Medical University of South Carolina MUHA RN15 - Nursing Professional Development Specialist I - Mental Health in Charleston, South Carolina
Entity/Organization: MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)
Hours per week: 40
Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Day
Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried
Job Summary/Purpose : The Nursing Professional Development Specialist I reports to the Director of Nursing Excellence and the Manager of Clinical Excellence Education. Under indirect supervision, the Nursing Professional Development Specialist I consults with the Nursing leadership, ICCE, organizational leadership and interprofessional team to lead, develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based, quality and educational programs and activities that promote professional competency and role performance for nursing, interprofessional and non-licensed clinical staff.
Minimum Training and Education: Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing and a minimum of five years of applied clinical experience as an RN is required. Master’s degree is preferred. Work experience in an education role (clinical education, professional development, academic faculty) is preferred. Knowledge of Nursing Professional Development, adult learning theory, evidence-based practice and measurement of outcomes is preferred. An ability to establish collaborative working relationships with diverse groups and individuals, medical staff, and other health care providers is required.
Must complete the Association of Nursing Professional Development Transition to Nursing Professional Development Practice Fellowship in the first 6 months of hire. Must complete a Master’s degree in Nursing within 4 years of hire into the role.
Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Current South Carolina licensure as a registered nurse or compact state required. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required, either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider. Certifications may be required to maintain employment for a respective department.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform "pinching" operations. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to reach overhead. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36" to overhead 25 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (Frequent) Examples include: To transfer a 100 lb. patient that can not assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Contin