Registered Nurse Educator - Clinical Practice Specialist

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Unit Description

Care Site Description
Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health – and hope – to our patients.
Fast Facts
  • Wheat Ridge, CO (estab. 1905)
  • Community-based, acute care hospital, Level III Trauma Center
    • 2,100 associates, 900 physicians, 600 volunteers
    • 338 beds

Services & Expertise

  • 5-Star Birthing Center
  • Breast Care Center (NAPBC accredited)
  • Bridges Integrative Health & Wellness
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Heart & Neurovascular
  • Orthopedics
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Senior ER, Behavioral Health & Surgery
  • Sleep Center
  • Spine Center
  • Women & Family Center

Kudos: Lutheran is recognized for quality, safety & patient experience by Truven, the Joint Commission & more!



The Clinical Practice Specialist (CPS) is a registered nurse, who has graduate level nursing preparation at the master’s or doctoral level in nursing. The CPS is a clinical expert in evidence-based nursing practice within a specialty area, treating and managing the health concerns of patients and populations. The CPS designs, implements and evaluates both patient specific and population-based programs of care. The CPS provides leadership in advancing the practice of nursing and implementing innovative alternative solutions that address system problems and or patient care issues. The CPS serves as patient advocate, nurse leader, consultant, change agent, expert practitioner, educator, researcher, and brings evidence based practice to a unit-based or service line environment. This role supports the development of clinical practice standards and provides clinical education and skills supervision with clinical teams. Measureable improvements in clinical and skills outcomes as well as customer satisfaction and organizational stewardship serve as the indicators for job performance in this role.



  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and has a BSN.
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing (or an active development plan to achieve a Master’s Degree in Nursing) required. Plan must be approved by hiring Director.
  • National certification in area of specialty or an approved development plan for completion within 12 months.
  • Two years clinical nursing experience in area of specialty.
  • Active State of Colorado Registered Nurse License.
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification.
  • Advanced life support certifications as required by area of specialty within 6 months of hire.


  • One year Clinical Educator or Clinical Nurse Specialist experience preferred.
  • Academic or continuing education in the areas of EBP, change agent, educator, facilitator, and able to coach others for success.
  • Experience presenting to audiences, or has experience presenting at local and national conferences.
  • Experience creating poster sessions for presentations at local or national conferences


Organization: Lutheran Medical Center, Wheat Ridge, CO
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Wheat Ridge
Department: LMC-Training & Development
Schedule: Part-time
Shift: Day Shift
Job Posting: 3/30/2017 10:58:04 PM
FTE: .8
Job Number: 17002150
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