Education Specialist - Oncology/Infusion Center

UM Upper Chesapeake Health
Bel Air, MD
Sep 16, 2021
Sep 20, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
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.