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University of Miami is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) Educator for a nursing job in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: Educator
  • Discipline: RN
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • 40 hours per week
  • Shift: 8 hours, days
  • Employment Type: Permanent

Nurse Educator - Ophthalmology

Provides education and resources to enhance patient care. Assists staff with educational needs, problem resolution, time management, and critical thinking skills development. Collaborates with medical providers, patient care staff, and unit management in the planning, implementation, and delivery of educational curricula. Implements clinical skills activities within established clinical and preceptorship models, monitors data trends, and implements educational strategies to ensure compliance with quality standards. Provides staff support in the development of patient care plans, incorporating evidenced-based research and national standards. Consults with and serves as a clinical resource for unit management to ensure quality patient care. Educates technical and patient care staff in the use of new equipment, supplies, and instruments, and coordinates in-service training and workshops. Promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices. Maintains professional knowledge by affiliating with professional and technical organizations, and participating in applicable continuing education programs, conferences, seminars, and workshops. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
Certification and Licensing:
Valid Florida RN license
Minimum 2 years of experience
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
Ability to lead, motivate, develop and train others.
Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.
Department Specific Functions
Reports timely to Senior Nurse Educator or designee the following:
Just in Time Training and In-services
Education activities
Core and Annual Competencies
Department-Specific Orientation
Develops annual department-specific education plan for all staff. Maintains ongoing education competencies of designated preceptors Unit New Hires/Transfers:
Assess learning needs, develops action plans, and evaluate outcomes.
Meets with nurse manager, preceptor, orientee to evaluate performance and monitors weekly goals attained.
Follows up on outstanding clinical opportunities for new hires during orientation and mentorship. Subject matter expert in the pre, intra, and postoperative phases of Ambulatory Surgery. Facilitates optimal patient care through the ongoing participation in clinical practice, staff education, and quality management research. Maintains clinical competency with hands hands-on experience within the different Ambulatory Surgery/Clinic phases of care. Utilizes evidence-based standards to identify and define staff competencies. Familiarity with AAAHC, Joint Commission, AORN, and ASPAN standards and guidelines. Adapts to changing work demands by being able to function as a staff nurse when needed. Maintains up to date ,innovative knowledge in the field of ophthalmology specialty.
Department Specific Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of Nursing.
2. Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) preferred, if no MSN, must enroll in an MSN program within one year of hire.
Certification and Licensing:
1. Unencumbered and current Florida Nursing License.
2. BLS, ACLS, and PALS.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.
Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

University of Miami Job ID #R100052493.

About University of Miami

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common mission of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making the University a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 16,000 faculty and staff from all over the world.


  • Holiday Pay
  • 403b retirement plan
  • Sick pay
  • Wellness and fitness programs
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Medical benefits
  • Dental benefits
  • Vision benefits
  • Benefits start day 1
  • Continuing Education