Job Description


Oversee clinical education on Inpatient Nursing Department and Emergency Department. Assist Director of Professional Practice in the development of nursing competencies, yearly education and support new employee onboarding.


  • Management and oversight of professional development department.
  • Manage the department budget.
  • Schedule in-services for staff that address the current educational needs of the nursing staff.
  • Annually update and revise the nursing orientation to include current needs or the nursing department.
  • Annually update mandatory competency day to include current educational needs of the department.
  • Develop and revise monthly education calendar.
  • Oversee compliance with unit based competencies.
  • Assess and update unit based competencies.
  • Attend Unit based practice council meetings.
  • Develop and revise weekly education plans for staff developers and unit based developers
  • Schedule regular meeting with Staff Developers and Unit Based Educators to evaluate educational goals and progress toward goal attainment.
  • Retain updated educational Plans, Outlines, Attendance Records, and Sign-in sheets from all In-services, Conferences, Competencies, and orientations.
  • Performs departmental evaluations for job performance and provides feedback to unit managers regarding the performance of Unit Educators.

Management of Time and Resources:

  • Completes work assignments within an acceptable time frame.
  • Uses time and resources to the best possible advantage for successful completion of job responsibilities.
  • Assists Educators, Staff Developers, Volunteers, and Administrative Assistant to organize their work load and establish appropriate delegation practices to optimize time and realize departmental and organizational timeline and goals.
  • Develops and maintains efficient working relationships.
  • Is reliable in respect to attendance.
  • Is reliable in respect to punctuality.
  • Recognizes the importance of team efforts and partners with others to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Organizes and participates in regional Staff Development Conferences and meetings to obtain ideas and share creative solutions to the department and organization.
  • Is flexible in work schedule to oversee goals of a 24-hour Staff Development Department.


  • Is part of a team effort to insure quality services.
  • Offers creative solutions or alternatives to issues or concerns.
  • Produces quality results.
  • Continually strives to improve the quality of work.
  • Accepts responsibility for all work performed and takes appropriate corrective action as needed.


  • Is cooperative in interactions, treating customers with courtesy, respect and compassion.
  • Is patient when responding to questions and answers questions appropriately.
  • Responds to requests in a timely manner.
  • Handles interruptions in a skillful way.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Strives to prevent/resolve customer concerns to the customer’s satisfaction.


  • Is responsible for ongoing development of his/her work skills through the use of available resources (i.e.: inservices, formal educational programs, other work groups and on-the-job training).
  • Is responsible to develop staff educators and unit based educators to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and inservices and/or reviews documentation as required.
  • Assists in the orientation of others and actively participates in mentoring.
  • Performs analytical and decision making functions with minimal supervision.
  • Recognizes and seeks assistance/consultation when appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of relative Hospital and all-departmental policies and procedures including safety issues.
  • Possesses awareness of programs/services provided by Hospital and where they are located.


Required Qualifications:

  • Previous experience coordinating and managing a professional development department in a hospital setting.
  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing
  • AHA BLS Certification/Instructor Certification
  • AHA ACLS certification/ Instructor Certification
  • AHA PALS Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Registered Nurse -Massachusetts License
  • Previous Nursing Education Experience in Community College or University Setting

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