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Mercyhealth Registered Nurse RN Education Coordinator, Walworth in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Department/Skill highlights

  • This position is located at Mercy Walworth critical access hospital

  • This position will typically work 7:00 – 3:00 Monday - Thursday

  • This position comes with full time benefits!

Beginning Summary Experience a rewarding and fulfilling career with Mercyhealth. Mercyhealth is committed to offering our partners a best place to work. Our unique workplace Culture of Excellence is built upon:

  • Employee engagement, empowerment and growth

  • Teamwork toward our common goal – providing exceptional health care services with a passion for making lives better

  • An atmosphere of caring and quality that cascades throughout the organization

Essential duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as primary educator for new staff in their entity and coordinates with each unit preceptor

  • Participates in education as appropriate for the Electronic Medical Record, especially as it relates to clinical content

  • Is a mentor for new employees and new graduate nurses by supporting the new employee through programs such as the new grad support group and the preceptor group.

  • Conducts periodic educational needs assessments and develops educational programs based on the identified needs.

  • Identifies clinical learning needs through use of a variety of methods including observation, staff meetings, occurrences, unit-based data and partner input

  • In collaboration with unit leadership, creates an annual calendar of planned educational offerings and updates throughout the year

  • Enhances partner growth through promoting clinical ladder level advancement and attainment of national certification.

  • Assists partners in portfolio development and in attaining education required to achieve national specialty certification

  • Participates in unit-based meetings including Nurse Practice Council, Professional Development Council and routine staff meetings, sharing upcoming learning opportunities along with identified needs within the department

  • Implements innovative instructional methods for use in meeting the educational needs of all nursing department personnel.

  • Coordinates outside consultants and trainers who conduct training on specific topics (i.e. vendors whose new products have been selected for use within the hospital).

  • Maintains class evaluations of instructors, consultants, and trainers.

  • Assists directors and clinical nurse specialists in maintaining unit bulletin boards.

  • Obtains CEU’s for programs as appropriate

  • Collaborates with others in order to provide monthly newsletters

  • Facilitates Evidence Based Practice initiatives by providing resources and direction to nurses and dissemination of other entity research and best practice initiatives.

  • Participates in Magnet Document creation and dissemination of content.

  • Assists in coordinating education as requested to all components of the health system (i.e. Harvard, Walworth, clinics).

  • Participates as a member of the Education Team for house wide education and dissemination of information.

  • Collaborates with Clinical Nurse Specialists and system education coordinators in coordinating annual nursing documentation and skills fair.

  • Plans and hosts unit-based skills validations as appropriate to the department

  • Coordinates and participates in teaching programs as appropriate for areas of expertise such as EKG Class, CCRN review, monthly nursing education classes.

  • Participates in writing and updating policies/procedures as appropriate

  • Maintains records for mandatory certifications of staff as appropriate for their units

Education and Experience

  • BSN from an accredited BSN Completion Program required. MSN preferred. Two or more years RN experience, or one or more years RN experience in area of specialty.


  • Licensed as an RN in both Wisconsin and Illinois

  • Approved CPR certification required within 90 days (Other certification per unit requirements: ACLS, PALS, PEARS, NRP)

Special Physical Demands

  • The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Function of the position with or without accommodations.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Frequently requires near and color vision. The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.


  • Registered Nurse, RN, Education