RN Professional Development Specialist (Ambulatory Nursing)
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-33438
Responsible for supporting nursing clinical practice, budgetary personnel activities, regulatory activities associated with the clinical department, and professional development coordination assistance. Assures compliance with the directives, policies and applicable laws and regulations. Responsible for developing and initiating improvements in the organization and delivery of high-quality, cost-effective patient care.
Assist professional development supervisor with providing licensure level expertise.
Assists with orientation, onboarding, ongoing competency assessment/evaluation and integration of new employees and students.
Maintains current knowledge base clinically and administratively through active participation in professional, and educational nursing activities to enhance skills as manager, leader, and clinical resource.
Works in collaboration with outpatient site managers, supervisors, team leads and coordinators to support nursing staff needs
Assist professional development supervisor with development and ongoing maintenance of New Manager Training Program, Ambulatory Nurse Leader program, and developing, implementing, and maintaining ongoing professional development programs and opportunities.
Completes ambulatory clinical skill mix assessments systemwide, providing clinical operations teams assistance with nursing skill mix optimization.
Reviews ambulatory nursing position justifications to ensure appropriate scope assignment.
Supports organizational and site-specific efforts for service excellence, financial accountability, quality improvement, and patient safety. Maintains documentation for fiscal impact tracing.
Evaluates quality of care administered in assigned areas, makes rounds, and assures timely communication of significant operational issues.
Focuses on empirical quality outcomes related to clinical practice.
Collaborates with Ambulatory Nursing Leadership team to support the department goals and Geisinger Nursing system strategic plan.
Serves as a strong role model in professional practice as evidenced by strong relationships with staff and members of other departments, effective communications, appropriate resource utilization and sound planning skills.
Communicates pertinent information as necessary within the ambulatory nursing structure
Facilitates team-based problem solving within and between departments.
Actively support Magnet philosophies such as a healthy work environment, professional growth and patient and family involvement in care decisions.
Assists with development, maintenance, and implementation of policies and procedures
Supports Ambulatory Nursing Leadership team with administrative responsibilities for departments as delegated.
Serves as a clinical resource assisting nursing personnel in assessing patient and family needs, obtaining equipment and patient care items as necessary, and to answer questions and solve problems within the department and the institution.
Promotes and supports positive guest relations.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm
Travel: Yes, system wide travel to clinics for surveys and professional development. Less than 50%
At Geisinger, the caring that we provide to our patients and members also extends to you and your family. Our competitive compensation and benefits package helps you and your loved ones stay healthy, meet your financial goals and thrive professionally and personally.
Benefits: Geisinger offers a comprehensive suite of healthcare benefits, including medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage. And with our healthcare benefits, you'll also receive care from one of the top innovative healthcare systems in the country. Our suite of benefits supports you and your family in a variety of ways, including coverage for same-sex or opposite-sex spouses, domestic partners and their children and stepchildren.
Paid Time Off: Our generous paid-time-off packages allow you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family. We also offer paid military and parental leave.
Diversity and Inclusion: We strive to create an environment where our patients, health plan members and employees can be their most authentic selves. Join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). ERGs provide opportunities for all Geisinger employees to build internal and external networks and further develop professionally. ERGs are formed around common identities but are open to all employees.
Tuition Assistance: Up to $5,000 tuition reimbursement: We offer tuition reimbursement towards both undergraduate and graduate degrees.(Part time and Full Time Positions only)
Retirement: We contribute 5% of your salary to your retirement plan and offer auto-enrollment to make saving convenient for you.
Bachelor's Degree-Nursing (Required)
Minimum of 2 years-Nursing (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Nursing Professional Development Certification (NPD-BC) within 3 years of hire - American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC); Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.