Clinical Nurse Educator, Mental Health and Substance Use Services - Inpatient Psychiatry Unit - ARH

City Abbotsford
Job ID 2022-17066
General and Clinical Support - Nursing Support
Posting Date
2 months ago(6/1/2022 5:33 PM)
Employment Type
Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Salary at Time of Posting
$43.09-$52.82 per hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations.


Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.


Effective October 26, 2021 all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


Detailed Overview

In accordance with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) standards of practice and Fraser Health Vision, Mission, and Values, the Clinical Nurse Educator develops, facilitates and implements educational and professional development activities in support of evidence based practice and clinical change management initiatives in the assigned program. Identifies staff learning needs and assets through a collaborative inquiry approach consistent with Knowledge Translation Exchange (KTE) principles and processes. Demonstrates expertise and provides clinical leadership to program staff by providing evidence-based theories, concepts and principles in consultation with experts and members of the interprofessional team. Is a leader in developing, implementing, and revising: program policies and procedures; quality improvement; risk management activities; special projects. The Clinical Nurse Educator performs their duties within a local, program and/or regional focus and may be required to work at multiple sites across Fraser Health.


  1. Determines educational priorities that meet clinical and learner needs, in collaboration with the leadership completes learning needs assessments of individuals or groups to assist in the determination of the educational requirements and their objectives within a recovery oriented model of care.
  2. Develops and revises educational programs based on clinical evidence, clinical decision support tools, literature and resources, and education theory.
  3. Creates supportive and interprofessional learning environments; utilizes education theory and builds strong professional relationships with learners.
  4. Delivers learner-centered education to individual or groups of staff and patients/clients/residents/families through methods such as conducting formal presentations, mentoring, coaching, facilitating groups, providing lectures, role modeling, point-of-care education and on-the-spot teaching.
  5. At the direction of the Quality Performance Committee and/or Leadership Team, collaborates with other CNEs, clinical stakeholders and Initiatives Coordinator, both at local sites and regionally, to support implementation of change management priorities related to quality improvement initiatives and patient safety.
  6. Plans and schedules educational, orientation and professional development activities and maintains data for reporting purposes.
  7. Evaluates education program effectiveness by measuring the outcomes, determining whether the clinical objectives have been achieved, and assessing whether learning has occurred that results in the demonstration of best practices.
  8. In consultation with the coordinators and in collaboration with academic institutions, arranges preceptorship and mentorship for students and new staff.
  9. Collaborates with other practice leaders to provide leadership, consultation, and performance support to clinical staff, employed student nurses and students to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care.
  10. Participates and/or leads in quality improvement and risk management activities by methods such as evaluating effect of changes in practice, generating recommendations for alternative approaches to practices, conducting safety audits, and implementing teaching/learning when required.
  11. Participates in research, special projects, local, regional and professional committees; promotes staff awareness and involvement in research activities.
  12. Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders, participates on a variety of designated professional or operational committees at the local, program and/or regional level.
  13. Assists leadership with panel interviews, provides recommendations on staff selection and the optimal use of budgetary resources as requested.
  14. Assists leadership by assessing clinical skill and performance, providing related input, and coaching staff to help them achieve established clinical performance goals.
  15. Participates in the review, development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-informed clinical decisions support tools/policies.
  16. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse and/or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Three (3) years of recent related clinical experience in the designated clinical area, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver''s License and access to personal vehicle for business-related purposes with appropriate insurance coverage.

Skills and Abilities

  • Clinical proficiency/expertise in the designated clinical area.
  • Knowledge of adult learning and KTE principles.
  • Ability to apply educational theories and evidence to teaching practices.
  • Ability to establish educational priorities to meet identified program, organization and learner needs.
  • Ability to implement education based on changing practices e.g. legislation and technology.
  • Ability to foster effective teaching and learning relationships.
  • Ability to facilitate learning and create effective learning environments.
  • Ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders in preparing appropriate learner environments.
  • Ability to develop and utilize appropriate practice assessment tools.
  • Ability to develop and deliver teaching/learning modalities and education materials that promote best practice.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to provide leadership and work direction in a coaching/mentoring role.
  • Ability to work independently in an organized and self-directed manner.
  • Ability to problem-solve and effectively deal with conflict situations.
  • Ability to conceptualize education from a unit to regional focus.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


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