Education Specialist II / RN - Nurse Educator

Mercy Medical Center

This is a Nurse Educator position supporting Med-Surgical Units
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 II/RN is comfortable speaking in front of small and large groups and understands basic adult learning principles. The Education Specialist II/RN is an expert in simulation technology and is passionate about enhancing the knowledge and skills of all Mercy Medical Center employees.  Will also work as a bedside nurse on assigned unit as needed.
Job Duties
  • 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
  • Works as a bedside nurse on specific unit per a schedule mutually agreed upon.
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, Word, Excel, and willing to learn PowerPoint as well as the hospital based systems.
  • Knowledge and experience with computer based learning software desired but not required.
  • Must maintain competencies within their assigned unit(s).
Professional Experience
  • Experience practicing as a health care professional or educator for 5 or more years is required.
  • Previous experience in an education role is preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Iowa required.
  • CNE or NPD, CPLP Certification preferred.
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
  • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse and Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required. Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Organizational Development
Schedule: Full Time, Day, 8-5 M-F

Job ID: 80822

Posted 15 days ago

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