Baystate Health: Nurse Educator – Springfield, MA
A nurse educator is a nurse who teaches and prepares licensed practical nurses (LPN) and registered nurses (RN) for entry into practice positions. They can also teach in various patient care settings to provide continuing education to licensed nursing staff. Nurse Educators teach in graduate programs at Master’s and doctoral level which prepare advanced practice nurses, nurse educators, nurse administrators, nurse researchers, and leaders in complex healthcare and educational organizations. (wikipedia.org)
- Master’s Degree in Nursing preferred.
- Massachusetts RN license required.
- Health Care Provide CPR certification required. ACLS or PALS may be required in specific areas.
- Specialty Certification required.
- Five years of experience in the specialty/designated patient population is required along with adult learner knowledge and expertise.
- Ability to work collaboratively with staff in assistive roles, professional nurses, physicians, trainees and colleagues in all areas of the hospital.
- Demonstrate quality in clinical performance as evidenced by creativity in problem solving, risk taking and interdisciplinary communications.
- Expert level knowledge and skill in clinical specialty.
- Program development; innovation learning approaches for coordination, facilitation, conduction, and evaluation of orientation, competency and in-service programs.
- Staff development; identify through needs assessment, continuing education opportunities that augment knowledge, skills, and attitudes of all nursing staff.
- Career advancement; guide and mentor staff in career/professional development, role transition and succession planning.
- Research and evidence based practice; conducts, encourages, disseminates, and/or participates in evidence-based practice, research and scholarship, including oral or poster presentations and publications. Supports staff nurse evidence-based projects in concert with the Nurse Manager,
- Nursing Research Director and Nursing Resident Manager.
- Apply educational methods that inspires, transforms and achieves outcomes in staff learning through formal/informal teaching methods (including simulation).
When you join the Baystate Health team, you’re part of a vibrant, innovative organization that values your expertise, strengths, and contribution and understands the importance of work-life balance. You’ll experience a deeper sense of job satisfaction and professional growth while contributing greatly to the patient experience.
Baystate Health has been committed to the people of western Massachusetts for over 125 years. Our dedication to serving the communities in our region has always guided our decision making, and it always will. We have great hope for the future.