Clinical Education Specialist - Apple Hill Surgical Center - 1.0FTE

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 63945

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Clinical Operations, provides ambulatory Medical Group staff with professional development expertise as an educator, change agent, leader, consultant, and facilitator. Educates all clinical staff in the ambulatory setting and fosters empowerment through knowledge and achievement of excellence through delivery of evidence-based clinical practice. This occurs through the facilitation of the educational process through assessment, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of competency assessment within the WellSpan Medical Group. Continually assesses learning needs of all clinical staff, leads and maintains all clinical programs and courses, while evaluating the impact of outcomes. Possesses the ability to deliver information thoroughly and effectively utilizing a variety of teaching styles and techniques.


Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Accountabilities:

  1. Directs the education process for clinical staff (including RNs, LPNs, and MAs) within WellSpan Medical Group including assessing all educational needs, planning, developing and delivering appropriate education and training, and evaluating education outcomes in accordance with state regulatory agencies.
  2. Functions as educational advisor and subject matter expert for clinical staff including RN’s, LPN’s and MA’s (and higher licensed or credentialed staff as needed) in WellSpan Medical Group for all specialty, primary care, and internal medicine areas.
  3. Conducts annual learning needs assessment using a variety of strategic tools. Provides educational programs and curricula for the clinical staff of WellSpan Medical Group as identified from the learning needs assessment. Programs/curricula may be specific to specialty or applicable to the entire medical group.
  4. Develops, implements, maintains and evaluates individual educational programs that include a variety of delivery methods. (E.g., instructor led trainings, online trainings, train the trainer sessions, hands-on demonstrations, LMS modules, and videos)
  5. Develops and maintains all clinical competencies for RN’s, LPN’s and MA’s in the ambulatory setting specific to specialty of practice as well as general practice. Completes competency development on an on-going basis for all new procedures and equipment introduced into clinical practice.
  6. Assists in implementing and continually monitoring orientation and onboarding process for all newly hired clinical staff including RN’s, LPN’s and MA’s in WellSpan Medical Group.
  7. Implements and continually monitors the training of all preceptors to verify orientation content and schedule as appropriate for achieving role independence of the newly hired RN, LPN and MA in WellSpan Medical Group.
  8. Schedules, facilitates & evaluates annual medical emergency simulations for all staff and providers within WellSpan Medical Group to ensure appropriate care for patients experiencing life-threatening emergencies.
  9. Collaborates regularly with other members of the Quality and Innovation team to ensure educational plans coincide with the operational goals of WellSpan Medical Group.
  10. Tracks staff education requirements quarterly and as needed and facilitates opportunities for clinical staff to meet these requirements.
  11. Promotes evidence-based practice and teaches content to facilitate orientation, staff development and safe clinical practice.
  12. Serves as educational consultant, and clinical expert, for the WellSpan Medical Group to facilitate committees, councils and projects relating to policy, procedure and program development.
  13. Works in conjunction with Organizational Learning & Development to develop alternative methods of instruction while acting as subject matter expert.
  14. Promotes evidence-based practice and nursing research and actively seeks opportunities for staff to participate in these activities on the unit/department/system.

NonEssential Accountabilities:

  1. Performs other related duties as identified

Common Expectations:

  1. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment and safety standards.
  2. Enhances and maintains professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, seminars, workshops, current literature and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  3. Supports shared decision-making structure at both the practice and system level through active involvement as appropriate and encouraging staff professional development.
  4. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.


  • Notes:
    • Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum Experience:
    • : 3 - 5 years in acute care setting or ambulatory setting; Previous teaching experience; teaching and learning strategies, learning styles, curriculum and design
    • Req. Cert/Registration:Registration and current RN license in PA; BLS certification; Act 31 training
  • Minimum Education:
    • : Bachelor’s Degree
    • Preferred Education: Master’s Degree
  • Physical Demands:
    • :Occasional prolonged standing or walking
    • Lifts/carries supplies and equipment
    • Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching;
    • May be required to move table and chairs to set up teaching environment
    • Travel to WMG practices which include- York, Adams, Ephrata, and Lebanon Counties
  • Skills:
    • OtherExcellent interpersonal/communications skills; Models team work; Self-motivated and able to work independently. Experience with presentations, public speaking, WORD, Excel, PowerPoint, Epic experience a plus.
    • OtherMust possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management.
    • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)