At Seattle Children’s, our goal is to provide expert care for our patients and a healthy and safe work environment for our staff. For new graduate nurses, we create opportunities for continual growth as they begin their nursing career. The Nurse Residency Program is one of those opportunities: a one-year program that prepares each new graduate for their role as a pediatric nurse.
The RN Residency Educator role is a great opportunity to grow and develop your skills in nursing professional development. In collaboration with the RN Residency Manager, this position functions to ensure the RN Residency Program is in alignment and supportive of Seattle Children’s mission, vision, values and strategic directives. Working with the RN Residency Manager and team, collaborates to provide development, implementation, and evaluation of the RN Residency program components in a cost-effective manner that facilitates the professional development and role transition of new nursing graduates (RN Residents) and all new nursing hires. Provides housewide RN Residency classes, clinical support and ongoing competency assessment and acquistion for RN residents, nursing education for all nurses as required such as practice change education, competency assessment, continuing nursing education, as well as professional development and career planning for nurses.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from accredited School of Nursing
- Minimum of three (3) years of pediatric nursing experience in clinical setting.
- Experience with education, teaching in clinical setting.
- Current Washington State RN License.
- Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS); Pediatric Emergency, Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will be accepted in lieu of BLS.
- PEARS certification required within 3 months.
- PEARS Instructor Certification obtained within 6 months.
- National certification in Nursing Professional Development must be obtained within 3 years.
- Masters Degree in Nursing. MSN/MN may be subsitted by Master’s deemed relevant by Seattle Children's, i.e. Healthcare Administration, Business Administration, Publich Health, Healthcare Education, etc. as long as the undergradute degree is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
- Ability to create and plan curricula, including interactive educational activies and formal presentations.
Ability to assess education needs and execute new and existing programs.
- Knowledgeable in Adult Learning Theory
- Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Clinical practice expertise in related discipline, education, and simulation training techniques including scenario development, facilitation, and debriefing.
- Working knowledge of common pediatric diagnoses, nursing careand patient safety concepts.
- Knowledge of human growth and development to instruct course participants on age and development status of the neonate, infant, toddler, pre-school child, school-age child, or adolescent.
- Knowledge of patient safety.
- Demonstrated experience in clinical education program development
- Demonstrated experience with continuous quality improvement processes.