Nurse Educator

Organization/Company Name: 
Cedar Hills Hospital
Position Description: 

Cedar Hills Hospital is looking for a dynamic RN - Nurse Educator! If you have a desire to work in an engaging environment with a team of professionals dedicated to the healing and health of the patients we serve, we want to hear from you!

Cedar Hills Hospital and Outpatient Services - located just 15 minutes from downtown Portland - is a 98-bed, free-standing psychiatric hospital and outpatient center specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatment! Our mission is to provide safe, effective, and compassionate mental health and substance use treatment.

The Nurse Educator is responsible for, but not limited to, all staff education, training and competency, and record keeping within Cedar Hills Hospital. This person oversees and conducts the training of the required programs for clinical education of the Nursing Department that supports current established evidence-based nursing practice. This position ensures the objectives of the hospital are met, incorporates any performance improvement goals of the hospital, and complies with regulatory requirements established by the CNO which reflect current regulatory requirements. This position will also educate and ensure competency of all approved trainers for the hospital; provide training, oversight and ensure adherence to training materials for all MHT III, RN II and RN III staff who train new hires; develop or revise all policies and procedures related to staff competencies in coordination with the CNO/DON and Director of Human Resources; oversee all student nursing programs and practicums taking place in inpatient and outpatient; formally assesses staff educational needs on an annual basis and incorporates this information into the annual educational plan; maintain and update the monthly education calendar for all nursing staff education.

Position Type: 
Full Time

We offer comprehensive benefits for our Nurse Educator position, such as:

Challenging and rewarding work environment

Competitive Compensation

Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Plan

Generous Paid Time Off

401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan

Career development opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries

Required Qualifications and Experience: 

Experience: A minimum of 1 year supervisory experience. At least 2 years’ experience working with psychiatric/behavioral disordered persons. Experience working in an inpatient psychiatric health-care facility preferred. Experience in developing educational programs for clinical staff is preferred.

Required Education and / or Certifications: 

Education: Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing, or equivalent combination of education and experience in psychiatric nursing management; Bachelor’s Degree required (or must complete Bachelor’s Degree within one year of hire), Master’s preferred.

Licensure: Currently licensed to practice by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Training: Thorough knowledge of the Joint Commission, CMS, OSHA requirements, and state and federal regulatory requirements preferred. CPR certification and successful completion of training in Management of Assaultive Behavior (HWC) within 90 days of employment. Demonstrated skill modeling verbal de-escalation strategies with behaviorally disordered persons. Prior experience in responding to behavioral emergencies preferred.

Additional Requirements: Must possess demonstrated leadership ability, the ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups and individuals, strong oral and written communication skills. Must possess knowledge of therapeutic relationships, therapeutic processes, behavior management, crisis intervention, and adult learning strategies.

Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
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