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FTE: 1.0, Shift: Day, Schedule: Day shifts
The Nursing Professional Development Specialist â Unit Based will have responsibility for operationalizing tools, theories, skills and knowledge of nursing professional development to improve the evidence-based practice of nursing staff on the assigned unit/department(s). The incumbent will practice in the position of NPD Specialist by assuming the following role(s) as needed to demonstrate competent practice as outlined by the Association of Nursing Professional Development: learning facilitator, change agent, mentor, leader, champion for scientific inquiry, advocate for NPD specialty and partner for practice transitions. This position operates under the direction of their assigned manager. Work situations are varied with an emphasis on Assessment of Practice Gaps/Root Cause Analysis, Identification of Learning Needs, Outcomes Identification, Planning, Implementation, Coordination, Facilitation of Positive Learning and Practice Environments, Consultation, Evaluation, Ethics, Education, Evidence-based Practice (EBP) and Research, Quality of Nursing Professional Development Practice, Change Management, Leadership, Collaboration, Professional Practice Evaluation, Resource Utilization, Mentorship/Advancing the Profession, Customer Relations, Standardization, Communication, Organization, Prioritization, Flexibility and Creativity as it relates to Onboarding/Orientation, Competency Management, Continuing Education, Role Development, Collaborative Partnerships and Evidence-Based Practice, Research and Quality. This position will collaborate significantly with Program Managers within the Center for Clinical Education & Professional Practice Development, as well as, Clinical Operational Managers, and Directors, and Unit-Based NPD S/G.
Masterâs degree in Nursing
PhD in Nursing, DNP, or ARNP preferred
Washington State Registered Nurse license (RN)
ANCC NPD specialty certification preferred; if not in possession at time of hire, must acquire within two (2) years of hire
Minimum four (4) years of acute care nursing practice
Minimum three (3) year Program management experience within an education role preferred
Minimum three (3) years previous experience as unit educator, system educator, NPD Specialist/Generalist preferred
As a MultiCare employee, we'll rely on you to reflect our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness. Our values serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
Mission-driven: Partnering for healing and a healthy future
Market Leadership: Washington's largest community-based, locally governed health system
Technology: "Most Wired" healthcare system 10 years in a row
Employee-centric: Named Forbes "America's Best Employers by State" in 2021
Lifestyle: Live and work in the Pacific Northwest - offering breathtaking water, mountain, and forest at every turn
Pay and Benefit Expectations
MultiCare provides a comprehensive benefits package, including competitive salary, medical, dental and retirement benefits and paid time off. As required by various pay transparency laws, MultiCare shares a competitive range of compensation for candidates hired into each position. The starting pay for this position is $109,221.00 and the pay scale is $109,221.00 - $160,597.00 USD. However, pay is influenced by factors specific to applicants, including but not limited to: skill set, level of experience, and certification(s) and/or education. If this position is associated with a union contract, pay will be reflective of the appropriate step on the pay scale to which the applicantâs years of experience align.
Associated benefit information can be viewed here.
Position Type: Full time - Regular Primary Shift: Day Work Schedule: Day
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.