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Director, Professional Clinical Practice - Remote

Brentwood, Tennessee


Success within a company doesn’t just happen. It requires committed teams of talented people who understand and embrace an organization’s goals and work together at the highest level to achieve them. As a member of the Health Support Center (HSC) team, you’ll work collaboratively with a great group of people to serve Lifepoint’s diversified healthcare delivery network of hospitals and care sites across the nation. We know that providing high-quality care depends on our ability to find, keep and empower creative and determined people who share in our commitment to our mission: Making communities healthier.

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Remote: Yes
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What do you need to be successful at Lifepoint Health? Here are the top traits we’re looking for:

  • Analytical
  • Compassionate
  • Problem-solver
  • Collaborative
  • Goal-oriented
  • Thoughtful

“I have been with Lifepoint for 3 years and have been fortunate to grow within this great company. I feel valued, I work with amazing colleagues, and I enjoy coming to work every day!”

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  • Competitive pay

    We offer competitive pay for all employees based on the market, role, skill set and experience.

  • Growth opportunities and succession planning

    Our succession planning initiatives identify an internal bench of top talent and offer development opportunities to prepare them to fill crucial roles in the organization as they become available.

  • Insurance (for eligible employees)

    We’re committed to you and your family feeling supported and secure – our benefits include medical, eye, prescription, life insurance, and more.

  • Collaborative work environment

    We know that providing high-quality care depends on our ability to find, keep and empower creative and determined people who work together to advance our mission – making communities healthier.

  • Paid time off (for eligible employees)

    At Lifepoint, we believe in a strong work-life balance and offer competitive paid time off.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    As a Lifepoint employee, you and your family will have access to counseling and relationship support, legal services, financial services and more.

Director, Professional Clinical Practice - Remote

Brentwood, Tennessee

Job ID 7410-7123 Date posted 01/30/2024

Lifepoint Health is a leader in community-based care and driven by a mission of Making Communities Healthier. Our diversified healthcare delivery network spans 29 states and includes 63 community hospital campuses, 32 rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals, and more than 170 additional sites of care across the healthcare continuum, such as acute rehabilitation units, outpatient centers and post-acute care facilities. We believe that success is achieved through talented people. We want to create places where employees want to work, with opportunities to pursue meaningful and satisfying careers that truly make a difference in communities across the country.

We are always looking for people inspired to help us in our mission. If you are someone who wants to change the lives of patients, drive success for our partners and be part of a team driven to improve care, we may have your next opportunity. 

Position Summery: 

The Director of Professional Clinical Practice is responsible for enhancing the clinical professional practice across the enterprise. This role will assess, develop, and provide evidence-based, educational programs and policies that promote and advance professional competency for nursing. In addition, the Director of Professional Clinical Practice will build and maintain critical external relationships with faculty, health care systems, associations, professional societies, and organizations. The position will report to the Vice President of  Organizational & People Development, with a dotted line to the System Chief Nurse Executive.


Essential Functions:

  • Lead an enterprise strategy for professional development and implement tactical plans.
  • Oversee the design, development, and execution of all professional development programming with responsibility for achieving results and established targets.
  • Responsible for defining standard orientation/onboarding programs, and competency process to quantify learning needs of the clinical workforce.
  • Research the evidence to discover innovative, effective, and efficient practices for increasing competencies, advancing the clinical career, improving clinical education and meet the ongoing and future needs of the clinical workforce.
  • Research, select, and develop instructional tools, audio-visual materials, and evaluation methods to implement programs of clinical education.
  • Analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of onboarding to achieve the organizational goals, including retention.
  • Proactively initiates needs assessment and gap analysis to identify new areas for competency assessment.
  • Work in collaboration and provide support to the System Chief Nurse Executive, Chief Nursing Officers, Nursing Directors and/or facility Clinical Educators to identify opportunities to advance the clinical profession.
  • Collaborate with the Quality and Clinical Operations team to support and enforce The Joint Commission, CMS, and State requirements as they relate to required education.
  • Collaborate with Workforce Solutions team to provide support and guidance for nursing students and assist with launch of new programs.
  • Collaborate with Learning Technology & Design team to create comprehensive clinical learning modules and will have administrative access to HealthStream (LME) to review existing clinical content and build curricula, run reports, and assign content to users when needed.
  • Review clinical content (1) from vendors to determine relevancy, need, contracting, and purchasing, and (2) developed by our facilities and making recommendations and/or revisions to content to ensure consistency and branding standards are met.


  • Education: Master’s degree in nursing/master’s in nursing education, required
  • Experience: 5+ years’ experience in acute care facility in a leadership role required; 3-5 years of experience in healthcare as a clinical educator with program design expertise that is focused on improving quality and safety of care required
  • Certifications: Nursing Professional Development certification through American Nurses Credentialing Center or Certified Health Education Specialist certification, preferred
  • Licenses: Licensed as appropriate in the State of practice


Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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