Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Education Specialist - Education Staff Development
Job ID: 728437
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: M-F 7:30a-4p
Shift: Day Job
Department: Education Staff Devlopmt
Location: 104 East Second St, Erie PA 16507


UPMC Hamot, a Magnet designated Level II Trauma facility, is currently hiring a Full-Time Clinical Education Specialist to support the Education Staff Development. 

The Clinical Education Specialist, a professional registered nurse, has the authority, responsibility and accountability for delivery of nursing education. The Clinical Education Specialist applies expert knowledge and skills to provide the educational support needed to achieve quality patient care outcomes. The Clinical Education Specialist must demonstrate the knowledge and educational skills necessary to assess, plan and provide the educational programs that are required.

Candidate must be able to work independently, be flexible and have strong communication skills. Responsibilities include coordination of pct orientation and Eagles nest program. General education duties include teaching and facilitating educational offerings, competencies, BLS, ACLS, and community outreach health related programs.

  • 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.


  • MSN or Masters in related field; if masters in related field required
  • BSN required 
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience
  • Relevant teaching experience

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
  • Registered Nurse

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

Salary Range: $26.19 to $43.13

Union Position: No

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