Fairview Health Services Clinical Education Specialist- Med Surg in Edina, Minnesota


Fairview HealthEast is looking for a Clinical Education Specialis t who is accountable for the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of education related to orientation, mandatory/required education, continuing education and professional development for nursing and nursing support staff on ourMed Surg Basedunits within the Fairview/Health East Hospitals.

Position will be homebased out of Fairview Southdale Hospital, which is located in Edina, MN. There will be some need to go to other sites in the metro area as needed. This is a part-time, 48 hours in two weeks, yet Benefit-eligible, Day shift M-F position.

The individual incorporates existing and new practice, quality, safety and regulatory standards into education that aligns with the organization/unit culture and goals.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • 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

  • Performs needs assessments, surveys, and gap analyses (annually) to ascertain needs for ongoing education and competency validation.

  • Participates in unit/department/specialty improvement work, including data collection

  • 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.

  • 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 competencies are met.

  • Develops and implements education.

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

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

  • Develops and oversees in services 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 for leaders of competencies and education.

  • Ensures that the educational records of staff contain 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.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Nursing Degree

  • 3 or more years of acute care nursing experience

  • Current MN RN Licensure

Preferred qualifications:

  • Masters or Doctorate in Nursing/Education

  • 6 years of related acute care nursing RN experience

  • Ortho Med Surg acute care RN experience

  • Education or educator work experience

  • Specialty certification in related area

  • NEC (nurse educator certification) or willingness to obtain in the future

Desired Skills (optional):

Some examples include:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Proficient in the English language

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to problem solve effectively

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Self-directed

  • Comfortable using computers and learning new software systems

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) 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 12 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.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-21380

Profession Nursing (RN/LPN)

Speciality Nursing Resources/Education/Care Mgmt

Location Fairview Southdale Hospital

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 48

Department Nursing Support Services