UPMC Job Openings – Clinical Education Specialist – Neonatal ICU



Are you interested in working at Magnet-designated UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital? Only 7% of hospitals nationwide have achieved Magnet designation – and we’re one of them! For more than a century, UPMC Magee has been caring for women through all stages of their lives, and we are looking for the next talented employee to join our team.

What can you Expect as a Clinical Education Specialist?

The Clinical Education Specialist, a professional registered nurse, has the authority, responsibility, and accountability for the delivery of nursing education. The Clinical Education Specialist applies expert knowledge and skills to provide the educational support needed to achieve quality patient care outcomes. The Clinical Education Specialist must demonstrate the knowledge and educational skills necessary to assess, plan and provide the educational programs that are required.

As a Clinical Education Specialist, you will actively participate in department or practice-specific quality improvement efforts and identify opportunities for quality improvement to colleagues and management. You will utilize research and evidence-based practice to support improvement in clinical care: identify research issues or articles related to clinical specialty or areas of interest as well as facilitate/mentor staff for projects/EBP/research activities and promote best practice dissemination (presentations, publications, etc.). You will receive feedback and direction constructively while serving as a formal and informal mentor for new staff members and mentor new preceptors to be successful in their roles. Serving as a resource/consultant for patients, nursing staff, and other disciplines in area of specialty and participating in department-based Performance Improvement projects are core responsibilities of a Clinical Education Specialist.

You will facilitate orientation and general continuing education programs and utilize the nursing process in teaching staff how to manage the care of patients including assessment, interdisciplinary planning, implementation, evaluation of patient care, teaching, and discharge planning. A Clinical Education Specialist will lead in the development of standards of nursing care and nursing policies and identify, communicate, and respond to meet the learning needs of nursing staff as well as develop, implement, and evaluate orientation and continuing education programs based on learning needs, clinical priorities, and organizational resources. You will facilitate staff initiatives to improve patient care and comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions while promoting patient education and serving as a clinical practice resource.

The Clinical Education Specialist demonstrates awareness of the impact of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department and organization and takes a leading role in major hospital-wide projects. You will assume responsibility for complex assignments and view problems as challenges, apply creative and innovative strategies in problem-solving to achieve desired goals, and facilitate student experiences as appropriate. You will develop clinical specialty courses to meet nursing needs and provide council or specialty project leadership.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions associated with the job.

How does UPMC Support our Employees?

UPMC is committed to investing in employees –financially, personally, and professionally –starting on day one of your career. From tackling student loans to advancing your career later in life, UPMC is the partner you need to succeed and thrive in your career.

Here are a few examples of how we support our nurses:

  • Up to five and a half weeks of Paid Time Off annually, plus seven paid holidays each year
  • Dedicated career ladders, you to achieve your highest potential while rewarding you for your experience and advanced education
  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $6,000 per academic year at any accredited institution, available to employees and their dependents (plus discounts for UPMC employees including no cost RN-BSN/MSN options!)
  • Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today

Shifts/Hours: This position will work primarily daylight shifts with flexibility to have access to the night and weekend staff.

  • Hours are subject to change based on business needs.


  • MSN or Masters in related field
    • If Masters is in related field, a BSN is required
  • 3 years of clinical experience required
  • NICU experience HIGHLY preferred
  • Relevant teaching experience required

Licensure, Certifications, And Clearances

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
    • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearances with renewal

UPMC Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals With Disabilities

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

Total Rewards

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

Job Details:

Company: UPMC

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA

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