University of Utah Health Care

  • Clinical Staff Nurse Educator - Cardiovascular ICU

    Requisition Number
    Employment Type
    Work Schedule
    Monday - Friday
    Location Name
    University of Utah Hospital
    Patient Care?
    Nurse Education
  • Overview

    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

    This position is responsible for facilitating, coordinating, and ensuring the evaluation, training and education of the clinical staff. It may be assigned by the Clinical Staff Education department (CSE) to one or more clinical departments or areas, and is specifically responsible for assessing and addressing educational needs in the assigned area(s), in collaboration with department and service line leadership. This includes facilitating, coordinating, and ensuring the assessment and maintenance of accurate, timely staff education and training records and teaching clinical lessons, in-services, and various classes and courses. They attend to their own continuing education and clinical competencies, and act as a catalyst for change, adapting to change in a positive and professional manner.

    This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.


    • Performs in teacher, coach, preceptor, planner, evaluator, organizer, and clinician roles.
    • Develops and administers clinical staff orientation for defined areas and provides ongoing support as a mentor for newly hired staff.
    • Continually assesses educational needs in the assigned areas(s); evaluates effectiveness and outcomes of education programs.
    • Provides nursing staff with support in their role as patient and family educators.
    • Maintains clinical skills and presence when assigned to clinical departments or areas by working alongside students, orientees, preceptors, charge nurses and staff.
    • Meets or exceeds the training, education, and competency requirements of the assigned clinical department(s); in agreement with department and CSE managers, may be required to work a specified number of shifts in clinical staff nurse role.
    • Takes an active role as lead preceptor for the assigned area(s). Assesses cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills, knowledge, experience, and competency of clinical staff. Provides coaching, mentoring, and support for preceptors.
    • In collaboration with CSE and department, unit, and/or service line leadership, creates and regularly updates department education plans, to include listing staff education and training requirements and recommendations for orientation, annual updates, changes to practice, just-in-time training, remediation, and documentation.
    • Maintains and models clinical and professional expertise by being conversant with current literature and practice.
    • Develops productive and collegial relationships with other clinicians, educators and leadership.
    • Participates in Clinical Education Committee including facilitating and communicating all necessary information to staff, managers, and directors in defined areas of responsibility. Takes an active role in organization-wide education and outreach programs.
    • Acts as liaison between Clinical Staff Education Department and others, facilitating staff access to participation in CSE programs and courses.
    • Collaborates with CSE Staff Development Educators to facilitate and coordinate clinical placements and educational experiences of students.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
    • Demonstrated clinical competence in defined areas or defined clinical nursing specialty.
    • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to speak effectively before groups and/or teach classes.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in relevant software applications.
    • Ability to teach and support the instruction of the organization's electronic health records.
    • Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.
    • Typical work hours fall between 7 am and 6 pm, however incumbent may be required to work irregular hours or shifts including nights and weekends to accommodate specific learner or project schedules.




    • Two years full time experience as an RN.
    • Bachelor's degree in Nursing or Education or currently enrolled in BSN program.

    Licenses Required

    • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 90 days of hire under the interstate compact if switching residency to State of Utah. Must maintain current Interstate Compact (multi-state) license if residency is not being changed to Utah.
    • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

    * Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

    Qualifications (Preferred)


    • Completion of or enrollment in graduate-level program in nursing, education, or other approved related field within 24 months of hire date.
    • Master's degree in nursing, education or related field.
    • Nursing experience in acute care, critical care, or emergency care, or other specific are of accountability.
    • Nursing experience in a specialty related to a specific need or opening.
    • Trainer certification or equivalency preferred at hire or obtain within one year of hire.
    • AANC Nursing Professional Development Certification obtained after two years in position.
    • AHA provider and/or instructor certification in BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP.

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

    Physical Requirements

    Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking


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