Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Education Nurse Specialist Unit Based- C5A Behavioral Health/ID/Gen Med

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/9/2018 10:20 AM)
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  • Overview

    The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

    This is a Part-time, .9 FTE, 36 hours a week, hourly/non-exempt, and benefits eligible position. Must have a desire to work in Behavioral Health. Hours are primarily day shift, but will need to flex with training needs on the unit.

    Minimum pay: $31.43 per hour.


    Prefer 2 years experience with Behavioral Health. 
    MSN preferred or working on MSN.
    RN will work 1 shift per pay on the unit.
    3 years pediatric med/surg experience preferred.


    Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates a comprehensive staff development and unit based orientation program for clinical staff at the unit level. Programming must meet the demand of educating personnel 24 hours/day. Develops education materials and presents material for all employees within the specific unit within Patient Care Services for topics of universal content and relevance i.e. TJC, hospital policy, etc. Assesses, and evaluates staff development and unit-based orientation programs for all positions within Medical Nursing Services at the VP and/or Manager?s request. Directs a needs-based assessment of all unit clinical staff and sets annual plan to meet those needs.


    Demonstrates competence defined (*) in Education Nurse Specialist responsibilities in providing age-appropriate care and service to patients from the age of birth to 21 years, and selected adult patients.


    1. Develops the theoretical framework that guides decisions about med/surg education programs.

    2. Develops an annual strategic education plan for the unit. Acts as a consultant on the annual education plan for other managers within Patient Care Services. Considers educational needs during orientation, competency development and continuing education phases.

    3. Meets with the clinical leaders and program manager on the unit on a monthly basis to review the orientation, competency and staff development needs for all of the unit-based clinical positions.

    4. Develops, evaluates and revises the departmental orientation programs for RNs, PCAs, and UCs based on the needs of a changing patient and employee population.

    5. Manages the orientation process for new employees on the unit: Plans orientation program based on new employee experience level and department needs Teaches core curriculum of programs to new employees as needed for the unit-specific diagnoses  Instructs nursing and ancillary staff on critical department procedures/policies Supervises new nursing personnel during their orientation period.  Collaborates with the charge nurse to make daily assignments for orientees and preceptors Assists preceptors with identifying orientee learning needs, assessing capabilities and formulating action plans to change orientee performance (goal is to meet with orientees and preceptors weekly)

    6. Plans programs and/or develops unit level educational experiences for clinical staff based on identified educational needs/goals.

    7. Plans programs and/or develops educational experiences for all Patient Care Services staff for topics of universal content and relevance such as TJC, Fire Safety, etc

    8. Develops learning resource materials and creates teaching plans/programs for identified significant learning needs.

    9. Coordinates, maintains and/or assures the documentation of patient care services staff orientation, skill and competency development and continuing education programs.

    10. Participates in the development of nursing personnel a. Assists staff in self-development and continuing education efforts b. Participates in peer review of nursing colleagues c. Actively evaluates all new PCA and Nursing staff at 3 months off of orientation

    11. Collaborates with representatives of affiliating schools and Professional Development Department to provide mentoring/precepting/clinical rotations for students.

    12. Assists in the development, review and revision of Departmental standards and policies and procedures.

    13. Serves as a resource and role model for nursing staff.

    14. Serves as a consultant to nursing staff and management, regarding patient care problems as appropriate.

    *15. Maintains baseline proficiency to provide direct patient care on the unit.

    16. Participates in fiscal planning and control a. Recommends budget for and coordinates the purchase of educational audio-visual hardware/software b. Recommends budget for and coordinates the purchase of books and periodicals for designated area c. Assesses and evaluates nursing educational programs/services/facilities in terms of availability, accessibility, effectiveness, and cost/benefit ratio.

    17. Demonstrates accountability for personal professional growth: a. Continuously self-evaluates to identify strengths and areas for growth b. Develops annual personal professional goals c. Plans and implements activities to increase knowledge base relevant to quality nursing care and education. Maintains competency of nursing skills.

    18. Facilitates the spirit of inquiry through evidence based practice and promotes research related practice:o Promotes evidence based nursing care Observes recurrent nursing problems and assesses their adaptability to research methodology Negotiates with nursing faculty to cooperate or collaborate in research projects Assists the staff in interpreting and implementing research findings Utilizes research findings to modify theory as it relates to clinical practice



    1. Master of Science in Nursing or Education required.

    2. Three years experience in Pediatric Med/Surg nursing preferred

    3. Demonstrated teaching skill in the classroom and/or clinical area.

    4. Demonstrated experience in educational program development.

    5. Current CPR certification instructor status preferred, not required

    6. Registered Nurse with a current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Ohio.

    7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all disciplines and other departments.

    8. Leadership ability as demonstrated by high level of initiative, decision making and organizational skills.



    1. Must be able to see, hear, stand, walk, speak, read and performs manual tasks with or without accommodation, and care for oneself with little or no difficulty.2. Must be able to independently lift up to 25 lbs. occasionally. The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


    EOE M/F/Disability/Vet


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