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Nurse Educator - OR PeriOP (Sign On Bonus up to 30K)

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St. Vincent's Medical Center


Bridgeport, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
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St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has more than 3,200 employees. It includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and special needs services for adults and children. St. Vincent’s is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system’s second-largest hospital.

Job Summary:

The Nurse Educator is responsible for functioning within the context and framework of the Nursing Professional Development, Scope and Standards practice as approved by the American Nurses Association. This position works in partnership with nursing leadership and consults and collaborates with the healthcare team to facilitate training education and development by assessing, planning, implementing coordinating and evaluating projects and programs for staff, faculty, patient populations and the community.

This position is an essential member of the nursing leadership team.

The specialized professional nursing practice at St Vincent’s Medical Center facilitates professional role competence and professional growth of learners in a variety of settings; supports lifelong learning; utilizes tools, theories, skills and knowledge to improve healthcare practice for all learners. (Nursing Professional Development:  Scope and Standards of Practice (harper & Maloney, 2016)).

This position supports all perioperative departments including Preop, PACU, and GI. 
Instrumental in developing a Peri-op 101 class

Job Description:

  • Learning Facilitator: Assesses learning needs based on regulatory requirements, evidence based practice and individual identified needs. Utilizes creative strategies and adult learning principles.
  • Collaborative Partner: Collaborates with members of the nursing leadership team to assess learning needs, develops programs, monitors clinical competency and supports action plans. Represents nursing in the development of inter-professional learning activities.
  • Role Development: Promotes professional nursing practice and quality patient care according to the ANA standards of practice. Endorses the theory-based approach through the continuum of practice from Novice to Expert. 
  • Mentor: Serves as a role model and guide for the professional development of nurses.
  • Competency Management: Develops and facilitates initial and ongoing competencies.
  • Orientation: Develops, implements and manages competency based orientation.
  • Change Agent: Provides supportive consulting and participates in planned and unplanned process changes.
  • Champion of Scientific Inquiry Develops, educates, and implements quality improvement initiatives and outcomes.
  • Perform other related duties as required





  • BSN required and enrolled in a Master’s program with degree completion within two years of hire date.

Preferred Education

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or higher.


  • Minimum of 5 Years of active clinical nursing experience.

Preferred Education

  • One year of relevant teaching experience preferred, nursing staff development and/or specialty area preferred. Minimum of 5 years of active clinical nursing experience.

Licensure, Certification, Registration

  • Licensed Registered Nurse from the CT DPH obtained prior to hire date.
  • Specialty Certification

Preferred Licensure, Certification, Registration

  • OR Nursing Educator experience preferred. 

Licensure, Certification, Registration

  • ACLS Preferred or obtained within one year of start
  • BLS required
  • Specialty Certification in Nursing Professional Development.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements 

  • Demonstrates ability to develop, deliver and evaluate educational programs.
  • Working knowledge of high reliability and LEAN process improvement strategies.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and a commitment to education as a methodology for promoting continuous quality improvement in the delivery of patient care and services.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team.

Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and strong skills in excel.

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