Perioperative Nurse Educator

Job Summary

The Perioperative Nurse Educator assesses, plans, develops, implements, and evaluates nursing education programs and initiatives to meet the educational needs of the perioperative nursing staff. This position supports the educational needs of perioperative nursing staff by providing the educational basis for high quality clinical performance in the perioperative care setting, which includes OR, PACU, OPCU, ASU, and PAT. Coverage includes the main campus as well as surgery center sites.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Graduation from an accredited Baccalaureate Professional Nursing program is required.

  • Graduation from a Master's degree program in Professional Nursing, with a concentration in a clinical specialty is desired.


  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant clinical experience is required.

  • Previous educational, clinical specialty or leadership experience is desirable.


  • Current NYS licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse

  • Current BLS

  • ACLS (desired for applicable units)

  • Certification in relevant clinical fields is desired


  • Knowledge and application of staff development and adult learning principles.

  • Expert interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively regarding sensitive or complex issues.

  • Ability to define and solve problems and deal with complex variables in situations where limited standardization exists.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in required nursing skills relevant to area of practice.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and position patients required.

  • Category I risk exposure as defined by OSHA.

  • Busy inpatient setting providing care 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

  • On feet much of date with considerable lifting.

  • Moving of heavy, awkward equipment.

  • Must be able to identify and differentiate colors

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