Bridgeport, CT, United States
Oct 28, 2020
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion-must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
The Nursing Professional Development Specialist at Yale New Haven Health System is built upon the Nursing professional development, Scope and Standards of practice framework. A specialized nursing practice that facilitates the professional role development and growth of nurses and other healthcare personnel along the continuum from novice to expert. Harper, M.G., & Maloney, P (2016) Nursing professional development: Scope and standards of practice
1 .1 Assesses the learning needs based on regulatory requirements, evidence-based practice, and staff-identified needs.
1 .2 Designs and implements learning opportunities at the health system, hospital, and/or service line level.
1 .3 Uses multimodal teaching in provided learning opportunities
1 .4 Collaborates among service lines and other delivery networks to offer high quality , standardized education across the health system.
1 .5 Evaluates the outcomes of education programs.
2. Role Development
2 .1 Supports the development of nursing leadership skills in self and clinical nursing staff according to ANA Standards of Practice, to promote professional nursing practice and quality patient care.
2 .2 Mentors and supports staff to develop as professionals through formal / informal education, specialty certification, membership in professional organization, and opportunities for advancement.
2 .3 Assists staff with portfolio development for clinical advancement.
2 .4 Mentors staff through the professional governance process.
2 .5 Acts as a role model to promote the nursing profession
3. Collaborative Partnerships
3 .1 Represents nursing in the development of interprofessional learning activities.
3 .2 Acts as education and practice expert in consultation with patient safety nurses, clinical outcomes leaders, and other nurse leaders
3 .3 Serves as subject matter expert and education
3 .4 Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team across the health system to promote high quality patient care.
3 .5 Serves as a content expert in the development of policy, procedures & nursing practice
3 .6 Participates as a member of their specialty nursing organization
3 .7 Advances organizational initiatives as a direct or indirect change agent.
3 .8 Consults with performance improvement teams in the design of education plans.
4 Champion of Scientific Inquiry
4 .1 Develops, educates, and implements quality improvement initiatives and outcomes across the organization
4 .2 Integrates nursing performance indicators in educational activities.
4 .3 Identifies and responds to learning opportunities based on quality metrics.
4 .4 Gathers, synthesizes, uses, and communicates best evidence to support bedside practice and educational design as appropriate.
4 .5 Identifies and addresses variations in clinical practice by promoting standardization based on the best evidence.
4 .6 Provides leadership for the implementation of evidence-based practice.
4 .7 Supports the generation of new knowledge.
5 .1 Develops, implements, and manages competency based orientation
5 .2 Facilitates, evaluates, and supports the orientation of new staff to the organization or new to the practice setting
6. Competency Management
6 .1 Develops initial and ongoing competencies
6 .2 Identifies learning needs to ensure practice competencies in collaboration with nursing unit leadership.
Masters degree or higher required , one degree must be in nursing ( Either BS or MS in nursing)
HVC procedural RN experience required, one year of relevant teaching experience preferred, nursing staff development and/or specialty area preferred
Demonstrates ability to develop, deliver, and evaluate educational programs. Telemetry skills required.
Licensure as a RN in the state of CT & Nursing Board Certification within 2 years of hire. ACLS Certification required.