Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Education Specialist - Part-Time
Job ID: 689817
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Passavant
Department: Nursing Education
Location: 9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237

Description

UPMC Passavant is currently hiring a Limited Part-Time Clinical Education Specialist to help support the McCandless location. This position can expect to work between 16-24 hours over a two week period.

 

UPMC hospitals are national leaders in nursing practice and innovation. Our nurses are not only talented caregivers, they are dedicated professionals with a commitment to continued growth and clinical excellence.

 

As a Clinical Education Specialist, you will be central to our staff’s training, orientation, and development by providing top quality nursing education as well as hands-on educational support for our nursing staff and patients. Your enthusiasm for lifelong learning will inspire our nurses to stay at the top of their field by promoting active skill-building and knowledge of current methods and best practices.

 

A perfect advancement opportunity for the RN with creative aptitude and a passion for communication, the Clinical Education Specialist is by turns a teacher, mentor, and coach who works to improve patient care from the ground up through engaging and inclusive trainings, presentations, and education initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively participates in department or practice-specific quality improvement efforts. Identifies opportunity for quality improvement to colleagues and management. Utilizes research and evidence-based practice to support improvement in clinical care: identifies research issues or articles related to clinical specialty or areas of interest Facilitates/mentors staff for projects/EBP/research activities. Promotes best practice dissemination (presentations, publications, etc.)
  • Demonstrate awareness of the impact of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department and organization. Take a leading role in major hospital-wide projects. Assume responsibility for complex assignments and view problems as challenges. Apply creative and innovative strategies in problem solving to achieve desired goals. Facilitates student experiences as appropriate. Develops clinical specialty courses to meet nursing needs. Provides council or specialty project leadership.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive communication. Extends trust by acknowledging the contributions of others; listens first, creates transparency in communications, confronts reality, and clarifies expectations. Conveys information and ideas clearly through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message. Perform related duties as required
  • Facilitates orientation and general continuing education programs. Utilize nursing process in teaching staff how to manage the care of patients including assessment, interdisciplinary planning, implementation, evaluation of patient care, teaching and discharge planning. Lead in the development of standards of nursing care and nursing policies. Identify, communicate and respond to meet the learning needs of nursing staff. Develop, implement and evaluate orientation and continuing education programs based on learning needs, clinical priorities and organizational resources. Facilitate staff initiatives to improve patient care. Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions. Promotes patient education. Serve as a clinical practice resource.
  • Receive feedback and direction constructively. Serve as a formal and informal mentor for new staff members and mentor new preceptors to be successful in their role. Serve as a resource/consultant for patients, nursing staff and other disciplines in area of specialty. Participate in department-based Performance Improvement projects. Participate in self-review. Improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs. Demonstrate a high level of initiative, work independently, and establish priorities to meet department and organizational goals. Obtain and maintain appropriate certifications. Participate in professional and community organizations. Supports educational needs assessments. Demonstrates professional coaching and feedback skills.

Qualifications

  • MSN or Masters in related field; if masters in related field required, BSN required
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience
  • Relevant teaching experience highly preferred
  • Medical/Surgical or ED/ICU clinical background preferred
  • ACLS and/or BLS Instructor preferred

  • Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse license. CPR certification required. UPMC approved certification preferred CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

    • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
    • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
    • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
    • Registered Nurse
    • Registered Nurse

    UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    Salary Range: $28.10 to $46.35

    Union Position: No

    At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

    QUALITY & SAFETY
    DIGNITY & RESPECT
    CARING & LISTENING
    RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
    EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

    UPMC provides a total rewards package that can help you achieve the goals you have for your career and your personal life. Whether you want to learn a new skill through a training course, reach personal health and wellness targets, become more involved in your community, or follow a career path that provides you with the right experience to be successful, UPMC can help you get to where you want to be.



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