This position will be partnering with Women's and Children
Services within the Health System. The ideal candidate will have
experience working in a healthcare environment focused on Women's
and Children Services.
Typical pay range: $42.43 - $59.78
ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
Clinical Practice & Professional Development Specialist
Manager– Clinical Practice & Professional Development
Clinical Practice & Professional Development
Creating America’s healthiest community, together
the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care,
Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY: The Clinical Practice &
Professional Development (CPPD) Department is a system service
department that provides clinical practice support and professional
development opportunities to nursing and allied health caregivers
at SCHS. CPPD also provides professional development opportunities
to caregivers employed in non-clinical positions at SCHS and the
Central Oregon/Pacific Northwest Communities. Specifically,
CPPD delivers services through the following educational/practice
service lines: Onboarding/Orientation, Competency Management,
Continuing Education, Professional Role Development, Collaborative
Partnerships and the American Heart Association SCHS Training
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Clinical Professional Development
(CPPD) Specialist promotes nursing and allied health professional
development and clinical practice scope guidance and competency
through a matrix of roles including: learning facilitator, change
agent, mentor, leader, champion for scientific inquiry, educator,
advocate, consultant and researcher to support the organization in
the protection of the public, provision of quality care and
creation of a healthy work environment. The CPPD Specialist engages
in the following standards of professional practice in order to
succeed in the above roles as described: assessment of
practice/knowledge gaps, identification of learning needs, outcomes
identification, planning, implementation and evaluation. This
position also manages complex educational and practice
programs/projects that require strong program management skills,
including effective facilitation of cross-functional teams and
strong vertical and horizontal leadership relationship development
skills, to drive improvements in clinical and professional role
performance, patient care quality, cost and satisfaction outcomes
among patients, families, and health care providers. The CPPD
Specialist utilizes evidence-based practices and research to
develop timely learning and professional growth opportunities for
clinical caregivers. The CPPD Specialist collaborates with the
clinical and administrative leadership teams, as well as,
Compliance, Legal and Human Resource teams and staff to identify
areas of need as it relates to clinical practice and professional
development. In addition, this position serves as a role
model of professional practice and behavior and is instrumental in
creating a professional practice climate within the organization to
meet the needs of the health care system mission, vision and
values. This position does not directly manage other caregivers,
however may be asked to review and provide feedback on the work of
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Educator: Conducts systematic and ongoing learning needs
assessments of individuals and/or groups using a variety of
techniques and sources. Identifies educational objectives based on
assessment data, quality improvement and regulatory/accrediting
bodies’ requirements. Develops educational programs for nurses and
allied health caregivers at all stages of their career development
that are culturally sensitive, age appropriate, and family centered
after a complete review, validation and prioritization of needs and
within available budget, staff and other resources. Plans, prepares
and maintains materials for use in educational programs for
accuracy and relevance to the target audience. Teaches content as
needed and/or assigned within clinical expertise in formal and
informal settings with a focus upon improvement of skills and
retention of knowledge using appropriate strategies, technologies
and adult learning principles. Ensures that educational activities
are implemented in a professional and timely manner, adjusts
content and teaching strategies appropriate to learner needs, and
documents teaching/learning process and outcomes in accordance with
standards. Conducts evaluations of assigned educational programs to
determine if the purpose and objectives have been achieved and to
identify areas for improvement in course design, content, and
delivery. Evaluates the impact of educational programs on
improving patient care, quality, cost and satisfaction.
Leader: Serves as a role model for education and
professional practice and to promote excellence and competent
practice. Integrates ethical principles in all areas of practice.
Role models and promotes the concept of life-long learning.
Evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing and allied
health clinical practices, in collaboration with others when
applicable, to ensure alignment with state and national
licensing/certifying bodies, applicable rules and laws, regulatory
bodies and organizational standards. Networks throughout the
organization and in the community with the goal of exchanging
knowledge and expertise. Markets staff development and continuing
education programs. Develops standards for educational practice in
own setting. Develops and/or provides input into the capital and
operating departmental budgets. In leading complex project and
program teams, demonstrates principles of project management
including identification of plan, timeline, stakeholders, desired
metrics and outcome targets, budget, communication and
Consultant: Identifies opportunities for staff
development on his/her own initiative. Collaborates with Nursing,
Allied Health and System Administration to recommend educational
strategies to ensure compliance with requirements and standards of
external regulatory and accrediting organizations. Serves as an
educational consultant working with intra- and inter-disciplinary
teams to brainstorm, problem-solve, and participate in projects
relating to policy, procedure, program development and strategic
planning. Serves as a resource to staff designing needed
educational experiences. Responds to requests for consultation from
other hospitals and the surrounding community.
Change Agent and Facilitator: Demonstrates knowledge of
select change theories and applies principles to support change
within the organization. Facilitates the adult learning
process, creating a climate that supports learning across the
organization. Ensures that educational programs are congruent with
organizational missions, values, and goals. Identifies and recruits
internal and external resources for educational activities.
Identifies which changes should be made through participation in
various activities such as committees, projects, and strategic
planning meetings. Participates in review of activities or
processes for assigned area and department. Responds to changes in
nursing and allied health practice and develops programs to support
those changes. Facilitates the initiation of, adoption of, and
adaptation to organizational change. Influences policies,
procedures or legislation to create change. Fosters a positive
attitude regarding the benefits and opportunities of life-long
Researcher: Supports the integration of strong evidence
and research into practice. Provides information to document
effectiveness of role as a CPPD Specialist. Facilitates the
development of staff members’ knowledge and skills in the EBP
research process and use of strong evidence to improve clinical
practice. Evaluates and utilizes research, current trends, future
projections, professional organizations and other experts when
creating and/or facilitating development of learning opportunities.
Applies evidence-based data for improving current professional
development activities, clinical practice competency. Applies
research findings in the development of policies, procedures and
guidelines. Participates in the research process in a variety of
ways, such as serving as an investigator, protocol director,
collaborator, data collector or evaluator.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of
continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a
champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers,
patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of
professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all
applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting
the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an
ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected
violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all
organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that
promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the
organization, as required or assigned.
Required: Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an
accredited college or university
Preferred: Masters of Science in Nursing preferred from
an accredited college or university; Degree or Certificate in
Nursing Education preferred
Required: Current license to practice as a registered
nurse in the State of Oregon by the OR State Board of Nursing.
ANPD specialty certification upon hire or agree to obtain
when eligible. Current certification in Healthcare Provider
BLS/ACLS/PALS required within 1 year of hire. Current
certification BLS/ACLS/PALS instructor required within 1 year of
hire. Valid Oregon driver's license and ability to meet SCHS
Preferred: Clinical Nursing specialty certification
Required: Four (4) years of progressively responsible
acute care nursing experience is required.
Preferred: Two years (2) as a Nurse Educator at unit or
hospital system level. Experience with various teaching
methodologies, accrediting bodies for nursing excellence (ANCC),
shared governance, clinical professional advancement systems
strongly preferred. Program management experience
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE) required to perform the job safely.
ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION:
Ability to apply the professional nursing code of ethics and
professional guidelines to clinical practice.
Ability to apply Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing
Professional Development Specialist to role functions.
Ability to be a resource for all employees.
Ability to plan, implement, evaluate and revise professional
development and continuing education programs for nursing and
allied health staff at the unit and organization-wide levels.
Ability to design curricula and programs that reflect sound
education principles, incorporate evidence-based practice, meet
measurable outcomes, and that meet requirements of external
regulatory and accrediting organizations.
Ability to evaluate and document the clinical competency of
staff, identifying staff’s and unit’s needs strengths, limitations
Ability to plan educational programs for staff with various
levels of ability given available resources.
Ability to function as an educator, leader, consultant,
facilitator, change agent, and researcher, mentor, advocate and
champion for scientific inquiry.
Knowledge of adult instructional methods and theories, learning
concepts and evaluation.
Knowledge of the current theories, principles, practices and
standards, as well as emerging technologies, techniques, issues,
and approaches in the nursing and allied health professions,
particularly those applicable to the area of assignment/expertise,
the culture of nursing and the health care system, as well as the
responsibility and accountability for the outcome of practice.
Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations, standards and
guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies that scope, impact
and/or influence the practice of nursing and allied health
professions; knowledgeable hospital and department/unit standards,
protocols, policies and procedures governing the provision of
nursing and allied health care.
Knowledge of medical terminology; principles and practices of
health promotion, risk reduction, illness and disease prevention
and management; medications and drugs, common dosages, their
physical and physiological effects, and possible adverse reactions,
as related to assigned area
Knowledge of medical and professional nursing ethics and patient
Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional
Knowledge of principles of project management, and working
effectively with teams.
Works collaboratively with Supply Chain, ViP, Leadership &
Culture, Safety, Human Resources, Infection Prevention, Clinical
Informatics, Outreach, Regulatory, Compliance, Legal, AHEC, CME,
Research as needs for clinical education arise
Continually (75% or more): Use of clear and audible
speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech
Frequently (50%): Sitting, standing, walking, lifting 1-10
pounds, keyboard operation.
Occasionally (25%): Bending, climbing stairs, reaching
overhead, carrying/pushing or pulling 1-10 pounds,
Rarely (10%): Stooping/kneeling/crouching, lifting,
carrying, pushing or pulling 11-15 pounds, operation of a motor
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool,
lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, ability to hear
whispered speech level.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Never (0%): Heat, cold, wet/slippery area, noise,
dust, vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface.
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
No Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
First Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
Scheduled Days of the Week:
Shift Start & End Time:
0800 to 1700