Dir Nursing Prof Development - Relocation Offered!
Company: MEDSTAR HEALTH
Posted on: May 16, 2022
- Job Summary
- This positionoversees the development and coordination of all
nursing educational programsand delivery of IVT and WOCN services,
using interprofessional collaboration toimprove quality outcomes
including positively impacting patient experience. Thegoal is to
foster a superior environment in nursing practice, education,
andleadership through evidence-based clinical approaches,
professionaladvancement, and lifelong learning.
- Minimum Qualifications
- Master's Degree in Nursing or Nursing Education from a
nationally accredited nursing program is required.
- 3 years of progressively more responsible roles in nursing.
Experience in nursing education or professional development is
preferred. Leadership or supervisory experience is preferred.
- A license as a registered nurse in the State of Maryland or
District of Columbia is required. Certification in Nursing
Professional Development or Nursing Education from a nationally
recognized nursing organization is preferred. Nursing Professional
Development or Nurse Educator certification required within 24
months of hire. BLS required.
- Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to exercise
independent judgment. Business acumen and leadership skills. Strong
verbal and written communication skills with ability to effectively
interact with all levels of management, internal departments and
external agencies. Working knowledge of various computer software
applications. The work requires identifying and resolving complex
problems, such as developing innovative solutions based on
extensive cross-functional knowledge of the various MedStar Health
entities. Work assignments are generally received in the form of
broad goals for area(s) of responsibility and require considerable
judgment regarding the interpretation of policies, development of
procedures, and selection of appropriate courses of action.
- Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- 1. Assumes leadership for the planning, development, execution
and evaluation of the MedStar Health nursing professional
development and educational program. Assesses learning needs
through formal and informal approaches to data collection to
determine educational gaps and priorities to meet the learning
needs of associates. Applies teaching techniques that promote
critical thinking and evidence-based practice incorporating
principles of adult learning theory. 2. Develops department goals,
objectives, policies, and procedures. Ensures adherence to MedStar
Health and entity/business unit policies, procedures,
standards/guidelines and those of regulatory and accreditation
agencies; takes corrective action when deficiencies occur.
Collaborates with nurse leaders and other department heads,
including nursing practice and informatics, in addressing
priorities and implementation of effective educational/training
programs. 3. Plans the conduct of orientation programs for new
personnel to facilitate a new associate's transition to the MedStar
practice environment and meet competency assessment requirements in
conformance with departmental objectives, regulatory requirements,
and accreditation standards. Provides oversight to the unit-based
orientation of associates new to the department of nursing and/or
entity. Supports transition to practice for newly licensed nurses
using the MedStar New to Practice Nurse Residency Program model. 4.
Provides expertise for competency development, assessment and
management across the department of nursing. Sets the standard and
plans, and regularly conducts, competency validation programs for
nursing department associates. Provides documentation of
participation and level of success during competency and
educational programs. 5. Plans and implements continuing/ongoing
education activities to expand current knowledge and where
appropriate acquire and maintain certification using provider
unit/interprofessional joint accreditation program and other
resources. Conducts educational activities that inform, teach, and
facilitate adoption of new procedures, technologies, equipment, and
patient care trends with continuing education credits where
appropriate. Facilitate the offering of clinical nursing specialty
certification review programs. 6. Develops evaluation plans and
applies evidence-based evaluation models to determine the
effectiveness of educational activities and learning programs.
Involves learners and team members in the evaluation process.
Disseminates the evaluation results of the learning activities and
revises learning programs based on objective evaluation data. 7.
Develops and recommends department operating budget and manages
resources according to approved budget. 8. Selects, trains,
orients, supervises, and assigns department staff. Develops
standards of performance and evaluates performance of subordinates
by regularly conducting performance management reviews. Initiates
or recommends counseling and/or corrective action for personnel.
Maintains ongoing communication with subordinates to review
programs, provide feedback, discuss new developments, and exchange
information. 9. Creates a professional practice atmosphere and an
environment of coaching, development, and cooperation by serving on
committees and as a liaison between the department of nursing,
external agencies/associations and professional and technical
nursing educational institutions and faculty. Establishes
collaborative relationships between practice and academia with
targeted regional and national nursing programs. Supports the
clinical student placements at the respective entity in
collaboration with other nurse leaders. 10. Supports Medstar Health
System Nursing goal of achieving eighty percent (80%)
baccalaureate-prepared nursing workforce. Serves as an advisor to
fellow nurse leaders on academic progression of nurses.
Collaborates with other nurse leaders on securing grant funds that
support the ongoing professional development and academic
progression of the MedStar Health nurses. Supports collaborative
governance structure and promotes Magnet Recognition and/or Pathway
to Excellence standards through daily practice and in support of
the MedStar Health entity goals. 11. Maintains knowledge of current
trends and developments in the fields of nursing, clinical
instruction, and nursing education through a variety of
professional activities including, but not limited to, reading the
appropriate literature and attending related seminars and
conferences. Demonstrates accountability for own professional
development and advancement. 12. Assumes other duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the
highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington,
D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through
education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400
affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our
health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300
community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association
in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to
research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical
partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is
dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but
also to the continuing education and professional development of
our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for
career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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