Nursing Professional Development Practitioner-Clinical Education Women and Babies Hospital

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Competitive compensation package
Nov 12, 2021
Dec 12, 2021
Position Type
Full Time

Job Description This position is a Monday-Friday full time role on evenings/nights with flexible scheduling for combinations of 8 hour and 10 hour shifts depending on clinical and classroom needs (2-3 weekends per year; no holidays)


SUMMARY: Provides comprehensive professional development services, consultation, and continuing education for appropriate personnel.


Essential Functions: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:


  • Drives outcomes through the development, implementation and evaluation of educational programs that address opportunities for improvement in knowledge, skill, or practice.
  • Supports transition to practice at all levels including maintaining accredited Nurse Residency Program.
  • Provides instruction in clinical settings/work area through teaching, mentoring, coaching and advising.
  • Develops and delivers curriculum using knowledge of adult learning theories to enhance the experience of the participant.
  • Collaborate with other education and organization staff to provide seamless educational services including formal courses, consultation, orientation, and individual coaching.
  • Meets with key representatives from the department on an as-needed basis to assess effectiveness of educational initiatives.
  • Solicits feedback regarding effectiveness of learning experience and behavioral outcomes after the learning experience. Evaluates feedback and adjusts content and /or adapts presentation style of class as appropriate.
  • Oversees delivery of a comprehensive orientation program to onboard newly hired staff within the nursing department at unit and department levels.
  • Supports new hires to enhance recruitment and retention.
  • Seeks the customer’s input and needs by staying aware of and knowledgeable about technical and organizational changes.
  • Serves as a resource to various departments, groups, individuals, and entities within the organization.
  • Contributes to systematic quality and safety initiatives based on precise problem identification, gap analysis, and/or process evaluation.
  • Conducts unit and departmental learning needs assessments and develops educational opportunities to meet stakeholder needs and associated outcomes.
  • Understands and collaborates on key departmental outcomes associated with consultation, education, coaching, and other significant activities.
  • Has baseline understanding and competence in the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based practices.
  • Champions scientific inquiry by supporting nurses in designing, implementing, and evaluating practice change by utilizing research and evidence-based practice.
  • Develops appropriate communication methods inside and outside the department to address issues, provide follow-up, negotiate, and evaluate organizational issues.
  • Identifies opportunities for personal professional development and shares knowledge with peers and colleagues.
  • Remains current with trends in areas of responsibility and overall Nursing Professional Development best practices as outlined by the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD).
  • Assists in development and management of nursing department competencies.





  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or higher level nursing degree is required. Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree preferred OR required within 2.5 years of hire date.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse, issued by the PA State Board of Nursing.
  • Three (3) years of clinical or educational healthcare experience (in relevant specialty).
  • Two (2) years of application toward adult learning in an informal setting.



  • Master of Science degree in related field.
  • Two (2) years of formal classroom teaching.
  • Two (2) years developing educational activities.
  • Certification in Nursing Professional Development (NPD-BC)
  • Certification in relevant clinical unit(s) specialty.