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Nursing Professional Development Specialist - Home Health Clinical Education - Hybrid

Job ID: 87211
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Nursing Professional Development Specialist - Home Health Clinical Education for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Variable position. The salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $53.54 – $80.30. The hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to education, training, work experience, terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreement, seniority, etc.

This is a hybrid role requiring the incumbent to be onsite 40% of the time and reside within 50 miles of one of our facilities in OR, WA or AK.

Job Summary

Leads education and nursing professional development across the health system in the acute care and ambulatory setting. Provides consultation in conducting needs assessment/gap analysis to identify interventions to address gaps in performance. Designs, organizes, implements, and evaluates educational programs that facilitate the professional growth, skill development, initial/ongoing competence, and attainment of standards of care for direct care providers. Actively collaborates with quality, safety and others on performance improvement activities to enhance patient safety, satisfaction, staff competence and standards of care. Facilitates identification of system-wide clinical excellence and simulation priorities and standards. Facilitates and Partners with multiple stakeholders on the development of annual competency and training from the needs assessment to evaluation process.

Essential Functions

  • Facilitates identification of system-wide clinical excellence and simulation priorities and standards.
  • Conducts data analysis to identify opportunities for improvement where an educational intervention may elevate practice application and/or enhance knowledge, problem solving, and critical thinking to elevate safe patient care practices.
  • Designs, organizes, implements, and evaluates educational programs that facilitate the professional growth, skill development, initial, ongoing competence, and attainment of standards of care. Includes implementation of order sets, policies, practices and procedures. Coordinates and facilitates simulation activities to achieve competency in identified areas.
  • Utilizes theory, clinical expertise, standards of practice, and adult education principles to design/plan, implement and evaluate impact of education activities. Incorporates evidence-based practice and or research findings into educational programs and activities affecting actual bedside care/practice.
  • Supports system-wide teams by collaborating and designing the competency validation process, monitoring orientation progression, and assisting clinical leadership to ensure competency management is documented per regulatory and accreditation standards.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to complete annual needs assessments and develops the plan, communication and materials needed.
  • Partners with inter-professional stakeholders to develop standardized training strategies to meet clinical excellence related to patient safety, legal, regulatory, and practice gaps.
  • Collaborates with operations and others to monitor practice and ensure changes are hardwired and patient outcomes are improving.
  • Collaborates within and across the health system with quality, performance improvement, safety, nursing leadership, specific clinical operational areas, and others in defining professional growth and development opportunities to achieve performance standards.
  • Advocates for nursing professional development and interprofessional specialty development.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • Master's Degree of Science in Nursing.


  • Minimum of 5 years previous experience in nursing professional development role.
  • Significant clinical education experience in a hospital setting.
  • Experience in high-fidelity simulation preferred.


  • Registered Nurse
  • Nursing Professional Development Certification required within 3 years.
  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator preferred.
  • Certification in nursing specialty preferred.


  • Demonstrates a commitment to life-long learning; accepts personal responsibility for own professional development by setting mutual goals for areas to increase knowledge and competence. 
  • Holds membership in professional/academic organizations preferred.
  • Proficient with MS Office applications. 
  • Excellent written and verbal skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate teams and create and implement project plans in large, complex organizations. 
  • Models professionalism and integrity. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with academic partners to support the student experience at PeaceHealth.

Department / Location Specific Notes

Ambulatory Appointed Positions: Three years of previous experience in a nursing professional development role. Significant clinical education experience in an ambulatory setting. May be a network assignment for population specific alignment with strategic operational growth and development with matrix reporting to nursing director.

Working Conditions

  • Consistently operates computer and other office equipment.
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Sedentary work.

  • Predominantly operates in an office environment.
  • Some time spent on site in medical/hospital setting.

  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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