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Clinical Nurse Educator

Job ID: 213
Location: Eugene, OR
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Clinical Nurse Educator to join our Oregon Network Clinical Education team! This is a full-time exempt position that will provide clinical education for the Emergency department and inpatient Behavioral health unit at Sacred Heart Medical Center's University District campus in Eugene, Oregon  

Eugene-Springfield is the third largest metro area in the state and the largest community served by PeaceHealth.   Home of the University of Oregon, Eugene boasts cultural amenities typical of much bigger cities, from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art to the world-famous Oregon Bach Festival. The Pacific Ocean is an hour's drive to the west, the Cascade Mountains an hour to the east, with Central Oregon's recreational playground just a few miles farther.

Peacehealth is a non for profit, Catholic Health Care System with 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Washington, Oregon and Alaska. We value our communities and provide care in a holistic manner following our core values of respect, stewardship, collaboration, and social justice truly that are embedded in each and every caregiver working at PeaceHealth. Come join the team! 


 Acts as a Clinical Education generalist or may be assigned to a specific unit(s)/department.  Works in collaboration with other clinical educators and clinical nurse specialists within the network and across the system to develop, coordinate and implement nursing, nursing support and inter-professional orientation, in-service education and staff development programs to promote safe and effective patient-centered care.  Facilitates professional growth, skill development, competency and attainment of standards of care for direct care within patient care services, PHMG and or Ambulatory care Services.  Serves as a leader and role model in advancing clinical practice to achieve better patient outcomes. 


1. Acts as a resource to all caregivers regarding nursing, professional practice and use of equipment/ supplies in area of expertise.

 2. Assists in the design and implementation of nursing education programs, activities or new process/equipment using PeaceHealth training standards, processes, templates and course documentation forms. 

3. Participates on teams and partners on development of standardized cross-regional clinical, nursing or quality guidelines, protocols or training curriculum in area of expertise. 

4. Coordinates and provides department-specific orientation for newly hired nursing and clinical staff. 

5. Conducts learning needs assessment, facilitates practice and process changes in assigned area of expertise.

 6. Evaluates competency and identifies team or individual caregiver performance gaps. 

7. Designs learning experiences and action plans to assist those requiring remediation to meet competency expectations. 

8. Researches best practice to promote evidence-based practice. 

9. Assesses caregiver engagement, patient quality indicators and evaluates education effectiveness to achieve clinical excellence. 

10. Ensures training and competency are documented using standard tools and learning management systems (LMS). 

11. Performs other duties as assigned 


• Bachelors Degree in Nursing 

• Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Registered Nurse that includes a strong emergency nursing background. 

• Minimum of 3 years of recent experience in an education or in an equivalent Preceptor role setting, or related experience.  

• Current Oregon Registered Nurse license by date of hire.

 • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required at date of hire.

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Masters Degree in Nursing 

• Certification in Nursing Professional Development 

• Certified Emergency Nurse

• Behavioral health experience 


·Demonstrated ability to design and implement instructional modules and use a variety of educational methods.

·Proficient in the use of MS Office applications and a variety of equipment or technology tools.

·Ability to engage learners and apply adult learning techniques.

·Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


·Work requires moderate physical exertion from 34 to 65% of the time.

·Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.

·Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments such as syringes or lancets; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more

    ·Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).

    For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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