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Providence Health & Services Director, Clinical Education and Professional Practice in Apple Valley, California



Providence is calling for a Director Clinical Education and Professional Practice.

The individual in this position leads the ministry is responsible for:

  • Providing leadership of departmental operations,

  • Providing leadership for educational and professional development activities for caregivers across the ministry,

  • Providing consistent departmental input, implementation, and evaluation of standardized ministry, service area, regional, and system educational programs and initiatives,

  • Developing strategy and implementing tactical plans for achieving and maintaining Pathway or Magnet recognition.

  • Directing the organization’s Pathway/Magnet process as the onsite resource for the ANCC recognition program.



  • Responsible for the daily operations of the Education department. Leads staff members while providing them with direction, coaching and mentoring.

  • Creates and monitors the ministry-focused Education and Professional Practice budget, in conjunction with Service Area/Regional leaders.


  • Provides for caregiver educational opportunities for the entire facility, based on learning needs assessments, patient care requirements, regulatory needs, and standardization of tools and programs across the region.

  • Contributes to the design, implementation, and evaluation of regional education and professional development programs, including orientation, competency assessment, in-service needs, and continuing professional development activities.

  • Evaluates satisfaction, effectiveness, and clinical impact of the educational programs offered.


  • Develops strategy and tactical plans for achieving and retaining Pathway/Magnet program.

  • Directs the ministry’s Pathway/Magnet process as the onsite resource for the ANCC program.

  • Co-leads the ministry-based Pathway/Magnet leadership structure, with the CNO, supported by service area and regional resources.

Evidence Based Practice (EBP)

  • Influences widespread cultural focus on clinical inquiry using evidence to inform quality initiatives, practice improvements, and generating new knowledge through research.

  • Focuses on the development of mentors to lead EBP teams in support of clinical inquiries.

Shared Governance

  • Facilitates the development, education, implementation, support, outcomes, and evaluation of ministry-based shared governance,


  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships which foster strategic and operational goals with ministry and regional leaders, outside agencies, academic partners, and other interprofessional partners, by fostering an atmosphere of open communication.

Regulatory Support

  • Works with ministry and nursing leaders to design, implement improvements that support regulatory requirements that include educational activities.

  • Contributes to the development of regional policies, procedures, and guidelines related to educational and professional practice activities.


Required education/experience for this position include:

  • Master's Degree Nursing, nursing education, education, business, or closely related field.

  • Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education. If the master’s degree is not in nursing education or education, then, a post-master’s certificate in nursing education is strongly preferred upon hire or within 4 years of taking the position.

  • 2 years’ experience in nursing education.

  • 3 years’ experience in acute care nursing.

  • 2 years within a nursing management/leadership role.

  • Knowledge of current nursing practice.

  • Computer skills, including basic proficiency with MS Outlook (e-mail/calendar), Word, Excel, PowerPoint, TEAMS, and Learning Management Systems (HealthStream).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred education/experience for this position include:

  • Knowledge and demonstrated expertise in ANCC Magnet program standards, application, monitoring, and re-designation processes and requirements.

  • Demonstrated expertise in leading Magnet focused committees.

  • Demonstrated expertise in facilitating shared governance.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Leadership

Location: California-Apple Valley

Req ID: 283612