General Summary of PositionAboutMedStar St. Mary's Hospital, Leonardtown, Maryland Nestled in the waterside community of Leonardtown,
Maryland, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital is a full-service hospital, delivering
state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care. With
innovative technology and a dedication to excellence, our staff is committed to
providing you and your family quality medical care with a compassionate touch.
Whether you receive medical care, utilize rehabilitative therapy or participate
in a community screening, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital places a priority on delivering
a positive healthcare experience.We offer:*
Competitive pay * Jobsecurity * Some of the best benefits around * A placewhere you will be respectedand accepted for
theprofessional you are * Countless opportunities to further your career in a high
reliabilityorganization * A close-knit familythat looks after each other!Job Summary:Partners with Nursing leadership in our Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics, department to provide unit-based Nursing Professional Development support.Participates in staff development activities and supports the delivery of the Nursing Residency Program Involved in competency assessment of nursing staffOperational assistance within assigned units as appropriate when requestedPrimarily responsible for hospital-wide nursing orientation coordination and deliveryMinimum QualificationsMaster’s degree in Nursing or Healthcare related degree field OR within 1 year of completion of Master's program.Possesses and maintains current Maryland RN license.Minimum of 3 years experience as an RN.Preferred QualificationsOne (1) year teaching experience preferred.
Primary Duties and ResponsibilitiesContributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.Applies teaching techniques that promote critical thinking, clinical reasoning and decision making, and evidence-based practice incorporating principles of adult learning theory.Coaches nurses and other associates. Provides feedback to enhance professional nursing practice and professional advancement of nurses and other associates.Collaborates with other departments, experts, and leaders, both internal and external to MedStar Health, to obtain information needed to purse development of relevant learning programs. Serves as a liaison with academic partners and clinical student placements.Conducts educational activities that inform, teach, and facilitate adoption of new procedures, technologies, equipment, and patient care trends with continuing education credits where appropriate.Coordinates and plans educational offerings for nursing associates with consideration of but not limited to mandatory regulatory requirements, quality and safety, performance improvement, and clinical advancement.Demonstrates clinical expertise, leadership, communication skills, and knowledge of education theory and principles necessary to develop learning programs and achieve optimal educational outcomes.Designs, implements, and evaluates designated learning and educational programs and related consultative services. Assesses learning needs through formal and informal approaches to data collection to determine specific education needs of associates.Develops evaluation plans and applies evidence-based evaluation systems to determine the effectiveness of educational activities and learning programs. Involves learners in the evaluation process.Identifies and assesses learning needs and knowledge or skill gaps that require remediation and collaborates with unit leaders to promote critical thinking and competent patient care delivery.Maintains knowledge of professional development standards, available evidence, and current trends and innovations in nursing practice, clinical instruction, nursing education, staff development, and use of simulation and learning technologies. Pursues ongoing learning and educational opportunities to enhance own practice, knowledge, skills, and competencies.Meets identified learning needs of nurses and other associates, fosters lifelong learning, and supports career advancement in a wide range of nursing specialties.Plans and conducts orientation of new personnel to facilitate a new associate's transition to the practice environment and meeting competency assessment requirements in conformance with departmental objectives, regulatory requirements, and accreditation standards.Plans and regularly conducts competency validation programs for nursing department associates. Applies principles of adult learning to assess staff learning and competency needs. Offers competency-building activities to enhance associates' educational and experiential learning.Supports and participates in the transition to practice of newly licensed nurses using the MedStar Health New to Practice Nurse Residency Program.Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams as appropriate. Participates in meetings, serves on committees and represents the department and hospital/facility in community outreach efforts as appropriate.
Minimum QualificationsEducationMaster's degree in Nursing, Nursing Education required or Healthcare related degree field required or within 1 year of completion of Master's program required
Experience3-4 years Minimum experience as an RN required and1-2 years Teaching experience preferred
Licenses and CertificationsRN - Registered Nurse - State Licensure and/or Compact State Licensure Valid RN license in the State of Maryland. required
Why MedStar Health At MedStar Health, we understand that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. We work hard to foster an inclusive and positive environment where our associates feel valued, connected, and empowered. We live up to this promise through:
Strong emphasis on teamworkour associates feel connected to each other and our mission as an organization. In return, our effective team environment generates positive patient outcomes and high associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark.Strategic focus on equity, inclusion, & diversitywe are committed to equity for all people and communities. We continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel a sense of belonging and the ability to contribute to equitable care delivery and improved community health outcomes at all levels of the organization.Comprehensive total rewards packageincluding competitive pay, generous paid time off, great health and wellness benefits, retirement savings, education assistance, and so much more.More career opportunities closer to homeas the largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, there are countless opportunities to grow your career and fulfill your aspirations.
About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. Our team of 32,000 includes physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and many other clinical and non-clinical associates working in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest home health provider in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar Health is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education, professional development, and personal fulfillment of our whole team. Together, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. It’s how we treat people.MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations. MedStar Health makes all decisions regarding employment, including for example, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefit eligibility, discipline, and discharge without regard to any protected status, including race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local EO laws. If you receive an offer of employment, it is MedStar Health's policy to hire its employees on an at-will basis, which means you or MedStar Health may terminate this relationship at any time, for any reason.