Ambulatory Care Professional Development Specialist – Valley Medical Center – Renton, WA

Job Description

Clinic Network

The position description is a guide to the critical duties and essential functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands and work environment conditions. Position descriptions are reviewed and revised to meet the changing needs of the organization.
TITLE: Ambulatory Care Professional Development Specialist

ROLE: The Ambulatory Care Professional Development Specialist is accountable for identifying, planning, and implementing training programs and curriculums using an evidence-based approach to promote the ability of staff in delivering high quality, patient centered, and cost effective healthcare while maximizing the Scope of Practice for all ambulatory care team members. The incumbent will serve to optimize the knowledge and skills of team members so that they can competently deliver core clinical services, proficiently support clinicians in managing their practice, and prepare for new models of care delivery or changes in practice.

DEPARTMENT: Clinic Network

WORK HOURS: Hours may vary to cover service needs (evenings and/or weekends required occasionally).

REPORTS TO: Manager, Ambulatory Education and Training

PREREQUISITES:

  • Current BLS certificate.

  • Able to use word processing, graphic and database computer programs, email, and scheduling software.

QUALIFICATIONS:

development of all ages served.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of professional nursing principles, practices, concepts and procedures as applied to the care of patients in different settings.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current regulations and requirements (i.e., DOH, The Joint Commission, Boards of Nursing etc.).

UNIQUE PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS, ENVIRONMENT, AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

See Generic Job Description for Clinical Partner.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Education and training needs assessment, design, and implementation of programs and curriculums to manages and ensure continuum of education for nursing and unlicensed support staff in the ambulatory care setting:

  • Assists in developing, providing, and facilitating department train-the-trainer sessions and providing peer leadership to trainers and clinic leaders as appropriate.

  • Develops and delivers high quality, cost effective educational programs with content that is evidence-based, follows standards of care and practice, and is in alignment with UW Valley Medical Center policies and procedures and in collaboration with Clinic Leadership and the Medical Staff of the Network.

  • Uses instructional and curriculum design skills (methodology selected is appropriate for topic etc.) and assists others in instructional design and develops materials, educational tactics, and programs that are based on adult learning principles.

  • Researches, designs, and makes recommendations to improve knowledge, skills and competencies needed by Clinic Network employees to meet new care delivery models and organizational goals.

  • Delegates, in collaboration with operational leadership, delivery of trainings to service area/dept. specific content experts or trainers when requested or needed at the local/dept. specific area level.

  • Incorporates new models, techniques, and theories related to nursing professional development and clinical practice.

  • Acts as a role model for professional nursing practice and upholds the UW Valley Medical Center mission, vision, and strategy.

  • Identifies high risk, problem prone, changed, or new equipment or processes that need to be addressed through education or training.

  • Refers to regulatory standards, scope and standards of practice, and UW Valley Medical Center policies and procedures to identify clear expectations and standards for competency assessment.

  • Coordinates unit specific orientation of new employees, ensuring role expectations, unit-specific competencies are completed.

  • Assesses staff competencies as requested by managers to address knowledge, skill, and competency issues and formulate an improvement/training plan.

  • Coordinates and facilitates the development and revision of clinical policies, procedures, and protocols for ambulatory care to meet organizational needs.

  • Assists in reviewing, developing, and revising nursing policies, procedures, and protocols to meet evidence-based clinical or technological changes.

  • Serves as the clinical content expert who provides clinical direction and consultation to program managers in the evaluation, redesign, and implementation of standardized workflows.

  • Evaluates, drives, and implements change management and process improvement activities in order to maximize scope of practice, competencies, and sharing of best practices across the Clinic Network.

Revised: 3/21
Grade: NC28
FLSA: E
CC: 8316


Job Qualifications:

PREREQUISITES:

  • Current BLS certificate.

  • Able to use word processing, graphic and database computer programs, email, and scheduling software.

QUALIFICATIONS:

development of all ages served.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of professional nursing principles, practices, concepts and procedures as applied to the care of patients in different settings.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current regulations and requirements (i.e., DOH, The Joint Commission, Boards of Nursing etc.).

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