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Providence Nurse Educator in Walla Walla, Washington


Providence is calling a Nurse Educator (Training And Development, VariableShift, 0.9 FTE) to Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Consistently demonstrate adherence to the principles and requirements outlined in the Commitments and Compliance Integrity Program and any other organization or departmental materials related to compliance with laws, regulatory requirements.

  • Consistently demonstrate adherence to Medicare and Medicaid regulations which directly or indirectly relate to the performance and job expectations.

  • Employee demonstrate knowledge of PSMMC’s policy on Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities and respects these rights and responsibilities in carrying-out daily activities.

  • Actively participate in departmental and organization performance improvement activities in accordance with hospital and joint commission standards.

  • Demonstrate leadership by performing his/her work in a manner that meets or exceeds the level of care and service that PSMMC promotes to the communities we serve.

  • Participate in hospital and department specific practices to maintain a clean, safe and comfortable environment for patients and staff.

  • Maintain the security and confidentiality of data and information used in performance of his/her daily duties conforming to hospital policy, laws and regulations as appropriate.

  • Follow established policies and procedures to identify and reduce the risks of acquiring or transmitting infection.

  • Maintain positive working relationships and fosters a cooperative work environment.

  • Communicate effectively with patients, physicians and staff in a professional manner.

  • Provide clear, concise, pertinent reports/information.

  • Conduct targeted needs assessments in collaboration with managers and/or content experts prior to developing educational programs and instructional materials.

  • Collaborate with other educators to provide consistency and avoid duplication of educational programs.

  • Develop learning objectives based on needs assessments.

  • Determine how objectives will be evaluated (effectiveness of instruction) and designs evaluation for major educational efforts.

  • Write objectives and designs instructional content considering the age of the patient population served.

  • Design content that facilitates learning and focuses on essential, work-related information that can be directly applied.

  • Select instructional methods that consider the appropriate objective domain, learning styles, cost-effectiveness, time commitments and resources.

  • Integrate principles of adult learning into program design – e.g., build on learner strengths/experience and encourage active participation and application.

  • Incorporate creative approaches in selecting teaching techniques.

  • Assist with program development in any clinical areas as requested.

  • Develop and implements mandatory education requirements as appropriate.

  • Facilitate education and information acquisition for specialty areas.

  • Provide consultation for competency development within nursing and other clinical specialties.

  • Coordinate review and revision of existing nursing competencies in collaboration with key stakeholders.

  • In collaboration with the nursing leadership coordinates and facilitates the nurse residency program.

  • Participate in Pathways to Excellence certification efforts as requested by CNO.

  • Participate in Providence system nursing education initiatives.

  • Liaison between PSMMC and other facilities in Washington and SER.

  • Coordinate with faculty of clinical training programs and schools to plan and organize clinical opportunities for students at the medical center.

  • Expected to perform most job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures


  • Employee completes all tasks and duties accurately and timely within assigned shift. Demonstrates initiative to perform job duties autonomously.

  • Attend mandatory and other education offerings per department and hospital requirements. May assist with education on the unit.


  • Demonstrate self-motivation by independently following through with assigned committee or project work.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of state, federal, and the joint commission standards pertinent to scope of practice within the clinical operations of the hospital supporting all members of the team to achieve compliance.

  • Serve as a clinical resource for staff, students, and community groups as needed.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and accuracy using hospital computer information systems as determined by department access restrictions.

  • Collect data and maintain department records in an organized manner consistent with hospital and regulatory requirements.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current licensure in the State of Washington as a Registered Nurse.

  • BLS Healthcare provider (must be AHA accredited).

  • Three (3) years acute care nursing.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

  • If BSN not completed upon hire, the educator must be willing to actively pursue this degree within two years.

  • Master's Degree in Nursing, Education, or allied health field.

  • Current American Heart Association BLS instructor credentials preferred.

  • Two (2) years staff development or academic teaching.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington is a full service hospital with some of the best technology, expertise, specialists and primary care physicians in the region. We have been named the 100 top hospitals in the United States by two separate, independent research companies, Solucient and Cleverly Associates. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern region of Washington state and offers a sunny, mild climate, the benefits of living in a historic college town, outdoor activities and excellent public & private schools at all levels.

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: Variable

Job Category: Clinical Education

Location: Washington-Walla Walla

Req ID: 298588