutions are created.
  • Innovate! – We actively explore new ideas and approach change with agility and an open mind.
  • Own It/Solve It – We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and we collaborate for solutions.
  • In Joy – We create a workplace that is both fun and meaningful.

At LMH Health we value inclusion and diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all to apply.  Employment is decided on the basis of experience and qualifications that meet the business need.