Clinical Education Specialist - NICU

Fairview Health Services - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN (30+ days ago)3.7

JobTitle Clinical Education Specialist - NICU

Specialty NURSING-Specialists (Education/CNS/Quality & Infection Control, etc)

Location University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Department Nursing Practice and ED

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Shift Day

Date Posted 07/24/2018

Job Number 18-73061

Job Description:
The Clinical Education Specialist will be supporting our NICU and is accountable for the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of education related to orientation, mandatory/required education, continuing education and professional development within a specialty area, site or organizational framework. The individual incorporates existing and new practice, quality, safety and regulatory standards into education that aligns with the organization/unit culture and goals. Majority of the work will be support NICU at UMMC Mpls.

Location: University of MN Masonic Children's Hospital , Mpls MN

Job Expectations:
Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates competency based orientation and education programs for new staff.

Provides didactic, experiential and skills based orientation for the specialty.

Reviews and revises competency validation tools in collaboration with advanced practice and operational leaders.

Follows up with new staff to evaluate competency progression and organizational assimilation.

Partners with leaders to develop individualized learning plans for new staff who need additional assistance to successfully complete orientation.

Performs needs assessments and gap analyses to ascertain needs for ongoing education and competency validation.

Distributes needs survey to staff, obtains data and does analysis at least annually.

Participates in unit/department/specialty improvement work, including data collection, in relation to educational needs.

Provides recommendations on educational needs.

Develops annual plan for ongoing competency validation and education.

Collaborates with leaders to acquire and analyze data to develop a plan for competency validation of unit/department/specialty staff.

Plans and implements competency validation program.

Develops plan in collaboration with leaders for mandatory, required, continuing and professional development educational offerings.

Partners with organizational team to publish and disseminate education calendar.

Ensures that regulatory requirements related to education and competency are met.

Develops and implements education.

Utilizes adult learning principles and a creative, innovative approach to education to engage learners.

Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning and delivering educational activities.

Collaborates with content experts (e.g. Advanced Practice Nurse Leaders [APNL] and Professional Practice Lead [PPL]) to develop evidence based content.

Initiates, develops, implements and evaluates educational offerings for mandatory and continuing education.

Develops and oversees inservices on new products, policies, procedures and equipment.

Partners with Learning Management System (LMS) team to develop content, product and assignment list.

Facilitates tracking and reporting of competencies and education.

Obtains and disseminates reports to leaders for education/competency completion.

Assists leaders in tracking and reporting completion of mandatory/required education/competencies.

Ensures that educational records of staff contains essential regulatory information.

Assists with regulatory body surveys/reviews/visits.

Promotes professional practice development.

Maintains certification in the specialty.

Participates in formalized preceptor development program through teaching, mentoring and coaching.

Supports certification review for the specialty.

Assist APNL and operations leaders in shared governance work.

Job Qualifications:


Bachelors Degree in Nursing

3 or more years of nursing experience

Current MN RN License


Masters Degree in Nursing or

Doctor of Nursing Practice or Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Science


NICU, PEDS, Mom Baby LD RN work experience

6 or more years Nursing experience

Nurse Educator Certification (NEC)
About Fairview Health Services

Fairview Health Services ( is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 11 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

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