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RN Clinical Educator - Patient Education - FT

Sanford Health
Closing date
Sep 27, 2021

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Full Time
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Facility: Bemidji Medical Center

Location: Bemidji, MN

Address: 1300 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA

Job Schedule: Full time

Weekly Hours: 32.00

Department Details

This position will guide the Patient Education Sanford Standard at the system level and also support the local Bemidji care teams in their patient education needs. Most work will occur during the day. This position has some flexibility with working remotely. Occasional in person meetings in Bemidji and on unit work to support the care teams and patient education best practices.

Job Summary

Responsible for assessing, planning, coordinating, teaching, and/or evaluating patient education resources for designated area and audience. Develops alternative methodologies for education based on learning principles. Collaborates with subject matter experts, leadership, and patients to implement or enhance best practices regarding patient/family teaching including the identification or development of teaching resources. Leads multi-region teams effectively while developing education material for patients. Responsible to oversee patient education processes including assessment, teaching, evaluation of understanding, written materials, and related staff education/competencies in a variety of areas.

Expected to continuously develop, monitor, and evaluate all programs related to patient education. Mentors staff for quality improvement opportunities and other initiatives. Additional role responsibility includes the facilitation of consensus building around an educational intervention with subject matter experts and leaders.

Leads multi-region workgroups to realize standardized material for patient education. Is tech savvy in efforts to hold effective discussions across the footprint. Coordinates the development of material with current practice standards.

Expected to build strong alliances with leaders, clinical partners, and community agencies as applicable. Must be able to organize, plan, coordinate, and facilitate educational programs. Utilizes adult learning principles, various teaching/learning methodologies and provides role modeling and leadership of a broad reach within and outside the organization.

Expected to provide on-unit rounding and mentoring that promotes and provides feedback on patient-teaching best practices. The educator will be an active contributor in the Patient Education Research Strategy.


Master's in nursing is required, or currently has in place, an education plan with proven continuous action towards achieving Master's degree in nursing within three years of hire. Graduate from a nationally accredited nursing program preferred, including, but not limited to, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).

Three years clinical experience required. Specific educational experience desired.

Requires current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse in the state(s) of practice and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges as required by position. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1- or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Nursing

Req Number: R-60304

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