Clinical Practice Educator

Clinical Practice Educator

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date January 6, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Position Summary

Are you a Clinical Practice Educator with a specialty in Mental Health and Substance Use? Are you passionate about health care and have experience in adult teaching/learning and curriculum development? We have an exciting permanent full time opportunity at Interior Health!

The Clinical Practice Educator practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) as well as within a patient/client and family centered care model.

The Clinical Practice Educator (CPE) provides leadership in the delivery of nursing education and instruction to staff and patients/clients based on adult education principles and philosophy within a specific clinical specialty or patient/client population. The CPE applies nursing theory, advanced knowledge and leadership concepts in providing clinical guidance and resource support to staff. The CPE assists the Manager in establishing and maintaining standards of care and in providing and participating in continuous quality improvement environment. The CPE provides guidance and support to staff in the application of the nursing process in the provision of patient/client care.


1. Supports the delivery of patient/client care according to established standards/competencies within the assigned clinical area by:

  • Providing clinical guidance and support to staff in the application of the nursing process and practice standards for the delivery of care to patients/clients and/or their families.
  • Observing and evaluating clinical practice within the defined clinical specialty to determine the need for staff development in collaboration with the Manager.
  • Teaching and facilitating learning to assist in resolving difficult clinical situations.
  • Providing consultation within the area of specialization to nurses and other health care professionals.
  • Reviewing and maintaining the Orientation and Reference manuals and ensures that staff are familiar with the content.
  • Participating in the ongoing review and revision of patient/client care standards, procedures and policies and communicates needed changes to the Manager.

2. Promotes the attainment of the established educational goals for the unit/program/service by:

  • Compiling, conducting and evaluating unit specific orientation programs and developing a plan with the staff member identifying practice requiring further strengthening and/or review.
  • Responding to formal requests from others for instruction or demonstration.
  • Providing input to continuing educational programs in relation to the area of specialization.
  • Role modeling direct patient/client care skills to staff and students and providing information based on application of theories, concepts and principles in providing excellence in quality patient/client care based on specialized theory and practice.
  • Teaching and instructing patients/clients as necessary.
  • Increasing staff awareness of educational opportunities within the hospital and community through the distribution and/or display of information and/or brochures.
  • Facilitating and assisting Clinical Leaders to enable access to educational opportunities.

3. Demonstrates expertise and provides clinical leadership in evidence based practice to staff and/or patients/clients/families by methods such as reviewing literature in specialty area, consulting with experts, collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team, evaluating clinical practice to ensure compliance with standards.
4. Promotes the development of nursing research by:

  • Guiding nursing staff in the testing of new ideas and approaches to care
  • Providing leadership in continuous quality improvement activities by utilizing evidence based patient/client care research to promote patient/client care based on best practice.
  • Performing clinical audits and reviewing current practice.

5. Orientates new staff to their role by familiarizing the staff with the established policies, procedures and standards. Utilizes educational resources such as self-assessment and teaching modules in order to ensure staff are able to demonstrate the integration of knowledge, skill and ability in order to meet the needs of the specific patient/client care population.
6. Responds to patient/client care issues and public concerns in a supportive and goal oriented manner, facilitating communication to affect positive outcomes. Empowers staff to assume responsibility for appropriate clinical practice and patient/client care decisions that are consistent with professional standards.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will be a critical thinker, strong communicator, advocate and able to work independently and in a multidisciplinary professional environment. If this position sounds like a fit for you, apply today.

Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!


Education, Training and Experience:

Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Advanced preparation in the clinical specialty of the assigned area, three years’ recent related experience in clinical area of expertise and two years’ formal experience in adult teaching/learning, curriculum development, teaching, providing in service or staff development function or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current CPR certification.

**Two years recent related Mental Health related experience will be considered an asset.

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