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Registered Nurse Medical Surgical and Critical Care Units Educator

Req #: 17008476
Location: Lake Placid, FL
Job Category: Nursing
Organization: Florida Hospital Heartland
Potential Referral Bonus: $


Our Mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Employees are hired to help Adventist Health System extend the healing ministry of Christ. They are expected to exhibit a continuous behavior of professionalism, which includes but is not limited to, treating customers and co-workers with respect and dignity, aligning behavior with customer service principles, maintaining customer and patient confidentiality, abiding by employee guidelines for professional behavior, appearance, and communication, exhibiting teamwork behaviors, being effective in conflict resolution, helping others to understand issues and accept changes, demonstrating high standards of work performance and flexibility, maintaining positive interdepartmental relationships, keeping a positive attitude, and adhering to the policies and procedures of the organization.



The Registered Nurse Unit Educator is responsible for the coordination of patient care using a multidisciplinary approach to the Nursing process in accordance with the Hospital's Mission, physician and patient expectations, as well as professionals with the highest level of knowledge and skill in their area of clinical expertise A RN Unit Educator works under the supervision of the Nurse Manager in delivering education to unit staff that is derived from best practice standards.  The unit educator works closely with the physician providers to provide optimal multidisciplinary care to the patient.  These duties will be performed in an acceptable manner according to the hospitals philosophy, policies, procedure, standards, mission, vision, goals and management expectations.



The performance of this position requires substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skill based upon applied principles of psychological, biological, physical, and social sciences which include, but not limited to:

  • Performs assessments and determines the total nursing needs of assigned patients.
  • Formulates a goal directed plan of care and develops appropriate nursing diagnosis based on needs specific to the standard of care and updates according to policy.
  • Accurately performs nursing actions to achieve patient care goals.
  • Evaluates quality of patient care and outcomes based on care and treatments administered.
  • Accepts responsibility for one’s own professional standards.
  • Plans, organizes and delivers unit based education programs and education to staff.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Mental and emotional stability, demonstrating a courteous and calm approach to all contacts with patients, visitors, and health care team members.
  • Mature judgment and the ability to handle confidential information within Florida Hospital guidelines and applicable regulations.
  • Personal qualities such as kindness, compassion, understanding, integrity, respect, sense of humor, discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in English and in written form with persons of varied backgrounds in a respectful, effective and professional manner.
  • Ability to learn and apply computer related applications and programs, including using electronic keyboards and other peripheral devices.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in English and in written form with persons of varied backgrounds in a respectful, effective and professional manner.
  • Critical thinking / problem solving skills
  • Teamwork, tact and conflict resolution
  • Organizational, multitasking and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to provide leadership, direction, and solve complex problems.
  • Performs accurate documentation within the electronic medical record.
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency in clinical skills, multi-tasking, and a professional bedside manner.
  • Knowledgeable in assigned areas of patient care including health promotion and maintenance


Minimum of Diploma in Nursing

Minimum 2 years of current experience in area of expertise

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite products



  • BSN or MSN
  • Previous healthcare experience
  • Previous experience as an Educator
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, organize, manage and develop education programs



  • Current Florida RN License
  • BLS – condition of employment
  • ACLS – condition of employment
  • CCRN within 12 months of employment or transfer

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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