Education Consultant, Professional Staff Education

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.


PATIENT POPULATION - 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.

Job Function: Hospital/Corporate Level Professional Development - The scope of the education consultant 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.

Job Function: Role Model - 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.

Job Function: Performance Improvement, Evidence Based Practice, Nursing Research - 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.CDIS, 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
• Strong written and verbal communication skills • Ability to work independently • Interpersonal communication style that is consistent with enhancing a learner-centered environment. Demonstrated knowledge of the role of the Nursing Professional Development Practice Model, education concepts and processes necessary for assessment, development, planning and evaluation of adult learning. • Evidence of continuing professional growth and membership in a professional organization in area of specialization.