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Nurse Educator - Behavioral Health

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Institute of Living


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
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Work where every moment matters.

Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

The Institute of Living, one of the first mental health centers in the U.S., remains one of America’s leading not-for-profit centers for patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric and addiction disorder. Through our dedicated, experienced and skilled clinicians, we provide patients and their families with the highest quality of personalized care. Programs are offered for children, adolescents and adults struggling with mental illness as well as offering services specializing in Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Geriatric Services.

Job Summary

The IOL Nurse Educator is a full time role who will be assisting with orientating new nursing staff and promoting and developing education for nursing staff. Functioning within the context of  the framework for professional nursing practice, the Nurse Educator, in consultation and collaboration with nursing leadership and the Health  Care Team, facilitates training, education and development by assessing, planning, developing, implementation, coordination and evaluation of  projects and programs for staff, faculty, patient populations and the community.  This is accomplished to ensure role competence, compliance with regulatory standards, and to meet organizational goals.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops and coordinates curriculum/plan utilizing principles of age-appropriate learning, and effective use of  resources (human, material and technological) to meet assessed learning needs(i.e. Required competensies, validation, new employee orientation, community and professional education).
  • Promotes practice standards, based on appropriate research, to ensure optimal patient/population outcomes.
  • Collaborates/partners with affiliated faculty to provide optimal learning experiences that support the organization's standards of care, and framework for professional practice.
  • Collaborates with affiliates to facilitate training, development and education in order to ensure consistency, continuity and cost-effectiveness across the continuum.
  • Maximizes the potential of the group/individual learner and educational programs by evaluating the effectiveness of instruction and modalities.  This is done by observing learners, testing, simulations, documentation and patient outcomes, and revising based on results.
  • Identifies, implements, and evaluates various strategies to enhance use of research-based findings by individuals in area of responsibility.
  • Provide clinical leadership to model professional practice and maintain role accountabilities at the level of RN III.
  • Demonstrates competencies, including knowledge and behaviors, to meet age specific patient needs (e.g. Pediatrics, Adolescents, Geriatrics.).



  • Current Connecticut nursing license
  • Bachelor's degree, Master's Degree required.*  One degree must be in Nursing
  • Demonstrated clinical competence in areas of assignment.
  • Minimum 3 years appropriate recent experience in an acute care setting.
  • AHA or ARC CPR certification

As a Hartford HealthCare entity, the Institute of Living provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package consisting of:

  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire, including seven paid holidays
  • Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount programs             

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

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