UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center - Main Campus

Clinical Educator - Education Services

3 weeks ago
8750 Education Services
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Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

  • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
  • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
  • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
  • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
  • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE


UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply


The Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor is responsible for teaching hospital staff BLS/CPR for the organization, under the overall clinical direction of the Staff Development Coordinator and American Heart Association Community Training Center (CTC). Functions as a content expert in American Heart Association Basic Life Support procedures


Education/Skills Requirements

  • Required Registered Nurse or Respiratory Therapist or equivalent. 
  • RN preferred
  • Requires associate or bachelors degree in nursing; or Completion of approved 2-yr training program in respiratory care.
  • Knowledge of adult learning/teaching principles, required.

Licensure, Registration, Certification 

  • RN—Requires Washington State RN license
  • RT—requires certification or registration from NBRC; requires Washington state certification.
  • American Heart Association Certification as a Basic Life Support Instructor and/or instructor/Trainer, required.

Special Training/Skills 

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult teaching and learning principles. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 
  • Able to teach in group setting and provide individual instruction appropriate for the age and capabilities of the learner.
  • Knows AHA BLS requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer systems and A/V equipment.  

Work Experience

  • At least two years experience in health care setting preferred. 
  • At least two years experience in formal and informal teaching groups preferred.  

Physical Abilities

  • Able to perform basic life support for adults, children, and infants.
  • Able to get up and down to the floor easily and repeatedly over a 3 – 6 hour period.

Physical Demand Level:  Light

In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-


Lift / Carry 20 pounds occasionally and 10 pounds frequently


As required, must be able to-

Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

Push and Pull

Perform fine motor functions

Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.


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