UofL Health

RN Educator, Clinical Education, UofL Health- Peace Hospital, Full Time, First Shift

Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
Job ID
Clinical Education [653250]
Job Type
Regular Full-Time


The RN – Nursing Professional Development (NPD) I works collaboratively with leadership and the Professional Development Department to improve the quality of patient care and nursing practice, with associated patient and organizational outcomes across UofL Health. The NPD 1 accomplishes this through facilitation of clinical education programs, professional development, and competency initiatives and professional development activities. Responsive to evolving educational needs across the system, and serves as a clinical expert, proficient educator, consultant, researcher, change agent, leader and interdisciplinary collaborator in specific area of responsibility across UofL Health.  Collaborates to identify, develop and deliver educational programs for both individuals and groups in both clinical, classroom, and virtual settings. Fosters empowerment of clinical staff by providing clinical instruction and support to assure clinical competency of staff and safe, effective delivery of patient care, incorporating evidence-based practice (EBP), nursing research, and appropriate skill set standards and best practices.  The NPD 1 actively participates in quality improvement (QI), EBP, and nursing research processes across the system.  The position supports core behaviors, standards, values, and missions of UofL Health, accrediting bodies, and the profession of Nursing as a professional role model.


Clinical Expert

  • Serves as a role model to nursing staff in the delivery of excellent patient care for designated patient populations
  • Collaborates with nursing and interdisciplinary colleagues to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate strategies to address complex patient care issues
  • Assists staff with clinical decision making and priority setting
  • Collaborates with leadership to develop, evaluate, and implement standards of patient care / care planning and professional practice with attention to quality, service, cost effectiveness, comfort, safety, age specific implications, and cultural competence Serves as a patient / family advocate, incorporating respect for and acknowledgement of cultural diversity and individual patient needs
  • Maintains and integrates current evidenced-based knowledge into educational programming
  • Promotes an environment consistent with the core concepts of Patient Centered Care, and demonstration of the core values


Learning Facilitator

·         Facilitates the ongoing education, competency and professional development of the nursing staff and students to meet competency requirements in accordance with departmental objectives and appropriate accreditation standards

·         Coordinates orientation of newly hired nursing department employees to the organization

·         Plans, prepares, and maintains materials for use in competency based educational programs, utilizing current standards, regulations, and evidenced based resources

·         Collaborates in the development or modification of patient education materials, as appropriate

·         Collaborates with stakeholders to assess learning needs for clinical staff, designs and implements programs and competency strategies to address identified learning needs

·         Incorporates principles of adult learning and evidence-based education in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of education and competency programs

·         Assists others in developing clinical reasoning skills

·         Participates in learning technologies via simulation, LMS, virtual classroom, and multimedia

·         Communicates effectively in visual, oral, and written form and demonstrates effective presentation skills

·         Facilitates initial provider and renewal courses for BLS, ACLS, PALS and/or NRP as appropriate for area

·         Challenges existing practice when not aligned with current best practices


Development of Self and Others

·         Maintains affiliation with professional organizations

·         Obtains and maintains professional nursing certification

·         Fosters attainment of professional development and certification for bedside nursing staff through mentoring, classes, programs, and study groups

·         Collaborates and supports clinical student rotations in area of responsibility

·         Promotes and role models lifelong learning



·         Strives for congruence between educational activities and organization mission and goals

·         Demonstrates support for professional organizations and excellence in professional practice

·         Serves as a professional role model

·         Integrates ethical principles in all areas of clinical practice

  • Demonstrates the value of nursing professional development in assisting with the achievement of unit, facility and organizational goals

·         Assists in the fiscal and administrative operations through cost effective use of resources

·         Supports change initiatives with positive attitude

·         Demonstrates flexibility


Other Functions:

·         Maintains compliance with all company policies, procedures and standards of conduct

·         Complies with HIPAA privacy and security requirements to maintain confidentiality at all times

·         Performs other duties as assigned



·         Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited program (required)

·         Master’s degree in nursing, leadership, or education (preferred)


·         Minimum of 2 years as a Registered Nurse in area of clinical specialty (required)

·         Previous experience in education, teaching or professional development (preferred)


·         Current KY RN licensure or compact license with privileges to work in Kentucky (required)


·         Professional nursing certification (ANCC Recognized) in clinical specialty (required)

·         Basic Life Saving (BLS) accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) (required)

·         Other resuscitation certifications (ACLS, PALS, NRP) based on area of clinical specialty (required)

·         Professional nursing certification in professional development or education (preferred)

Certification as Instructor in AHA BLS, ACLS, PALS and/or NRP (preferred)



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