Nursing Education and Practice Specialist - Perioperative Education/Simulation

Portland, Oregon
Education, OR / PACU
Contract Type
Full Time

The Legacy nursing philosophy focuses on patients and their families. Our nurses embody this philosophy in everything they do, as advocates, communicators, problem-solvers and caregivers. Their expertise is sought after and respected by our health care team. In short, they are the face of wellness at Legacy. Does this sound like an environment in which you could thrive? If so, we invite you to consider this opportunity.

Legacy Health is a locally owned, nonprofit health system driven by our mission to improve the health of those around us. We offer a unique blend of health services across the Portland/Vancouver metro area and mid-Willamette Valley — from wellness and urgent care to dedicated children’s services and advanced medical centers — to care for patients of all ages when and where they need us. With an eye toward a healthier community, our partnerships tackle vital issues such as housing and mental health. Legacy strives to help everyone live healthier and better lives, with the vision of being essential to the health of the region.


The Nursing Education and Practice Specialist supports nursing and clinical specialty programs at a system level in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of clinical education and practice initiatives.  Specific activities will be defined by nursing leadership.  Activities include but are not limited to planning and provision of General Nursing Orientation; development, review, revision and management of patient care standards; competency assessment, education of nursing staff in all specialties and assessment of staff learning needs.



An academic degree in nursing is required (BSN or MSN/MN); master’s degree required, MSN/MN preferred. 


Four years relevant clinical experience at a proficient to expert level of practice required.  Must have strong OR experience.

This is a system-wide position supporting Perioperative Education and Simulation.  

  • Teach Perioperative 101 course to new grads and transition nurses. 
  • Facilitate Perioperative simulation drills (i.e. Malignant Hyperthermia, Code Blue, Massive Transfusion and others)

  • Collaborate with content experts to facilitate simulation exercises across all specialty areas (Medical-Surgical, Critical Care, Obstetrics, Emergency Department) and disciplines (pharmacy, medical residents, nursing residents, respiratory therapy, and others). 


Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning principles as evidenced by the ability to facilitate learning for patients/families, nursing staff or other members of the healthcare team.

Effective teaching and communication skills.

Strong meeting facilitation and group process skills.

Ability to work effectively in teams, and independently.

Knowledge of performance excellence Lean principles; ability to apply performance excellence Lean process.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate with staff and leadership to implement change.


Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled


Current applicable state RN license required for Oregon and Washington.  AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers.


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