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Billings Clinic Nurse Residency Professional Development Practitioner in Billings, Montana

You’ll want to join Billings Clinic for our outstanding quality of care, exciting environment, interesting cases from a vast geography, advanced technology and educational opportunities. We are in the top 1% of hospitals internationally for receiving Magnet® Recognition consecutively since 2006.

And you’ll want to stay at Billings Clinic for the amazing teamwork, caring atmosphere, and a culture that values kindness, safety and courage. This is an incredible place to learn and grow. Billings, Montana, is a friendly, college community in the Rocky Mountains with great schools and abundant family activities. Amazing outdoor recreation is just minutes from home. Four seasons of sunshine!

You can make a difference here.

About Us

Billings Clinic is a community-owned, not-for-profit, Physician-led health system based in Billings with more than 4,700 employees, including over 550 physicians and non-physician providers. Our integrated organization consists of a multi-specialty group practice and a 304-bed hospital.Learn more ( about Billings Clinic (our organization, history, mission, leadership and regional locations) and how we are recognized nationally for our exceptional quality.

Your Benefits

We provide a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to all permanent full-time employees (minimum of 24 hours/week), including Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer matching, Defined Contribution Pension Plan, Paid Time Off, employee wellness program, and much more.Click here ( for more information ordownload the Employee Benefits Guide ( .

Magnet: Commitment to Nursing Excellence

Billings Clinic is proud to be recognized for nursing excellence as a Magnet®-designated organization, joining only 97 other organizations worldwide that have achieved this honor four times. The re-designation process happens every four years. Click here ( to learn more!

Pre-Employment Requirements

All new employees must complete several pre-employment requirements prior to starting. Click here ( to learn more!

Nurse Residency Professional Development Practitioner

NURSE RESIDENCY (Billings Clinic Main Campus)


Shift: Varies

Employment Status: Full-Time (.75 or greater)

Hours per Pay Period: 1.00 = 80 hours (Non-Exempt)

Starting DOE: $77,000 - $96,000/annually

The Nursing Professional Development (NPD) practitioner is a registered nurse that exercises the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that reflects NPD practice judgment and expertise to influence professional role competence and growth of learners in a variety of settings. The NPD practitioner collaborates with the interprofessional healthcare team, stakeholders, and the learner with the desired outcome for improved population health. The NPD practitioner is responsible for applying knowledge and skills detailed in the Scope and Standards of NPD practice guided by the Nursing Professional Development Model. In addition, the NPD practitioner will support the organizational and nursing strategic plan by helping ensure goals and priorities align with patient care, staff needs, and organizational objectives to guide decision making and priority setting.

Essential Job Functions

• Learning Facilitator: Uses the educational design process and adult learning principles to bridge identified gaps in knowledge, skills, and/or practice.(Maloney & Harper, 2022)

Gaps are identified through a variety of means (examples include environmental scanning, learning needs assessments, quality outcomes.)

Is an expert in and a resource in the process of designing education.

• Change Agent: Advocates for process change at all levels using change management strategies and theories.(Maloney & Harper, 2022)

Supports the adaptation of new behaviors and processes in practice to drive desired outcomes.

• Mentor: Advances the nursing profession and the NPD specialty by contributing to the professional development of others and supporting ongoing learning as individuals develop across practice, professional, and educational settings.

• Leader: Influences the interprofessional practice and learning environments, the NPD specialty, the profession of nursing, and healthcare through creative problem solving and innovation.(Maloney & Harper, 2022)

• Champion for scientific inquiry: Promotes the generation and dissemination of new knowledge and the use of evidence to advance NPD practice, guide clinical practice, and improve the quality of care for the healthcare consumer/partner. (Maloney & Harper, 2022)

• Advocate for NPD specialty: Supports, promotes, and demonstrates nursing professional development as a nursing practice specialty. (Maloney & Harper, 2022)

• Partner for practice transitions: Supports the transition of nurses and other healthcare personnel across learning and practice environments, roles, and professional stages (examples include transition to practice programs for new graduates, advanced practitioners, or transitioning into a new clinical practice area.)

Evaluates nursing practice and identifies opportunities for modification that would enhance professional practice, maintain/improve patient care while remaining fiscally sound.

• Onboarding/Orientation: Develops, coordinates, manages, facilitates, conducts, and evaluates clinical onboarding/orientation programs focused on retention and growth for nursing and other healthcare personnel.

• Competency Management: Demonstrates expertise in competency management by accepting responsibility for measuring, documenting, and supporting the competency process through assessing, developing, coordinating, managing, facilitating, conducting, and evaluating competency continuums to address staff and team performance. (Maloney & Harper, 2022)

• Education: Uses the education design process for planning, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating educational activities that address gaps in knowledge, skills, and/or practice for the target audience to achieve specific outcomes.

Continuing nursing education - supports awarded continuing education contact hours based on the regulations and standards of the accrediting body.

Interprofessional continuing education - promotes collaboration with other healthcare professionals to design, manage, implement, coordinate, and evaluate education when appropriate.

• Role Development: Assists staff by coaching, coordinating, facilitating, conducting, and evaluating activities to navigate role transitions, role integration, skill acquisition, and succession planning (examples include the RN becoming a preceptor, charge nurse, leader, or joining a transition to practice program.)

• Collaborative Partnerships: Seeks internal and external collaboration for opportunities to teach, coordinate, serve as liaison, and/or advise nurses and other learners regarding education and learning (examples include working with other healthcare/leadership professionals, community partners, emergency medical services, public health departments, disaster management services, academic partnerships.) (Maloney & Harper, 2022)

• Inquiry: Promotes and applies professional curiosity using research, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement initiatives to discover, teach, practice, and integrate the best available evidence to transform healthcare delivery and outcomes. (AACN, 2019, p.3)

• Personal Professional Role Competence and Growth:

Demonstrates competence in knowledge, skills, and practice as outlined in the Nursing Professional Development Scope & Standards of Practice.

Identifies personal needs and sets goals for own growth and development in collaboration with department manager.

Minimum Qualifications


• BSN - Application may be considered if currently enrolled in a BSN program with a defined date of completion within 18 months of application.

• Master in Nursing preferred


• 5 years of RN experience

• 1 year Teaching experience preferred

Certifications and Licenses


• Current Montana and/or Wyoming license as a Registered Nurse

• Nursing Professional Development Certification Preferred

Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health system serving Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas. A not-for-profit organization led by a physician CEO, the health system is governed by a board of community members, nurses and physicians. Billings Clinic includes an integrated multi-specialty group practice, tertiary care hospital and trauma center, based in Billings, Montana. Learn more (

Billings Clinic is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. All policies and processes are designed toward achieving fair and equitable treatment of all employees and job applicants. Employees are encouraged to discuss any concerns they have in this regard with their immediate supervisor and/or the Vice President People Resources. All employees and job applicants will be provided the same treatment in all aspects of the employment relationship, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, genetic information or disability.