Staff Development Specialist, General Medical Surgical

Virginia Hospital Center
Arlington, VA
Apr 06, 2021
Apr 10, 2021
Full Time
OverviewStaff Development Specialist - General Medical SurgicalVirginia Hospital Center is a strong advocate for its nurses and provides a true collaborative environment in which the healthcare team works closely together, bringing skill, experience and mutual respect to the task of providing superior medical care for our patients.At Virginia Hospital Center, our nursing staff exceeds expectations by performing at the top-level of the nursing profession. Nurses at Virginia Hospital Center are recognized for excellence in patient care by patients and by national and regional organizations. Virginia Hospital Center is among the 7% of hospital staffs nationwide that achieve the Magnet(R) designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, signifying the highest level of recognition in nursing excellence. The Staff Development Specialist I is involved in the training and professional development of staff at all levels of the organization. Unit based Staff Development Specialist I may oversee direct and indirect care of patients. Interpretive skills, frequent interactive and consultative collaborations, along with demonstrated leadership ability are inherent in the position. The position requires knowledge of both department and hospital policies and procedures as well as standard practice guidelines and regulatory requirements. The ability to retrieve, communicate or otherwise present information in a written, auditory or visual fashion is essential. Written, telephone, and manual dexterity skills are required for this position.ResponsibilitiesCollaborates with appropriate personnel to define department based competencies and orientation. Plans and facilitates trainings or programs to meet the educational needs of staff, including orientation, in-services, or education requirements.Leads, coaches, and councils staff with a goal of promoting best practices outcomes.Support all elements in the nurse professional development practice model to include: In-service, Continuing Education, utilize research and EBP, academic partnerships, orientation and competency programs.The nursing professional development specialist is responsible for maintaining role competence as well as ensuring educational opportunities for staff. QualificationsCertification in specialty preferredCurrent Virginia license to practice professional nursingBachelor's degree in NursingAt least four years of post-surgical experience required.Neuro/Stroke expreience preferred.Trauma experience preferred but not requiredActive membership in at least one professional organization related to specialtyCurrent BLS certification; BLS instructor preferred

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