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Niagara Health System

Nurse Educator, Medicine and Surgery

Canada-Ontario-St. Catharines


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Nurse Educator, Medicine and Surgery

This full-time position with Niagara Health – based at our St. Catharines Site – would be a great career move for a skilled clinical practice leader and educator adept at achieving education and practice outcomes through the delivery of programs to individuals and groups.

Driven by a fundamental passion for nursing education and a commitment to the patient experience and enhancing professional practice through the delivery of evidence-based care, you will identify learning needs and plan, implement and evaluate knowledge translation activities that support professional excellence for nursing and other clinical practice disciplines, with an emphasis on medical and surgical patients (including some clinics). As a Nurse Educator, you will report to the Director, Nursing Professional Practice & Elder Care, and work collaboratively with the Patient Care Managers, Professional Practice team, Program leadership, and other health professionals to develop and promote a best practice environment for the Medicine and Surgical Services across Niagara Health.

While you will be based primarily at the St. Catharines Site, you must be prepared to cover multiple sites.

To join our team as Nurse Educator, Medicine and Surgery, you must be an experienced and qualified Registered Nurse whose knowledge base and skill set include:

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse Extended Class, in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (Master’s Degree in Nursing, Adult Education, or a related field strongly preferred)
  • A minimum of 3 years’ clinical education experience in the past 5 years and/or certification in Adult Education with proven ability to achieve education and practice outcomes through programs delivered to individuals and groups
  • Current certification in BCLS and ACLS (preferred)
  • A minimum of 5 years’ medical and/or surgical nursing experience, in an acute care setting within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the practice of medical and surgical nursing care, including, but not limited to: CVAD and Peripheral IV access, management of epidural catheters, post-operative care, expertise in the use of TPN, NG Tubes, chest tubes, blood glucose monitoring, oxygen therapy, pulse oximetry, chest drainage, code blue and other emergency procedures, IV Therapy (initiation), below drip chamber medications, auto transfusion, and safe medication administration practices
  • Demonstrated proficiency with knowledge transfer, program development and implementation, project and change management, and evaluation skills relative to clinical practice and the practice of education
  • Knowledge of nursing practice standards as outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario and their applicability to the practice setting
  • Superior written and oral communication, conflict resolution and organizational skills
  • Commitment to excellence in all elements of professional practice, including excellence in patient care processes, measuring outcomes, collaboration, and professional growth through education and research utilization
  • Experience with quality improvement strategies and methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective clinical practice leadership, and to work both independently and as a member of the Professional Practice team
  • Demonstrated computer skills in all Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook, and a willingness to explore other computer applications to achieve professional practice objectives
  • Ability to balance organizational and program goals and objectives
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education, and to the vision, mission and values of Niagara Health
  • Ability to maintain consistent, regular attendance.

Discover a team environment of Extraordinary Caring – and great quality of life

We are Niagara Health and our CORE values inspire us to be EXTRAORDINARY: Compassion in Action, Driven by Optimism, Achieving Ambitious Results. We are a multi-site hospital that provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including Acute Care, Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Complex Care, Emergency and Urgent Care, Kidney Care, Long-Term Care, Mental Health and Addictions, Stroke Care and Surgical Care. We serve over 450,000 Niagara residents across six sites. Our team is made up of more than 4,800 employees, 600 physicians and 850 volunteers who we count on to deliver extraordinary caring. In fact, Accreditation Canada has awarded Niagara Health with Exemplary Standing, a clear demonstration of our team’s commitment to the highest safety and quality standards.

To join Niagara Health is to spend more time enjoying life than commuting. Nestled between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, and best known for its tourist attractions, the area offers great geographical advantages. Our hospital sites are located in thriving communities, where affordable housing, a myriad of recreational and cultural activities, and diverse settings make both family and single living a rewarding experience.

For more information on Niagara Health, visit Please apply online, by Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at

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Niagara Health is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Niagara Health will provide accommodations through the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Niagara Health System
Posting Date: 19-Sep-2017Nursing/Healthcare Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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