Fairview Health Services

  • Clinical Education Specialist - Emergency Services

    Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(1/7/2019 9:06 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Nursing (RN/LPN)
    Nursing Resources/Education/Care Mgmt
    University of Minnesota Medical Center West Bank Hospital
    Hours per 2 weeks
    Nursing Support Services
  • Overview

    The Clinical Education Specialist will be supporting our Emergency Rooms and is accountable for the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of education related to orientation, mandatory/required education, continuing education and professional development within a specialty area, site or organizational framework. The individual incorporates existing and new practice, quality, safety and regulatory standards into education that aligns with the organization/unit culture and goals.


    This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, collaborative team of highly skilled healthcare providers. The right individual will be given the opportunity to:

    • Partner with highly engaged advanced practice nurse leaders and professional practice nurse leads in educating based on best practices and evidence.
    • Be at the forefront of developing education and competence in nursing staff in the largest healthcare system in Minnesota.

    Responsibilities/Job Description

    Job Expectations:

    • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates competency based orientation and education programs for new staff.
      • Provides didactic, experiential and skills based orientation for the specialty.
      • Reviews and revises competency validation tools in collaboration with advanced practice and operational leaders.
      • Follows up with new staff to evaluate competency progression and organizational assimilation.
      • Partners with leaders to develop individualized learning plans for new staff who need additional assistance to successfully complete orientation.
    • Performs needs assessments and gap analyses to ascertain needs for ongoing education and competency validation.
      • Distributes needs survey to staff, obtains data and does analysis at least annually.
      • Participates in unit/department/specialty improvement work, including data collection, in relation to educational needs.
      • Provides recommendations on educational needs.
    • Develops annual plan for ongoing competency validation and education.
      • Collaborates with leaders to acquire and analyze data to develop a plan for competency validation of unit/department/specialty staff.
      • Plans and implements competency validation program.
      • Develops plan in collaboration with leaders for mandatory, required, continuing and professional development educational offerings.
      • Partners with organizational team to publish and disseminate education calendar.
      • Ensures that regulatory requirements related to education and competency are met.
    • Develops and implements education.
      • Utilizes adult learning principles and a creative, innovative approach to education to engage learners.
      • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning and delivering educational activities.
      • Collaborates with content experts (e.g. Advanced Practice Nurse Leaders [APNL] and Professional Practice Lead [PPL]) to develop evidence based content.
      • Initiates, develops, implements and evaluates educational offerings for mandatory and continuing education.
      • Develops and oversees inservices on new products, policies, procedures and equipment.
      • Partners with Learning Management System (LMS) team to develop content, product and assignment list.
    • Facilitates tracking and reporting of competencies and education.
      • Obtains and disseminates reports to leaders for education/competency completion.
      • Assists leaders in tracking and reporting completion of mandatory/required education/competencies.
      • Ensures that educational records of staff contains essential regulatory information.
      • Assists with regulatory body surveys/reviews/visits.
    • Promotes professional practice development.
      • Maintains certification in the specialty.
      • Participates in formalized preceptor development program through teaching, mentoring and coaching.
      • Supports certification review for the specialty.
      • Assist APNL and operations leaders in shared governance work.



    • Bachelors Degree in Nursing
    • 3 or more years of nursing experience
    • Current MN RN License
    • Certification in area of specialty within one year of hire.



    • Masters Degree in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice or Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Science
    • 6 or more years Nursing experience
    • Nurse Educator Certification (NEC)


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