Education Nurse Specialist - Center for Learning and Performance - Roanoke Rapids, NC

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Vidant North Hospital



Vidant Health

About Vidant North Hospital

Vidant North Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, 204-bed acute bed facility where residents of Halifax, Northampton and Warren counties in North Carolina and Mecklenburg, Brunswick and Greensville in Virginia receive a wide range of health services close to home. Vidant North Hospital’s team of more than 60 providers and 850 employees represent most medical specialties. In addition to 24-hour emergency care, we also offer intensive care, medical, surgical, orthopedic, behavioral health, rehabilitation and therapy services; a cardiac catheterization lab; and outpatient clinics. Our partnership with Vidant Health connects the communities we serve with broader access to various levels of care, enabling us to further customize treatment based on a patient’s unique needs.


Position Summary

The Education Nurse Specialist (ENS) is a registered professional nurse who provides safe, expedient, and cost-effective Clinical Education services to ensure quality patient outcomes.  As a member of a team of Educators, the ENS assesses educational needs, plans programs to meet those needs, implements those programs, and evaluates the effectiveness of offerings for employees, students, volunteers, and diverse community members across the lifespan.  Educational offerings provided will promote clinical reasoning and critical thinking, and will utilize best practices and current evidence (for both education and practice), and will be revised based on participant feedback, outcomes evaluation, and changes in best practice.  Thorough documentation for all educational offerings, including content, objectives, evaluations, and attendance will be maintained.  The ENS functions as a leader, consultant, innovator, coordinator, and change agent in the pursuit of exemplary professional nursing practice.  He/she actively participates on or leads committees appropriate for his/her areas of emphasis, and is involved in the orientation and ongoing development of staff, Quality and Patient Safety Initiatives, Patient- and Family-Centered Care Initiatives, mandatory training, and electronic health record (EHR) support.  The ENS behaves in a manner consistent with the standards and ethics of all health care professionals.

Minimum Requirements

  • Licensed as a registered nurse by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing is required.
  • Master's Degree in Nursing with a concentration in education, informatics, or health information and systems management is preferred.
  • Minimum of five years clinical practice with evidence of advanced clinical knowledge, leadership, teaching, and advanced clinical reasoning ability.
  • Must be proficient with computers, information technology, and patient care technology.
  • Certification as BLS and ACLS Instructor is preferred.
  • Physical Demands, as attached.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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