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CommonSpirit Health RN Education Specialist - Critical Care in HOUSTON, Texas


Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and CHI St. Luke’s Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award five consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Responsible for enhancing clinical practice through planning, developing and conducting education programs for providers and other key clinical services staff, including evaluating the effectiveness of programs and providing guidance to staff and key leaders. Facilitates assessment and identification of ongoing learning needs for staff development programs. Designs and delivers programs that support the organization's mission, vision, values and strategic goals, implemented using the organization's framework for professional clinical practice and development.

  1. Demonstrates expertise in the teaching /learning process and Assists management and clinical staff to develop and provide educational programs

  2. Utilizes Prophecy Assessments to identify learning needs and assists the nurse managers, clinical nurse specialists, clinical educators, quality coordinators, and preceptors in planning learning activities to meet those needs

  3. Develops and performs needs assessments in collaboration with management/ Clinical Nurse Specialist / nursing staff to determine developmental and educational needs

  4. Assesses critical thinking, interpersonal relations, and technical skills of staff to assist in categorization of orientation and staff development

  5. Communicates with staff to facilitate development of their clinical, management, and/ or research skills

  6. Promotes career advancement including clinical ladder and differentiated practice through mentorship

  7. Consults with management and clinical staff to coordinate an effective preceptor and mentor program

8.Consults with management to develop, revise and implement cost effective, outcome driven educational programs, tools and materials for all nursing staff

  1. Collaborates with management to plan and direct new employee orientation

  2. Leads and participates in the performance improvement programs and other quality enhancement activities through monitoring and evaluating the outcomes of educational offerings

  3. Integrates research findings into clinical practice, educational programs, and policy updates

  4. Supports and Participates in unit based research projects to promote a knowledge base for the nursing profession


Minimum Knowledge and Skills Required:

Education and Licensure:

Bachelor’s Degree Nursing, Masters Preferred

BLS and ACLS required

Current Nursing License applicable to The State of Texas

Minimum Experience:

At least three (3) years of RN clinical education experience.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. ECMO expereince desired.

Knowledgeable of instructional design and principles of adult learning

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Requisition ID 2021-156625

Employment Type Full Time

Department Education

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Facility / Process Level : Name CHI Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.