Nurse Educator (RN) - Nursing Professional Development - Student Placement

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Salt Lake City, UTAH
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

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 clinical staff. The incumbent 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 the CSE department and unit/department/service line leadership. This includes managing accurate and timely staff education records and teaching clinical content. The incumbent will maintain clinical competence in their area of specialty. The NPD Practitioner is a registered nurse who influences professional role competence and professional growth of learners in a variety of setting. The NPD Practitioner supports lifelong learners in an inter professional environment that facilitates continuous development and learning for the health care team.


  • This position will work with the Student Placement and Allied Health department in creating and implementing education and competency verification for training Medical Assistants and other allied health roles.

  • In coordination with assigned area(s) leadership, staff, and CSE, uses the educational design process to bridge the knowledge, skills, and/or practice gaps identified through a needs assessment. This includes taking an active role in supporting unit, department and service line education programs and initiatives.
  • Supports transformation of processes and sustains change.
  • Supports the generation of new ideas, identifying problems and solutions, assessing readiness and barriers for change, and communicating the vision for change.
  • Advances the profession by supporting the professional development of others and supporting life-long learning as individuals develop across practice, professional, and educational settings.
  • Models behavioral standards that advance the inter professional practice, the learning environment, the NPD specialty, and the profession of nursing and healthcare.
  • Supports the dissemination of new knowledge and the use of evidence to advance NPD practice, guide clinical practice, and improve patient care.
  • Supports nursing professional development as a nursing practice specialty by modeling expert practice.
  • Supports the transition of nurses and other health care team members across learning and practice environment, roles and professional stages.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
  • Demonstrates interpersonal skills and the ability to speak effectively before groups and/or teach classes.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in relevant software applications.
  • Supports the instruction of the electronic health record.
  • Provides care to the population served.
  • Manages and prioritizes workload efficiently.
  • Collaborates with other departments to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Bachelor degree in Nursing.
  • Two years of nursing experience.

Licenses Required
  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
  • 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.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

  • Program Management
  • Understanding of Medical Assistant Scope and Standards
  • Master's degree in education or related and approved field
  • 2 years in clinical specialty
  • Certification in clinical specialty
  • Certification in Nurse Professional Development
  • Provider and/or instructor certification relevant to area of specialty

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.

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