Nurse Educator*

Job ID:  301
Job Function:  Nursing
Institution:  Alexandra Hospital

The job-holder assesses, identifies, implements, co-ordinates and evaluates departmental nursing staffs’ continuing education, training and development plans to ensure provision of competent and quality patient care. They are responsible for nursing staff induction, clinical education / training, in-service education, personal and professional growth.

Job Responsibilities
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serves as resource person in education/nursing training matters and clinical issues to provide high quality standard of care
  • Plans and provides direct clinical supervision for nursing students and junior staff
  • Facilitates the clinical learning environment of nursing students to improve nursing students’ learning experiences
  • Monitors and evaluates nursing students’ feedback; develop action-plans collaboratively with ward nursing colleagues to improve nursing students’ learning experiences
  • Collaborates with education institution to ensure nursing students’ application of learning int- practice, e.g. hand hygiene compliance
  • Utilizes effective teaching strategies to develop critical thinking and clinical reasoning among nursing students, newly recruited nurses and nursing staff
  • Coaches preceptors and clinical instructor on their role effectiveness and assessment of nursing trainees and junior nurse’s performance e.g. formative and summative assessment, learning action plans
  • Conducts nursing staff orientation, training and continuing education programmes to maintain level of competency
  • Conducts learning needs analysis to identify learning gaps and training needs of nursing staff at ward/cluster level
  • Provides career counselling/coaching for all levels of nursing staffs’ professional development
  • Responsible to maintain and perform the following core competencies competently:
  • Clinical teaching / supervision
  • Structured teaching
  • Assessment of trainees and nurses’ clinical performance [formative & summative]
  • Reviews and revises existing curriculum following constructive recommendation on training/practice issues in order to meet the current educational needs of the hospital
  • Participates in the implementation and development of e-learning resources
  • Mentors and inducts potential acting nurse clinician for education track
  • Works collaboratively with ward/unit/cluster Nursing Officers and Senior Nursing Officers to [i] maintain clinical standards; [ii] conduct total performance management (includes career coaching and staff development) and [iii] assume joint managerial responsibilities, e.g. patient’s and / or family’s feedback, eHOR etc

Secondary Responsibilities:

  •  Maintains clinical competency by seeking educational opportunities to maintain current knowledge and acquire new knowledge related to nursing practice
  • Collaborates with ward/cluster nursing leaders in nursing research initiatives/evidence-based practice to improve patient outcome
  • Participates in educational audit/quality improvement projects/risk management
  • Participates in nursing workgroup/committee at cluster/hospital level
  • Takes on additional responsibilities or tasks as assigned by the Senior Nurse Educator, Deputy/Assistant Director (Nursing) and Chief Nurse


  • Registered Nurse with at least 9 years of post-registration clinical experience, of which a minimum of one (1) year experience in clinical teaching/professional development and continuing education at an acute hospital setting, and 2 years as Assistant Nurse Clinician
  • Diploma in Nursing with relevant post-basic advanced certification and Degree in Nursing from recognized training institution as approved by Singapore Nursing Board. A teaching qualification would be an advantage Interest t- teach nursing training and development activities
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good computer skills and proficient in MS Office applications such as MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint


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