Educational Nurse Specialist--Main Operating Room

LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital Req ID: 52921

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Education Nurse Specialist serves as a consultant, role model, change agent and facilitator, assessing learning needs and in planning, implementing and evaluating educational activities for the Main Operating Room.  The Main Operating Room is a 21 suite pediatric operating room with a variety of specialties, including solid organ transplants and trauma.  This position will be involved with staff education, as well as orientation programs, including the AORN periop 101 course.  The Education Nurse Specialist will partner closely with the OR leadership team to meet the orientation and educational needs of the OR staff.

Thank you for your interest in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the recruitment process for this position has been placed ON HOLD. If you would still like to be considered for the role, you may apply to this position. When the status of the position returns to active, and if your resume is selected for a department interview, you will be notified. Thank you for considering CHOP. Our appreciation is sincere, knowing your talent is very valued.

Job Responsibilities
  1. Practice: coordinates programs for staff that assures unit compliance with systems that promote quality patient/family centered care that is equitable; timely; effective; efficient; safe.
    • Utilizes needs assessment data, evaluation data, strategic plan and organizational initiatives to develop or revise educational programs. 
    • Leads and/or develops educational programs for healthcare professionals.
    • Supports educational needs of staff in order to provide patient and family education.
    • Establishes systems to assure annual competency assessment.
    • Cooperates with other departments to establish systems that ensure that staff has supplies and equipment needed to support patient care or perform their jobs.
    • Comprehends and utilizes patient satisfaction data, QI data, incident report data and other forms of feedback to improve programs that support care provided to patients/families.
    • Exhibits culturally effective family centered care, immediately investigates patient/family complaints and provides prompt feedback.


  1. Professionalism/Leadership: Demonstrates high standards of Professionalism by maintaining professional image in all they do.
    • Collaborates with CHOP departments to support the ideal patient and employee experience by bringing nursing process and education expertise together with clinical expertise to achieve continuous and measurable improvements.
    • Participates in Departmental/Unit Council.
    • Promotes/contributes to practice at local, regional and national levels
    • Presents at regional and national conferences. Writes for publication
    • Identifies the impact of system-wide initiatives on nursing education.
    • Serves as an educational resource throughout the hospital system.
    • Role models a professional appearance and behaviors that promote the positive image of Nursing.
    • Models effective multidisciplinary collaboration. Role models how to interact with parents/patients and colleagues with respect and dignity. Introduces self stating both name and title.
    • Listens with objectivity, compassion and self-control and is responsible for own actions
    • Models flexibility and adaptability in response to changing environment
    • Predicts challenges and obstacles and plans for how to minimize a negative impact on staff.
    • Develops and maintains effective partnerships with all nursing leadership.
    • Participates in assigned unit’s Advancing Practice/Education Council.
    • Participates in Departmental Advancing Practice/Education Council and others as necessary.


  1. Research: Applies research-based practice to all nursing activities.
    • Benchmarks internal and external best practice in the planning and implementation of educational programs.
    • Seeks opportunities to promote research activities:  generates research ideas; assists staff in utilization of research and evidence- based practice.
    • Conducts Return on Investment on select programs
    • Reads and analyzes nursing and other scholarly articles and research studies and seeks ways to apply findings to practice.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)

4.  Learning: Exhibits a Learning Orientation by examining successes and failures to improve performance.

  • Seeks out and utilizes different perspectives, methods and solutions in order to find the best ideas
  • Consults with staff at unit level to facilitate learning and acquisition of new skills.
  • Promotes the acquisition of skills for staff.
  • Participates in unit-based activities per the unit leadership request
  • Promotes compliance to regulatory guidelines, hospital standards, and policies and procedures.
  • Assists nurses with clarification and adherence to CHOP standards, policies and procedures.
  • Identifies own learning needs and obtains necessary education to meet evolving requirements of position.
  • Assesses the learning needs of staff and provides education accordingly.
  • Participates in scholarly activities.  Examples are: writing for publication; presentation of a lecture, abstract or poster at a national conference
  • Coach staff in professional development and career paths.
  • Assist staff in the utilization of research and evidence based practice.


5.  Resource Management: responsible for efficient and cost effective utilization of Hospital resources

  • Seeks ways to assure financially responsible programming.
  • Addresses issues/identifies opportunities for enhanced program efficiencies.
  • Monitors the use of supplies and equipment used for programs and implements systems to improve or minimize waste and misuse.
Job Responsibilities (Continued) Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations RN - Registered NurseRequired Education and Experience
  • Graduation from an NLN accredited school of nursing or college with a Masters Degree in Nursing.

  • At least two (2) years prior teaching or leadership experience is necessary for this position.

  • Knowledge of adult learning principles.

  • Knowledge of teaching-learning process, communication skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively.

  • Ability to be self-directed and work independently.

  • Broad base in clinical nursing and significant teaching skills.

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing English.
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic Additional Technical Requirements

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Salary Range
$90,000.00 - 167,000.00
per Year
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Philadelphia, PA 19104, US