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Staff Developer - Clinical Education

at Northern Light Health

Posted: 9/24/2019
Job Reference #: 1025011

Job Description


The Aroostook Medical Center

Clinical Education

Casual Part Time (TAMC)




Contact: Gina Ritchie


MOAB Instructor assesses the clinical staff's educational needs and provides education related to all aspects of MOAB to staff. First and foremost, the MOAB instructor is a clinical expert with talent for sharing their knowledge in management of aggressive behavior.


The MOAB Instructor

a. Coordinates and/or assists with MOAB courses which are required to maintain competency.

b. Assists with monitoring inventory of supplies and books.

c. Accepts responsibility for professional growth and development.

d. Demonstrates a commitment to the philosophy and objectives of the A.R. Gould Hospital's organization.

e. Maintains educational expertise in MOAB and keeping instructor certification up to date.


  1. Performs other work related duties as assigned.
  2. Holds primary clinical position in another department within the organization.


MOABInstructor Credential


Variable works chedule requires business hours with some evening and/or weekend work to meet organizational needs. May be required to work with night staff after hours.


1. Comfort and expertise presenting standardized curriculum material and content to groups

2. Good interpersonal skills, teamwork and organizational skills

3. Effective collaborative, problemsolving skills

4. High School diploma or equivalent.


MOAB requires physical, hands on activities aimed at disarming and defusing potential volatile situations. The MOAB instructor must be fit and have the physical stamina to demonstrate all physical skills outlined in the most recent Management of Aggressive Behavior Manuals. Hands-on skills include: escorts, resistive escorts, and defensive tactics for guns, edged weapons and chokeholds (see for moredetails. The following lists outlines general physical demands for educators,with the understanding that the actual MOAB course requirements may exceed these.

1. Sitting. 1-3 hours/day.

2. Standing. 4-7 hours/day.

3. Walking. 4-7 hours/day

4. Lifting. 35-50 lbs with good body mechanics.

5. Twisting. Frequently, or 500-1000 twists/day.

6. Bending. 130-480 bends hours/day.

7. Squatting/Kneeling. 1-3 hours/day.

8. Endurance. Heavy energy requirements 7-9 mets.

9. Wrist Position. Extensive deviation.

10. Pinching. Frequent, 130-480 pinches per day.

11. Hand/Wrist Repetitions. 1000-2880/day or more.

12. Manual Dexterity. Frequent fine motor skills required.

13. Either Handedness. 70%- 100% of job cycle time.

14. Both Handedness. 70%-100% of job cycle time.

15. Sight. Requires corrected 20/20 near vision and minimal far vision.

16. Hearing. Can hear whispered voice at eight (8) feet (FAA class II).

17. Speech. Frequent clear speaking ability required.

18. Exposure to Infection. Minimal.


1. High/Low Temperature. Work environment 70 - 80?F.

2. Noise. Slight, occasionally fairly loud sounds.

3. Working with Others. Close association is frequent and compromises a major portion of the job.

4. Confined Spaces or Cramped Body Positions.Work in cramped positions/confined spaces (3-5 hours per week).

5. Body Injuries. Slight likelihood of significant traumatic injury - deep cuts, fractures or permanent disabling injuries.

6. Moving Objects. Slight likelihood of significant injury from moving objects.

7. Toxic Conditions. Slight likelihood of exposure to toxic conditions.

8. Working with Others. Great, association is frequent and comprises a major portion of the job.

9. Role Ambiguity. Slight, rarely is it not clear what others expect of the worker.


1. Problem-Solving Skills. Frequent problem-solving skills required.

2. Judgment/Assessment.Continuously assesses situations and determines corrective actions needed.

3. Supervision.Supervises 0 individuals and must perform functions involved with supervi­sion of employees in the particular department.

4. Reading/Comprehension.Must be able to read and comprehend greater than Grade 12 level of instructions.

5. Math/Arithmetic.Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide, perform fractions, and calculate percentages.


1. Composure Under Working Conditions(including demanding, and/or rude, resi­dents/staff/visitors). Must remain calm and exercise self-control inworking relation­ships with patients, staff, and visitors.

2. Coping Skills for Stresses Associated with Illness, Disability, Dying and/or Death. Works directly with persons who are or may become ill, disabled, or dying on a regular basis; may be present at the death bed and have to care for the body of the deceased; must possess skills to cope with stresses associated with illness, disability, dying, and death.


1. Willingness to work cooperatively is necessary.

2. Strong public relations and customer satisfaction motivation.