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Waverly Health Center Unit Based Education Specialist .80FTE in Waverly, Iowa

FTE: ..8FTE, Mainly daytime hours from 7-3:30 or 7:30-4. Shifts (12 hours) in the ED on the floor.


Primarily responsible for successfully evaluating training needs and to develop, direct, and instruct programs for staff training to support quality and positive patient outcomes . Collaborates and consults with management and staff to assess, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate educational strategies. Functions as a change agent to develop and implement programs that support current best practices in healthcare. Collaborates to develop and provide patient and community education in alignment with WHC strategic plan.


  • Education, Experience, and Training

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required, Master’s Degree in Nursing preferred.

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and currently licensed to practices as a Registered Nurse in Iowa.

  • Two years of education/staff development experience preferred.

  • Two years of recent clinical experience in the area of specialty preferred.

  • Certification in area of specialty preferred.

  • Demonstrated competence in communication and quality improvement skills.

  • Ability to learn and navigate computer systems including the online training modules, the employee timesheet and the performance appraisal system. Job specific systems are also required.

  • Must be able to read, speak, and write fluent English.

  • Physical Requirements

a. Sitting – Approximately 25% of shift.

b. Standing – Approximately 50% of shift.

c. Walking – Approximately 50% of shift.

d. Lifting – Infrequent. Approximately 35 pounds. Must use, and require staff to use, when in hospital and/or pre-hospital settings, proper body mechanics and ergonomics and, as applicable, lifting/moving devices.

e. Twisting – Infrequent.

f. Bending – Moderate.

g. Squat/Kneel – Approximately 25% of shift.

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