RN Professional Development Generalist

Geisinger Wilkes Barre , PA 18701

Posted 2 months ago

Job Title: RN Professional Development Generalist

Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Job Category: Inpatient RN - Registered Nurse, Nursing and Nursing Support

Schedule: Days

Work Type: Full time

Department: Nursing Professional Development Team

Date Posted: 09/14/2021

Job ID: R-19283

Job Summary

Coordinates and supervises the delivery of educational activities on assigned unit. Collaborates with managers to supervise the orientation process. Develops educational programs and processes to promote professional development for nurses throughout the organization. Assists in the implementation and continuing support of the electronic medical record. Uses tools, skills and knowledge to improve the healthcare practice of learners.

Job Duties

  • Uses educational design process to bridge the knowledge, skills, and practice gaps identified through a need assessment.

  • Provides classroom instruction using these techniques and innovative processes.

  • Actively works to transform processes through inspiration, initiation, adaptation and sustainment of and adaptation to change using project management and improvement process.

  • Provide leadership on unit, councils and committees.

  • Influences the inter-professional practice and learning environments in nursing and healthcare.

  • Assists others in their professional role development, practice role transitions, and succession planning.

  • Professional role development involves identification and development of strategies to facilitate a continuous process of maturation through lifelong learning.

  • Promotes the generation and dissemination of new knowledge and the use of evidence to advance the NPD practice, guide clinical practice and improve patient care.

  • Actively supports, promotes and demonstrates nursing professional development as a nursing practice specialty.

  • Develops, coordinates, manages, facilitates, conducts and evaluates onboarding and orientation programs for nursing and other healthcare personnel.

  • Provides direct supervision to assigned personnel, assists with orientation and integration of new employees, and builds a sense of pride in employees and promotes good morale.

  • Communicates significant issues on units to Operations Manager in a timely manner. Assists Operations Managers by carrying out the process improvement plan and/or educational plan with staff completing documentation of remediation.

  • Actively supports the transition of nurses and other healthcare team members across learning and practice environments, roles and professional stages.

  • Coordinates the attendance of personnel at internal and external educational programs. Provides ongoing education based on educational needs assessment, unit needs, staff request and management request.

  • Develops, coordinates, manages, facilitates, conducts and evaluates competency programs. Supervise annual unit-based skills assessment and competency completion.

  • Design educational activities to address practice gaps for identified target audiences, which may include continuing nursing education, inter-professional continuing education and education for non-licensed healthcare personnel.

  • Establish, teach, and evaluate professional development activities.

  • Collaborates with Career Enhancement Program Staff in meeting the educational needs of Intermediate Staff.

  • Participates in the active mentoring and coaching of Career Enhancement Program staff.

  • Participation in research, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement activities is expected. Participates in the formulation of nursing policies and goals as well as policies affecting other departments; communicates and interprets policies, procedures, and regulations to patients, visitor and staff members, as required.

  • Promotes and supports concepts of positive guest relations.

  • Collaborate with partners to share expertise in planning and decision making to achieve the desired results. Frequently involved in academic and practice partnerships.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

Chemotherapy experience preferred


Bachelor's Degree-Nursing (Required), Master's Degree-Healthcare Related Degree (Preferred)


Minimum of 3 years-Nursing (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification

  • American Heart Association (AHA); Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification

  • American Heart Association (AHA)

Our Purpose & Values

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.

  • Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
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