Nursing Professional Development Specialist (Nurse Educator) - Behavioral Health

Trinity Health Corporation Hartford , CT 06183

Posted 3 weeks ago

Employment Type:

Full time


Day Shift


Trinity Health Of New England is looking for an EXPERIENCE Behavioral Health Registered Nurse and Nurse Educator to join our team of mission-driven healthcare innovators within the Behavioral Health Department at Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital. The Nursing Professional Development Specialist (NPDS) designs, organizes, implements, and evaluates educational programs (orientations, continuing education, and in-services) that facilitate the professional growth, skill development, competency, and attainment of standards of care for direct care nurses within the organization and across all systems of the organization.

The ideal candidate will display a drive to provide patient-centered experiences through scholarly scientific inquiry, compassion for the human spirit and mind, advocacy and education for the patient and families, and collaboration with all those who touch our patients. This critical role supports the professional development of the bedside caregiver and fosters empowerment through knowledge to achieve excellence through the delivery of evidence-based nursing practice. The NPDS collaborates with nursing leadership to identify and meet the global needs of patient care units, multi-disciplinary teams, committees, and task forces.

Top Reasons to Work at Trinity Health of New England:

  • Saint Francis has been named as one of the 15 Top Major Teaching Hospitals in the US, the only hospital in CT to be named on this prestigious list

  • Great benefits

  • Health Insurance Coverage

  • Mission-driven collaborative team environment

  • Professional growth and development

Work Hours/Shift:

Full-Time - 40 hours/week

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Exceptional Patient Care: Contributes to the overall quality of nursing care through performance improvement techniques that impact patient care positively.

  • Excellent Communicator: Communicates effectively (written and verbal) with colleagues, patients, and family members.

  • Strong Educator: Educate patients and family members to have a transparent understanding of the provided care.

  • Technical Familiarity: Understanding computer-based applications (E-MAR, clinical documentation), email, and standard applications such as Microsoft Office.

  • Active Teamwork: Demonstrates problem-solving, conflict resolution, and positive communication through teamwork.


  • Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree required. Master's Degree in Nursing preferred, or must be WITHIN 6 MONTHs of completing Master's Program from hire date.

  • Registered Nurse Licensure (RN): Current licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in Connecticut.

  • Experience: 3-5 years of Behavioral Health and Acute Care nursing experience. Nurse Educator in-field experience is preferred.

  • BLS or CPR certification: Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross will be accepted.

  • Ability to pass drug screenings and background checks


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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Nursing Professional Development Specialist (Nurse Educator) - Behavioral Health

Trinity Health Corporation