Title:  VPCH Clinical Educator

Application Deadline Date:  12/17/2023
Req ID:  48736
Department:  Mental Health

Berlin, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $45.59


As the VPCH Clinical Educator, you will be responsible for a wide range of tasks and duties.  Under the guidance and direction of the Director of Clinical Education, you will play a leading role in fostering a safe, progressive, and productive organizational culture which, through instruction, inspires continuous growth and empowers VPCH employees to provide safe, effective, and cutting-edge psychiatric care that is of the highest quality.  In collaboration with various clinical and operational leaders, you will participate in the development and facilitation of new employee orientation, ongoing education/professional development, and continuous evaluation of the core care-delivery, safety, and regulatory competencies.  In addition to serving as a role model and a resource for hospital personnel, you will also participate in the evaluation of policies and procedures in relationship to best practice, audit/evaluate educational programs for quality, efficiency, effectiveness and alignment with desired outcomes, and share responsibility for the coordination of student clinical experiences and ensuring a climate conducive to their learning needs.


The VPCH Clinical Educator is a dynamic role that offers a high level of professional autonomy.  If you are looking for a position that regularly delivers new and exciting challenges and opportunities to apply your clinical expertise creatively, this may be the job for you!  

Interested in learning more?  Please contact Stephanie.S.Shaw@vermont.gov today to learn more about how your experience may align with this role!

Who May Apply

This position, VPCH Clinical Educator (Job Requisition #48736), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Stephanie.S.Shaw@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.


Candidates, including current State employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, or persons exercising re-employment rights, must pass a fingerprint supported background investigation applicable to the position.  Additionally, in accordance with AHS Policy 4.02 - Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates. Hiring managers will notify applicants who are in the final stage of the interview process of the finger-printing and background check requirement, to which an applicant must agree to be deemed eligible for this position. Applicants will have the right to withdraw their applications before finger-printing and/or a background investigation is conducted.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed primarily in clinical and office settings.  The incumbent will routinely interact with individuals experiencing serious mental illness, who present with various levels of risk to self or others - assaultive behavior, elopement risk, self-harm; and may be exposed to infectious diseases and caustic detergents. May be required to work evenings, nights, weekends and extended shifts as the need arises or as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of (or eligible for) licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Vermont OR eligible to practice in the state of Vermont via a multi-state RN license AND five (5) years or more of clinical experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Master’s degree in healthcare or human services related field.
  • One or more of the following certifications: 
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Registered Nurse (PMHRN) certified
  • Nurse Educator
  • Certified as a phlebotomist or in venipuncture instruction
  • Patient Safety credential (CPPS) certification
  • CPR/BLC Instructor Certified
  • Professional Adult Crisis Training Certified Trainer 
  • Experience using Captivate

Special Requirements

License must be current and unencumbered.

Successful completion of a physical examination that includes movement and weightlifting testing, provided at a DMH preferred clinic, is required for this position. 

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.