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Penn Medicine Clinical Nurse Education Specialist - RN - Part Time Clinical Nurse Educator - Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Clinical Nurse Education Specialist - RN - Part Time Clinical Nurse Educator - Pennsylvania Hospital

  • Job ID :91480

  • Job Category: CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist)

  • Specialty Area: CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist)

  • Primary Shift: Day

  • Work Schedule: Part time, 32 hours per week, day shift

  • Penn Medicine Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital

  • Location: Philadelphia, PA

  • Address: 800 Spruce St

  • Education Required: Masters Degree

  • Experience Required: Per Position Description

  • Employment Type: Part Time Regular 20+ hrs/wk

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Position Description :

Pennsylvania Hospital is currently seeking a part time Clinical Nurse Education Specialist. The Clinical Nurse Education Specialist (CNES) embodies characteristics of high level performance related to both Professional Development and Clinical Nursing Education.

The Clinical Nurse Education Specialist (CNES) is a master’s or doctoral-prepared nurse who functions as a clinical leader at a high level of performance related to nursing education, professional development, research and evidence-based practice, project management, mentoring, and coaching. The CNES oversees nursing role development, competency management, orientation, and translation of the best evidence into nursing practice in support of achieving safe, quality patient care. They serve as a vital liaison to communicate and negotiate multiple perspectives in the organization. Doing so in a respectful and effective manner allows them to advocate for and achieve positive change, optimal care delivery, and an engaged nursing team. The CNES (a) drives change within the organization through effective communication and clinical judgment; (b) applies critical thinking and analytical skills to design and implement initiatives; and (c) partners effectively with clinical teams.

The CNES demonstrates a strong knowledge base within a clinical specialty area and is self-directed and purposeful in maintaining current professional knowledge and competence within that specialty. Leveraging advanced education and training, they are accountable for leading nursing practice by supporting nurses who care for patients at the bedside and driving practice change at the unit, service line, entity, and system levels.

The CNES utilizes best evidence and process improvement/quality improvement methodologies to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Applying critical thinking and analytic skills, the CNES designs and implements change initiatives for improving nursing practice. As a leader, the CNES guides the interprofessional team in elevating nursing practice. The CNES also values and participates in knowledge sharing in local, state, and/or national forums.

The CNES fosters the development of nurses and members of other disciplines through clinical support, coaching, teaching, and mentoring. They engage the interprofessional team through feedback, bidirectional communication, and shared decision making. The CNES has accountabilities to new hires and the ongoing development of clinical nurses, providing support that promotes recruitment and retention.

Minimum Requirements :

  • Graduate of an NLN approved school of professional nursing.

  • Licensed to practice professional nursing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  • Completion of a Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) or Masters of Science (MS) (BSN Required)

  • Prior role in clinical nursing education strongly preferred

  • Specialty nursing certification (ANCC-approved) preferred; required within one year of hire

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification (BLS Instructor preferred)

  • Knowledge of teaching & learning theories

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills

  • Ability to solve problems independently and interdependently

  • Ability to work collaboratively in diverse teams

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Previous experience with and knowledge of computerized technology or programs

    Additional Information :

This position will cover staff development to support central initiatives which are non-unit specific. The position will also work on policies and will oversee school rotations along with other education projects and initiatives.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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