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Providence Clinical Education Specialist (RN), Critical Care in Burbank, California


Providence is calling a Clinical Education Specialist (RN) (Full-Time/Day Shift) to the Intensive Care Unit at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.

We are seeking a Clinical Education Specialist (RN) who will serve as a consultant, educator, researcher, and clinical expert for the medical center and service area. Demonstrates expertise in the care of age specific patient population (e.g., infants, adolescents, adults, geriatrics, pediatrics) according to clinical specialty, and participate in related continuing education.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, improving organization performance program, and safety standards.

  • Serve as a resource person and a role model in specialty area. Support and facilitates nursing assessment, care planning, patient/family education, and clinical problem solving for complex or difficult care situations.

  • Assess staff educational needs; develops and implements programs/learning activities to meet these needs. Monitors outcomes of learning as evidenced by competency assessment.

  • Develop, organize, conduct, and supervise programs for orientation, training, in service, and continuing education.

  • Participate with student instructors in planning and evaluating clinical assignments for students in area of specialization.

  • Act as a resource in area of specialty for orientation preceptors, preceptees, and students. Collaborate with others in the development of brochures and posters to publicize educational programs/learning activities according to organizational guidelines.

  • Coordinate with outside educators to present courses within the medical center or service area. Recruit employees with specific expertise to present or assist in presenting courses. Models, teaches, and supports others in developing lesson planning and presentation skills, including the use of audiovisual equipment, computers, and other aids.

  • Schedule classes, according to Providence Health System priorities. Maintain required course documentation including accurate records of personnel attendance/participation in educational programs.

  • Investigate new products, equipment, and techniques; participate in and/or coordinates clinical trials, in services, and competency assessments; evaluates and makes recommendations to appropriate committees.

  • Assist leaders in developing competency assessment tools.

  • Collaborate with other health professionals to design, develop, and evaluate patient educational programs, materials, and related staff protocols.

  • Consult with individuals and multi disciplinary groups on health care issues, demonstrating effective use of change and systems theory in the process.

  • Facilitate development, implementation, review, and revision of department, medical center, and service area policies, procedures, and standards of care related to areas of expertise.

  • Act as a participant, resource, and facilitator for department, specialty area, medical center, and service area performance improvement activities.

  • Utilize nursing theory and current research to support and improve health care practice. Convey nursing theories and research findings to staff.

  • Participate in professional organizations and community activities.

  • Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in service meetings, and workshops.

  • Attend meetings as required, and participates on committees as directed.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • Advanced study in area of clinical specialization

  • Course work in adult education principles.

  • Training in performance improvement and research methodology

  • California Licensed Registered Nurse

  • BLS for Healthcare Providers sponsored by the American Heart Association (NOTE: If employee/applicant has certification by the American Red Cross-CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, this will be accepted until card expiration date).

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) upon hire

  • Transfers - must be obtained within 180 days of completion of clinical orientation

  • 1 year experience in adult education, patient/family education.

  • 3 years experience in nursing specialty area (ICU/Critical Care).

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing or current enrollment in Master's Degree Program

  • Nursing Specialty Certification

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, is a 414 bed acute care facility, known for its state-of-the-art technology and high quality, compassionate care, has provided the full range of diagnostic, treatment, care and support services for the San Fernando Valley communities for close to 70 years. Many of our specialized services are provided within our Heart and Vascular Institute, one of Los Angeles County's first STEMI designated receiving centers of heart attack victims; our Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute, awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for a Primary Stroke Center, and the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association (2010); our Women's Pavilion, and our newly opened the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, patient-centered, treatment facility. Our cancer center includes some of the most advanced technology in radiation oncology, highly advanced medical and surgical oncology, excellent clinical outcomes and research, and all patient support services are housed in the same building. Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center has an exceptional orthopedic program recognized for its excellent outcomes and clinical expertise. And Providence Saint Joseph's Bariatric Program, a leader and resource for those dealing with obesity in Southern California, received a Five-Star Rating for Bariatric Surgery, and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation from HealthGrades.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinical Education

Location: California-Burbank

Req ID: 269456