Clinical Practice Educator

Clinical Practice Educator

Job ID 1635003 


Community: CRANBROOK



Position Summary

Are you a strong leader who can identify and take initiative to address professional development needs? Can you create a work environment that supports a climate of mutual respect, open communication & teamwork? If so, we would love to chat with you about a Clinical Practice Educator opportunity within our Obstetrics team.

This new position will focus on teaching accelerated perinatal and NICU programs as well as supporting current staff members.

The Clinical Practice Educator (CPE) provides leadership in the delivery of nursing education and instruction to staff and patients/clients based on adult education principles and philosophy within a specific clinical specialty or patient/client population. The CPE applies nursing theory, advanced knowledge and leadership concepts in providing clinical guidance and resource support to staff. The CPE assists the Manager in establishing and maintaining standards of care and in providing and participating in continuous quality improvement environment. The CPE provides guidance and support to staff in the application of the nursing process in the provision of patient/client care.

EKRH serves the City of Cranbrook and outlying rural areas. As a Regional Centre, we see a broad scope of patients and deliver about 500 babies per year. Family centered care is an integral part of our nursing philosophy and contributes to a positive experience for all mothers and support persons. Well established physician specialists in Obstetrics and Pediatrics, along with many Midwives, complement our collaborative team. EKRH is a teaching hospital with students in rural nursing and baccalaureate programs offering an excellent opportunity to develop and mentor others.

Community Profile: Located in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, Cranbrook is the business capital of the East Kootenays and the largest city in the Rocky Mountain Region. Nestled on a gentle plain with scenic mountain vistas in the distance, it is considered by many to be an ideal location to raise a family or retire. Residents enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities including golf, hiking and skiing. For those who enjoy more urban pursuits, there are shops, boutiques and cafes, as well as an arts centre and heritage attractions. Cranbrook’s economy is driven primarily by mining, forestry, transportation, and tourism.

We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes. Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.


Apply today to join our team in Cranbrook, BC!


  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Advanced preparation in the clinical specialty of the assigned area, (obstetrics), three years’ recent related experience in clinical area of expertise and two years’ formal experience in adult teaching/learning, curriculum development, teaching, providing in service or staff development function or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Current CPR certification.

Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships.

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