Education Consultant, Med-Surg Residency Program

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Education Consultant is a registered nurse who influences professional role competence and professional growth of learners at the hospital and corporate level.



Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.


The scope of the education specialist is primarily at the hospital/corporate level. The Education Consultant is responsible for development, implementation and evaluation of the education plans through the use of education needs assessments as needed, guidance from interprofessional leadership and current evidence. Uses critical thinking, the nursing process, principles of adult learning, teaching/learning theories and age-appropriate teaching strategies in development and implementation of hospital/corporate educational programs. Responsibilities across UC Health include orientation and onboarding, preceptor support/development, coaching/mentoring, quality initiatives, hospital/corporate level annual competency assessment/validation, and student activities. Ensures effective learning experiences for competency assessment and validation to reflect practice changes, regulatory agency or organizational policy requirements. Applies design principles and integrates technology to ensure effective learning experiences for competency assessment and validation to reflect practice changes, regulatory agency or organizational policy requirements. Serves in collaboration with nursing and interprofessional leadership, the Professional Practice Organization (PPO), and other UC Health entities to implement nursing education and professional development programs. Consults with, supports and develops unit level educators, preceptors, and staff.


Role models professional nursing and interprofessional collaborative behaviors. Demonstrates attributes of growth mindset that embody the mission/vision/values of UC Health as well as professional nursing practice standards. Actions drive organizational level goals and initiatives from a nursing professional development perspective. Possesses required competencies as outlined by the ANA Nursing Professional Development: Scope and Standards of Practice (2016).


Initiates and/or supports, performance improvement, evidence-based practice and nursing research efforts to contribute to new knowledge and improvement. Uses available data to monitor/evaluate performance of programs, initiatives and targeted improvement efforts (ex. HAIs, nurse sensitive clinical outcomes, HCAHPs, RN turnover, etc.). Initiates and/or participates in project implementation (e.g. Clinical Ladder, Nurse Residency Program requirements)


  • Minimum Required: Master's Degree in Nursing
  • Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio.
  • Current BLS certifications required.
  • Certification in Nursing Professional Development and/or clinical specialty area strongly preferred. If not currently certified, expected to achieve certification within a year of eligibility.
  • Minimum Required: 4 years clinical experience.
  • Preferred: 2 years of demonstrated achievement of progressive responsibilities in professional development project management work.