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At McLane Children’s in Temple, TX, I work three 12 hour shifts as a charge nurse, but I do not have a patient load. I do help with procedures, charting (admissions/discharges/care plans), medications, etc. as needed for workflow. My role is half clinical educator (Nursing Professional Development) and half charge nurse so I split my time: 36 hours per pay period as charge, 40 as educator. I actually prefer this. While it is hectic and difficult sometimes to keep it all straight doing both things, I really like keeping up my skills and knowledge of what is happening on the floor, and I feel like the staff respect me more for it. If I need more education time to hold classes, internship, residency, chemo, clinical coach etc. , I can either charge to unit education or go above my 40 with approval. It has never been a problem and I have been doing this since 2009. I have a system of scheduling and it works.
Kelly Horn, MSN, RN, CPON
Clinical Educator/Charge Nurse
Pediatric Medical Surgical Unit
McLane Children’s Medical Center
Temple, Texas 76502
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Hi Michael, At Cincinnati Children’s the educator is required to work 8 hours every 2 weeks in a clinical role taking patients.
I am also interested in hearing the clinical requirement for educators at other institutions. Thanks, Keith
—————————— Keith Israel MSN, RN, CPON® | Education Specialist II Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute Inpatient Hematology/Oncology Keith.Israel@cchmc.org
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