Mount Sinai Careers

Educational Specialist; Step-Down; Full Time Days

New York, New York

Job Description

A nursing career on the cutting edge

Mount Sinai. Wear the badge of excellence.

All day. Every Day. You work tirelessly to treat our patients. You build and foster meaningful relationships. You strike the right balance between empathy and excellence, compassion and professionalism.

By combining autonomous, passionate caregiving with state-of-the-art technology, you are winning awards, advancing patient care and crafting the future of your nursing practice in the 21st century.

You are a Mount Sinai Nurse.

Nurses are the heart of healthcare — compassionate collaborators with valued expertise and voices who provide and coordinate relationship-centered care on a 24/7 basis. You are empowered to build harmonious partnerships on behalf of each patient and family member that entrust us with their care.


What you will do:

An advanced practice role, involving assessment, planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of educational and clinical initiatives, with 24-hour accountability. Three distinct roles within the Division of Nursing Education: Centralized, Decentralized and Evening/Night.

Centralized: Provides coordination and teaching of centralized activities such as orientation and staff development programs for all nursing personnel.

Decentralized: Provides coordination and teaching of unit-based clinical initiatives, orientation, staff development, and competency assessment with participation in centralized educational programs.

Evening/Night: Provides unit-based clinical support, orientation, staff development and competency assessment for the evening/night staff, with participation in centralized educational programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Develops, teaches, coordinates and evaluates educational programs with full accountability.
2. Collaborates with clinical nurse manager/clinical coordinator to assess educational needs of staff, plan and provide continuous competency assessment of staff.
3. Provides clinical, educational and administrative resource to all levels of nursing personnel.
4. Develops and supports preceptors in their roles as appropriate.
5. Provides mentorship to students and staff.
6. Participates and promotes collegiality within the interdisciplinary health care system.
7. Communicates effectively with others and acknowledges effects of behavior on others.
8. Assumes preceptor responsibilities for newly hired Nursing Education staff, and as needed to facilitate role transition of new clinical staff members.
9. Participates in the clinical practices and educational programs for health care professionals/students.
10. Utilizes standards, policies and procedures as appropriate resources.
11. Serves as program leader/facilitator for assigned educational resources.
12. Participates in continuous quality performance improvement processes within the Nursing Department.
13. Maintains records of educational programs.
14. Identifies problems, issues, safety, and practice concerns in the clinical area and initiates chain of command.
15. Acts as change agent for new initiatives and programs.
16. Supports the mission, vision, philosophy, and goals of the Department of Nursing and the Medical Center.
17. Maintains clinical expertise in area of specialization.
18. Participates in nursing research activities and utilizes same in clinical practice/educational initiatives.
19. Considers ethical issues of professional nursing practice and adheres to the code of ethics.
20. Demonstrates a humanistic, kind and caring attitude in the delivery of health care.
21. Chairs and/or participates in Department of Nursing and Medical Center committees.
22. Serves as a professional resource to other members of the interdisciplinary health care team.
23. Treats co-workers, patients and families with dignity and respect.
24. Is open and responsive to the diverse backgrounds and experience of other people, and promotes an environment that is sensitive to cultural diversity.
25. Attends and participates in conferences and seminars.


What you will bring:

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Master’s Degree in nursing required.

4 years of related nursing experience - 1 year in a teaching or leadership position required. Must read, write, understand and speak English in a clear and concise manner.
Communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals. Professional Certification in area of clinical practice preferred.

1. RN

Why work with us.

Expanding the possibilities

Here, innovation is valued and collaboration is more than a buzzword. The health system is full of friendly, helpful people who share a common devotion to delivering extraordinary patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home—culturally, ethnically, in outlook and lifestyle. Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefit package package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.


Strength Through Diversity

We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and always aim to make our employees feel valued and appreciated. We believe that diversity is a driver for excellence. Therefore, regardless of your age, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, military/veteran status, disability status, religious belief or other defining characteristics, we value the impact your differences have on creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer and is proud to be named to the 2016 Diversity Inc “Top 3 Hospitals and Health Systems” list.