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.
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 required (for designated grandfathered employees, directly applicable experience may be accepted in lieu of degree). A Master’s Degree is preferred. Current registration with Maryland State Board of Nursing; 3 years clinical nursing experience plus 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 2 years of date of hire or transfer into position. ACLS certified.
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.