Ascension Health Clinical Educator, Respiratory Therapy in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Job ID: 256369

Clinical Educator, Respiratory Therapy

Tulsa, Oklahoma


Additional Job Information

Title: Clinical Educator, Respiratory Therapy

City, State: Tulsa, OK

Location: St. John Medical Center

Additional Job Details: FT, Days

About Us

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2017, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 165,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 153 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Clinical Educator, Respiratory Therapy delivers, assesses, plans, implements and evaluates Clinical Professional Development programs to support clinical care provider learning in support of the Quadruple Aim and clinical care priorities.


  • Collaborates on the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical learning delivery, programs, and performance processes that support core clinical competency across the market.

  • Stewards exceptional, standardized, curriculum, content, and learning experiences for achievement of Quadruple Aim, scorecard goals, and reduction of clinical variation.

  • Empowers, promotes, and maintains a healing and caring environment that values all relationships.

  • Serves on specialty unit and organizational committees, councils, and teams, as well as participates in professional organizations.

  • Identifies, translates, and communicates clinical professional development needs and information from system, specialty, and unit groups.

  • Engages with care providers and unit leadership teams to identify and establish best practices to support the Quadruple Aim.

  • Partners with managers, and key stakeholders to support development and deployment of clinical performance and professional competency solutions.

  • Serves as a program educator for design and delivery of Clinical Professional Development programs to meet organization goals through National and Regional competency alignment and clinical program delivery.

  • Aligns performance and competency standards for interprofessional programs to support practice at the highest extent of licensure.

  • Serves as a resource for staff in areas of program development, clinical practice, and clinical professional development.

  • Delivers learning programs to meet nursing, allied health, and pharmacy education competency standards.

  • Participates in the coordination and continuity of onboarding, orientation, fellowship, and preceptor programs.

  • Collaborates with key stakeholders to inform the design of effective clinical learning programs, design curriculum competency access, and empower standard behavior expectations of care providers.

  • Influences the alignment of clinical competency requirements across Markets and work streams to support the elimination of education disparities across the organization.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's Level Degree required.

  • Licensed Registered Nurse, allied health specialist, or similar patient care education experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Level Degree in relevant field preferred.

  • Experience with the full spectrum of clinical professional development to include interprofessional simulation programs, clinical libraries, and continuing education credentialing processes preferred.

Effectiveness in this role requires in depth knowledge of/experience with:

  • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.

  • Education leadership experience in a Healthcare setting.

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration

  • Organizational transformation and change management

  • Operational integration, engagement and consensus development

  • Communication and translation of complex concepts and technical detail for generalized consumption by stakeholders

  • Knowledge of the English language (including structure, content, spelling, rules of composition, and grammar)

  • Knowledge of health care and hospital operations

  • Knowledge of statistics, data collection, analysis, and data presentation

  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations and accreditation standards

  • Knowledge of business and management principles

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software products

  • Knowledge of confidentiality standards

  • Knowledge of HIPAA compliance standards

  • Ability to actively listen

  • Ability to critically think

  • Ability to lead others

  • Ability to coach and mentor

  • Ability to work as a team and with peers

  • Ability to think strategically and tactfully

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines

  • Skilled in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines

  • Skilled in real-time decision-making

  • Skilled in written and verbal communication

  • Skilled in problem solving

  • Skilled in multi-tasking and managing multiple projects

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