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RN Regional Neonatal Educator

Company: CHI Franciscan
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Job Description:


In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities. 

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.  


As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Wellness Program


This RN Regional Neonatal Educator position will support our Women and Children's service line to provide neonatal education at St. Joseph Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital. 


Job Summary:

This role coordinates and develops education and training activities in a nursing specialty or subspecialty as well as supporting system-wide learning initiatives. An incumbent enhances the quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care by providing educational support to nursing staff and others in collaboration with medical staff, department directors, and Education Services.
The duties require professional nursing expertise in a nursing specialty or subspecialty and a thorough understanding of clinical nursing practices and standards in order to develop and provide clinical nursing education programs and to display credibility to clinical audiences, including RNs, Clinical Technicians, and other nursing staff. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of adult education is also required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Conducts needs analyses to identify immediate/future education needs and develops education/training programs designed to meet identified learning needs and comply with city, county, state, federal and The Joint Commission guidelines as applicable.
  • Conducts and evaluates education/training programs/activities provided to ensure they are consistent with meet identified learning needs, including classroom training.
  • Develops consistent standards and processes for education at facilities within the clinical specialty; consults with stakeholders to facilitate consistent implementation and provides consultation to make consistent processes and standards for education at all facilities within the clinical specialty.
  • Participates in the development, revision, and update of both clinical and educational department-specific policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Supports the education department’s quality improvement initiatives and incorporates quality improvement techniques into work performance.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Education/Work Experience Requirements:


Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, and three years of RN nursing work experience in the designated specialty area that demonstrates the attainment of the requisite job knowledge, skills and abilities.


Previous work experience in the education/training of healthcare providers is strongly preferred. Master’s degree in a related field is strongly preferred.



  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse by the Washington State Board of Nursing.
  • Current healthcare provider BLS certification.
  • Certification or history of certification in nursing specialty or staff development preferred.

Additional Requirements

  • NRP Regional Training or 6 months experience.
  • STABLE instructor required, or ability to acquire within 6 months of employment
  • Minimum of three years recent nursing experience in Level II Nursery (Level III preferred).

Keywords: CHI Franciscan, Tacoma , RN Regional Neonatal Educator, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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