Nurse Planner/Geriatric Educator, Montana Geriatric Education Center



The Montana Geriatric Education Center (MTGEC) invites applications for a Nurse Planner . This position participates as a member of the Administrative Board and the Education Committee. In coordination with the Project Director, Associate Director, the Administrative Board, and project collaborators, the Nurse Planner will participate in the development of the educational activities as well as directing promotion and dissemination of the material.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Serves on the MTGEC Administrative Committee and Education Committee.
  • Provides leadership of the approved provider unit, including adherence to requirements and criteria related to the provider unit itself (structural capacity and quality outcomes) as well as ensuring that the organization consistently meets or exceeds criteria for the educational design process.
  • Provides nursing expertise as part of an interprofessional team of faculty and clinicians in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation processes of geriatric education provided for health care professionals via the online curriculum, conferences, and live education.
  • Ensures online education content is up to date through monitoring, providing feedback to authors/faculty and other reviewers, and other quality assurance means as indicated.
  • Participates in the evaluation process for all education, providing leadership to ensure delivery of content is effective and up-to-date, using evidence-based assessment tools.


The Nurse Planner/Geriatric Educator works as part of the MTGEC management team, and is responsible for managing and maintaining continuing education contact hours for nurses through the MT Nurses Association.

Minimum Required Skills and Experience
  • Current Montana Registered Nurse license. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in addition to two (2) years of closely related experience; or any combination of experience and education that provides the competencies necessary to successfully discharge the duties and responsibilities assigned to the position.
  • Evidence of professional continuing nursing education or equivalent (i.e. nurse educator in BSN, MN, or doctoral program).
  • Experience working with geriatric patients.
  • Experience working as a member of an interprofessional health care team.
  • Computer skills required for effective writing and communication; data storage, retrieval, and reporting; management of online resources, materials, and records.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based evaluation methods to determine the effectiveness of education programs.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s or doctoral degree in Nursing


About the Montana Geriatric Education Center and UM , and Missoula

The Montana Geriatric Education Center (MTGEC) is an interdisciplinary center which provides geriatric education and training for Montana health professionals, higher education faculty, and students, so they might better meet the health needs of the older residents of the state. It is the home of the Montana Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (MGWEP).

The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with over 10,000 students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 72,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur which was recently ranked in the “ top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000 ” by the American Institute for Economic Research and ranked 9th in Outside Magazine’s “ The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America” in 2014 . Many national publications recognize Missoula for its high quality of life . Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.



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Position Details

Position Title: Nurse Planner(Registered Nurse)

Position Number: New

Department: Montana Geriatric Education Center

Work Schedule: Part-time 0.2 FTE (8 Hours a week),

Salary: $30.625/hrCurrent employee’s rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan and will minimally be this posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department .

Union Affiliation: None

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include : Pro-rated annual and sick leave; Public Employees Retirement (PERS) optional

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Application Deadline: Thurs day, December 10, 2020 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.


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Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Part-Time

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