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Nursing Professional Development Specialist - Surgical Units - Christiana Hospital
As a member of the health care team and Institute of Learning, Leadership and Education department , the Nursing Professional Development Specialist (NPDS) provides oversight of education for staff and interprofessional teams, support for role transition and professional development, and evidence based quality nursing practice. The NPDS supports the strategic goals of Christiana Care Health System, Department of Nursing Surgical Teams 4B (OB/GYN & Urology Surgical Unit) & 4D (Surgical Step-Down).
-As a member of the iLead team you will have a role where you can make a direct impact on the quality of care within our hospitals.
- Work for a twice recognized Magnet Status Hospital.
- Generous PTO. Competitive pay with a robust benefits package.
-Specific focus includes facilitation and direct oversight of specialty nurse residency tracks.
-Provides direction for and oversight of their specialty track nurse residency program.
-Promotes clinical inquiry through participation in nursing research, dissemination of research findings, and integration of new evidence into practice.
-Mentors staff in coordination of quality improvement projects that align with organizational goals.
-Facilitates the onboarding of employees to ensure integration to the role on both unit and system-wide levels, focusing on retention and growth.
-Develops, coordinates, and evaluates individualized orientation plans for employees that guide the employee toward achieving and maintaining job competency.
-Develops, coordinates, and evaluates competency programs and identifies deficiencies in staff competency.
-Identifies and validates developmental/educational priorities through data-driven analysis of learning needs.
-Utilizes adult learning principles and instructional design standards to develop and implement quality curriculum, focused on achievement of excellent outcomes.
-Utilizes valid and reliable methods to measure performance outcomes and quality indicators to revise educational content and delivery methods as evidenced by achieved optimal outcomes.
-Collaborates with interprofessional teams, leaders, stakeholders, and others to facilitate excellence and positive outcomes.
-Partners with Professional Governance/Decision Making Councils on the practice and system wide level to effect change and generate positive outcomes.
-Participates in activities to promote the specialty of Nursing Professional Development.
-Assists others in professional role development, role transitions, and succession planning through support of mentorship programs.
-Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
-Possible frequent travel to Community Care practice settings throughout the state.
Education and Experience Requirements:
-BSN Required, MS/MSN required or must be currently enrolled in program to be completed within 3 years.
-Specialty Certification required.
- Surgical unit experience preferred.
Internal Number: JR56058
About ChristianaCare Health System
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.