Nurse Unit Based Educator

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center


In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities. 


CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.  


As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:


  • Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Wellness Program


Job Summary: 
The Nurse Unit Base Educator position is responsible for the development and delivery of nursing and clinical education in a patient care area from basic to advanced practice levels.  Plans, conducts and evaluates unit-specific new orientation, education and training in the assigned department.  Works collaboratively with unit management and Regional Education to enhance the quality and cost effectiveness of patient care by providing educational support to staff.
Essential Responsibilities:
Provides education, training, and consultative services to clinical staff in assigned area. Assesses, develops, revises and coordinates teaching programs for all nursing staff.  Provides in-service education.  Ensures educational programs provide staff with skills and competency needed to meet all applicable regulatory, risk and patient safety requirements.
Plans and directs the orientation and residency programs of new personnel to assigned unit.  Facilitates staff development by promoting learning experiences and information for staff based on identified needs of the individuals.  Responsible for development of competency assessment tools ensuring these assessments are completed and conducts education as necessary in follow-up.  
Contributes to the department’s quality improvement initiatives by identifying opportunities to support these initiatives and incorporates the changes into education offerings.  
Collaborates with other Educators to enhance self-learning, promote professionalism among educators, reduce duplicative services, and to provide opportunities for a more standardized system.  
Participates in related clinical instruction and conferences and maintains and improves knowledge and competency in their specialty area.  



Education/Work Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, and two years of RN nursing work experience in the designated specialty area.  Previous work experience in the education/training of healthcare providers is strongly preferred.  Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.
Alternative Requirement:  A candidate who, although otherwise qualified, lacks a BSN degree may also be considered for the position if:
The applicant has a combined total of at least six years work experience in RN nursing and education/training development/delivery in the designated specialty area; AND
The applicant is actively pursuing attainment, within six months (or less) of date of hire, a bachelor’s degree in nursing, with a graduation date identified and continuing progress made towards completion of the degree requirements.
Current active Washington State RN license.
Certification in specialty area to be obtained within one year of hire.
Current Health Care Provider BLS required, unless assigned to work with Surgery Schedulers and Surginet.



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