Nursing Professional Development Specialist (Nurse Educator for SICU/ MICU/ HEMODIALYSIS/Alert Team)

New York, NY
Contract Type
Full Time

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Position Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Nursing Professional Development Specialist covering the SICU/ MICU/ HEMODIALYSIS/Alert Team/MRI departments.

In this role, the successful candidate: assesses and analyzes learning needs for nursing staff throughout the Departments of Nursing; plans, implements and evaluates educational activities that support nursing care; participates in the development, supports implementation, and provides education and reinforcement of nursing and patient care standards, evidence based practice and nursing research; maintains clinical expertise in a specialty area; demonstrates and fosters collaborative relationships within the Departments of Nursing and other disciplines; participates in Departments of Nursing and hospital committees as appointed or requested

Job Responsibilities:
  • Evaluates the quality and effectiveness of education and development programs for staff and leadership.
  • Collaborates with patient care unit leadership to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies as pertains to staff education and competencies.
  • Supports and participate in evidence-based practice and application of nursing research findings in the clinical setting.
  • Facilitates development and implementation of education programs in response to needs identified through continuous quality improvement findings throughout the Departments of Nursing.
  • Participates in quality and performance improvement activities of the Department of Nursing Education.
  • Participates in nursing department and hospital committees and projects as requested.
  • Maintains education and clinical competency by participation in continuing education, professional organizations and related activities.
  • Promotes self-assessment and peer assessment to identify learning and development needs throughout the Departments of Nursing.
  • Ensures that educationprograms areexecuted according toestablished processes,guidelines and standards ofaccrediting agenciessuch as the AmericanNurses CredentialingCenter (ANCC) and theState NursesAssociation .
  • Utilizes current literature, research, and evidence-based findings in the design, implementation and evaluation of education programs and activities for staff learning and development.
  • Collaborates with clinical and educational resources and experts to plan and implement educational offerings for staff and leadership.
  • Facilitates a learning environment that supports all levels of nursing personnel and promotes evidence-based practice.
  • Role models NYUMC Service Standards in actions and communications with all others. Functions as a respectful leader of the health care team.
  • Participates inselection anddevelopment ofleadership, nurseeducators and othersas requestedaccording toestablished standards.
  • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning, and implementing education and professional development activities.
  • Establishes collaborative relationships with nursing and all other staff and leadership throughout the medical center.
  • Works collaboratively with clinical leadership to identify learning needs and provide learning opportunities and educational resources for staff in clinical area of responsibility.
  • Demonstrates visibility, accessibility and effective communications that convey a strong sense of advocacy and support for staff and leadership.
  • Develops educational goals that are congruent with the organization and the nursing departments mission, philosophy and strategic direction.
  • Demonstrates respect for the values of professional nursing, the conceptual framework in which it is practiced, and the values espoused by the NYUHC Departments of Nursing, the hospital, and the medical center.
  • Provides education and resources that facilitate age-appropriate, culturally sensitive, and ethical care for patients.
  • Plans educational activities that incorporate the nursing process, are based on current evidence and support excellence in nursing practice.
  • Identifies learning needs of nursing staff in assigned clinical areas and throughout the Departments of Nursing to promote and maintain competency.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Patient Care & Nursing Standards in specialty area.

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a Licensure: Current Registered Professional Nurse in the State of New York;Education: Master's Degree in nursing required with focus on education preferred;Experience: Three to five years of clinical experience in a specialty area, or combination of staff nurse/leadership experience in the specialty area.Excellent skills in the following areas: verbal and written communication, critical thinking, creativity, interpersonal relationships and team building; change management;Demonstrates knowledge base in professional nursing and evidence based practice; participatory leadership, continuous learning environment, current issues and trends in nursing practice, nursing education and development; the Forces of Magnetism, especially those pertinent to professional development.Participation in pertinent professional organizations, such as National Nursing Staff Development Organization, and professional specialty organizations;Physical stamina, manual dexterity, visual and aural acuity to perform responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications:
Certification in relevant clinical area and Nursing Professional Development preferred

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

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