Clinical Nurse Educator – Emergency Department

Regular Full-Time


901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ

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CentraState Medical Center

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Reporting to the Emergency Department Manager, acts as a preceptor for all newly hired nursing staff including the RN Residents. Provides continual hands-on experience for ED RNs using a combination of in-services, simulation labs, and patient care. Ensures competencies are met, provides feedback to orientee and nurse manager, and approves residents release from orientation. Participates in unit councils to ensure best practices guide all patient care policies, processes and practices.


  • Administers culturally sensitive nursing care to assigned patients that is in accordance with ANA standards, the NJ Practice Act, Joint Commission, Emergency Nurse Association, professional standards and established hospital and Nursing Department policy and procedures in accordance with evidence-based nursing practice.
  • Enhances the current unit specific orientation process by creating focused ED orientation objectives and welcome binders for RN Residents, RNs, PCTs, HUCs, and Clinical Leaders. Nursing staff will experience hands-on comprehensive nursing skills, critical thinking, communication, and confidence to perform effectively as an essential member of the Emergency Department team with the necessary support to additionally improve morale and staff retention.
  • Acts as a preceptor providing continual hands-on experience for new RNs and RN Residents using a combination of in-services, shadowing experiences, continuing education, while assisting their patient care assignment.
  • In collaboration with the nurse manager, facilitates matching of preceptors and maintaining orientee schedules.
  • Monitors the progress of required online education modules to be completed by new hires prior to completion of orientation, and schedules education days to ensure compliance with educational requirements.
  • Ensures competencies are met for all new and current staff when introducing new therapies or technology.
  • Coordinates with professional development and management to arrange shadowing experiences for new hires to enhance clinical judgement and further develop new skills while also broadening the perspective and responsibilities of other members of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team.
  • Completes individualized assessments and provides written and verbal feedback to new RNs and RN Residents to identify performance goals, and specific length of time required on orientation.
  • Formulate an ED specific orientation reflection tool to be utilized as an individualized action plan to facilitate the planning and enhancement of a successful orientation with adequate support.
  • Creates an RN orientation learning needs assessment tool to be completed and posted weekly for nursing leadership to serve as a guide with creating staffing assignments to carry out identified performance goals.
  • Collaborates with ED leadership to ensure assignments will enhance learning, and further improve critical thinking skills necessary to work independently as a n ED nurse.
  • Meets biweekly with new staff and their assigned preceptors using the new reflection tool to discuss progress on set objectives, goals, strengths, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Continuously utilizes feedback from new staff to improve orientation practices related to changes in regulatory requirements for the future.
  • Re-evaluates staff individually with nurse manager and approves all new staff and RN residents to be released from orientation.
  • Participates in councils, committees and task groups as a team leader, facilitator (chairperson or co-chairperson), and member to improve patient care outcomes and ensure the use of evidence based practice is utilized in nursing care standards, processes, and principles.
  • Maintains documentation in accordance with Joint Commission, State Department of Health, and any other regulatory agencies.
  • Participates in ongoing processes for formulating, interpreting, implementing, and evaluating objectives, policies, and procedures of nursing care in accordance with ANA standards, the New Jersey Nurse Practice Act, JCAHO, specialty organizations and established hospital and Nursing Department policies and procedures in accordance with evidenced based nursing practice.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required
  • Master’s preferred
  • 5 Years ED RN Nursing Experience required
  • Previous Teaching Experience preferred
  • RN License / New Jersey required
  • BLS Healthcare Provider (AHA) required
  • ACLS certification required
  • PALS certification required
  • CEN certification preferred
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job
  • Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team
  • Ability to develop nurse critical thinking through mentoring, teaching, and leading by example
  • Serves as an expert resource and role model for all current staff and newly hired employees
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
About Us

CentraState Healthcare System, a partner of Atlantic Health System, is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, community-based health system that provides comprehensive health services in the central New Jersey region. In addition to offering a full range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options, CentraState serves as a valuable health partner focused on the latest ways to prevent disease, promote healthy behaviors, and help people of all ages live life well. Based in Freehold, CentraState is comprised of a 284-bed acute-care hospital, a vibrant health and wellness campus, three award-winning senior living communities, a charitable foundation, and convenient satellite health pavilions offering primary care and specialty physician practices, along with access to outpatient services, such as lab and physical therapy. The system also offers a family medicine residency and geriatric fellowship training program in affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Among its many honors and accreditations, CentraState is one of less than two percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® designation for nursing excellence four times and was designated a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company by Great Place to Work® for the second consecutive year.


When you bring your talent to CentraState, you are joining a trailblazing healthcare facility, committed to providing high-quality, patient-focused care. Join us in making incredible strides in health care, and making a difference in our community. We believe in enriching the lives of our employees through work/life balance initiatives, tuition assistance, career advancement opportunities and much more.


Find out why our employees love their jobs and being part of the CentraState family!


What We Offer:

  • Highly competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits package and rewards program
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match
  • 401(a) retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Life Insurance 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • Growth Opportunity and Workforce Development Initiatives
  • Continuing Education / Onsite Training
  • A warm, welcoming company culture based upon mutual respect and a collaborative goal of providing excellent patient care
  • Concierge Services with Work & Family Benefits
  • Magnet recognized healthcare facility
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At CentraState Healthcare System, we welcome and promote the diversity of our employee family!  Each unique person contributes to the overall success of this organization. Our inclusive culture fosters an environment of professionalism and respect for personal differences.


CentraState Healthcare System, is an equal employment opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor and, therefore, abides by applicable laws to protect applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual or affectional orientation, national origin or nationality, citizenship status, disability, age, genetics, protected veteran status, ancestry, marital status.