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Nursing Professional Development Specialist - Levine Children's Ambulatory Pediatrics

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 109794
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 27291017240504-Administration - Operations


This nurse educator will support Levine Children's 34 pediatric practices across 10 counties in North Carolina and South Carolina with the creation of clinical education, competencies, and partner with clinic leaders to elevate the clinical care delivered to our patients.  

Responsibilities include: 

  • Coordination with the Orientation Standardization Team to ensure clinical education topics are appropriately integrated into teammate’s orientation 
    • Meet with new clinical teammates quarterly for the first year 
  • Education Requests (new equipment, EHR, medications/vaccines, etc.) 
  • Annual Competency Development  
  • Development of tools for audits (triage, roomer and lab) 
    • Audit Process and Expectations 
    • Audit teammates 
  • Develop education plan to address teammate needs  
    • Multiple vaccine errors in clinic, educator works with practice leadership to develop evidence-based interventions to reduce the vaccine error incidents. 
  • Quality Improvement 
  • Align education/teaching to improve annual quality metrics (flu, childhood vaccines, well visits, etc.)  
  • Coordinate with Holly Bates and Stephanie Raines who identify opportunities for education during their practice site visits 
  • Clinical advancement 
    • Promote clinical advancement for RN (CNCP) 
  • Clinical Education 
    • Clinical Pearls- educational opportunities to facilitate sharing nursing best practices, disease processes, and customer service initiatives 
    • Share educational opportunities for CEUs related to pediatric primary care  

Job Summary
The Nursing Professional Development Specialist is a Registered Nurse who influences professional role competence and professional growth of learners in a variety of settings and supports lifelong learners in an interprofessional environment that facilitates continuous learning and development. By serving in roles including Learning Facilitator, Change Agent, Mentor, Leader, Champion for Scientific Inquiry, Advocate for the NPD specialty, and Partner for Practice Transitions, the NPD Specialist contributes to the protection of the public by influencing learning, change, professional role competence and growth to stimulate optimal patient care
and health promotion. 

Responsibilities of the NPD Specialist include onboarding/orientation; competency management; education; role development; collaborative partnerships; and research, evidence based practice, and quality Improvement at the enterprise level. A registered nurse’s practice is guided by the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements.

Essential Functions
The Nursing Professional Development Specialist will:
• Assess practice gaps.
• Identify learning needs.
• Identify desired outcomes.
• Establish a plan that prescribes strategies, alternatives, and resources to achieve expected outcomes.
• Implement the plan, coordinate educational initiatives and actives, and facilitate positive learning and practice environment.
• Evaluate progress toward attainment of outcomes.
• Integrate ethics in all areas of practice.
• Maintain current knowledge and competency in nursing and professional development practice.
• Be a champion of scientific inquiry, generating new knowledge and integrating best available evidence into practice.
• Systematically enhance the quality and effectiveness of nursing professional development practice.
• Act as a change agent.
• Provide leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession.
• Collaborate with interprofessional teams, leaders, stakeholders and others to facilitate nursing practice and positive outcomes for consumers.
• Evaluates personal practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, and relevant statutes, rules, and regulation.
• Considers factors related to quality, safety, effectiveness and cost regarding professional development activities and expected outcomes.
• Advance the profession and the specialty through mentoring and contributions to the professional development of others.
• Influences structures, processes and behaviors to improve health and social equity in all interprofessional practice and learning environments.
• Models Atrium Health mission, vision, and values.

Education, Experience and Certifications
• Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. BLS required per policy guidelines. Current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner in the state in which you work and reside or; if declaring a National License Compact (NLC) state as your primary state of residency, meet the licensure requirements in your home state; or for Non-National License Compact states, current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner required in the state where the RN works.
• Master’s in nursing, nursing education or health-related program required. Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with emphasis in education is preferred. Must have or complete MSN if undergraduate degree is not BSN. Must be enrolled in the appropriate
Master’s program upon hire/transfer date and must complete program within 3 years of enrollment in the program. If undergraduate degree is BSN, a degree from a health related program or MBA is acceptable.
• Appropriate professional certification (Nursing Professional Development or related
clinical or educational certification) required within 1 year of eligibility for professional certification exam.
• Two years of teaching experience preferred.
• Knowledge of adult learning principles, curriculum and program development, program