Nursing Education Specialist - Critical Care

Subspecialty: Education

Posted: 2/3/2020

Company: Kootenai Health - Kootenai Health has a solid reputation in the Pacific Northwest and has a rich history that spans nearly 60 years of innovation, achievements, and benchmarks in healthcare. The organization provides a comprehensive range of medical services, our main campus is located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and includes a 330-bed community-owned hospital. Kootenai Health is accredited by DNV and holds Magnet Designation for nursing excellence. We have been recognized among large employers as the No. 1 Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine, and are regularly recognized by Cleverly and Associates for providing value to our community. We offer an excellent tuition reimbursement program, wellness program, and on-going educational classes to all of our employees. If you want to love where you work and live, check out Kootenai Health.

Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID

Description: Nursing Education Specialist - Critical Care
Kootenai Health, located in Coeur d’Alene, ID, is hiring Critical Care Nursing Education Specialists as our education team continues to grow!

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If you thrive on developing and implementing specialty-track education opportunities, moving nursing education forward, and fostering skill-set growth among your team, Kootenai Health has the perfect position for you! We are seeking a Nursing Education Specialist!

As a Nursing Education Specialist, you will:
• Demonstrate and maintain depth and breadth of knowledge, skills and competence in your nursing specialty area
• Facilitate the hospital or clinic shared governance program
• Consult, recommend and facilitate nursing specialty track education for residents, nurse interns or any other program for new specialty nurses
• Analyze and validate educational needs and competencies
• Develop and initiate training programs that facilitate achievement of clinical care nursing competency goals
• Participate in the development of standards of practice using the most current evidence
• Implement nursing education processes that enhance knowledge, skills and attitudes for safe, competent and effective nursing practice
• Evaluate practice in relation to professional practice standards, guidelines, statutes, rules and regulations

Some of the core focuses of this role include;

• Oversight of specialty-specific education creation and delivery
• Demonstrating program innovation
• Utilizing and participating in evidence-based practice
• Supporting shared governance, accreditation, and other initiatives related to Transition to Practice
• Functioning as a facilitator and change agent

Position type: Full-time

Qualifications: To be successful in this role, you will need:
• Current license as Registered Nurse in the state of Idaho
• Graduate degree, or current graduate program with a graduation date expected within 2 years of hire
• If graduate degree is not in nursing, it must be in a related field and a BSN is required
• A minimum of five (5) years of experience in clinical care nursing practices required
• National professional board certification for specialty required
• BLS Required

Job reference: 24988

Benefits: Kootenai Health has a lot to offer you, including:
• Newly opened Dedicated Transition to Practice Unit
• Expanding Nursing Professional Development department with room for future career development and continuous learning opportunities
• Low staff to educator ratios
• Robust, multi-room hi-fidelity simulation lab
• Established pipeline relationships with regional nursing programs
• Magnet Status - Kootenai has maintained MagnetTM status since 2006. This designation is nursing's top honor, accepted nationally as the gold standard in nursing excellence!
• Level II Trauma Center- Kootenai Health has achieved a Level II Trauma designation, verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
• Mayo Clinic Care Network- Kootenai Health is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (MCCN). As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Kootenai Health staff have access to Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise.
• Gallup Great Workplace Award - This award recognizes companies for their extraordinary ability to build an engaged workplace culture.

How to Apply:

Apply online at and reach out with any questions to Kelly Wolfinger at