Educator I RN


CHI Saint Joseph Health supports 5000 active employees 8 hospitals specialty clinics and a Medical Group with more than 200 locations across Central and Eastern KY. CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Job Summary / Purpose

The RN Educator I is a Registered Nurse who works collaboratively within the System Clinical Education Department to facilitate clinical education programs, competence initiatives and professional development activities which support both nursing and clinical practice across CHI Saint Joseph Health, improving the quality of patient care and nursing practice with resultant improved patient outcomes. The goal of this position is to collaborate with RN Educator II resources and Clinical Education Leadership to identify, develop, and deliver educational programs for individuals and/or groups of learners in clinical, classroom, and virtual settings in specific areas of responsibility across CHI Saint Joseph Health. The RN Educator I is responsive to evolving educational needs across the system. The RN Educator I fosters empowerment of clinical staff by providing clinical instruction and support to assure clinical competency of staff, safe, effective delivery of patient care and to support evidence-based practice. The RN Educator I is expected to actively participate in quality improvement (QI) and EBP processes across the system. The position supports core behaviors, standards, values, and missions of CHI Saint Joseph Health, accrediting bodies, and the profession of Nursing as a professional role model. The Educator 1 also serves as a resource to the community by promoting community outreach, healthcare awareness, and educational opportunities. The Educator 1 works with area Schools of Nursing to support nursing clinical rotations at CHI Saint Joseph Health facilities across the System.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities


Facilitates the ongoing education and professional development of the nursing staff and students

Coordinates orientation of newly hired nursing department employees to the organization

Plans, prepares, and maintains materials for use in competency-based educational programs, utilizing current standards, regulations, and validated evidenced-based research

Plans and coordinates in-services, orientation, and educational programs for clinical staff to meet competency requirements in accordance with departmental objectives and appropriate accreditation standards

Collaborates in the development or modification of patient education materials as appropriate

Collaborates with RN Educator IIs across the system to develop learning needs assessments for clinical staff and programs and competency strategies to address identified learning needs,

Incorporates principles of adult learning in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of education and competency programs

Participates in learning technologies via simulation, LMS, virtual classroom, and multimedia

Communicates effectively in visual, oral, and written form and demonstrates effective presentation skills

Assists in the fiscal and administrative operations through cost- effective use of resources, and participation in revenue-generating activities identified for the department and the organization

Facilitates initial provider and renewal courses for ACLS, BLS, NRP, PALS (as applicable), including HeartCode administration

Cooperates in the facilitation of departmental orientation and conducts a variety of in-service, orientation, and educational programs for clinical staff to meet competency assessment requirements in accordance with departmental objectives and accreditation standards, including but not limited to: Orientation; Initial and Ongoing Competencies; Core Curriculum; Required Certification Courses, Professional Development Program and Preceptor/Mentor Programs


Minimum Qualifications

Required Education (for CHI Leadership Job Levels from Supervisor through President)

Does Not Apply

Required Education for Staff Job Levels

Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing – BSN required.

Required Licensure and Certifications

Unrestricted RN license in Kentucky.


Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Minimum of 3 years as a Registered Nurse.

Competent understanding of EBP.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Effective conflict management techniques.

Ability to adapt to changes in health care technology.

Ability to organize varying schedules and multiple resources.

PREFERRED Qualifications

National Certification in either clinical specialty or professional development (ANPD certification required within 1 year of establishing eligibility)

Job Type
Full Time
71 days ago

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