Job Description

Staff Educator_Behavioral
Req #: 23333
Department: Center for Clinical Excellence
Facility Name: Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center
City: Mesa
Schedule: Regular - Full Time 40 Hours Per Week
Shift: Days
Salary: (26) $22.66 - $36.25
Job Details:
  • Under the supervision of the Manager Professional Practice, the Staff Educator facilitates the education of employees to improve patient care outcomes. Responsibilities include on-boarding and orientation, assessment of competence, continuing education needs, development of programs to assist in professional growth and leading or participating in inter-professional research, evidence based practice and quality improvement projects. The Staff Educator collaboratively with leadership and independently manages assignments, seeking assistance when needed. The Staff Educator facilitates positive environments for clinical learning and professional development.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field; or an equivalent combination of training and progressively responsible experience that demonstrates and understanding of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Prefer Master's degree. Must have a minimum of three (3) years of progressive behavioral health experience in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. Requires clinical practice experience that demonstrate a strong understanding of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Educator/instructor experience preferred. Requires BLS provider card issued by the American Heart Association. Requires BLS Instructor certification within six (6) months of hire. Requires Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification within 30 days of hire. Requires Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) certification within 90 days. Requires CPI Instructor Certification within 12 months of hire. Requires TCI Instructor certification with 24 month of hire. Other certifications may be required based on areas of responsibility. Demonstrates the ability to lead others/ work autonomously and in group settings; be highly motivated with a strong incentive to succeed. Demonstrate flexibility and ability to adjust schedule to meet organizational needs; manage time and stress effectively. Demonstrates effective problem solving, prioritization, and decision making skills. Able to remain calm and customer focused during stressful situations. Requires computer literacy including ability to use Microsoft Office, Electronic Health Record and knowledge of learning management systems. Requires ability to lead groups to achieve improvement outcomes and ability to handle multiple complex projects. Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills. Role model for professional behavior and critical thinking. Requires ability to work with culturally divers people. Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English. Bilingual skills are preferred.

Living our values
At Maricopa Integrated Health System, our values inspire us to dream big and reach high. And we’re delivering some of the most sophisticated care in the country, while making a genuine difference in the lives of our patients and each other. That's the power of an environment driven by values like respect, leadership, compassion and education.

We are:
  • Maricopa Medical Center, a critical care hospital - the largest teaching hospital in AZ
  • The Arizona Burn Center, a nationally renowned regional burn center- 2nd largest in the nation
  • A level 1 Trauma Center and emergency department
  • The Arizona Children’s Center at MIHS, a 24/7 Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Unit
  • The Comprehensive Healthcare Center
  • The Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center
  • 12 Family Health Centers located throughout Maricopa County
Come live these values and enjoy:
  • Competitive wages
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Arizona State Retirement System Plan with a lifelong pension upon retirement
  • Generous PTO + 10 holidays per year
MIHS is an equal opportunity employer.

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