Trillium Health Partners

  • Clinical Educator - 1A Inpatient Surgery

    System ID
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Credit Valley Hospital
    Number of Positions
  • Job Description


    Position: Clinical Educator - 1A Inpatient Surgery 

    File#: 2020-16361

    Status: Full Time (x1)

    Dept/Health System: Surgery and Perioperative Services - Credit Valley Hospital

    Posted: February 13, 2020

    Application Deadline: February 27, 2020



    * The location of any vacancy/position may be changed or reassigned as per operational needs


    Trillium Health Partners (THP) is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of the Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

    Our Mission: A New Kind of Health Care for a Healthier Community

    When we set out to build our vision and future, we connected with our community - patients, families, visitors, physicians, staff and volunteers. The foundational goals of our new strategic plan - quality, access and sustainability - anchor everything we do. Our mission for a new kind of health care is built on an inter-connected system of care organized around patients - inside and outside the hospital.

    At THP, we are relentless in providing high quality, compassionate care to our communities and take great pride in fostering an inclusive and accessible environment and we are all accountable for contributing to a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing and promoting excellence in patient care though advancing patient and staff safety. If you are passionate about what you do, motivated to improve the health of the community, committed to excellence, quality and patient safety we would like you to join our Better Together team!

    Position Summary:


    As a member of the Surgery and Perioperative program leadership team, the Clinical Educator role supports the Hospital’s strategic plan and corporate goals and objectives throughout the organization. The Clinical Educator functions as a practitioner, consultant, educator and facilitator for all members of the Surgery/Peri-Operative inter-professional and leadership teams and reports to the Director for Surgery & Perioperative Program. Key to this role is the identification of staff learning needs followed by the development and delivery of education as well as evaluation of employee and program performance. Apart from program specific responsibilities, the Clinical Educator provides consultation and support throughout the Hospital, and participates in Hospital-wide educational initiatives, working groups, or committees, as required.


    Job Description:

    •  Plan, deliver and evaluate orientation and continuing education to members of the perioperative and surgery clinic inter-professional team. 
    •  Collaborate with and support orientation preceptors to facilitate a successful clinical experience for new staff and the preceptor
    •  Monitor and evaluate individual integration of learning into clinical practice
    •  Partner with individual members of the inter-professional team to identify and recommend opportunities for improvement to comply with ORNAC standards, best practice and achieve clinical  excellence;
    •  Evaluate and monitor proper and safe use of clinical equipment;
    •  In partnership with the preceptors, arrange for the provision of education and competency testing for Delegated Controlled Acts, advanced nursing competencies and other surgical-specific skills
    •  Participate in organizational and Program committees as required
    •  Participate in regional educational and planning activities as required
    •  Participate in global (hospital wide) education and planning as required

    Key Qualifications:

    •  Current registration with the College of Nurses for Ontario
    •  Completion of a baccalaureate degree in a health related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience required; Masters degree preferred
    •  Formal education and experience in program planning and evaluation preferred
    •  Minimum of 5 years recent related Surgical experience and expert level Surgical clinical ability required
    •  Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of adult learning required, Certificate in Adult Education preferred
    •  Teaching experience in an adult learning environment strongly preferred
    •  Demonstrated consistency in:  approachability, clinical excellence, patience, respectful interactions and diplomacy
    •  Track record of excellence working individually and as a team member
    •  Demonstrated leadership skills and proven effectiveness as a mentor
    •  Demonstrated ability to excel during times of change and role-model effective change management
    •  Proven commitment to evidence-based practice and reflective practice
    •  Demonstrated knowledge of applicable Standards of Practice
    •  Competence with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel
    •  Commitment to organizational values including excellence, collaboration, accountability, respect, and compassion
    •  Excellent attendance and performance record required

    Internal Candidates who believe they possess the necessary qualifications and experience for this position and who have been in their current position for at least six (6) months are encouraged to apply.


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    Trillium Health Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing, based on our values compassion, excellence and courage.  To be Better Together, we commit to fostering a respectful workplace culture that promotes a safe and supportive environment for everyone who provides care, supports caregiving, receives care or visits the hospital.


     In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code Trillium Health Partners will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.


     All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


    Trillium Health Partners is identified under the French Language Services Act.


    We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 



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