The primary purpose of the Educational Specialist position is to function as an Educator, Consultant, Researcher and Administrator in support in developing and expanding staff competencies to perform safely, effectively, and financially productive in a patient/family center Model of Care Delivery.
The Education Specialist is a positive role model, skilled communicator/facilitator, and non-territorial team player with solid teaching/learning skills. He/she is skilled at interfacing with broad and diverse groups in multi-disciplinary forums facilitated to learn, improve, and innovate care delivery. The Education Specialist has extensive knowledge of adult learning techniques, Evidence Based Practice/Practice Based Evidence Skills, American Nurses Association Standards of Practice for Staff Development, The Joint Commission Standards, National Patient Safety Goals, Department of Health Standards, Policy and Procedures of patient/Family Centered Principles. He/she engenders confidence and trust and fosters collaborative/collegial relationships that generate high staff achievement and goals.