Job Number:
79981

Location:
Tacoma, WA

Entity:
Tacoma General Hospital

Category:
Nursing - Clinical Education

Department:
Nursing Ed and Prof Practice

Specialty:
Other Professional RN/LPN

Employment Type:
Full-Time Regular

Shift:
Day

Schedule:
Full-time, exempt

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Position Summary:
The Nursing Professional Development Specialist – Unit Based Educator for the Good Samaritan Perioperative Departments will have responsibility for operationalizing tools, theories, skills and knowledge of nursing professional development to improve the evidence-based practice of nursing staff on the assigned unit/department(s). The incumbent will practice in the position of NPD Specialist by assuming the following role(s) as needed to demonstrate competent practice as outlined by the Association of Nursing Professional Development: learning facilitator, change agent, mentor, leader, champion for scientific inquiry, advocate for NPD specialty and partner for practice transitions.
This position operates under the direction of their assigned manager. Work situations are varied with an emphasis on Assessment of Practice Gaps/Root Cause Analysis, Identification of Learning Needs, Outcomes Identification, Planning, Implementation, Coordination, Facilitation of Positive Learning and Practice Environments, Consultation, Evaluation, Ethics, Education, Evidence-based Practice (EBP) and Research, Quality of Nursing Professional Development Practice, Change Management, Leadership, Collaboration, Professional Practice Evaluation, Resource Utilization, Mentorship/Advancing the Profession, Customer Relations, Standardization, Communication, Organization, Prioritization, Flexibility and Creativity as it relates to Onboarding/Orientation, Competency Management, Continuing Education, Role Development, Collaborative Partnerships and Evidence-Based Practice, Research and Quality. This position will collaborate significantly with Program Managers within the Center for Clinical Education & Professional Practice Development, as well as, Clinical Operational Managers, and Directors, and Unit-Based NPD S/G.

Minimum Requirements:
4 years of acute care nursing practice
Previous experience as unit educator, system educator, deployed educator, NPD Specialist/Generalist preferred

Education/Licenses/Certifications:
Master Degree in Nursing required
Master Degree in Nursing Education preferred
Bachelor Degree in Nursing required
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington
ANCC NPD specialty certification preferred; if not in possession at time of hire, must acquire within 2 years of hire

Washington state RN license required.
Supporting the Good Samaritan Perioperative Departments.

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