Nursing Professional Development Specialist

New London, CT
Dec 18, 2020

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Job Description


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 Nurse Professional Development (Npd) Specialist Possesses A Strong Knowledge Base In Teaching And Learning Theories; Curriculum Design; Methods For Validation Of Learning; Research Processes; And Innovative Technological Options. Collaboration Between The Learner And The Npd Specialist Enables The Learner To Document Achievements, Develop An Awareness Of Self-Perspective, And Enrich Her/His Own Professional Practice. Npd Specialists Use Innovative Technologies And Strategies To Strengthen Critical Thinking And Problem-Solving Abilities Of The Learner.



  • 1. Provides Leadership, Expertise And Support In Planning, Promoting, Designing And Ensuring Delivery Of Education For Nursing Staff In Accordance With Educational Plans.
  • 2. Develops An Assessment Process To Determine Clinical Learning Needs
  • 3. Assists In The Selection Of The Most Appropriate Method Of Teaching To Accommodate Learning Styles And The Learning Environment
  • 4. Leads The Development And Implementation Of Orientation Programs For Novice And Experienced Nursing Employees And Unit Orientation Of Other Clinical And Student Personnel As Appropriate
  • 5. Evaluates Outcomes
  • 6. Leads And Promotes Evidence Based Practice In Line With Regulatory Requirements And Healthcare Trends To Provide Excellent, Safe Care.
  • 7. Participates In And Incorporates Research And/Or Evidence Based Practice As An Advisor, Investigator, Collaborator, Translator, Integrator Or Evaluator
  • 8. Ensures Educational Programs Are In Alignment With Regulatory Requirements
  • 9. Participates In Organizational Regulatory Readiness Efforts
  • 10. Serves As A Role Model For Practice Development
  • 11. Designs, Conducts Or Reports On Research
  • 12. Critiques And Communicates Research Findings To Nursing Staff For Use In Clinical Decision Making
  • 13. Provides Guidance, Expertise And Support For Clinically Based Nursing Staff Through Bedside Role Modeling.
  • 14. Maintains Clinical Skills And Expertise Through Participation In Patient Care Activities
  • 15. Collaborates With Nurse Manager And/Or Clinical Coordinator To Establish Remediation Strategies As Needed
  • 16. Promotes The Development Of Professional Practice Of Nursing Students.
  • 17. Supports Lifelong Learning In Collaboration With Academic Institutions, Healthcare Organizations, Professional Nursing Organizations, And Other Npd Specialists
  • 18. Facilitates Orientation Of Nursing Students And Assigned Clinical Faculty
  • 19. Partners With Area Nursing Programs To Facilitate Transition Of Student Into Professional Role
  • 20. Acts As Educational Resource And/Or Preceptor To Undergraduate And Graduate Nursing Students
  • 21. Leads Process Improvement Initiatives.
  • 22. Provides Direction And Support To Carry Out Organizational Goals
  • 23. Develops, Educates And Implements Processes That Lead To Improved Quality Outcomes
  • 24. Leads And/Or Participates In Hospital Or Department Based Councils Or Committees
  • 25. Influences Change Processes
  • 26. Provides Support To Individual Nursing Staff, To Enhance Their Professional Development.
  • 27. Supports Lifelong Learning In Collaboration By Advising/Mentoring Nurses As They Execute A Professional Development Plan. This Can Include But Is Not Limited To Supporting Staff In The Clinical Ladder Advancement Process Or Certification Process.
  • 28. Models Professionalism And Integrity
  • 29. Promotes Professional Self-Development.
  • 30. Maintains A Current Knowledge In Areas Of Adult Learning Principles, Educational Process, Clinical Practice And Leadership
  • 31. Seeks Out Opportunities For Professional Growth Through Organizational Affiliations And Certification Within Specialty Area
  • 32. Negotiates A Professional Development Plan Based On Self-Evaluation And Peer Review
  • 33. Participates Independently In Continuing Education Activities To Maintain Competencies And To Meet Re-Certification Requirements
  • 34. Performs Other Duties As Assigned Or Directed To Ensure Smooth Operation Of The Department/Unit.



Bsn And Msn Required. Consideration Will Be Given For Candidates Who Are Currently Matriculated In An Msn Program.


Four (4) Years Of Current Nursing Experience; Three Years Must Be In An Acute Care Facility.


Current Connecticut State Rn Licensure And/Or Eligibility For Connecticut State Rn Licensure Required.


Accepts Personal Responsibilities For Own Professional Development. Demonstrates Effective Oral And Written Communication. Uses Effective Interpersonal Skills.

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Job Info

Job: 25445

Department: Education
Status: Part Time Benefits Eligible
Hours: 32

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