Clinical Educator- School of Nursing

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Clinical Educator- School of Nursing

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Nursing

Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001EN

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you wont want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides formal and informal training and mentoring for direct patient care and non-patient care employees, including support staff.

Position Key Accountabilities:

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

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  12. 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. For HCPC, five (5) years in an in-patient psychiatric setting required.

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

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visit!

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 Houston 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 Houston 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.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.