Posted in Other 30+ days ago.
Type: Full Time
At Houston Methodist, the Professional Development Leader position is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, evaluation and revision of activities/programs aimed at orientation, competency/skills validation, and facilitating ongoing professional growth of nurses and interprofessional colleagues across the entity/system. This position is also responsible for the facilitation of learning which incorporates educational design including the use of technology and simulation, adult learning principles, change management, and evidence-based practice into curriculum development in accordance with Houston Methodist policies and procedures and applicable regulatory requirements. The Professional Development Leader position serves as a mentor and a resource/consultant across all units/departments/organization/system, as assigned.
PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED
Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.
HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS
oProvide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:
-INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
-COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
-ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
-RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
-EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.
oFocuses on patient/customer safety
oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.
PEOPLE - 25%
1.Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team-focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department/organization/system results. Serves as a leadership resource and a consultant across units/departments/entity/system as assigned.
2.Builds interprofessional relationships to effectively collaborate with multiple departments to enhance professional practice and performance through involvement in shared governance.
3.Serves as a role model and mentor of others in the development of evidence-based decision-making. Coaches staff to grow in knowledge, abilities, skills, and attitudes across the continuum of professional development.
4.Uses peer-to-peer accountability towards improvement of department score for turnover/retention/employee engagement on unit-based scorecard.
SERVICE - 20%
1.Conducts system/organizational assessments and analyzes results (utilizing unit metrics, nursing dashboards/scorecards, interprofessional rounds, accreditation recommendations, patient satisfaction scores, nursing satisfaction scores, and staff surveys) to develop strategic plans and leads activities/initiatives to meet needs.
2.Accountable for activities/program(s) including the development, implementation, evaluation, outcomes and revisions/redesigns including on-time reports with actionable items.
3.Ensures accessibility and availability of education programs to appropriate staff. Ensures the educational programs/offerings meet/exceed the customer s expectations.
QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%
1.Leads and facilitates project/program initiatives to ensure continuous improvement. Collaborates with departments and other stakeholders to provide/integrate educational services to promote unparalleled patient safety and quality outcomes.
2.Proactively identifies, facilitates/leads and implements research, evidence-based practice and/or performance improvement projects.
3.Ensures activity/program integrity by incorporating evidence-based practices, change management principles and current educational theory in designing programs/services.
FINANCE - 10%
1.Collaborates with leadership to develop programs/services and curricula, within the approved budget with recognition of return on investment and/or cost avoidance. Appropriately allocates and utilizes resources.
2.Role models and drives time and resources efficiently. Implements solutions to achieve organizational objectives that lead to a positive financial impact.
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 20%
1.Promotes a spirit of inquiry by utilizing research and the dissemination of new knowledge to advance clinical practice and patient care. Participates in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of standards of nursing care that affect nursing practice.
2.Develops proposals for implementation of new programs, projects, and/or nursing research, faciliating growth using innovative techniques, teaching strategies and learning methodologies.
3.Expands individual nursing knowledge, completing and updating the individual development plan (IDP) on an on-going basis. Develops and disseminates, as appropriate, informational/educational resources and programs designed to improve quality and professional practice.
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
oBachelor s degree and Master s degree, one from an accredited School of Nursing
oMaster`s degree education field preferred
oFour years clinical nursing experience and
oTwo years in a professional development role
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
oTexas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements
oAmerican Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification
oNursing Professional Development (NPD) certification preferred
oAmerican Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
oAmerican Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
oDemonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.
oSufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
oAbility to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
Equal Employment Opportunity. Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.
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