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Regional Nurse Educator

  • Innomar Strategies Inc.
  • 1075 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2M6, Canada
  • Mar 30, 2021

Job Description

Are you looking to make a difference in a patient’s life?  At AmerisourceBergen, you will find an innovative culture that is patient focused and dedicated to making a difference.  As an organization, we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Education and Training, the Regional Nurse Educator is responsible for supporting our Field Nurses and Nursing and Clinic management team by demonstrating clinical excellence in the delivery of nursing education. The Regional Nurse Educator is responsible for supporting Field Nurses by providing training/education on specialized clinical practice skills in infusion/injection/oral therapies and providing ongoing education and training on oncology, auto-immune, rare disease and/or other disease states. This includes collaborative education projects involving disease state curriculum design and delivery. The Regional Nurse Educator plays a key role in both remote and on-site clinical support of Field Nurse learning in therapeutic areas and practical application of knowledge to ensure safe and competent nursing practice. In this role, the Regional Nurse Educator should act as a support mechanism for field nurses, Business Area Managers and Directors of Nursing.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Accountable for creation and ongoing development of training standards, documents, policies and processes for any new initiatives in collaboration with Nursing leadership
  • Acts as a resource for all Field Nurses and BAMs to grow in proficiency and confidence regarding molecule specific standard operating procedures, work instructions and disease state.
  • Provides both remote and on-site clinical guidance to Field Nurses to integrate new knowledge, information and best practices into real time patient care delivery with a focus on Patient Support Programs and Innomar Clinics Program.
    Participates regularly in telephone consultations and/or web-based meetings/training sessions with Field Nurses within their geographical area or across Canada within their scope of practice and licensure.
     
  • Develops expert knowledge on the administration of biologics, specialty biologics, biosimilars and specialty generic drugs by actively participating in all launch and client-provided education seminars as well as self-directed study, with a focus on disease state and clinical skill.
  • Works collaboratively with peers and other departments to ensure efficiencies are realized with product and disease state training for each new molecule launch, including decision-making for cost-effective nursing supplies and practices
  • On a weekly or bi-weekly basis, collaborates with designated BAM/IBU to assess training needs specific to that IBU/region and then creates and delivers training, including remedial training plans or re-training of nurses returning from leave
  • In collaboration with the Nursing Leadership team, develops and implements patient education tools, nursing educational materials, nursing competency assessment tools, evaluation tools and critical thinking case studies reflecting evidence informed practices that support remote learning
  • Works collaboratively with other Regional Nurse Educators and Business Area Managers to support Innomar’s Field Nurse Preceptorship program by providing tools and training to new Preceptors, participating in the selection of nurses for preceptor roles
  • In collaboration with Business Area Managers, is responsible for the design and ongoing development of competency requirements for Innomar’s Field Nurse Preceptorship program and contributes to the ongoing evaluation of preceptors in their role
  • Drives standardization of nursing practice and processes through ongoing research into best practices, and takes leadership in the development of nursing Policies, Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions and Forms
  • Takes leadership in creation of Quality and Best Practice cross-functional committees, terms of reference and agendas to support interdisciplinary collaboration and decision-making on best nursing practices for Innomar
  • Works collaboratively with other Regional Nurse Educators and Business Area Managers to review CAPAs, attend or review audits, review incident reports and patient complaints to determine training gaps and recommend practice solutions
  • Participates in the remote Nursing Department Orientation, including 1:1 or group sessions with new BAMs or Field Nurses; activities may include on-site when required
  • Attends career and job fairs, RN/LPN College annual conferences and patient associations to support recruitment and promote the Innomar brand
  • Attends therapeutic area conferences based on business needs, and presents at conferences based on subject matter expertise, as appropriate
  • In partnership with RBLs and BAMs, supports KOLs and drives Innomar’s brand presence through delivery of patient education to their therapeutic patient groups, based on own subject matter expertise
  • Acts as a resource to clients to support new initiatives or fill training gaps identified by the client.
  • Acts as the face of the organization through appearance, attitude, and communication when in client and professional settings, such as conferences, train the trainer sessions, and meetings with KOLs etc.
  • Monitors updates within provincial legislations, clinical requirements and industry trends
  • Actively participates in Nursing team and interdepartmental meetings
  • At times may be called upon to consult with physicians, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients regarding education and implementation of product specific programs
  • Flexibility in order to provide services for pre-scheduled meetings, training sessions, mentorship/support activities, and occasional last-minute requests, in-person, webinar or videoconference when required
  • Be available to travel to attend in-person Innomar office meetings and at other meeting locations
  • Be available to travel by car, bus or plane to support specific on-site education and training projects in clinics or homecare settings with Field Nurses within their Region or nationally; may be patient-facing
  • Adheres to professional nursing standards as prescribed by their respective College and professional association and all company policies
  • Develops and demonstrates expanding expertise in all therapeutic areas of interest to Innomar
  • Performs related duties and tasks as required
  • May be required to be on standby/ on call as part of this role

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Qualified registered nurse in the province of residence (valid provincial license from the College of Nurses)
  • Healthcare provider CPR certificate required
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse with experience being a nurse educator, clinical resource or preceptor to other health care professionals
  • 3 years of regular IV initiation and infusion experience
  • Experience in a critical care, emergency, acute care inpatient/outpatient or homecare setting are considered assets
  • ACLS, CVAA Certification, and central venous line/port experience are required
  • Specialty certifications in therapeutic areas such as oncology and immunology are an asset
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, and car insurance

MINIMUM SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exceptional ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Effective interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Effective organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Strong ability to consistently meet deadlines and prioritize
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; ability to resolve issues effectively and efficiently
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Bilingual skills in EN and FR an asset
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office Programs
  • Ability to Travel up to 20% within their Region for dedicated on-site projects; may include national travel to support other Regions
  • Able to work autonomously with little supervision
  • Makes decisions using sound clinical judgment and takes initiative with minimal direction
  • Manages multiple competing priorities to meet established deadlines demonstrating organizational savvy, business acumen and quality work/project results.

We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes benefit programs that are comprehensive, diverse and designed to meet the various needs across our associate population.

  • Healthcare for associates and eligible dependents, same-sex and domestic partners
  • Paid time off, including vacations and holidays
  • Paid volunteer time off
  • Life insurance and disability protection
  • Pet insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Retirement benefits and more…

Throughout our global footprint and various business units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we offer. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contributions. Specific benefit offerings may vary by location, position and/or business unit.


AmerisourceBergen is a publicly traded Fortune 10 global healthcare solutions company and is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical services companies. Powered by our associates around the world, we provide pharmaceutical products and business solutions that improve access to care.  We operate the backbone of the healthcare supply chain. We drive the future of local care delivery.  We guide medical innovations to market.  We create healthier futures.