Clinical Nurse Educator, Professional Practice

City Surrey
Job ID 2023-42707
Nursing - (RN / RPN) - Leadership / Education
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Saturday, Statutory, Sunday
Professional Practice
Salary at Time of Posting
$47.77 - $65.12 / hour

Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $47.77 - $65.12 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health continues to be recognized as one of BC's Top Employers, are you someone who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others?


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 nearly 45,000 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 26th, 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.


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Detailed Overview

Reporting to the Director, Professional Practice or designate, the Clinical Nurse Educator practices in accordance with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) standards of practice, Fraser Health's vision, mission and values, and the strategic plan of Fraser Health and Professional Practice. Working across Fraser Health on assigned initiatives, demonstrates educational expertise and provides clinical leadership in evidence based practice to staff by consulting with experts, collaborating with members of the interprofessional team and providing information based on application of theories, concepts and principles to promote quality practice environments. Delivers educational activities to staff by teaching, facilitating groups, mentoring and conducting formal presentations, demonstrations and lectures. In collaboration with members of the interprofessional team, develops, implements and revises orientation and professional development programs for staff on the basis of pre-identified learning needs, health outcomes, regional priorities, current theory/research and education program effectiveness to ensure that the assigned professional practice initiative's objectives are met. Role models professional practice to staff and students based on application of theories, concepts and principles to promote quality practice environments. The Clinical Nurse Educator performs their duties with a unit, hospital, program and/or regional focus and may be required to work at multiple sites across Fraser Health.


  1. Develops and implements orientation and professional development programs for staff by methods such as responding to requests, completing learning needs assessments of an individual nurse and/or clinical area and determining educational requirements. Revises education programs on the basis of pre-identified learning needs, patient/client outcomes, standards of practice, introduction of new skills/procedures and current theory/research. Evaluates effectiveness of programs to ensure educational program objectives are met and to determine opportunities for quality improvement.

  2. In collaboration with the interprofessional team, delivers educational activities to staff by methods such as teaching, facilitating groups, mentoring and conducting formal presentations, demonstrations and lectures. Arranges sessions in collaboration with staff to determine time, frequency and duration to ensure effective use of resources. Maintains records and schedules staff into sessions as appropriate.

  3. Role models best practice, clinical concepts and skills to staff/students. Provides information based on application of theories, concepts, and principles reflective of  Professional Practice approaches and educator competencies. Promotes compliance with professional standards of practice and supports excellence in patient and family centred care.

  4. Participates in quality improvement and risk management activities related to the assigned initiatives by evaluating the effect of the education programs and generating recommendations for alternative educational approaches.

  5. In collaboration with the interprofessional team, reviews selected policies, procedures and protocols; provides feedback and recommendation for evidence based revisions.

  6. Facilitates the resolution of practice concerns and advocates for the goals and objectives of the assigned initiative including reviewing relevant client care documentation with the intent to promote improvements to patient and family centred care and efficient and safe practice.

  7. Provides consultation to managers and relevant staff regarding the development of individual learning plans aimed at performance improvement.

  8. Assists the Directors, Leaders and Clinical Practice Consultants in the development or redesign of education or orientation programs.

  9. Consults with internal and external partners guided by evidence to ensure educational content is evidence based and reflects current best practice.

  10. Participates in selected research activities by methods such as collaborating with members of the interprofessional team, promoting staff awareness and identifying practice concerns that require research, collecting and interpreting data and providing input for further analysis as required.

  11. In collaboration with the Directors, Leaders, and Clinical Practice Consultants, sets measurable performance goals and objectives including maintaining and updating own knowledge and education.

  12. Performs other related duties as required.


Education and Experience

Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Three years recent related experience, including at least one year of teaching and educational program development experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Valid B.C. driver's license. Personal vehicle for work related purposes.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated instructional skills in small, medium and large groups.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach and facilitate learning of staff and/or students.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, design and revise education programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction in a coaching/mentoring role.

  • Demonstrated ability to role model.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrated ability in project planning.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply research to practice in an innovative, self-directed manner.

  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and effectively deal with conflict situations.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in a continuously changing environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to deal with and promote change.

  • Knowledge of research processes and methodology.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment, including relevant word processing/spreadsheet/presentation software, educational technologies, and learning management platforms.

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.


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