Nurse Education Specialist (RN) Behavioral Health

Rockville, MD
Oct 22, 2020
Dec 06, 2020
Education, Healthcare
Full Time
Shady Grove Medical Center seeks to hire an experienced Education Specialist, Nurse Education Specialist in Behavioral Health who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. The nurse education specialist supports life long learning and uses adult learning principles in the development and delivery of nursing education. The nurse education specialist is a subject matter expert in behavioral health care and supports standards of care, organizational policies and protocols in planning competency validation. The nurse education specialist partners with nursing staff and nursing leaders in a shared governance model to assess competency and learning needs. The team uses quality and patient experience metrics to guide in the assessment process. The Education Specialist demonstrates professionalism at all times and is an integral part of the nursing leadership team, representing their department at all levels of the organization.

• Educate patients and family through the continuum of care while striving to advance your own knowledge and skills.
• Demonstrate professionalism, adhere to ANA standards of practice, and exemplify the Adventist HealthCare values as they fulfill our nursing mission and vision.
• Utilize equipment and technology correctly, delegate non-nursing duties appropriately to maximize efficiency and effectiveness
Development of competency validation methods and tools.
• Application of adult learning principles.
• Strong knowledge and experience in behavioral health in an acute care setting.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Knowledge and experience with de-escalation techniques and therapeutic communication.

Qualifications include:
• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree required, MSN preferred
• Valid Maryland RN license required
• Active American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and ACLS required
• 5 years of current Clinical Specialty in Critical Care

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
• Work life balance through non rotating shifts
• Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
• Free Employee parking
• Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
• 100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
• 100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

Work Schedule:


Tobacco Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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