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Providence Health & Services Director of Clinical Education in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Director of Clinical Education in Staff Development Education at Providence Little Company Of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance, CA.

We are seeking a Director of Clinical Education in Staff Development Education who will assume responsibility for directing all educational activities for the San Pedro and Torrance Ministries across all clinical disciplines. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates programs for hospital staff and community members. Directs and coordinates departmental activities in accordance with federal, state, and local standards and within policies of PLCMT and PLCMSP.

In this position you will:

  • Assume responsibility for all caregiver clinical educational activities for the San Pedro and Torrance Ministries. This role plays a critical role in partnering with the regional education leadership team

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate programs for hospital staff and community members

  • Direct and coordinate departmental activities in accordance with federal, state, and local standards and within policies of PLCMT and PLCMSP

  • Oversee the inpatient overflow unit when the unit is opened

  • Coordinate the hospital wide competency validation process and documentation. Provides and approves learning materials to the Nursing Department related to re-validation due dates and competency based orientation. Comply with regulatory agency mandates that require employees to render care to patients and families appropriate to their age, cultural background, spiritual and psychosocial needs

  • Work collaboratively with the region and Education Directors at other ministries to ensure alignment with all regional programs and timelines

  • Provide oversight for competency identification, validation and data management for all non-nursing departments

  • Direct the work of the clinical education staff to ensure the support and progress of all clinical departments as well as tracking required education

  • Direct the oversight of clinical orientations including the TIPS program management

  • Mentor staff nurses to support their role as educators

  • Serve as the Chair of the Education Steering Committee to coordinate, track and support all clinical education activities

  • Serve as an expert and educational resource to the nursing community

  • Collaborate with department managers to educate staff on all mandatory education as well as education on new equipment and technology

  • Use LCM performance improvement process for all performance improvement related activities

  • Conduct departmental human resource management functions. These include participating in the hiring and firing process as well as conducting coaching and performance appraisals in a timely manner. Ensures every effort is made to motivate and inspire excellence in employee


Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or healthcare related graduate degree

  • Current California State Registered Nurse License.

  • ANCC Certification required within 1 year of start date

  • 5 years Clinical nursing practice

  • 3 years Nursing leadership role

  • 3 years experience in working with teams

  • Ability to inspire and develop staff

  • Demonstrated project management skills

  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

  • Effective communication and public speaking skills

  • Strong writing skills

  • Exceptional presentation skills

  • Strong computer program skills: Excel, Word, Power Point

  • Effective problem solving and conflict resolution skills

  • Innovative and creative; able to motivate and inspire others

About the ministry you will serve:

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Leadership

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 260169