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Nursing Professional Dev Spec

Job ID: 140496
Category: Nursing
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 18, 2022
Work Schedule: Day shift

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

The Nursing Professional Development Specialist (NPDS) practices within the professional practice model of his/her institution and exhibits Penn Medicine’s core values in order to promote nurses’ professional development in alignment with his/her organization’s strategic plan. Working from a specialized knowledge base, the NPDS provides expert consultation in collaborative partnerships with various stakeholders to design, implement and evaluate educational programs that uphold practice standards, support evidence-based practice, and improve the delivery of high quality, comprehensive, individualized patient-and-family-centered care. The NPDS provides leadership to identify the nursing staff’s learning needs and respond to these educational needs while considering the effected patient populations, new clinical evidence, and organizational goals and changes both locally within the health system and nationally/globally. Each NPDS serves as a vital liaison to communicate and negotiate multiple perspectives within his/her organization in a respectful and effective manner to achieve/advocate positive change and delivery of appropriate and ethical care. The ultimate goals of NPDS specialty practice are the provision of quality care and protection of the public. The domains of education, program management, career development and scholarship, and leadership, adopted from Nursing Professional Development: Scope and Standards of Practice (ANA, 2010), frame NPDS practice within a systems model of input, throughput and output (see attached Nursing Professional Development Specialist Practice Model). The NPDS must, therefore, possess a unique knowledge base and demonstrate competency in: a) Designing educational nursing curriculum that is framed by appropriate teaching/ learning theories and validation methods for assessing nurse competency. b) Facilitating, implementing, and evaluating the outcomes of educational programs. c) Supporting professional nursing development for his/herself and other nurses. d) Providing leadership to promote excellence in nursing practice, facilitate change initiatives, and support research. The NPDS is accountable for cultivating an environment of inquiry and learning that supports the autonomy and accountability of the nurses’ roles, excellence in nursing practice, and upholds the strategic goals and values of his/her organization. The NPDS includes patient-and-family-centered, culturally competent, and age specific care, as appropriate, throughout the educational programs offered by the department. The NPDS is self-directed and purposeful in maintaining current professional knowledge and competence within specialty area and participating in peer review.

PA RN License

BSN required from an accredited school of nursing 

Nursing Specialty certification preferred

MSN preferred

3 years plus of nursing experience

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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