Cedar Hills Hospital is looking for a dynamic Nurse Educator! If you have a desire to work in an engaging environment with a team of professionals dedicated to the healing and health of the patients we serve, we want to hear from you!
Cedar Hills Hospital and Outpatient Services - located just 15 minutes from downtown Portland - is a 94-bed, free-standing psychiatric hospital and outpatient center specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatment!
We provide a wide range of services and programs that offer evidence-based treatment proven to have positive outcomes for our patients. Our inpatient and outpatient services offer supportive and compassionate care through specialty programs that are tailored to meet the needs of our patients. Our mission is to provide safe, effective, and compassionate mental health and substance use treatment.
The Nurse Educator is responsible, but not limited to, all staff education, training and competency records within Cedar Hills Hospital. This person oversees and conducts the training of the required programs for clinical education of the Nursing Department that supports current established evidence-based nursing practice. This position ensures the objectives of the hospital are met, incorporates any performance improvement goals of the hospital, and complies with regulatory requirements established by the CNO which reflect current regulatory requirements. This position will also educate and ensure competency of all approved trainers for the hospital; provide training, oversight and ensure adherence to training materials for all MHT III, RN II and RN III staff who train new hires; develop or revise all policies and procedures related to staff competencies in coordination with the CNO/DON and Director of Human Resources; oversee all student nursing programs and practicums taking place in inpatient and outpatient; formally assesses staff educational needs on an annual basis and incorporates this information into the annual educational plan; maintain and update the monthly education calendar for all nursing staff education.
Cedar Hills Hospital offers comprehensive benefits for our Nurse Educator position, such as:
Challenging and rewarding work environment
Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Plan
Generous Paid Time Off
401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
Career development opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
What do our current nurses value at UHS?
An environment that puts patient care first. One of the most rewarding aspects of working with UHS is providing excellent care, comfort, and security to the patients and families you treat, at their most vulnerable times. Having the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance in your career. There are very robust continuing education options and opportunities for leadership development within UHS. Supportive and responsive leadership. Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.
Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.
If you would like to learn more about this position please contact Lori Loop, Nurse Recruiter at Lori.Loop@uhsinc.com.
Education: Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing, or equivalent combination of education and experience in psychiatric nursing management; Bachelor’s Degree required (or must complete Bachelor’s Degree within one year of hire), Master’s preferred.
Experience: A minimum of one (1) year’s supervisory experience. At least two (3) years’ experience working with psychiatrically/behaviorally disordered persons. Experience working in an inpatient psychiatric health-care facility preferred. Experience in developing educational programs for clinical staff is preferred.
Licensure: Currently licensed to practice by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Training: Thorough knowledge of the Joint Commission, CMS, OSHA requirements, and state and federal regulatory requirements preferred. CPR certification and successful completion of training in Management of Assaultive Behavior (HWC) within 90 days of employment. Demonstrated skill modeling verbal de-escalation strategies with behaviorally disordered persons. Prior experience in responding to behavioral emergencies preferred.
Additional Requirements: Must possess demonstrated leadership ability, the ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups and individuals, strong oral and written communication skills. Must possess knowledge of therapeutic relationships, therapeutic processes, behavior management, crisis intervention, and adult learning strategies.