RN Clinical Educator- Staff Development

UnityPoint Health St. Lukes

Requisition ID
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
1026 A Ave NE
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids
Staff Development
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Primarily days
Work Type (Portal Searching)
As Needed


Description of Position:

Provide a “snapshot” or the principal purpose or focus of the position, consisting of no more than three to five sentences. This summary should provide enough information to differentiate the major function and activities of the position from those of other positions.

Collaborates with nursing leadership and education professionals to organize, implement and evaluate education programs to facilitate skill development, competency and proficiency of standards of care for the staff.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list). Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty. Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task. Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future. Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements.

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Clinical Excellence

·         Plan, develops, organize and facilitate ongoing education for team members – will assess educational needs of each team member, assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of educational offerings by using formal and informal teaching methods.



Employee Development

·         Collaborates with Professional Development colleagues to co-facilitate the Nurse Residency program for newly graduated nurses.

·         Mentors less experienced team members, guides professional behaviors by acting as a positive role model while adhering to the policies and procedures of the organization, demonstrates the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.


Quality Improvement

·         Collaborates with nursing leadership to support implementation of evidenced based practice into the department setting.

·         Demonstrates initiative to improve quality by striving to exceed expectations.

·         Facilitate program data collection and outcome tracking as appropriate.


Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

·         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·         Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·         Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·         Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·         Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·         Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

·         Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

·         Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

·         Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment: 


·         Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect.

·         Enthusiastically engage in our work.

·         Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

·         Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

·         Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

·         Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

·         Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

·         Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

·         Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

·         Have the courage to challenge the status quo.



Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.




Bachelor of Science in Nursing.




Currently enrolled in RN to BSN program with completion within two years of hire date.

Master’s degree in nursing.




Minimum of three years’ registered nurse experience

Five years registered nurse experience




Iowa RN license.



Specialty certification preferred.






Self-motivated, able to work independently with little oversight including demonstrated ability to meet the departments work schedule.


Demonstrates effective decision-making and problem-solving skills, flexibility, and the ability to take a leadership role in facilitating organizational change through partnerships with staff and managers.


Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.


Basic computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email and web browser.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Excellent interpersonal skills.


Manage priorities and deadlines.


Demonstrates the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.


Demonstrated knowledge of clinical skills related to patient safety.






Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.


Work will require travel to other UPH facilities. May drive UPH vehicle, rental or personal vehicle.


Performs additional job duties as assigned.


Job ID: 72425

Posted 21 days ago

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