Professional Development Specialist -Nursing Education and Professional Development


The Professional Development Specialist will work in collaboration with Director of Professional Development to support the plans, development, implementation and evaluation of nursing education and professional development. Support the functions of nursing professional development in advancing nursing practice and dimensions of professional development through knowledge and skill acquisition, competency validation and life-long learning. All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, ***** and specialty nursing standards, CNMC Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. CNMC support the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well-being of the community at large.

Roles Responsibility
Support/participate in Shared Leadership, Contribute to CNMC’s Magnet Journey, Ensure nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice, Participate in performance improvement activities (division or unit level), Participate in community activities, Collaborate with department manager/director and staff to plan, develop, implement and evaluate educational programs for the CNMC nurse, Design, implement and maintain systems to document clinical competency and participation in education programs, Manage continuing education programs, Develop plans and present educational programs consistent with the educational needs assessments, Use knowledge base of teaching and learning theories to develop curriculum design, test and measurement evaluation, Facilitate the ongoing competency assessment for nursing staff related to orientation, in-service education and/or continuing education, Use adult learning principles to contribute to professional development activities, Serve as a role model for other educators and facilitate team building, Serve as faculty/coordinator for centralized nursing orientation and other in-service programs for professional and para-professional nursing staff, Collaborate with the Director/Manager for Professional Development and other organizational leaders to promote AHA guidelines across healthcare disciplines, Participate in assigned organizational committees, Design, coordinate, and evaluate interventions which advance CNMC’s mission, support the strategic plan, and deliver designated outcomes, Serve as consultant in instructional design and evaluation, Collaborate with hospital committees and shared nursing leadership council to review and revise nursing practice guidelines, policies and procedures in keeping with current evidence based practice, Collaborate with members of organizational team to review, revise, and develop appropriate tools to meet CNMC’s and other accreditation agency's competency assessment standards, Implement processes to monitor organizational competency assessment, Collaborate with nursing leadership to develop intervention plans based on needs assessment, mission and strategic plan, Collaborate with the health care community (academic partners, DOH, Board of Nursing) to strengthen professional nursing practice at CNMC, In collaboration with the Director/Manager , engage research/PI process as principal investigator , collaborator or evaluator, Evaluate the outcomes of educational endeavors and track learner’s outcomes, Responsible to ensure review and revision of clinical practice guidelines, policies, and procedures in keeping with recent research, theory and innovation, Assess, measure and report performance using appropriate methodologies and strategies
Desired Qualification
MSN Nursing, Masters of Education, BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Full Time
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