Professional Development Specialist - Children's Services
Posted on: September 18, 2022
The Nursing Professional Development Specialist (PDS) applies
technological and information management skills in all aspects of
their practice. They are learning facilitators, change agents,
mentors, leaders, champions for Scientific Inquiry, advocates for
the NPD Specialty and partners for practice transitions. They
support licensed and non-licensed healthcare personnel in
onboarding, orientation, ongoing competency, and role development.
The PDS utilizes evidence-based practice to standardize care, align
policies and procedures, set the standard for patient care. They
carry out all responsibilities in alignment with the current
Nursing Professional Development Scope and Standards of Practice.
Designs and analyzes tools, theories, skills and knowledge within
the specialty to improve the healthcare practice of learners.
- Facilitates learning in educational activities in accordance
with institutional policies and procedures.
- Acts as a change agent for planned and unplanned
implementations practice, standards, equipment, and workflow.
- Serves as a mentor within and outside the organizations, formal
and/or informal in their area of specialty.
- Leads by identifying learning gaps, designing, implementing,
and managing programs to address learning needs, and evaluating
learner's performance and activities.
- Acts as a role model, develops trusting relationships with
staff and stakeholders, and functions as a resource in their
- Advocates for and guides stakeholders through the scientific
inquiry process, emphasizing the need for EBP as a form of clinical
excellence; connecting organizational staff and leadership to
subject matter experts to advance the science of nursing.
- Organizes, implements, and evaluates programs that develop
staff from student through expert, supporting the organization's
goals and objectives and addressing regulatory standards.
- Supports quality assessment and improvement initiatives and
processes utilizing evidence-based practice.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
License, Certification, Education or Experience:REQUIRED for the
- Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington.
- Bachelor's degree in nursing.
- Master's degree in nursing.
- 3 years of recent professional RN experience with a minimum of
2 years of experience in NICU or high level of Pediatric care
- Minimum of 1 year experience in teaching adult learners in a
clinical setting or similar experience.
- Experience in presentation/training of clinical skills, new
technology, equipment, patient care, and standards of care or
- Current Healthcare BLS Provider certification by date of
- Certification in Nursing Professional Development or
certification in nursing specialty.
DESIRED for the position:
- Prior experience as an educator and relevant clinical
- Experience with Learning Management System and creating
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