Regional Education Coordinator
1. Coordinates the development of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) educational initiatives aimed at teaching the healthcare team. 2. Assures that providers are aware of and understand new clinical care standards of practice for traumatic brain injury. 3. Works collaboratively with the Office of Clinical Initiatives in providing educational opportunities for the multi-disciplinary team involved in the care of military and veterans with TBI. 4. Delivers education programs and/or provides information on TBI to service members, veterans, families and civilians 5. Develops education programs tailored to target audiences. 6. Provides consultation to military and veterans sites related to TBI educational issues. 7. Conducts outreach activities within region to develop opportunities to provide TBI education and information about DVBIC programs/services. 8. Serves as a resource for information and education on TBI at the site and for the region (covering four states).9. Integrates principles of adult learning into strategies to develop and deliver various education products to teach clinicians/service members and families about TBI.10. Adheres to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy. 11. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills which may include: speaking before large groups of professionals, business/civic organizations as well as speaking with diverse groups of service members, veterans, families and community groups. 12. Utilizes appropriate lines of authority for approval of education activities. 13. Demonstrates accountability for practice through planned and continuous professional growth and development.14. Coordinates continuing education functions and departmental events.
"DVBIC was founded in 1992, largely in response to the first Persian Gulf War, under the name Defense and Veterans Head Injury Program. At that time, its goal was to integrate specialized TBI care, research and education across military and veteran medical care systems. Twenty years later we are a network of 18 centers, operating out of 11 military treatment facilities, five VA polytrauma hospitals and two civilian rehabilitation centers. The specific activities vary at each site and include research, helping service members, veterans and their families find and use the right services for their needs, providing education in military and civilian settings, providing direct care to service members, and assessing TBI injury data."