Perioperative Educator

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Hours / Pay Period
Mercy Medical Center Merced
Standard Hours
Work Schedule
8 Hour


Mercy Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, has been building a rich history of care in our community for more than 100 years. We have grown from a small one-story wooden structure into a major healthcare provider with a new 186-bed main campus, offering the latest in facility design and technology. Mercy also operates Outpatient Centers, a Cancer Center and several rural clinics.
Wherever you work throughout our system, you will find faces of experience with dedication to high quality, personalized care. Joining our 1,300 employees, 230 physicians and many volunteers, you can help carry out our commitment to providing our community with the excellence they have come to associate with Mercy Medical Center.



Position Summary:


Under the direct supervision of the MANAGER OF CLINICAL PERIOPERATIVE SERVICES the Perioperative (Nurse) Educator will work with a specified assigned staff. Areas of responsibility are:
• Peri-operative Services (OR, POD, MOSS, Cath Lab, Endo, Infusion)

Develop, carry out and monitor orientation programs for nursing and non-nursing staff. Orientation programs will be designed for the new nurse, transferring and experienced nurse. The programs will meet regulatory, professional and hospital standards. The Educator will assess the learning needs of staff through testing, direct observation, interviews and coordination with Nursing Director. Identified deficits in skills and knowledge will be addressed through one on one and group training sessions. The Educator will develop and implement annual unit based competencies. Competencies will be determined via trends, learning needs, clinical indicators and other sources as identified by the organization. The Perioperative Educator works as a preceptor and coordinates with additional preceptors for new and transferring staff and for those under remediation. Must maintain clinical competency, which includes the ability to provide primary/direct patient care, cover routine call shifts, and staff call-shift training.
May participate in house-wide education and patient education programs. Contributing to employees evaluations, collecting data, interpreting data, project and class design are all essential components of the Perioperative Educator position. Working variable hours and taking on-call shifts may be required. The ability to work autonomously and in coordination with the Clinical Educators is essential. May participate in the development, design, review and revision of policies and procedures.




Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Must possess and maintain a current Registered Nurse License issued by the state of California
  • Must possess and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), certification.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of Perioperative clinical experience or two (2) years of perioperative experience and two (2) years in an educational setting or leadership (the latter may be a combination).
  • Computer experience, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree. 
  • CNOR
  • CPAN
  • CCRN



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