Clinical Professional Development Specialist - Operating Room Job at South Shore Health, Weymouth, MA

  • South Shore Health
  • Weymouth, MA

Job Description

Job Description Summary

We are seeking a Clinical Professional Development Specialist to join our Clinical Professional Development Department. The CPDS assesses, designs, presents, coordinates and evaluates educational programs, in-services and orientation for assigned staff within the OR, which performs all surgical services except cardiac. The CPDS collaborates with OR Nurse Manager to ensure staff have the knowledge and skills needed to provide competent, compassionate and professional nursing care for patients and their families across the continuum of care. The CPDS supports the Division of Nursing by enhancing nursing knowledge and improving patient outcomes.

Job Description

a. In collaboration with Associate Chief Nursing Officer of Professional Development and with the nursing leaders in area of practice the in area of practice and Executive Director of Education, Training and Leadership Development oversees and monitors the effectiveness of care at the unit level.

b. Acts as an expert consultant to clinical nurses to optimize the effectiveness of care in achieving the desired patient outcomes.

c. Assists in the development of system, hospital and nursing policies, procedures, guidelines and order sets specific to the practice specialty.

d. Identifies ethical issues in nursing practice and guides staff and other providers in problem resolution by facilitating direct resolution or engaging the Ethics Consultation Service

e. Identifies and meets nursing care needs of patients and their families by integrating knowledge of the disease process into clinical practice.

a. Collaborates with the Nursing Leadership to develop individualized orientation programs for all new clinical colleagues within the department.

b. Participates in our centralized orientation programs.

c. Maintains competency-based orientation tracking for all clinical staff within the department.

d. Collaborates with and mentors unit-based preceptors to provide comprehensive orientation experiences for all new staff members.

e. Organizes combined meetings with orientees, preceptors and the nurse manager to review orientation process, provide timely feedback to the new clinical staff member and address opportunities for improvement.

f. Provides consultation to the Nurse Leader relative to learning and practice related issues including the development of staff member specific learning management plans.

a. Performs an annual educational needs assessment for the department or area of responsibility

b. Develops unit based/service based educational programs based on needs assessment

c. Coordinates new product, policy and procedure in-services for colleagues on all shifts

d. Coordinates and assists with the presentation of mandatory education as evidenced by staff member completion percentages.

e. Responds to and maintains a flexible approach to newly identified educational needs.

f. Provides continuing educational programming for clinical staff with in the unit, department and organization.

a. Participates in outreach activities to further market service line specific services and programs.

b. Promotes collaboration across the continuum of care

a. Demonstrates proficiency in the use of the EHR and other business applications used in clinical areas.

b. Uses web-based incident reporting system when appropriate

c. Able to manipulate payroll software application

d. Expertly uses and teaches appropriate use of biomedical equipment used in the assigned clinical ares.

a. Continues to grow professionally to role model lifelong learning

b. Mentors clinical staff in assigned area in their personal professional development including the Clinical Ladder, professional and other educational opportunities.

c. Maintains clinical competence in specialty area.

d. *Maintains current certification/licensure as required by position

e. *Acquires new certification as required by position

f. Demonstrates leadership in nursing through involvement in professional organizations.

a. Meets with service area representatives to assess, discuss and plan staff educational opportunities

b. Participates in committees as requested.

c. Maintains a positive working relationship with all disciplines

d. Is aware of and refers staff to appropriate resources

e. Communicates with other clinical team members ensuring interprofessional collaboration.

f. Maintains accessibility to staff by making regular rounds on all shifts on units of responsibility and communicating needs to the Nurse Leader and ACNO

g. Collaborates with leaders and clinical partner(s) to develop goals globally for the unit and individually for the staff members

a. Coordinates/participates in department system and performance improvement programs.

b. Continuously develops one performance/system improvement initiative that directly impacts professional nursing practice.

c. Is knowledgeable about patient satisfaction scores in area of service and collaborates with Nurse Leader and staff members to improve scores.


BSN required. MSN required. (MSN preferred)

Professional certification preferred (CNOR or leadership)

Minimum Work Experience
3-5 years in the clinical specialty area

Demonstrated leadership and communication skills. Commitment to adult learner education as a methodology for promoting continuous quality improvement in the delivery of patient care and surgical services.
ACLS Required

ACLS Instructor preferred


Job Tags

Full time, Work experience placement, Flexible hours, All shifts,

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