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Education- Clinical Nurse Educator

Missoula, Montana

Req ID EDUCA026855 Post Date Jun. 14, 2024 CategoryTechnician FacilityCommunity Medical Center

This is a part time (0.4 - 0.6 Status), day shift Clinical Nurse Educator position in the Education department.


The Clinical Nurse Educator-Emergency Care is a competent professional nurse who possesses advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities in the teaching-learning process. Under the supervision of the Director, Emergency and Trauma Services and in collaboration with the Chief Nursing Officer and applicable Department Directors, the Clinical Nurse Educator- Emergency Care designs, organizes, implements, and evaluates generalized, as well as focused adult learning activities and programs that facilitate the professional growth, skill development, and competency of direct clinical nursing care providers in arenas providing adult critical care. The role includes responsibilities for this functional area of patient care services and that of a resource person, consultant, collaborator, facilitator-instructor, role model, and evaluator. This individual assists in communication of organizational and division-level vision and goals, educates a team of skilled staff, and ensures cost effective and efficient use of allocated resources for optimal outcomes.

The Clinical Nurse Educator is accountable for compliance with the Montana Nurse Practice Act, Nursing Code of Ethics, and all other applicable regulatory standards.


  • Meets with leaders of applicable departments on a regular basis to discuss staff educational and development needs for designated areas. Performs needs assessments, gap analyses, planning, implementation, and evaluation of learning activities. Participates in designated departments’ briefs, huddles, and debriefs as applicable and appropriate.
  • Assesses, plans, coordinates, develops, and evaluates appropriate competency-based orientation and continuing education programs that will enhance the knowledge base and skill levels of orientees and experienced clinical care providers in the adult women’s/newborns care practice areas. Rounds in departments to ensure education outcomes are achieved.
  • Maintains clinical expertise through hands-on, in-unit demonstrations of skills and competencies and maintaining knowledge currency of women/newborns evidence-based practice. Meets the job requirements of the Clinical Practice RN. 
  • Maintains a mechanism for staff members on all shifts to solicit assistance for problem solving patient care issues through in-house resources, on-line learning and nurse practice resources, and other appropriate mechanisms of communications.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communications and rapport with Medical Staff members in a manner that is receptive to their needs and concerns, thus providing for collaborative working relationships, especially as pertains to staff development. Encourages and seeks out the assistance of the Medical Staff in participating with educational endeavors for staff members.
  • As a Clinical Education center-assigned staff member, manages allocated programs of responsibility in the most efficient and effective manner. Serves as a clinical education representative and subject matter expert on hospital committees as assigned. Reviews and informs policies and procedures as assigned.
  • Actively participates in continuing education. Participates in required certifications (ie. BLS) applicable to women’s/newborns care nursing. Demonstrates high level computer skills for research, utilizes the learning management system, and maintains proficiency of the electronic medical record. Assists the Senior Clinical Educator and Senior Director in maintaining currency of department-level policies.
  • Maintains membership in appropriate/applicable professional organizations as well as networks with peers to keep abreast of the current professional practice and quality-driven environment as it affects clinicians and the Medical Center.
  • Utilizes quality data to identify and define concerns/problems and develops appropriate in-services or continuing education programs to address. Collaborates with IT and Quality professionals to assure nursing documentation systems lend to evidence-based best practices.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, complies with the policies and procedures of the Medical Center and the Division of Nursing, and demonstrates a commitment to the key values and philosophy of the hospital.
  • Promotes evidence-based nursing practice, which is grounded in the organization’s nursing philosophy, involves the patient and caregivers/significant others with respect to their values, cultural differences, preferences and expressed needs.

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Minimum Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in nursing required.
  • RN Licensed to practice in the State of Montana.
  • BLS and ACLS required.
  • Persons not meeting the requirements will be evaluated for eligibility on an individual basis.

Preferred / Desired:  

  • Master’s degree in nursing or Education preferred.
  • NCC Clinical specialty certification preferred, if not in possession at time of hire, must acquire within 3 years of hire.
  • ANCC Nursing Professional Development certification preferred.

Weekend Requirements: None.

Work – Life Balance

Benefits Summary:

  • Generous Paid Time Off Benefits
  • 401K w/ Match
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Employee Discounts
  • Health Savings Account w/ Match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Identity Protection

Generous Education Benefits that include:

  • Tuition Reimbursement so you can continue to pursue your education goals.
  • Student Loan Repayment for your prior education expenses.
  • Continuing Education benefits that cover qualifying education programs.

Culture & Perks

Community Medical Center is a licensed 150 bed hospital comprising adult and pediatric health care delivery systems and is part of Lifepoint Health and Billings Clinic. Our Guiding Principles and Core Values are:

Employees at Community Medical Center embrace our vision to create places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians and providers want to practice, and employees want to work.  We do this through living our core values and using them as a foundation for our behaviors, decisions, and guiding us into the future.

  • Champion Patient Care – Demonstrate unwavering passion for delivering high-quality patient care by supporting and adhering to all policy, compliance, and regulatory requirements and understanding how your role directly supports and impacts patient care, resulting in the best outcomes.
  • Do the Right Thing – Act with integrity and honesty in every decision, taking accountability for your role and actions.
  • Embrace Individuality – Appreciate and draw upon the diverse skills and perspectives of all people, actively listening to understand and seeking common ground with peers, patients, and families.
  • Act With Kindness – Act with humility, compassion, and empathy, lifting others by making every moment matter through meaningful recognition and feedback.
  • Make a Difference Together – Celebrate the success of building strong relationships and fostering trust through collaborative teamwork that produces innovative solutions.

Community Medical Center – Leading the Way in Patient Care

  • We are proud to be the only hospital in Montana to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care; to have Western Montana’s only Chest Pain Accreditation, and our Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer in advanced clinical care, scientific research, and technological inventions. We have also been named the #1 Rehab Hospital in Montana by U.S. News & World Report, ranking care of patients recovering from events such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, and severe burns.
  • Lifepoint Health is among “America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity” for 2024. Lifepoint earned a full five-star rating by Newsweek on the list of large companies “recognized by their employees for genuinely respecting and valuing individuals from different walks of life." This is an incredibly meaningful recognition for our organization that shines a light on all of our core values – especially Embrace Individuality.

For more information about Community Medical Center, please call (406) 728-4100 or visit:

For more information about Lifepoint Health, visit:

Missoula Welcomes You Home

  • CMC is located on a 45-acre campus in Missoula, Montana. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana, between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks. Our diverse community serves as western Montana’s hub for education and healthcare and offers the perfect blend of four-season outdoor recreation, small town charm and big city amenities.
  • Missoula has been named #1 for “fun” for young adults by Smart Asset, the personal finance website, that compiles U.S. Census data and Missoula ranks second in the country for the number of entertainment venues per capita and is close behind when it comes to restaurants and bars. On any given day you can enjoy one of Missoula’s concert venues, restaurants, breweries, hiking trails, ski resorts, and more!

For more information about living in the great community that makes us Missoula, please visit:

Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the incumbent will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the responsibilities, assigned with or without notice.

COVID-19 Update: 

Community Medical Center is hiring top talent, but we also have a mission of Making Communities Healthier, which means keeping our community safe and to reduce the risk of exposure. We have modified our conditions of employment to include COVID-19 vaccination unless a documented medical or religious exemption is approved.

This position is subject to Drug and Alcohol Testing according to MT Law 39-2-205-39-2-211.


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