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Penn Medicine

Nursing Professional Development Specialist


Nurse Assistant


West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States


Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Plans, coordinates, implements, evaluates, and updates the orientation programs for the Department of Nursing for nurses and ancillary staff, other educational programs (AHA courses, EMR training, Preceptor Workshop) and competency assessments. Provides education contact hours for appropriate programs. Assists with organizational educational initiatives as needed. Must be flexible to work all shifts as needed to achieve educational objectives.

Plans, coordinates, implements, evaluates, and updates the orientation programs for the Department of Nursing for nurses and ancillary staff, including all supporting other onboarding activities as needed.

Serves as the Faculty / Student Coordinator for CCH.

Provides EMR training as an EPIC credentialed educator to nursing department staff.

Participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of competency assessments for the department of nursing.

Prioritizes and organizes work effectively, meets deadlines, is thorough in project completion. Demonstrates flexibility, resilience, and a professional collaborative demeanor. Demonstrates initiative for problem solving independently, but reaches out for assistance appropriately.

Plans, coordinates, implements, evaluates, and updates continuing education programs such as Preceptor Workshops, Extern Programs, and Advanced Concepts in Nursing.

Selects appropriate speakers (e.g. physicians, vendor, other professional) for programs and provides program coordination and speaker support.

Provides education in a variety of formats based on the topic presented and the needs of learners, nursing units, and the organization.

Serves as a backup instructor for American Heart Association courses (BLS, PALS, ACLS) as needed. Maintains instructor certification for AHA programs.

Teaches classes as the sole Educator, as well as teaches as a member of a team for group projects.

Demonstrates the ability to effectively teach and communicate to personnel at all education and skill levels.

Provides programs with NPD Continuing Education Hours.

Develops teaching materials that are of professional quality.

Plans programs that align with organizational goals.

Develops materials that are original and do not violate copyright and are cost appropriate for the program. Demonstrates respect for patient confidentiality when using case studies, and in the preparation of all education materials.

Demonstrates creative thinking and problem solving and knows when to seek appropriate consultation.

Develops new programs/courses as needed and updates courses as needed.

Communicates support of organizational values and strategies.

BSN required and 2 years Clinical experience in specific area assigned is required.

Experience in Nursing Professional Development is desired, but not required.

Nursing Professional Development Specialist in the Generalist role: at least 2 years of hospital based experience in Med Surg or Telemetry.

Experience in Nursing Professional Development is desired, but not required.

Must matriculate into MSN program within 2 years if no current Masters Degree

Current PA RN license required

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.