Catholic Health Initiatives RN-Education Specialist (CV Inpatient) Full Time in HOUSTON, Texas

RN-Education Specialist (CV Inpatient) Full Time


Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.

The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.

Position Summary

Responsible for enhancing clinical practice through planning, developing and conducting education programs, providers and other key clinical services staff, including evaluating the effectiveness of programs and providing guidance to staff and key leaders. facilitates assessment and identification of ongoing learning needs for staff development programs. designs and Delivers programs that support the organization's mission, vision, values and strategic goals, implemented using the organization's framework for professional clinical practice and development.


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree highly preferred; Registered Nurse (RN); CPR certified; ACLS certified

Minimum years in previous to employment: Three (3) Years of clinical education experience

Position Responsibilities

  1. Demonstrates expertise in the teaching /learning process and Assists management and clinical staff to develop and provide educational programs

  2. Identifies learning needs through the use of the Performance Based Development System and Assists the nurse managers, clinical nurse specialists, clinical educators, quality coordinators, and preceptors in planning learning activities to meet those needs

  3. Develops and Performs needs assessments in collaboration with management/ clinical.

  4. Nurse specialist / nursing staff to determine developmental and educational needs

  5. Assesses critical thinking, interpersonal relations, and technical skills of staff to assist in categorization of orientation and staff development

  6. Communicates with staff to facilitate development of their clinical, management, and/ or research skills

  7. Promotes career advancement including clinical ladder and differentiated practice through mentorship

  8. Consults with management and clinical staff to coordinate an effective preceptor and mentor program

  9. Consults with management to develop, revise, and implement cost-effective patient outcomes driven educational programs, tools, and materials for all nursing staff

  10. Collaborates with management to plan and direct new employee orientation

  11. Leads and Participates in the Performance Enhancement program and other quality enhancement activities through monitoring and evaluating the outcomes of educational offerings

  12. Integrates research findings into clinical practice, educational programs, and policy updates

  13. Supports and Participates in unit based research projects to promote a knowledge base for the nursing profession

Minimum Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  1. Effective communication skills

  2. Knowledgeable of instructional design and principles of adult learning

Job RN

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-67-ST LUKE MED CNT-STE 0-520

Daily Schedule Full Time

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0166615

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.