Catholic Health Initiatives RN Clinical Educator (CRN) -3N Pediatrics- FT .9 (Varied) in DES MOINES, Iowa

RN Clinical Educator (CRN) -3N Pediatrics- FT .9 (Varied)



The RN-Educator Clinical is an RN who

provides unit-based leadership to the department through specialized educational

programming and mentorship. The RN

Educator is an expert practice nurse and serves as a professional role model to

others for patients of diverse ages. Acts

as a change agent, supporting evidence-based practice and research.

Essential components include conducting needs

assessments, objective development, orientation planning, competency validation

of skills, maintaining a current educational program for staff that includes

emergent knowledge and skill mastery, safe clinical practice, and adherence to

the American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Practice. Engages nurses in lifelong learning to

develop and maintain their competencies, advance their professional nursing

practice, and facilitate their achievement of academic and practice career


Current knowledge of established standards

and processes (quality management), requirements by accrediting and regulatory

agencies, and effective educational strategies in mentoring and coaching for

effective personalized patient-centered, family-focused outcomes is

expected. Works

independently with limited direct supervision using the Nurse Practice Act,

Mercy Medical Center policies, nursing standards, and professional judgment.


  • Develops educational plans and

learning resources. Provides

orientation/education for staff, students, and community organizations as

requested and in accordance with adult learning principles.

  • Assess learning needs, competencies,

strengths, and opportunities to improve critical thinking, interpersonal, and

technical skills.

  • Provide frequent feedback in order to

build knowledge and levels of competency in clinical practice

  • Facilitate evidence-based practice by

bringing nursing research to the point of care.

  • Advise, collaborate, translate,

integrate, and evaluate research that is in the literature and/or in progress

within the organization through practice, education, and reflective discussion

with staff.

  • Provides nursing care to patients;

includes assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating the patient's care

plan in coordination with the physician.

  • Observes and evaluates healthcare

members (i.e. Licensed Practical Nurses, Patient Care Technicians, etc.) with


  • Utilizes hospital information systems

to process orders/data and retrieve patient information.

  • Maintains knowledge of equipment

set-up, maintenance and use (i.e., IV pumps, monitoring equipment, drainage


  • Initiates emergency support measures

(i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).


  • Assists with patient care

duties/tasks (i.e., emptying drainage devices, ambulating, and hygiene) while

practicing safe patient handling techniques.

  • Assists with clerical duties (i.e.,

maintenance of chart, patient record, answering phones and call lights).

  • Maintains patient care supplies,

equipment, and environment.

  • Effectively assumes job

responsibilities of ancillary support during absence.


The above statements reflect the general details considered

necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified but

should not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may

be needed to perform the duties of this position. Must have ability to maintain skills and

perform tasks required for the position as outlined in the list of department




  • Possession of a current

or compact state license as a registered nurse issued/defined by the State of


  • Bachelor degree in

nursing or actively in pursuit of BSN degree (accepted into a BSN Program

and/or currently enrolled) required. Expected to take at least six credits per

year at Unit Director’s discretion for exception. Master’s degree in nursing is preferred.

  • Minimum of three years Registered Nurse


  • Minimum of three years current experience in the area of


  • Proof of

completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served

within three (3) months of hire.

  • Basic Life

Support (BLS) certified within six (6) weeks of hire. The acceptable credentialing body is the American

Heart Association.

Job Director/Manager/Supervisor


Daily Schedule Varied

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0166726

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.