Nursing Prof Development Specialist - Hematology/ Oncology
Akron Children's Hospital
Location: Akron, Ohio
Internal Number: 11018
About Akron Children's Hospital
Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.
To treat every child as we would our own
To treat others as they would like to be treated
To turn no child away for any reason
Prior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
The NPD specialist will adhere to the Scope and Standards of NPD practice and develop tools, theories, skills and knowledge to improve the practice of staff.
The NPD specialist advances the profession by contributing to the professional development of others, supporting collaborative relationships and supporting life-long learning.
Uses the educational design process to bridge the knowledge, skills and practice gaps identified through needs assessment.
Influences the inter-professional practice and learning environments, the NPD specialty, and the profession of nursing and healthcare through collaboration with leadership in planning and decision making to achieve desired results.
Actively works to transform processes at all levels through inspiration, initiation, adoption and sustainment of and adaptation to change using project management and improvement processes.
Promotes the generation and dissemination of new knowledge and the use of evidence to advance NPD practice, guide clinical practice and improve patient care.
Actively supports, promotes, and demonstrates nursing professional development as a nursing practice specialty through promotion of research, EBP, and QI.
Supports the transitions of nurses and other healthcare team members across learning and practice environments, roles and professional stages.
Other duties as required.
Experience in project management with interdisciplinary team is required.
Experience in data analysis and presentations is required.
Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.
Experience in healthcare is preferred.
Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.
Education and Experience
Education: Master's degree in Nursing. Completion of Nurse Education track of MSN program is preferred.
Certification: Registered Nurse licensure is required BLS certification is required PALS certification may be required by area of service. Nursing Professional Development certification required.
Years of relevant experience: 5 to 7 years is preferred. Years of nursing professional development:  minimum 1 year required.
Years of experience supervising: None.
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