The Nursing Professional Development Educator (NPDE) is a Bachelor's prepared (or higher) registered nurse trained to manage the ongoing education, training, and professional development of nursing staff. Housed in the system Education Department, the NPDE is a member of the Nursing Leadership Team. The NPDE collaborates with members of the education department and nursing leadership to support the mission, vision, and values of the organization, as well as the strategic goals of the organization, nursing's philosophy, and the professional practice model. The NPDE supports clinical leadership and unit tactics that enhance the professional practice environment for staff by enhancing autonomy, professional development, transformational leadership, inter-professional relationships, fundamentals of quality nursing care, adequacy of resources and staffing, and teamwork.
Preferred at Hire
BLS Healthcare Provider
Instructor in technical certifications pertinent to area of specialty (PALS, TNCC, ENCP, etc.)
Certification in area of Specialty
Certification in Nursing Education
Certification in area of specialty or certification in Nursing Education within 1 year of hire
Bachelor's Degree or actively pursuing/plan to complete within 1 year of hire
Master's Degree in Nursing (or)
Master's Degree in Education
Master's degree within 5 years; grandfathered for existing educators
Minimum 5 years clinical nursing experience
Min. 1-3 years in training or staff development
1-3 years as an Nurse educator or trainer of a health system or large corporation
Experience in a Magnet facility
Education and training in teaching adult learners
Proficient in Windows Word, Power Point, Excel
Experience with Healthstream LMS
Experience with EPIC
General knowledge and experience in use of office equipment i.e. copier, fax, telephone, and DVD player, and video streaming. LCD projector.
Other Skills & Competencies
Excellent public speaking and presentation skills, excellent communication skills
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.