Job Information

Providence Health & Services Director, Clinical Education and Professional Practice in Santa Monica, California


The individual in this position leads the ministry and 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.

Essential Functions


  • 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,

  • Collaboration

  • 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.


Minimum Qualifications

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

  • 2 years experience in Nursing Education.

  • 3 years experience in acute care setting.

  • 2 years nursing management/leadership role.

  • Current unencumbered licensure as an RN by the California State Board of Nursing.

  • Membership in at least one nationally recognized professional nursing organization.

  • Professional Nursing Certification in leadership or preferably education within 12 months of hire is required.

  • BLS-AHA certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree Nursing. 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.

  • Leadership experience in achieving initial or re-designation as a Magnet facility.

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: Health Care

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 324091