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Nurse Professional Development Specialist- Critical Care

Company: Beaumont Health
Location: Dearborn
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Job Description:

**Critical Care Experience GENERAL SUMMARY: The 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 Beaumont Health Nursing 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: BENEFITS Beaumont offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet your financial, health and life-work balance goals.

  • NEW On-demand pay program - powered by Payactiv
  • Generous paid time off, holidays and flexible scheduling
  • Our employees receive special discounts on a wide range of products and services
  • Exceptional health, dental, vision and prescription drug insurance plans
  • Relocation assistance
  • Generous retirement savings, disability insurance, identify theft protection and even home and auto insurance Free onsite parking at all campuses ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. 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. Demonstrates and applies expertise in educational assessment; planning; curriculum development; educational design & delivery; documentation; measurement & performance improvement. 6. Serves as an influential leader in inter-professional learning, professional growth, and practice change throughout the organization. 7. 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. 8. 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. 9. Serves on one or more functional teams accountable for supporting core BH orientation and continuing education activities. 10. Works collaboratively with leaders, clinical and other experts, and colleagues throughout the organization to orchestrate right content, methods and resources to meet organizational goals. 11. Works to achieve staff retention and employee engagement through effective management of processes resulting in fulfillment of learning needs. 12. The Nursing Professional Development Specialist will be expected to maintain clinical expertise in assigned area(s), continually monitoring for and incorporating changes in evidence-based practices, demonstrated best practice, and patient/client population data. This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described STANDARD REQUIREMENTS: 1. Supports the Mission, Value and Vision of Beaumont Health (BH). Demonstrates personal commitment through active involvement in the performance improvement process. 2. Exhibits excellent customer service skills and behaviors toward internal and external customers and co-workers. Promotes positive public relations with patients/residents, family members, guests, and others. 3. Supports and adheres to all Beaumont Health's customer service, service excellence, and performance standards. Supports and participates with all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organizations including in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress code. 4. Adheres to HIPAA requirements and maintains confidentiality of all data, including patient/resident, employee and operations information. 5. Supports and participates in a collaborative team-oriented environment - cooperates and works together with all co-workers, plans and completes job duties, uses appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations and follows up as appropriate regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns. 6. Supports, cooperates with and demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules - including universal precautions - reports and prevents/corrects unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participates in organizational and departmental safety programs. 7. Completes all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organization. 8. Maintains current licensure, registration and/or certification, as applicable, at all times. STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. A. Education / Training: --- Master's degree in Nursing required. Master's degree in related field (ie., Education or Science) --- Will be considered but must have baccalaureate degree in nursing. B. Work Experience: --- Minimum of three (3) years of nursing experience in an acute care setting. Five (5) years of education experience preferred. C. Certification, Licensure, Registration: --- RN license in the State of Michigan. ANCC Certification in Nursing Professional Development within 2 years of hire. D. Other Qualifications: --- BLS, BLS Instructor. WORKING CONDITIONS: A. Physical Effort: --- Strength-Position requires ability to frequently push/pull up to 30 lb. objects with assist of others, occasional requires ability to lift objects more than 50 lbs. with others, constantly lift objects up to 20 lbs. And frequently lift up to 40 lbs. --- Manual Dexterity-Position requires incumbent to constantly perform simple motor skills such as standing, walking and simple manipulative skills such as writing. Position requires incumbent to frequently perform moderately difficult manipulative skills such as positioning patients. --- Coordination-Position requires incumbent to constantly perform gross body coordination such as walking. Frequently perform tasks which require hand-eye coordination such as assisting patients to eat, collections of specimens for transport to lab and tasks which require arm-hand steadiness such as taking patients temps and pulses. --- Mobility-Positions requires incumbent to constantly walk and stand; occasionally sit for prolonged periods, frequently bend such as when caring for a patient in bed. --- Visual Discrimination-Positions requires incumbent to constantly see objects far away as in driving and see close objects such as reading thermometers. --- Hearing-Positions requires incumbent to constantly be able to hear normal sound with some background noise as in answering phone/intercom. Occasionally be able to distinguish sound as in equipment alarms. B. Work Environment: Employee may be: --- frequently exposed to electro-magnetic radiations as in VDTs. --- occasionally exposed to hazardous material other than blood, body tissues, or fluids, dust, toxins, cytotoxins, chemical hazardous materials, bodily injuries, loud and/or unpleasant noises, high humidity, electrical hazards, or poisonous substances. --- infrequently exposed to blood, body tissue, or fluids. --- seldom exposed to fluctuations in temperature, grease, oil, and radiation. --- Potential risk of an exposure to hazardous medications or waste materials of hazardous medications. Beaumont Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.

Keywords: Beaumont Health, Dearborn , Nurse Professional Development Specialist- Critical Care, Healthcare , Dearborn, Michigan

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