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Nurse Education Specialist III

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Nurse Education Specialist III

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by teaching multiple pieces of content, including clinical and evidence-based practice related content as well as highly technical content to Mercy employees. The Education Specialist III is comfortable speaking in front of small and large groups and understands basic adult learning principles. The Education Specialist III is an expert in simulation technology and is passionate about enhancing the knowledge and skills of all Mercy Medical Center employees.

•RN LICENSE REQUIRED.  Full time (36 hours per week).  The position works .6 fte in Organizational Development as an Educator (in the Med/Surg area) and will work .3 fte as a nurse in the Med/Surg area.

Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions:
•Designs, delivers and evaluates multiple pieces of clinical and evidence-based education for adults.
•Educates all levels of the organization on clinical best practices.
•Facilitates annual skills labs and patient care services orientation sessions
•Analyzes trend data and designs educational initiatives to improve outcomes and patient care
•Facilitates both large and small group sessions, is able to communicate to diverse populations and learners
•Possesses knowledge of and can demonstrate skill in using simulation training equipment pertinent to the healthcare environment
•Completes department needs assessments to pinpoint educational needs and designs programs to meet those needs
•Mentors other education team members in simulation and program design and evaluation

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Excellent written and oral communication skills
•Excellent presentation skills, excellent customer relation skills
•Ability to establish rapport with hospital staff and management level staff
•Self-starter; ability to initiate projects, plan own activities and make decisions within the framework of the responsibility and authority of the job.
•Must possess self-confidence in ability to facilitate &/or teach both large and small groups.
•Serve as positive role model and function as a change agent in creating a preferred future for staff development and continuing education.
•Ability to operate audiovisual equipment, including slide projects, overhead projectors and PowerPoint applications, etc.
•Proficient in the Microsoft office applications of Outlook and Word, and willing to learn PowerPoint and Excel as well as the hospital based Meditech system. In addition, will need to be proficient in the use of EdTrack tracking system and other applications specific to Education Department use
•Knowledge and experience with computer based learning software desired but not required.

Professional Experience- Required vs. Preferred:
•Experience practicing as a health care professional or educator for 5 or more years is required.
•Previous experience in an education role is preferred.

Education-Required vs. Preferred:
•Bachelor's Degree or minimum of 15 years relevant experience, required
•Master's Degree, preferred

Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred:
•CNE or NPD, CPLP Certification preferred

To learn more about this opportunity or to apply visit:

Mercy Medical Center
701 10th St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Posted 04/18/17

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