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Administrative Dir., Clinical Practice and Professional Development, Seattle, WA

Virginia Mason Medical Center


Seattle, WA

May 2, 2018

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Administrative Dir., Clinical Practice and Professional Development

Management | Fulltime - Regular | Seattle, WA, US | 40 hours per week

Job Number: 180512
Department: Clinical Practice and Professional Development
Hours: variable

Honored as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason in Seattle, WA, is internationally recognized as a preeminent organization that is focused on transforming health care. True to that vision, we spent this past decade creating and delivering a multitude of innovations. The results? Industry-changing process improvements and initiatives that have revolutionized our ability to eliminate waste, cut costs, and most importantly, improve the quality of services. Our commitment to Team Medicine and the transformation of health care is what built our reputation as a quality leader, and empowers us with the capability to provide rapid access to care through our Virginia Mason Production System.

As a key member of our leadership team, you will help to continually develop the results-driven initiatives that define our success and are transforming healthcare.

The Administrative Director, Clinical Education will be responsible for the strategic design, integration, implementation and evaluation of clinical practice programs and professional development programs to support nursing, and nursing practices across the Virginia Mason Health System. Provides nursing practice expertise and support in the development and implementation of nursing and clinical practice programs. Participates in creation of strategy and vision and coordinates activities and work plans to execute that vision. Partners with nursing, medical and other clinical leaders to ensure existing and future clinical practice programs facilitate clinical practice, delivery of safe patient care and are consistent with clinical practice evidence-based standards, scope and standards of professional nursing practice. Responsible for program execution and driving improvement / management for specific clinical programs.


Masters degree in nursing required.
5-7 years of clinical nursing experience.
3-5 years of nursing education or staff development experience is required.
3-5 years leadership experience requirement.
Must possess excellent communication and collaboration skills.
Broad knowledge of overall hospital operations, strong knowledge of nursing workflow and clinical standards of practice.
Strong knowledge of teaching/education pedagogy, adult learning theory, the Joint Commission standards, and other regulatory standards.
Ability to work with cross functional teams.
Valid Washington State RN license.
NPD (ANPD) or CNE (NLN) certification within 2 years of hire.


Experience with Magnet designation, instructional design and curriculum development.

Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing.

There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the most livable cities in the country, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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