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RN Nurse Professional Development Coordinator at Mercy Health in Paducah, Kentucky

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health!

This is what we were meant to do - Together!

Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position (2-3 sentences)

This role is responsible for implementation and evaluation of the education plans and programs developed from the annual educational needs assessment and guidance from the market/group and system nurse executive teams.  Focuses on establishing collaborative relationships with operational leaders and staff on educational and professional nursing practice initiatives to meet educational needs and achieve expected outcomes related to key performance indicators, and system/nursing strategic plans. Supports the Nursing Excellence journey to achieve and maintain ANCC Magnet and Pathways to Excellence designation within assigned entities. 


Essential Job Functions

Essential Functions (7-10) Statements - List the essential functions of the job. Essential functions are the reasons a job exists.

This role will serve under the direction of the market practice and education leader to implement system nursing education and professional development programs, as well as support evidence based practice and nursing research efforts to ensure consistent and effective execution across assigned departments and facilities. This includes but not limited to: orientation and onboarding, RN Residency, preceptor program, etc.

Uses critical thinking, and applies the nursing process, principles of adult learning, teaching/learning theories and age appropriate teaching strategies to the implementation of educational programs.

Responsible for staff education and preceptor support and development including coaching/mentoring for assigned departments.

Understands principles for learning design and integrates learning technology to ensure effective learning experiences, competency assessment and validation and reflect practice changes, regulatory agency or hospital competency validation requirements.

Role models behaviors that embody the mission/vision/values of Bon Secours Mercy Health

Instructs others to perform duties within the framework of the nursing professional and specialty standards, policies and procedures set forth by BSMH, state Boards of Nursing, regulatory and accreditation agencies

Effectively utilizes available data to monitor and report performance on programs, initiatives, and targeted improvement efforts to ensure educational programs meet organizational needs such as improvements in nurse sensitive clinical outcomes, HCAHPS, financial, nurse turnover, etc.

This role requires competency in clinical care delivery, clinical processes, evidence based practice, research and evaluation, business operations, current and emerging regulatory requirements, federal mandates, and national standards related to nursing practice across care delivery settings

Partners with leadership and clinical stakeholders in assigned departments to implement clinical education and professional development programs, advocate for clinical learning content and resources necessary for clinicians to maintain evidence based contemporary practice competencies

This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Great health, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And a lot more

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All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, which is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

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