The Nurse Professional Development Specialist in collaboration with Clinical Management and Nurse Professional Development Practitioner develop and coordinate of clinical development of curricula and competencies. The Nurse Professional Development Specialist oversees assessment and implementation of clinical staff educational needs by Nurse Professional Development Practitioners and facilitates a research environment to obtain most recent evidence-based practices while enabling delivery of content to targeted groups. Clinical Education Specialists plan, design, and administer continuing education programs for healthcare personnel with the goal of improving patient care and ensuring high quality and safe patient care. Serves as a course instructor for required certifications such as BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC as appropriate.
EDUCATION: Master of Science in Nursing required or must be enrolled in Master of Science in nursing program for at least one year with a 2 year graduation date.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Current New Mexico registered nurse license required, ANCC certification in Nursing Continuing Education/Staff development preferred and required within 2 years. BLS certification required. BLS instructor certification required within 6 months of hire.
SKILLS: Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of clinical nursing education. Able to organize information. Working knowledge of teaching, counseling and evaluation principles and techniques. Basic leadership abilities; high degree of self-confidence; self-motivated; detail-oriented; effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks, work independently and as a team member, employ discretion and confidentiality in sensitive areas; read, interpret, and follow instructions; beginning computer,research and data management skills; basic understanding of regulatory body standards as well as New Mexico Board of Nursing and Continuing Education Board requirements. Working knowledge of software applications, including: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Healthstream.
EXPERIENCE: With a MSN: Two years teaching experience in nursing and three years of experience as an RN in an acute care setting. Without a MSN: Two years teaching experience in nursing and five years of experience in an acute care setting.
SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED: Teaching experience may be unit based or clinical ladder based, and does not necessarily include a teaching position only.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Manager, Clinical Education
- Bloodborne pathogen C:
In and/or near patient care setting 30%: general office or classroom setting 70%
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Intermittent physical effort such as walking, standing, sitting, lifting and those activities involved with moving educational equipment and supplies. Flexibility in scheduling required.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.