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Upper Chesapeake Health Education Specialist in Bel Air, Maryland

JOB SUMMARY: The Education Specialist coordinates and teaches in Hospital and Nursing orientation programs, in-services, continuing education courses, and community programs. The Education Specialist plans for education programs based on the individual needs of team members and the goals of UM/UCH. Acts as a resource/consultant to the team members in meeting education needs and/or patient/family needs. The scope of patient care is primarily ages 18 and above. Education Specialists with documented competencies in the care of neonates through elderly will act as a resource person to the staff. Conducts and/or participates in projects through individual assignment, committee/task force involvement and/or through conducting surveys/needs assessments.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Education & Training: Registered Nurse with current RN licensure in the State of Maryland with a Baccalaureate degree (Nursing focused). A Masters Degree in Nursing or an M.S. in Education or Human Resources preferred. Certification in a specialty area desired. BCLS Instructor Certification required. ACLS, NRP, and/or PALS Instructor Certification is required within one year of hire.

Work Orientation & Experience: A minimum of three years experience in medical-surgical and/or clinical area of expertise. A minimum of one-year experience in applying the principles of adult education in teaching. Orientation is based on current knowledge level and may take up to 8 weeks of orientation to gain specific requirements to perform essential job functions and obtain confidence in teaching established and/or new programs.

Skills & Abilities: Ability to provide effective interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Ability to maintain positive working relationships with customers. Demonstrates ability and skills in independent decision-making, delegation, coaching, planning, and leadership. Demonstrates effective teaching and evaluation skills. Practices effective problem identification and resolution skills as a method of sound decision making. Ability to adapt hours of availability to variable and changing needs of the department. Ability to organize and prioritize effectively in a manner that facilitates completion of assignments and responsibilities within prescribed time frames.

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