• University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • $69,820.00 -96,690.00/year*
  • Philadelphia , PA
  • Healthcare - Nursing
  • Full-Time
  • 1103 Market St

The NPDS will work collaboratively with Nursing leadership within the neuroscience units at HUP to design, implement and evaluate educational programs to meet the orientation, competency, continuing education and professional development needs of the nursing staff

The Nursing Professional Development Specialist (NPDS) practices within the professional practice model of his/her institution and exhibits Penn Medicine's core values in order to promote nurses' professional development in alignment with his/her organization's strategic plan. Working from a specialized knowledge base, the NPDS provides expert consultation in collaborative partnerships with various stakeholders to design, implement and evaluate educational programs that uphold practice standards, support evidence-based practice, and improve the delivery of high quality, comprehensive, individualized patient-and-family-centered care. The NPDS provides leadership to identify the nursing staff's learning needs and respond to these educational needs while considering the effected patient populations, new clinical evidence, and organizational goals and changes both locally within the health system and nationally/globally. Each NPDS serves as a vital liaison to communicate and negotiate multiple perspectives within his/her organization in a respectful and effective manner to achieve/advocate positive change and delivery of appropriate and ethical care. The ultimate goals of NPDS specialty practice are the provision of quality care and protection of the public.
The domains of education, program management, career development and scholarship, and leadership, adopted from Nursing Professional Development: Scope and Standards of Practice (ANA, 2010), frame NPDS practice within a systems model of input, throughput and output (see attached Nursing Professional Development Specialist Practice Model).
The NPDS must, therefore, possess a unique knowledge base and demonstrate competency in:
a) Designing educational nursing curriculum that is framed by appropriate teaching/ learning theories and validation methods for assessing nurse competency.
b) Facilitating, implementing, and evaluating the outcomes of educational programs.
c) Supporting professional nursing development for his/herself and other nurses.
d) Providing leadership to promote excellence in nursing practice, facilitate change initiatives, and support research.
The NPDS is accountable for cultivating an environment of inquiry and learning that supports the autonomy and accountability of the nurses' roles, excellence in nursing practice, and upholds the strategic goals and values of his/her organization. The NPDS includes patient-and-family-centered, culturally competent, and age specific care, as appropriate, throughout the educational programs offered by the department. The NPDS is self-directed and purposeful in maintaining current professional knowledge and competence within specialty area and participating in peer review
Associated topics: asn, coronary, domiciliary, intensive care unit, maternal, mhb, neonatal, recovery, surgical, transitional

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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