The primary function of this role is to be a member of the health care team and Institute of Learning, Leadership and Education department who provides oversight of education for staff and interprofessional teams, support for role transition and professional development, and evidence based quality nursing practice, and who supports ChristianaCare, Department of Nursing, Service Line and local department strategic goals. This role has a special area of focus as Acute Care Educator . This Patient & Family Health Education Nursing Professional Development Specialist (PFHE NPDS) plays an ever-increasing role within systems and communities. A PFHE NPDS guides and promotes evidence-based healthcare in a patient- and family-centric manner to improve quality outcomes and equity within healthcare organizations and communities. A PFHE NPDS also acts to reduce unnecessary healthcare services, avoidable expenses, and health disparities attributable to limited health literacy.
To guide health literacy strategy and meet our organization's staff development and health literacy goals, the PFHE NPDS must demonstrate knowledge and experience in 7 established content domains:
1. Communication 2. Public Health 3. Education 4. Language, Culture, and Identity 5. Organizational Systems and Policies 6. Community Engagement 7. Ethics
Work will include developing staff in alignment with the mission, vision, goals, standardized tools and best practices established by the Patient & Family Health Education Department.
Promotes clinical inquiry through participation in nursing research, dissemination of research findings, and integration of new evidence into practice.
Mentors staff in coordination of quality improvement projects that align with organizational goals.
Facilitates the onboarding of employees to ensure integration to the role on both unit and system-wide levels, focusing on retention and growth.
Develops, coordinates, and evaluates individualized orientation plans for employees that guide the employee toward achieving and maintaining job competency.
Develops, coordinates, and evaluates competency programs and identifies deficiencies in staff competency.
Identifies and validates developmental/educational priorities through data-driven analysis of learning needs.
Utilizes adult learning principles and instructional design standards to develop and implement quality curriculum, focused on achievement of excellent outcomes.
Utilizes valid and reliable methods to measure performance outcomes and quality indicators to revise educational content and delivery methods as evidenced by achieved optimal outcomes.
Partners with Shared Governance/Decision Making Councils on the unit and system wide level to effect change and generate positive outcomes.
Participates in activities to promote the specialty of Nursing Professional Development.
Assists others in professional role development, role transitions, and succession planning through support of mentorship programs.
BSN required, MS/MSN required or current enrollment in MS/MSN program with completion within three years
Specialty certification Required
Interprofessional experience to include direct involvement in performance improvement, regulatory compliance, and the development and delivery of quality educational programming in a hospital-based system
Internal Number: JR51405
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.