Nurs Prof Dev Specialist
Company: Beaumont Hospitals
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: June 9, 2021
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:
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Serves as an influential leader in inter-professional learning,
professional growth, and practice change throughout the
- 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
- 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
- Serves on one or more functional teams accountable for
supporting core BH orientation and continuing education
- Works collaboratively with leaders, clinical and other experts,
and colleagues throughout the organization to orchestrate right
content, methods and resources to meet organizational goals.
- Works to achieve staff retention and employee engagement
through effective management of processes resulting in fulfillment
of learning needs.
- 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.
- 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
- Work Experience: Minimum of three (3) years of nursing
experience in an acute care setting. Five (5) years of education
experience preferred. Critical Care or ICU experience required
- Certification, Licensure, Registration: RN license in the State
of Michigan. ANCC Certification in Nursing Professional Development
within 2 years of hire.
- Other Qualifications: BLS, BLS Instructor.
Keywords: Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak , Nurs Prof Dev Specialist, Other , Royal Oak, Michigan
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