Education Specialist - Oncology/Infusion Center
The Education Specialist coordinates, teaches and participates in Hospital and Nursing orientation programs, in-services, continuing education courses, and community programs. Acts as a resource/consultant to the team members in meeting education needs and/or patient/family needs. The scope of patient care is primarily ages 18 and above. Education Specialists with documented competencies in the care of neonates through elderly will act as a resource person to the staff. Directs orientation activities for nursing department professional and non-professional orientees. Acts as an educational resource for UCH Cancer Center. May direct the provision of patient/family education through consultation with clinical team members. Assists other Department Managers with orientation activities.Education & Training: Registered Nurse with current RN licensure in the State of Maryland with a Baccalaureate degree (Nursing focused). A Masters Degree in Nursing or an MS in Education or Human Resources preferred. Certification in Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider status and/or specialty area desired. BCLS Instructor Certification required. ACLS, NRP, and/or PALS Instructor Certification is required within one year of hire. Work Orientation & Experience: A minimum of three years' experience in Oncology, medical-surgical and/or clinical area of expertise. A minimum of one-year experience in applying the principles of adult education in teaching. Orientation is based on current knowledge level and may take up to 8 weeks of orientation to gain specific requirements to perform essential job functions and obtain confidence in teaching established and/or new programs.