Job Description

Location: St. Dominic Hospital
Employment Type: Full Time 80
Shift: Day
Other Shift Details: 8am to 5pm with occasional off shift hours
Job Code: 8882

Job Summary

The Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) provides staff development expertise as an educator, consultant, facilitator, change agent, leader and researcher across Patient Care Services.  Supports the development of the bedside nurse, and fosters empowerment through knowledge to achieve excellence through the delivery of evidenced based nursing practice.  Facilitates the educational process through assessment, development, planning, and implementation of identified educational programs, orientation programs, competency training, leadership development and continuing education.  In all of the CNE’s duties, collaborates and works with Organizational Development Educators and with other departments. 

Job Requirements

Minimum Education:  Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing.  Master’s in nursing or related healthcare field preferred. Must be enrolled in a Master's program within 1 year and completed within 2 years.


Minimum Work Experience:  Experience of greater than 5 years in nursing in an acute hospital setting.  Two years management experience or leadership related position preferred.


Required Skills:  Proficiency in applying advanced concepts, principles, and professional techniques in the provision of education to clinical employees as acquired through education and experience.

Needs good communication and problem solving skills with the ability to communicate abstract concepts to varied audiences.

Need basic computer skills with the ability to write and develop multimedia presentations.

Must have general office skills with the ability to compile statistics, establish and maintain filing systems, use appropriate telephone skills and research skills.

Requires active involvement in professional organizations in the community.

Must work with a variety of patient populations and staff that are providing care to a variety of patient populations.


Required Licenses:  Active state nursing license.  Current BLS; BLS and ACLS Instructor status preferred (applicant must obtain instructor status for BLS within two years of obtaining position).  Certification by an approved nursing professional organization (CCRN, ANCC, ENC) in a clinical field preferred (applicant must obtain certification within three years of accepting position). 

Organizational Expectations
Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.  Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.  Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience.  Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.  Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.  Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.  Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.  Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information.  Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization. Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.


Essential Functions
Prepares, organizes, directs, conduct and supervises programs for staff orientation/training and inservice education.  Assesses, seeks, and implements training opportunities in the organization.  Evaluates the effectiveness of programs using measurements, indicators, and participant and faculty feedback.  Participates in planning the curriculum content and course outline in conformance with program objectives and accreditation standards.  Lectures and gives classroom demonstrations on subjects and illustrates using audiovisual equipment, models, etc.  Observes and evaluates staff performance in actual situations, and assists, guides and instructs as necessary.  Prepares assignments and examinations to determine staff progress. Maintains all required staff records and prepares related reports.  Complies with established nursing education policies, procedures, and regulations, as well as nursing service and hospital policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.  Files CE applications for continuing education credits as deemed appropriate.  Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.  Maintains department records, reports and files as required.  Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, inservice meetings and workshops.  Attends meetings as required.  Performs other duties as assigned or requested.  Participates in community education as requested.


Functional Demands
Prolonged periods of standing, walking, or sitting while on duty.  Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.  Transferring, repositioning patients.  Reaching, stooping, bending, kneeing, and crouching for patient care functions.  Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required.  Optimal auditory acuity required.  Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or needles is essential to performing assigned duties.  Ability to perform effectively in a stressful and fast-paced environment.  Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.  Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit. Maybe subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions need to be taken is essential.  Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced. Exposure to limited amounts of hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility.  Hours of duty maybe irregular or unexpectedly extended due to emergency circumstances.  Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply.  Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.

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