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UT Health Clinical Educator - RN - Neurosciences in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Clinical Educator - RN - Neurosciences

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 21000295

Department: Neurosciences (Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Ophthalmology)

Location: Texas Medical Center - Houston, TX

Position Type: Full Time/ Exempt

Position Summary:

UTHealth Neurosciences (UTHN) is a dynamic team that seeks to provide an enriching environment based on values of compassion for our patients and each other as well as continually striving for excellence. UTHN supports three separate Departments including Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Ophthalmology and is looking for a seasoned clinical nurse educator who is experienced with promoting a patient-centered approach to ambulatory care. This role will be directly responsible for formal/informal training and mentorship for direct patient care and non-patient care employees, including support staff. Primary responsibilities may include development of education and on-boarding practices, annual competencies, safety & compliance measurement, process/quality improvement projects, etc. UTHealth Neurosciences has 15 locations and this role will partner with a second Clinical Nurse Educator to support all sites.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Evaluates and assesses educational plan for employees for a comprehensive competency based orientation program.

  • Assists with design, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs.

  • Assesses, plans, develops, implements, and evaluates educational activities.

  • Coordinates orientation and staff training activities as well as integrating knowledge of education standards, institutional goals and current healthcare practices in the design of educational programs.

  • Plans and prepares materials for orientation incorporating needs of all staff including student trainees to include nursing, residents, and volunteers. Assesses and adapts appropriate orientation process and makes necessary changes based on identified needs.

  • Develops in-service and educational programs based on needs assessments, quality improvement data, and regulatory bodies requirements, after a complete review and validation of needs. Collaborates with schools of higher education to meet all in-service and educational needs.

  • Determines and participates in the design of educational programs including Continuing Education programs which involves the application and post program follow-up.

  • Collaborates with the department head in the development of departmental quality indicators after careful review of quality improvement issues indicating performance improvement education.

  • Participates in audits. Documents teaching/learning process and outcomes in accordance with standards.

  • Shares knowledge and skills through professional presentations. Acts as a consultant in the area of expertise.

  • Provides work direction and guidance to personnel within department. May lead projects and activities.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Current nursing licensure in the State of Texas.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or related field from an accredited nursing school required. Master’s degree in nursing preferred.

Minimum Experience:

  • Five (5) years nursing experience; preferably having 1 of those 5 years in a similar educational role.

  • Previous experience with Epic and thorough knowledge of MS Office preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

  • This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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