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Trinity Health Clinical Educator - Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) in Syracuse, New York

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Day Shift

Description:Our Operating Room and PACU Suite perform approximately 50-60 cases daily and 18,000 surgical procedures annually. The Post Anesthesia Care Unit has 25 patient bays, a negative pressure isolation room and a procedure room. Additionally, a block room with four patient bays is available for preoperative regional anesthesia delivery. Recently upgraded, we provide an aseptic environment and state of the art instrumentation. The surgical suite is available to schedule inpatient and outpatients for major, minor and emergency surgical procedures 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including infant, children, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations. Our specialties include cardiac, vascular and endovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, Genitourinary and GYN surgery, Reconstructive surgery, ENT, neurological including neuronavigation procedures, general surgery , orthopedic including major spine procedures, oral reconstructive surgery, breast surgery and reconstruction with sentinel node mapping, robotic and bariatrics surgery. Awarded Excellence in Healthcare Award by CNY Business Journal for “Surgical Facility of the Year”, having the only operating room in CNY with a negative pressure ante-room for customized safety in complex patient scenarios. In addition we have received the 2018 Women’s Choice Award in 3 of our surgical service lines and 3 stars from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons in all five categories.

The Clinical Educator is responsible for designing, evaluating, updating and implementing new and current nursing education needs and orientation. Our educational professionals act as both advisers, role models and mentors for the staff, assisting them in their journeys from novice to expert. They exhibit exceptional leadership qualities, have excellent communication abilities and have in-depth, comprehensive knowledge in their field of expertise. In addition, the education team assist with quality improvement, data collection and supply chain management.

Position Highlights:

  • Recognized Leader: The first and longest running Magnet Designated Hospital in Syracuse, highlighting our professional nursing staff.

  • Shared Governance: Unit practice counsel and open door guiding principle gives all our nurses a voice.

  • Professional Relationships: Strong rapport with staff and leadership teams.

  • Advancement: Strong orientation program and generous tuition allowance.

  • Work/Life: Self-scheduling options to balance your work/life and school calendars.

What you will do:

  • Prepare, deliver and supervise clinical education and orientation.

  • Maintain expertise in the field of nursing

  • Assist with ongoing competency and preceptor education.

  • Consult to recommend best practice.

  • Data collection and reporting to support quality outcomes.


  • Ensures quality nursing care is rendered to all patients in accordance with the New York Nurse Practice Act, National Standards of Practice, and Nursing and Clinical Service standards of care and practice.

  • Utilizing the Nursing Process, plans, directs and supervises the care of patients in addition to being involved in the provision of direct care of patients and families.

Career Path:

  • Clinical ladder advancement with experience, staff engagement, and national certification.

  • Career advancement to leadership roles as coordinator/management.

Mission Statement:

  • We, St Joseph's Health and Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.


  • To be world-renowned for passionate patient care and outstanding clinical outcomes.

Core Values:

  • In the spirit of good Stewardship, we heal by practicing Justice in fostering right relationships to promote common good, Reverence in honoring the dignity of every person, Excellence in expecting the best of ourselves and others; Integrity in being faithful to who we say we are.

Education, Training, Experience, Certification and Licensure:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of New York. Minimum of four years’ experience in nursing. Recent formal and informal clinical and teaching experience. Master’s degree preferred. Bachelor’s Degree accepted with demonstrated clinical experience.

  • Participates in orientation and continuing education and updates and maintains knowledge and skills related to specific areas of expertise. Commitment to ongoing professional development.

Special Equipment, Skills or Other Requirements:

  • Participates in educational conferences and updates and maintains professional knowledge and skills related to areas of responsibility. Acquires and maintains skills that are necessary to support the philosophy of patient centered care. General computer knowledge preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills is required. BLS is required.

Work Environment and Hazards:

  • Clinical and office setting. Exposure Class I.

Physical Demands:

  • Medium work: standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.

Work Contact Group:

  • Clinical staff, clinical affiliates, medical staff, patients, families and other health care professionals.

Supervised By: Director of Clinical Learning & Resource and the Research Institute

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.