Centura Health RN Educator PeriOperative Services in Lakewood, Colorado

Ortho Colorado Hospital is this state’s only specialty orthopedic surgical hospital. Created by physicians in partnership with Centura Health, Ortho Colorado integrates state-of-the-art technology and award-winning care into a 48-bed facility designed around the seven essential elements of true healing: nature, color, light, environment, security, way-finding and culture. Located on the recently-built St. Anthony Medical Campus in Denver’s western suburb of Lakewood, Ortho Colorado is serviced by light rail transportation (for an easy commute) and surrounded by great dining, shopping, residential areas and easy access to nearby destinations like Red Rocks Amphitheatre, historic downtown Golden, and the beautiful town of Evergreen.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 133768_

_Recruiter Contact:_ KatelinHazelwood@Centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 7211 ORTHOCOLO SURGERY*

_Hospital:_* OrthoColorado Hospital*

_Schedule:_ Full Time

_Shift:_ Days

_Position Summary:_

The RN Educator is a registered professional nurse who demonstrates expertise in clinical nursing. Assumes accountability and responsibility for provision of professional development to positively influence the quality and cost effectiveness of patient care. Responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating a program of education. Programming includes initial and ongoing staff competency (including a standardized nursing orientation), as well as continued education as identified by needs assessments and regulatory requirement initiatives. Applies policies, procedures, standards, and regulations as appropriate to their populations. The scope of the education will be determined through collaborative practice with leadership, educators, and advanced practice nurses to enhance the quality and cost effectiveness of patient care; assumes the role of an educator, facilitator, consultant, researcher and change agent.

_Minimum Education Requirements:_

  • Bachelor's in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited School of Nursing program

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN), Education, or other related graduate field of study preferred

_Minimum Experience Requirements:_

  • Five years of experience in nursing

  • Two years of staff development, academic teaching and /or project development coordination preferred Requires advanced knowledge in nursing, evidence-based practice methods, and person-centered care concepts

  • Nursing skills and knowledge base specific to specialty unit

  • Knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Office products and e-learning platform


  • Current Colorado RN license/ Current RN license from a participating state in National Licensure Compact Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association required

  • Additional certifications may be required (refer to facility addendum(s) Professional certification preferred

  • Demonstrates progress in obtaining staff development certification within one year of meeting eligibility requirements

_Physical Requirements:_

  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly


Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.