Fairview Health Services Respiratory Therapy Clinical Educator in Maplewood, Minnesota


Coordinates education activities and functions of HealthEast Respiratory Therapy Departments across the HealthEast Care system. Acts as resource and consultant to HealthEast continuum of care in the development of staff through the competency based orientation and education process and clinical affiliation programs.

This is a full-time opportunity based out of St. Joe's hospital to provide RT education at St. Joe's, St. John's and Woodwinds. The role is primarily for days but this person will need to be available for our evening and overnight staff and will fill-in for RT shifts on weekends as needed, in addition to holidays as needed.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Provides or coordinates ongoing education and best practices as needed for HealthEast Hospital Respiratory Staff to ensure basic clinical competencies

  • Provides and coordinates education to the clinician in the coordination of patients care to provide effective and appropriate home care services

  • Assists in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating competency based orientation and education programs for HealthEast Hospital Respiratory Staff, in conjunction with Clinical Educator for Respiratory Therapy

  • Collaborates with Directors and Clinical Managers to plan and implement strategies that assure staff have tools to address patient/family teaching needs

  • Leads lead preceptors to develop and ensure staff competencies are met

  • Ensures regulatory requirements related to education are met

  • Provide direct patient care as needed

  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards

  • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements

  • Performs other responsibilities as needed/assigned



  • Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy

  • Licensed Respiratory Therapist (LRT) through MN Board of Medical Practice

  • Either Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) through National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC)

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American Heart Association

  • 3 years as a clinical Respiratory Therapist with experience as a charge/lead therapist and preceptor

  • Instructional skills and knowledge in adult learning theory, educational technology, and methodology

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement educational programs

  • Broad base of knowledge related to clinical practice, evidence based practice and supporting an infrastructure focusing on front line involvement

  • Ability to manage improvement projects, including gap analysis, needs assessments, planning, implementation and evaluation


  • Bachelors Degree

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-27754

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Respiratory Care

Location St Joseph's Hospital

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department Respiratory Therapy