UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • Clinical Nursing Educator - Geriatrics, Psychiatry & Drug Misuse

    Posted Date 3 months ago(7/27/2018 10:28 PM)
    Full Time
    8750 Education Services
    1st, Days
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  • Overview

    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 Clinical Nursing Educator is a key leader in supporting excellence in clinical care for NWH patients throughout the hospital  by mentoring staff, developing evidence based standards, fostering best practices and consulting on the plan of care for patients within the designated clinical specialty (Geriatrics, Substance Abuse/Opioid Stewardship and/or  Psychiatric disorders).  The Nurse Educator teaches both at the bedside and in classroom for nurses and other disciplines.  In addition, the Nurse Educator tracks key quality indicators in the specialty and leads systematic improvement efforts.


    Education Background

    Master’s degree in a nursing or related field required. If Masters is not in Nursing, BSN required. Doctorate in Nursing preferred.


    Licensure, Registration, Certification

    • Registered Nurse (RN) currently licensed in State of Washington.
    • Advanced Practice Nursing license preferred.


    Special Training/Skills

    • This job requires knowledge of adult teaching and learning principles and skills in program development, coordination, presentation in a variety of modalities, and evaluation and assessment. 
    • Requires computer skills, including Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, and PowerPoint. 
    • Crisis Prevention Institute Instructor preferred.


    Work Experience

    • Minimum of three years direct patient care clinical (RN) experience in a hospital setting required,  and
    • Two years experience in education/teaching required, including experience developing, implementing, presenting, and evaluating educational programs, either in an educational setting or in a hospital strongly preferred.
    • One year of leadership, consultation or advanced practice nursing experience preferred.


    Physical Abilities

    This job requires ability to communicate clearly in English (verbal and written) with all stakeholders (providers, caregivers, patients, family members) for the effective treatment of patients.


    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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