Clinical Practice Development Educator (RN) Special Care Nursery
University of Maryland Medical System
Location: Glen Burnie, Maryland
Internal Number: REF17471G
The Clinical Practice Development Coordinator provides clinical and staff development expertise as an educator, leader, consultant, facilitator, change agent and researcher to support the organization in the provision of quality patient care by helping to ensure the clinical competence of nursing staff and foster the delivery of evidenced-based nursing practice. This occurs through the facilitation of the educational process through assessment, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical competency assessment, continuing education and leadership development. Responsibilities include developing and teaching orientation, in-service education and continuing education programs. The CPD Coordinator utilizes evidence-based practices and research that focuses on the knowledge and skills required to care for patients in the assigned area, including quality improvement, safety and regulatory/accreditation requirements. The CPD Coordinator influences care outcomes by providing expert consultation and implementing improvements in health care delivery. The CPD Coordinator partners with the unit leadership team and staff regarding patient care and staff performance issues, participates in setting standards, and maintains knowledge and skills in the areas to which assigned. In addition, as a role model of professional behavior, the CPD Coordinator is instrumental in creating a professional nursing climate within the organization to meet the needs of diverse units. The CPD Coordinator collaborates with the unit leadership and management in the area of specialty to achieve departmental and organizational goals.
All employees are responsible for extending the mission and values of Baltimore Washington Medical Center by dedicating oneself to providing the highest quality healthcare services to the communities we serve.
Reports to the Director of Clinical Education and Development.
Experience the highest level of appreciation at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center -- named Top Workplace in the Baltimore area by The Baltimore Sun two years in a row (2019 & 2020); Top Workplace in the USA for 2021! As part of the acclaimed University of Maryland Medical System, our facility is one of three ANCC Pathway to Excellence(r) designated hospitals in Maryland. UM BWMC features one of the state's busiest emergency departments, as well as a team of experts who care for our community and one another.
The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UMBWMC) provides the highest quality health care services to the communities we serve. Our medical center is home to leading-edge technology, nationally recognized quality, personalized service and outstanding people. We have 285 licensed beds and we're home to 3,200 employees and over 800 physicians. Our expert physicians and experienced, compassionate staff are connected to medical practices in the local community as well as at University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore. For patients, this means access to high-quality care and research discoveries aimed at improving Maryland's health. Our physicians and nursing staff specialize in emergency, acute, medical-surgical and critical care. In addition, our medical center is home to many Centers of Excellence, offering expert outpatient health care.
Graduation from an accredited nursing education program approved by the Board of Nursing or found by the Board to be substantially equivalent to the programs in Maryland. Bachelor of Science degree in nursing is required. Current registration with Maryland State Board of Nursing; 3 years clinical nursing experience plus 0-2 years of adult, demonstrated, educational teaching; and, current registration with Maryland State Board of Nursing. Certification in a nursing specialty required or obtained within 18 months of date of hire or transfer into position.
Works inside, in a clean well-lighted environment. May be exposed to frequent interruptions and multiple crisis situations. Potential for regular exposure to communicable diseases and hazardous materials, such as chemicals and cleaning agents, requiring the observation of Standard (Universal) Precautions and safe handling practices. Expected to work on rotating shifts including weekends and holidays as necessary. This position has been classified as low or no exposure risk and does not require the completion of an annual testing, but may require "just in time" testing if the need arises.
Work is heavy. Standing and walking part of the time on duty. Involves frequent heavy lifting, up to and in excess of 100 lbs, carrying, pushing, reaching for, handling, fingering, grasping and pulling equipment, in accordance with Safe Patient Lifting policy. Requires appropriate listening and speaking skills to converse with patients, staff, visitors, and physicians. Requires hearing/listening to differentiate sounds. Visual acuity is necessary to read charts, document, and use various instruments/equipment. May be physically and verbally abused by patients. May be exposed to body substances (OSHA category I). Expected to work all three shifts and weekends as required.
Additional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) was created in 1984 when the state-owned University Hospital became a private, nonprofit organization. It has evolved into a multi-hospital system with academic, community and specialty service missions reaching every part of the state and beyond. UMMS is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, women's and children's health and physical rehabilitation. It also has one of the world's largest kidney transplant programs, as well as scores of other programs that improve the physical and mental health of thousands of people daily. The hospitals and health systems that comprise UMMS are: University of Maryland Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, UM Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute, UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, UM Capital Region Health, UM Charles Regional Medical Center, UM St. Joseph Medical Center, UM Upper Chesapeake Health, UM Shore Regional Health, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital and UM Community Medical Group.