Specialty Clinical Educator

Role and Facility Information

Clinical Nurse Educator,

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services

Coquitlam, BC

What you’ll do

Assess individual and group learning needs in collaboration with the Manager and designated personnel by observing activities, discussing clinical issues with the team members and/or clients/families, and analyzing data such as staff competency assessments and growth plans, practice changes, and quality improvement indicators to determine specific educational requirements.
Participate in the development of individual growth plans to address identified learning needs by coordinating the development and implementation process with the Manager and designated personnel and ensuring there is a growth plan for each staff member. Monitor progress against the growth plan and updates on a yearly basis to support staff’s ability for achievement. Implement teaching/learning strategies that are congruent with the determined growth/learning plans.
Utilize educational/curriculum theory and knowledge of specialized nursing and clinical practice to design, develop, implement and evaluate clinical education programs for team members and/or clients/families in collaboration with the Manager and interdisciplinary team members; education programs include orientation/training programs for new team members, educational support programs, continuing education sessions and cross-cultural caring programs.
Support preceptors/preceptees, mentors/mentees and clinical programs using teaching and learning principles and a program planning and evaluation process to meet the identified educational needs of staff and/or clients/families and to ensure the achievement of specialized practitioners within the program/team.
Develop, review and modify learning resources for team members and/or clients/families using established educational standards, determining match between content and delivery method and providing feedback to other developers to ensure resources are current, relevant, cost effective and coordinated.
Utilize a variety of teaching/learning strategies to support clinical education activities with individuals and groups including facilitating groups, coaching, mentoring, conducting formal/informal presentations and demonstrations, coordinating introduction of new skills/procedures, arranging and providing in-service sessions and using educational technology and self-directed learning methods to implement planned programs. Facilitate scheduling of education sessions by collaborating with clients/families and/or team members to determine times, frequency, and duration to ensure effective use of resources; maintain records and identify/schedule team member attendance at update sessions.
Provide direct instruction to new and existing staff as required and facilitates learning by role modeling to staff in a classroom or at designated workstation, promoting skill development, observing staff while performing client care and providing feedback to ensure care is provided according to program standards and clinical practice guidelines.
Facilitate learning by acting as a clinical resource and demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing and clinical practice through methods such as reviewing literature and developments in technology and equipment, consulting with community experts, evaluating clinical practice systems/standards, identifying new theories/trends/education programs, developing new/revised standards and presenting educational sessions based upon specialized body of knowledge to enhance quality client care.

What you bring


Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as an RN or RPN with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
Three (3) years’ recent, related mental health and addictions experience including one (1) year experience developing, implementing and/or delivering education services, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Valid BC Driver’s License. Local area travel requires the use of personal vehicle.
You will also have

Comprehensive knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client and family centered model of care.
Broad knowledge of BCCNP Standards for Nursing/Psychiatric Nursing Practice.
Comprehensive knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools.
Comprehensive knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in patient/client care.
Broad knowledge of research methodology and processes.
Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate, facilitate and lead.
Demonstrated ability to use critical thinking in approach to teaching.
Demonstrated ability to develop educational programs and material.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff and clients and their families, either one-on-one and in-groups.
Demonstrated ability to function as an effective team member, leader, and facilitator.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction.
Demonstrated ability to promote a creative learning environment.
Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
Physical ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Skill in the use of equipment and in techniques appropriate to designated clinical area.
Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system.
Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).
What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (until August 19th 2024)
Wage: $47.77 - $61.62/hour

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 0800 - 1600
Requisition # 159290E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.

BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA and BCMHSUS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

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Just a short drive from Vancouver, Coquitlam was originally established to become the capital of British Columbia. Coquitlam has a strong business community, as well as a commitment to community-based living. Golfing, fishing, and mountain biking are popular recreational activities in the area.

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