Clinical Nurse Educator - Emergency department:

Springfield Pennsylvania

Join PeaceHealth's Clinical Education team at our beautiful Sacred Heart Medical Center Riverbend campus that was named one of top 10 most beautiful hospitals in the U.S.   We currently have a full-time Clinical Nurse Educator role available providing clinical education for the nursing staff of our 42 bed, level II trauma center, Emergency department.

This is a full-time exempt position, working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.


Requires a Bachelors degree in Nursing, three years emergency nursing experience and three years education related experience. 




Req ID: 157407


Springfield, Oregon is a family-friendly town nestled between two rivers:   the McKenzie – world famous for fly fishing and summer steelhead, and the Willamette - a popular whitewater rafting destination.   Just one hour’s drive from snow skiing and one hour from Oregon’s pristine beaches, Springfield itself boasts a mild climate conducive to year-round outdoor activities.  Springfield’s sister city, Eugene, just across the freeway, is rated as one of the top ten cycling cities in the U.S.; with miles of walking, running, and cycling trails.  Home to the University of Oregon, we offer exciting sporting events and a wide array of education and cultural amenities, as well as a vibrant performing arts center



Acts as a Clinical Education generalist or may be assigned to a specific unit(s)/department. Works in collaboration with other clinical educators and clinical nurse specialists within the network and across the system to develop, coordinate and implement nursing, nursing support and inter-professional orientation, in-service education and staff development programs to promote safe and effective patient-centered care. Serves as a leader and role model in advancing clinical practice to achieve better patient outcomes.  Strives for evidence-based and standardized nursing practice.



  1. Acts as a resource to all caregivers regarding nursing practice and use of equipment/ supplies in area of expertise. 
  2. Assists in the design and implementation of nursing education programs, activities or new process/equipment using PeaceHealth training standards, processes, templates and course documentation forms.
  3. Participates on teams and partners on development of standardized cross-regional clinical, nursing or quality guidelines, protocols or training curriculum in area of expertise.
  4. Coordinates and provides department-specific orientation for newly hired nursing and clinical staff.
  5. Conducts learning needs assessment, facilitates practice and process changes in assigned area of expertise.
  6. Evaluates competency and identifies team or individual caregiver performance gaps.

Designs learning experiences and action plans to assist those unable to meet competency.

  1. Researches best practice in order to promote evidence-based nursing practice.
  2. Maintains professional knowledge of clinical focus area, current research, and effective educational strategies.
  3. Assesses caregiver satisfaction, patient quality indicators and evaluates education effectiveness.
  4. Assures training and competency are documented using standard tools and systems.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS Required unless otherwise stated:


  • Graduate of an accredited State Board of Nursing approved program
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required.
  • MSN or M.Ed. preferred.
  • Nursing specialty certification preferred.



  • Minimum of three years of Emergency nursing experience
  • Minimum of three years of recent experience in an education or in an equivalent Preceptor role setting to varied audiences.



  • Current Oregon State Registered Nurse license
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required at date of hire.
  • Basic Life Support Instructor (BLSI) required within two (2) years of date of hire.
  • Certification in Nursing Professional Development within 5 years in clinical nurse educator role.



  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement instructional modules and use a variety of educational methods.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications and a variety of equipment or technology tools.
  • Ability to engage learners and apply adult learning techniques.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.



  • Work requires moderate physical exertion from 34 to 65% of the time.  
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.      
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments such as syringes or lancets; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more    
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Springfield community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Springfield, SHMC at Riverbend (420)
Job Category:  Nursing 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $43.02, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Registered Nurse - Oregon


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Springfield || Nursing || Other - Nursing || Full Time || HUMAN RESOURCES

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