The Nursing Professional Development Specialist (NPDS) takes a leadership role in system level nursing education programs and professional development. Using expertise in education and professional development practices, the NPDS functions autonomously and in collaboration with staff, nursing leadership, Clinical Resource Nurses, faculty, and researchers to develop, implement and evaluate professional development programs that influence role competence, professional growth, and lifelong learning in a variety of practice settings. The NPDS promotes synergistic practices to achieve optimal patient outcomes throughout the organization. The NPDS advances and leads educational practices based on the Harris Health System Nursing Professional Practice Model, strategic plan, and in accordance with the Association of Nursing Professional Development's Scope and Standards of Professional Nursing Practice.
As a member of the nursing leadership team, the NPDS supports professional nursing practice and empowers nurses to continuously improve in the delivery of safe, effective, compassionate, and efficient nursing care in collaboration with other healthcare disciplines. The NPDS ensures compliance with standards established by professional nursing organizations, national, state, and local regulatory agencies, and institutional policies and procedures. The NPDS mentors others, role models professionalism, and upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
1. Education/specialized training/licensure:
a. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with a bachelor's degree in nursing, and a master's degree in nursing or related field required. b. Certification in clinical specialty (Nursing Professional Development) is to be completed within two (2) years of hire, if not held at the time of appointment. c. Current license or valid permit to practice professional nursing in Texas.
2. Work experience: Five (5) years of work experience as a registered nurse required.
3. Management experience: Two (2) years related education or leadership experience is required.
1. Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking) Writing /Composing (Correspondence / Reports)
2. Other Skills: Analytical CRT Design Medical Terms PC Research Statistical
3. Advanced Education: Advance Training Specialty: Certification in NPD within two years of employment Bachelor's Degree Major: Nursing Master's Degree Major: Nursing or related field
4. Work Schedule: Weekends Holidays Flexible
Internal Number: 147715
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.