The Asthma Clinical Practice Specialist will be responsible for:
Working with clinicians in different asthma clinics, helping to ensure that they are up to date on the latest asthma medication and therapies.
Providing education, leading quality improvement initiatives and working collaboratively with clinicians are key components of this position.
Providing education to nursing and medical staff re. asthma pathophysiology, medications, devices, and cutting edge treatments.
Developing systems that will streamline and improve care, metric collection and documentation related to asthma.
Creating and maintaining family asthma education sheets. Producing videos as needed.
Planning annual Allergy & Asthma conference. Creating agenda, inviting speakers, assisting with application for contact hours.
Identifying and leading Quality Improvements initiatives related to asthma. Co-chairing Asthma QI working group, working with Department of Pediatrics and clinics as projects arise. Co-chairing asthma clinical team committee and Asthma Executive committee. Coordinating community-based Asthma Swim Programs and planning annual World Asthma Day Community Health Fair. Applying for grants and dispersing funds as appropriate to support and enhance asthma care and initiatives.
Providing educational talks for the Community Education Initiative.
To qualify, you must have:
Current certification as an Asthma Educator (AE-C) by NAECB, National Asthma Educator Certified Board or in process of achieving certification as an asthma educator (AE-C). This certification must be achieved within 2 years from date of hire or transfer.
Five (5) years of experience as an RN, NP or RT; experience in education required.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a flexible schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.