Choose Parkland, and discover what a meaningful career feels like. Whether you work directly with patients or use your talent to support our care, you’re part of a team that’s providing valuable health services to Dallas County residents. At Parkland, you’ll have the opportunity to put all your skills to work, and the support to grow and advance in your field. Below are just a few of the specialty Nurse Educator positions we have open:
- OR Educator
- Procedural Educator (GI Lab, Cath Lab)
- Medical/Surgical Educator (Oncology experience)
- Student Placement Coordinator
If you prefer a different specialty area in Nurse Education, go ahead and apply to the link below and we will discuss the areas that interest you most.
Responsible for coordinating education for PHHS professional nursing staff and unlicensed assistive personnel with regard to orientation and continuing education to ensure that staff are credentialed, and able to demonstrate current competencies and meet professional and PHHS nursing standards of practice in assigned areas.
1. Develops, implements, and evaluates housewide and unit specific orientation and residency programs for new staff nurses, transferring nurses, and unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP). Educates orientees in policies, protocols, procedures, nursing standards, and management of specific patient populations as indicated. Participates in the evaluation of orientees’ knowledge and skills to determine compliance with established standards.
2. Develops, implements, and evaluates unit specific and housewide continuing education activities for nursing and UAPs. Such activities may include, but are not limited to medication remediation, mock arrests, inservices, and serving as a primary speaker in housewide continuing education programs. Participates in ongoing competency evaluations of nurses and UAPs to determine compliance with established standards.
3. Provides ongoing comprehensive educational needs assessments using a variety of sources that reflect the organizational environment, healthcare trends, and individual learning characteristics. Prioritizes, plans, and implements education activities based on the information gained from the needs assessment data.
4. Provides clinical bedside instruction and serves as a clinical resource for professional nursing staff and UAPs. Takes responsibility for maintaining own clinical skills. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field of Nursing Education by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, maintains current Texas RN license and any other required certifications. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.
5. Maintains records of educational activities in accordance with institutional, departmental, and regulatory standards.
6. Advertises educational activities to internal and external customers. Ensures that promotional materials are professional in appearance, accurate, conform to established standards, and distributed in a timely manner.
7. Incorporates knowledge of teaching/learning theory, effective teaching strategies, use of audio-visual aids, and learning evaluation strategies when coordinating educational activities or serving as a speaker to ensure programs achieve their goals.
8. Promotes productive working relationships with nursing staff, management, vendors, other hospitals, medical and nursing schools, medical staff and the greater healthcare community to ensure effective communication and cooperative working relationships.
9. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that impact the Nursing Education area. Develops effective internal controls that promote adherence to applicable state/federal laws, and the program requirements of accreditation agencies and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure proper understanding. Ensures that educational activities promote current compliance. Provides instruction to nursing staff and unlicensed assistive personnel regarding age-specific care of patients during orientation and throughout the year.
10. Assists in the development, implementation, and monitoring of departmental goals. Monitors and reports activities supporting departmental goals according to established standards. Evaluates and revises work related activities to ensure support of the goals and mission of PHHS and the department.
11. Analyzes work processes and flows for the department and suggests or implements appropriate changes to improve work effectiveness, productivity and efficiency that support the overall goals of PHHS. Develops protocols and procedures and participates in other performance improvement activities to improve service delivery and enhance patient outcomes. May serve as instructor or facilitator for system wide educational programs.
12. Serves as an inter- and intra-departmental resource through committee and/or task force activities. Serves as a member, resource, and/or consultant for the greater healthcare community as needed.
- Must have a Bachelor's degree in nursing.
- A Master’s in Nursing or Nursing Education preferred.
- Must have four years of clinical experience.
- Must have current RN license or valid Compact RN license.
- Must have current Healthcare Provider CPR
- Must be certified as a CPR Instructor or obtain within six months of employment.
Step into a career that will make a substantial difference for our patients—and for you.