Dir Nursing Professional Development is responsible for planning, leading, and coordinating the nursing education, learning, and development for Baylor Scott and White Health (BSWH). Develops, implements, and communicates clinical and nursing learning programs and initiatives, which may include continuing professional development curriculum, inter-professional learning networks, orientation programs, clinical refresher courses, nursing leadership, and focused education on topics like quality and patient safety. Identifies development and education needs and designs, selects, and delivers learning programs for BSWH clinical and nursing staff and departments. Monitors and measures the effectiveness of nursing education and development programs.
An entity Director translates and implements strategic plans and objectives for area of responsibility. Makes final decisions on operational matters and ensures achievement of objectives. Recommends policies and organizational changes for area. Plans and executes projects and initiatives that meet annual objectives. Plans and directs the operations of a department or area, with responsibility for staffing, processes, budgets, and costs of the unit. Leads and advises subordinate(s) to meet schedules, resolve technical problems, and monitor performance. Has a larger, more complex organization or functional area than a manager. Often has one or more managers or supervisors reporting to the role.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
1.Directs nursing professional development for assigned area of responsibility for BSWH. 2.Recommends and implements strategic and operational plans and priorities for nursing professional development aligned to BSWH overall business objectives. 3.Directs the assessment, design, implementation, evaluation, and administration of education and developmental programs to ensure all nursing and nursing support care team members have the necessary competencies to provide safe and effective care. 4.Ensures that appropriate instructional methods and materials are used to achieve a variety of learning goals focusing on competency-based design and support materials for the classroom setting, independent learning, computer based, and blended learning. 5.Directs transition to practice programs for new graduate registered nurses (RNs), RN Fellows, and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs). 6.Leads and promotes dissemination of new knowledge, research, and the use of evidence to advance and guide practice, reach organizational strategic goals, and improve patient care. 7.Evaluates and influences current and future nursing practice, nursing innovation, and process improvement efforts impacting patient experience, patient safety, and patient outcomes at the organizational and system level. 8.Collaborates and liaises with colleges, universities, and technical programs to strengthen alignment between curriculum design in preparatory programs with BSWH patient care education requirements. 9.Drives process improvement initiatives to support achievement of highest quality nursing care and patient outcomes. 10.Develops, implements, and evaluates competency-based curriculum for professional development that incorporates regulatory, legal, and ethical standards, evidence-based practice, policies and procedures, and accountability.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
1.Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field. Master's degree preferred. 2.3+ years of nursing experience. 3.Experience in a leadership role preferred. 4.Experience in nursing education, learning, development, and evaluation. 5.Registered Nurse (RN) License required. 6.Nursing certification preferred, such as Nursing Professional Development (NPD-BC), Nurse Executive (NE-BC), and Nurse Executive Advanced (NEA-BC). 7.Ability to design and deliver nursing leadership education, development programs, learning needs assessments, and impact analysis. 8.Experience collaborating across multiple departments and clinical disciplines within a large, complex healthcare organization preferred. 9.Strong collaboration and facilitation skills. 10.Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
Nurse Executive - BC (NE-BC), Nrs Exec Advanced Cert (NEA-BC), Nursing Prof Dev BC (NPD-BC): Must have one of the following upon hire or within one year of hire: -- Nurse Executive-Board Certified (NE-BC) -- Nurse Executive Advanced-Board Certified (NEA-BC) -- Nursing Professional Development-Board Certification (NPD-BC).
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!