A Nursing Professional Development Specialist influences professional role competence and professional growth of learners in a variety of settings: supports lifelong learners in an interprofessional environment that facilitates continuous development and learning for the healthcare team.
This position provides expert consultation, direction, leadership and accountability for education program development, implementation and evaluation at the organizational systems level. Includes professional development and empowerment of staff as well as management of resources to promote desired outcomes with attention to quality, efficiency and cost.
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible or compact state
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current RN licensure in Virginia
AHA BLS HCP Certification or equivalent
Minimum of five (5) years of clinical nursing experience; including a minimum three (3) years of current staff education and professional development experience
Clinical leadership role experience
Progressive experience in staff education and professional development (orientation, preceptorship, in-service education, etc.)
Academic health care experience
Master’s Degree in Nursing or related field. If Master’s Degree is not in nursing, then it is required to have a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing.
Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited program
Certification in Nursing Professional Development or clinical specialty
AHA Basic Life Support Instructor certification or equivalent
Independent action(s) required:
Has full authority and accountability for direction and leadership of program planning guideline development, setting of practice standards within the confines of organizations/divisions/units
mission, goals and objectives.
Manages human, fiscal and other resources to ensure quality programs/processes/services
with measurable positive outcomes.
Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A
Additional position requirements:
Will generally work day shift, but requires flexibility for special projects or to meet organization and staff needs.
Age Specific groups served: Adult
Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical Lifting 20-50 lbs.
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Repetitive motion
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Able to adapt to frequent change
Workday Day (United States of America)
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