Akron Children's Hospital Careers

PICU Education Coordinator (RN) Full-Time

Akron, Ohio

Job Description

About Us

Akron Children’s Hospital is one of the largest independent pediatric hospitals in the U.S., and ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Our dedicated staff serves nearly 800,000 patient visits per year through our 2 hospital campuses and a large network of locations offering primary and specialty care.

We are leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs. As a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and other universities, we train new generations of pediatricians, specialists, nurses and pharmacists every year.


  1. To treat every child as we would our own
  2. To treat others as we would like to be treated
  3. To turn no child away for any reason

We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.

Shift Information: Variable

Position Summary: Provides education for staff, families, health professionals, and community in assigned area and are responsible for those activities throughout the enterprise. Collaborates with the nurse leaders, staff, patients, families, and the community to assess, plan and implement educational activities to meet identified learning needs utilizing learning principles. Develops and utilizes appropriate evaluation systems to determine effectiveness of educational activities. Participates in committees, task forces, meetings and activities to assist in the development of staff. Participates in activities that promote professional development and enhance the practice of nursing and staff, patient/family, and student education. Facilitates compliance with unit, department, and organization mandatory educational requirements. Facilitates review/development of associated policies/procedures. Supports nursing research, performance improvement, and evidence-based practice.

Unit Based: Coordinates and provides unit based education and orientation for staff on assigned areas. Provides and assists with patient care which reflects a family centered approach as needed.

QualificationsGraduate from an accredited School of Nursing. Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Ohio. Master’s Degree required or must be enrolled in an approved program by June 2016 with completion by December 31, 2018. All current Education Coordinators who are not Master’s prepared must be enrolled in an approved program by June 2016 with completion by December 31, 2018. Healthcare provider BLS certification required and BLS Instructor must be obtained within 1 year of hire. A minimum of two years relevant experience required. Professional certification, computer competency, and pediatric experience preferred. 

Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

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