Nursing Professional Development Specialist - Continuity of Care

Sacramento, California
Feb 21, 2024
Feb 24, 2024
Job Summary:

Serves as mid-level, experienced professional nursing and patient care services employee development role that leverages the application of principles of adult learning in broad-based program development, implementation, and evaluation. Leverages expertise in identifying, prioritizing, and evaluating, the educational and professional development needs of a clinical service line or entire medical center. Develops and delivers clinical educational programs, including specialty training, new graduate/hire training, continuing education for staff, and training for upgrades and changes to KPHC. Coordinates nursing competence and professional development programs for multiple or complex Patient Care Services clinical area(s). Conducts and analysis ongoing assessments of proficiencies for PCS staff and management and provides feedback and formal action plans management under the supervision and guidance of the Nursing Professional Development Director and Leadership team.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides educational opportunities that benefit nurses at all stages of their career development.
  • Assists learners in the assessment of needs and identification of outcomes.
  • Incorporates principles of adult learning in advancing professional nursing practice.
  • Identifies and evaluates high quality, culturally diverse instructional materials in all types of media and formats.
  • Adjusts content and teaching strategies to meet learner needs.
  • Identifies individuals who do not meet established competency expectations and recommends a formal action plan to PCS leadership.
  • Responds to changes in nursing practice and? nursing theory and develops programs to support those changes.
  • Assesses and evaluates professional and community practice standards, technology, clinical informatics, and clinical innovations for improved patient care.
  • Maintains flexibility when managing multiple roles and responsibilities.
  • Interprets and communicates across multiple disciplines.
  • Promotes a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Maintains and advocates up-to-date knowledge of trends and advances in the field of Nursing and Healthcare Informatics, as well as new developments in hardware and software technology.
  • Maintains and advocates up-to-date knowledge of nursing practices, regulatory standards, and organizational priorities.
  • Consults staff and leadership in areas of clinical expertise (e.g. workflow and clinical use recommendations), provides information on current clinical practice, and addresses clinical questions.
  • Ensures optimization efforts are identified and implemented to support clinical decision making that supports high quality and safe patient care.

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