The NPD-Specialist develops tools, theories, skills and knowledge to advance the practice of the NPD specialty. Using expertise in education and professional development practices, the NPD Practitioner Specialist (NPD-S) functions autonomously and in collaboration with staff, leadership, faculty and researchers to develop, implement and evaluate professional development programs that influence professional role competence, continuous learning and growth. Promote synergistic practices and patient outcomes throughout the organization, and advances and leads NPD practice based on the BSWH Professional Practice Model and in accordance with Association Nursing Professional Development Scope and Standards of Professional Nursing Development Practice.
The essential duties of the NPD-S include the following:
Uses a systematic approach, analyzes issues, forecast trends and supporting data to determine the learning needs of individuals, service lines, and organizations. Using data gathered; validates, prioritizes and documents evidence of professional practice gaps and outcomes in a manner that facilitates the educational planning process.
Uses relevant evidence, theory, research, innovative processes and practical experience to design, implement and evaluate high quality, culturally sensitive, and frequently complex educational activities, programs, or projects for staff at all stages of their career development based on identified knowledge and practice gaps. Analyzes cost and anticipated return on investment for learning activities, programs or projects.
Engages stakeholders and resources in the planning and implementation of lifelong learning activities for individuals and/or groups of learners. Measures program outcomes in terms of learning change, impact and professional role competency and revises future outcomes based on trends, evidence, and changes in stakeholder expectations.
Evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practices in collaboration with others to ensure that nursing and the organization’s goals and mission are in alignment. Develops and applies appropriate measurement tools in quality improvement activities.
Participates in and assists others in professional role development, practice role transitions, and succession planning. Collaborates with Community Education programs to facilitate, coordinate and maintain effective allied health and nursing education programs. Systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness of professional development practice and role transitions. Applies the educational process by selecting education content, materials, and techniques that can appeal to a diverse target audience in a positive learning environment.
Serves as an influential leader in inter-professional learning, professional growth, and practice change throughout the organization.
Acts as a champion of scientific inquiry, generating new knowledge and integrating best available evidence into practice. Conducts, encourages, facilitates and/or participates in research, EBP, and QI, including dissemination of findings locally and nationally.
Integrates ethics by analyzing factors related to privacy, security, and confidentiality in the use and handling of records related to educational programs. Develops processes for monitoring the integrity of educational activities including screening for potential and unethical behavior, commercial bias, conflict of interest. Identifies and addresses ethical issues within the learning environment.
The ideal NPD-S candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Location/Facility – Austin Round Rock Region
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Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
*Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.
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!
Master’s degree required
3+ years of related work experience required
Registered Nurse (RN) license in Texas required
MSN Nursing Education, 2-3 years of experience working as a Nursing Professional Development Specialist
BLS, ACLS, TNCC and ENPC Instructor (or within 1 year)
Experience with Nurse Residency Programs and ED Internships
Experience with conducting Clinical Simulation
NPD Board Certified within 6 months or when eligible
For formal consideration please click here to apply.
Internal Number: 18013460
About Baylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $10.8 billion*, Baylor Scott & White Health has the vision and resources to provide its patients and members continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing healthcare environment. Baylor Scott & White Health includes 50 hospitals, 5,397 licensed beds, more than 1,000 patient care sites, close to 7,800 affiliated physicians, 48,000 employees, $9.1B total net operating revenue* and the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, Baylor Scott & White Health aspires to be one of the nation's exemplary healthcare organizations.