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Service Line Clinical Nurse Educator

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 94
Job Family: Nursing - Specialty
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 51011028331502-Nursing - Other
Location: Atrium Corporate Operations


Job Summary

Masters prepared nurse who applies clinical expertise in evidence-based nursing practice within a specialty area and function in the following roles: clinical expert, educator, system thinker, change agent, and innovator. Provides guidance and support in problem solving, professional development and transition from student to registered nurse. Supports system-wide Nurse Mentor program development, maintenance and integration of new graduate nurses into mentor programs on completion of nurse residency. Must have a strong Medical-Surgical background. Experience in either Maternal Newborn or Pediatric settings considered a plus. Experience in formalized simulation preferred and a minimum of two years of experience in a formalized nursing education setting.

Essential Functions

Develops a systematic education plan and evaluates overall nursing staff development programs in response to patient and healthcare trends, regulatory requirements, and strategic priorities of the organization.

Synthesizes literature and research findings to design interventions for selected problems or populations and promotes staff knowledge and skill in research and evidence-based process and the application of these findings in practice.

  •  Supervises staff in unit educator role and participates in their annual performance review.
  • Provides educational consultation and services across the continuum in area of specialty.
  • Assesses as learning styles and creates educational programs and materials based on assessment of population to be educated.
  • Conducts annual education needs assessment utilizing multiple data sources. Analyzes and makes recommendations regarding priorities.
  • Coaches and mentors unit educators and staff in the development of education skills (curriculum development, adult learning principles, evaluation etc.)
  • Develops educational effectiveness measures for all programs and outcome measures for selected programs.
  • Participates in selection of preceptors. Coaches preceptors on skill development and provide continuing education. Provides ongoing feedback and gives input into annual performance evaluation.
  • Utilizes multiple education modalities and leverages use of technology to provide the most cost effective and efficient programs
  • Provides cost analysis for all education and manages related resource utilization.
  • Participates in facility wide program development 
Physical Requirements

Frequent moderate lifting, pulling, pushing and carrying. Frequent walking, standing, stooping and reaching. Must be able to travel throughout hospital campuses and offsite properties. General hospital office environment with exposure to chemicals, pathogens and patient body fluids. Environment is climate controlled. Subject to long and irregular hours.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse by the N.C. Board of Nursing. Master's in Nursing, Nursing Education or Health Care Administration required. Must show evidence of job-specific competencies. Minimum three years clinical experience as a Registered Nurse in a practice area. Knowledge of adult learning principles, curriculum and program development, program evaluation, self-learning modules. Proficient at Microsoft Office programs and use of AV equipment. Certification in practice area preferred and must be achieved within two years of hire date. Life Support Instructor Certification may be required based on the needs of the patient population served.