Clinical Nurse Educator
The Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) leads nursing educational initiatives to promote nursing practice, evidence-based practice, practice-based evidence, and professional development. As a member of the nurse leadership team, the CNE oversees the development and implementation of nursing education programs (e.g., orientation, continuing education, in-services) and serves as a resource and liaison for quality and performance improvement initiatives and other programs, committees, and workgroups. The CNE acts as a liaison to nursing academic departments to develop and support clinical rotations for nursing students.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Oversees and ensures the development, implementation, and evaluation of nursing education services in collaboration with nurse leadership.
- Collaborates with clinical leadership to share expertise in planning and decision-making to optimize safe, coordinated, and comprehensive patient care.
- Assists in the development of clinical policies, procedures, guidelines and order sets to promote nursing practice within the scope of nursing.
- Collaborates with nursing leadership and nurse preceptors to develop and implement new employee orientation content and experiences with a focus on retention and growth.
- Collaborates with nursing leadership to develop and implement education and competency plans for changes to nursing roles and responsibilities (e.g., new product, policy, procedure, process).
- Coordinates and assists with presentation of mandatory education and tracking completion to support supervisory nurses responsible for ensuring completion adherence.
- Incorporates research, evidence-based practice, practice-based evidence and benchmarked best-practices into educational planning and to guide practice decisions.
- Participates in development and implementation of nursing process improvement plans and quality measurements.
- Supports academic partnerships and oversees nursing student placement in clinical rotations.
- Maintains proficiency in clinical areas and serves as a resource and role model for nurses and students.
- Monitors resource allocation and utilization by considering cost-effectiveness of activities.
- Participates in planning, implementing, and monitoring nursing goals and objectives consistent with the Fenway Health Strategic Plan.
- Attends clinical and administrative meetings and participates in committee functions and activities as nominated or assigned.
- Adheres to organizational and departmental policies and procedures in collaboration with other departments and in accordance with state, federal, and organizational guidelines.
- Demonstrates the ability to work independently and as an effective healthcare team member.
- Demonstrates initiative and commitment to continuously improve services and processes that positively impact patient care and organizational goals.
- Demonstrates a positive attitude with patients and establishes collegial relationships with the internal and external healthcare team members, agencies, and healthcare facilities.
- Demonstrates initiative and commitment to continuously improve services and processes that positively impact quality and utilization of care
- Education: Master's degree level or higher in nursing required.
- Current Massachusetts Registered Nurse (RN) license degree required.
- Current BLS from AHA is required.
- Five (5) years of experience in ambulatory, hospital, or public health nursing is preferred.
- Two (2) years of education development and delivery experience is required.
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals is required.
- Experience working in an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse environment is required.
- Authentic interest in LGBTQIA+ and community health is required.
- Proficient in the use of the computer and associated software, i.e., MS products is required.
- Experience with working within a complex healthcare system with multiple product lines is preferred.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
OSHA Category 1: involves exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues
- Regularly required: sitting; using hands to manipulate objects/tools/controls; reaching with hands and arms; talking; hearing
- Frequently required: lifting and/or moving up to 10 lbs.
- Occasional required: lifting and/or moving up to 25 lbs.
- Vision abilities required: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision depth perception, ability to adjust focus
- Noise Level: usually conversational
Shift: ability to work a standard 37.5 hour work week
We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 12 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.
LGBTQIA+ identified persons, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC), and individuals from other historically underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.