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Children's Hospital Boston Professional Development Specialist, RN in Boston, Massachusetts

60520BRTitle:Professional Development Specialist, RNDepartment:Patient Services-NursingAutoReqId:60520BRStatus:Part-TimeStandard Hours per Week:36 Job Category:NursingJob Posting Description:At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.

The Professional Development Specialist RN will be responsible for:

  • Developing, implementing and evaluating an ongoing program of centralized orientation for nursing staff throughout the enterprise consistent with the goals of the Nursing Department. This will be the main focus of this position, including leading New Hire classes and Simulations.

  • Participating in administering and supporting the competency process for the nursing department. Working in collaboration with local level leaders to set clear expectations of staff related to educational activities and maintenance of competencies.

  • Providing and supporting role transition and professional advancement activities for clinical staff throughout the enterprise.

  • Planning, implementing, evaluating, and maintaining an ongoing program of professional development and education for the Department of Nursing Patient Care Services, which is congruent with the philosophy and goal of the department and the mission, vision and values of the Children’s Hospital.

  • Leading in establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with individuals, groups, or organizations to work jointly on common goals that are consistent with the needs of the Department of Nursing Patient Care Services.

  • Providing leadership to promote compliance with standards, guidelines, laws and requirements of regulatory, accreditation and credentialing agencies, and professional organizations through use of effective clinical inquiry activities.

  • 36 hours; working 4 or 5 days a week.

To qualify, you must have:

  • A license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.

  • A Master's degree in Nursing or a closely related health care field. Degree in Nursing Education is preferred.

  • Certification in Nursing Professional Development is preferred, or expected once eligibility criteria have been met.

  • One to three years of previous experience in clinical education activities.

  • Prefer candidates that are involved in councils, committees and are engaged in professional development for themselves or for others.

  • Experience creating, implementing and debriefing Simulation activities preferred.

  • The analytical skills to resolve highly complex problems requiring the application of clinical, scientific or technical principles, theories and concepts and in depth, cross functional experienced based knowledge.

  • Well-developed communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions.

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including an affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular