Jefferson Healthcare
  • Nursing Administration
  • Port Townsend, WA, USA
  • 76900-118000 per year DOE
  • Salary
  • Full-Time
  • Sign-On Bonus Eligible
  • 1.0

Generous comprehensive benefits package

Jefferson Healthcare

Clinical Nurse Educator

*Sign-on bonus of $5,000.*

Jefferson Healthcare ( is looking for a Registered Nurse educator to join our team as a Clinical Nurse Educator. We are looking for a BSN prepared registered nurse with expertise in education who will support the development of our bedside nurses and champions excellence and evidence-based nursing practice. Our ideal candidate has excellent clinical and technical skills with clinical reasoning and excellent communication skills along with enthusiasm for education. If you have at least five (5) years of acute nursing care experience, have previous experience as a clinical educator and are excited to develop and implement staff education on patient care, we're looking for you!

Our incredible nursing teams pride themselves on excellence and patient-centered care, putting the patient at the center of everything they do while delivering high quality care and want an educator who supports and grows that philosophy. If this feels like you and you'd like the chance to be a part of it, please apply now!

In addition to working with the fabulous team, our salary is competitive and we offer a generous benefits package (which ranks in the top 1% in the state of Washington) of medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans, personal time off and more.

Position Description

The clinical nurse educator is a registered nurse with expertise in education who influences professional role, competence and professional growth of nurses in a variety of settings. The clinical educator serves as an educator, change agent, facilitator, consultant and researcher. The Clinical Educator supports the development of bedside nurses and fosters empowerment through knowledge and skills to achieve excellence through the delivery of evidence-based nursing practice.

This is a full time, exempt position

Education and Experience

  • Current Washington State RN license in good standing required
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or relevant degree required
  • Graduate degree in Nursing, Education, or related specialty preferred
  • Previous experience as a clinical educator preferred
  • Current BLS and ACLS required
  • Advanced current certification preferred for specific patient population: PALS, ENPC, TNCC, ANA Med-Surg. NRP, Wound Care, Conscious Sedation
  • Specialty areas may require additional experience, certifications and licenses
  • Minimum five years of acute nursing care experience required
  • Minimum of three (3) years of full-time work experience in either Home Health/Hospice, Oncology, or Surgery

Essential Functions

  • Develops and operationalizes effective methods of educating patient care staff focused on knowledge, skills and attitudes requisite for safe, competent and effective patient care practice. Identifies need, develops and offers specific education programs relevant to needs assessment and identified gaps in knowledge for assigned areas
  • Functions as a consultant, collaborating with unit staff, management, organizational leadership and the academic community to ensure competency, promote staff development and advance the profession of nursing.
  • Promotes evidence-based nursing practice through assessment, dissemination of information, analysis of practice, coaching and mentoring.
  • Manages factors related to safety and effectiveness and cost in planning and delivering of professional development activities.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of competency-based education model, incorporating competency assessment into all educational activities
  • Develops educational programs for unlicensed nursing support personnel
  • Appreciates differences in learning styles, cultures and generational differences of learners participating in educational activities and develops activities to enhance participation and learning.

Who We Are

Jefferson Healthcare is a DNV accredited, 5-star rated, 25-bed critical access hospital with six rural health clinics. Our services include a 24-hour emergency department, laboratory services, acute and intensive care units, a family birth center, the latest in diagnostic imaging, and a comprehensive array of respiratory, physical, speech, and occupational rehabilitation therapies. We have numerous accreditations and awards and are recognized as Achieving Best Care by the Washington State Hospital Association. As a community-owned hospital, we care deeply about our patients, their experience, and providing quality care.

We are proud to be one of the top employers on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula and near Seattle, Victoria, BC, and Vancouver. We have a tight-knit team that is committed to providing the very best patient care. We love where we work and we are excited to introduce it to you! If you are looking to work with an exceptional team of professionals, we encourage you to consider Jefferson Healthcare. Work where your talent is truly appreciated.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position and future positions, please visit our careers website at This position will remain open until filled.

For additional information, please contact: Caitlin Kura, Talent Acquisition Partner

Candidates who accept a written offer of employment must pass a background check and may be required to undergo 10-panel testing for commonly abused controlled substances, including marijuana, in accordance with our policy.

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