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RN Professional Development Specialist Ambulatory

Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Location: Temple
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Job Description:

Nursing Professional Development Specialist



NPD-Specialist develops tools, theories, skills and knowledge to advance the

practice of the NPD specialty. Using expertise in education and professional

development practices, the NPD Practitioner Specialist (NPD-S) functions

autonomously and in collaboration with staff, leadership, faculty and

researchers to develop, implement and evaluate professional development

programs that influence professional role competence, continuous learning and

growth. Promote synergistic practices and patient outcomes throughout the

organization, and advances and leads NPD practice based on the BSWH

Professional Practice Model and in accordance with Association Nursing

Professional Development Scope and Standards of Professional Nursing

Development Practice. The essential duties of the NPD-S include the following:

  • Uses a systematic approach,

    analyzes issues, forecast trends and supporting data to determine the

    learning needs of individuals, service lines, and organizations. Using

    data gathered; validates, prioritizes and documents evidence of

    professional practice gaps and outcomes in a manner that facilitates the

    educational planning process.
  • Uses relevant evidence,

    theory, research, innovative processes and practical experience to design,

    implement and evaluate high quality, culturally sensitive, and frequently

    complex educational activities, programs, or projects for staff at all

    stages of their career development based on identified knowledge and

    practice gaps. Analyzes cost and anticipated return on investment for learning

    activities, programs or projects.
  • Engages stakeholders and

    resources in the planning and implementation of lifelong learning

    activities for individuals and/or groups of learners. Measures program

    outcomes in terms of learning change, impact and professional role

    competency and revises future outcomes based on trends, evidence, and

    changes in stakeholder expectations.
  • Evaluates the quality and

    effectiveness of nursing practices in collaboration with others to

    ensure that nursing and the organization's goals and mission are in

    alignment. Develops and applies appropriate measurement tools in quality

    improvement activities.
  • Participates in and assists

    others in professional role development, practice role transitions, and

    succession planning. Collaborates with Community Education programs to

    facilitate, coordinate and maintain effective allied health and nursing

    education programs. Systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness

    of professional development practice and role transitions. Applies

    the educational process by selecting education content, materials, and

    techniques that can appeal to a diverse target audience in a positive

    learning environment.
  • Serves as an influential

    leader in inter-professional learning, professional growth, and practice

    change throughout the organization.
  • Acts as a champion of

    scientific inquiry, generating new knowledge and integrating best

    available evidence into practice. Conducts, encourages, facilitates

    and/or participates in research, EBP, and QI, including dissemination of

    findings locally and nationally.
  • Integrates ethics by

    analyzing factors related to privacy, security, and confidentiality in the

    use and handling of records related to educational programs.

    Develops processes for monitoring the integrity of educational activities

    including screening for potential and unethical behavior, commercial bias,

    conflict of interest. Identifies and addresses ethical issues within the

    learning environment.

    The ideal

    NPD-S candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    • Location/Facility ------Baylor Scot t& White Medical Center Temple

      For more information on the facility, please click

      our Locations link.

      • Specialty/Department/Practice

        ------ Nursing Development

      • Shift/Schedule ------ Full Time
      • Benefits ------ Our competitive benefits

        package includes*:

        • Immediate eligibility for

          health and welfare benefits
        • 401(k) savings plan with

          dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
        • Tuition Reimbursement
        • PTO accrual beginning Day 1


          Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.

          • Master------s degree required
          • 3+ years of related work

            experience required
          • Current experience required in ambulatory setting
          • Registered Nurse (RN)

            license in Texas required

Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health, Temple , RN Professional Development Specialist Ambulatory, Healthcare , Temple, Texas

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