St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.
Responsible for the planning, developing and implementation of centralized and decentralized educational programs including orientation, staff development, and continuing education activities for nursing and allied health employees across all shifts as required. Uses advanced knowledge of adult learning principles, educational methodology and effective evaluation techniques to achieve employee performance requirements.
Identifies the educational needs of all levels of employees, individuals & groups; creates and implements assessment tools and analyzes data accurately to determine purpose, objectives and target audience for each learning activity. Conducts educational programs especially for direct care staff using approved curricula; demonstrates skill in interactive techniques, use of adult learning principles, and focus on three domains: technical, interpersonal and critical thinking. Develops and maintains curriculum for currency and relevance; includes interactive and self-learning activities and materials that align with the goals of St. Joseph's including quality improvement efforts. Utilizes informatics and technology to enhance job efforts Develops and implements ongoing visible strategies to influence and develop staff professionally, especially preceptors through mentoring, clinical ladder projects and peer review activities. Evaluates educational program using Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation as appropriate for quality and effectiveness; uses data for future planning. Documentation of activities support analysis and required record keeping policy. Participates in and use evidence-based practices and or research to identify strategies for improving professional development activities, nursing practice and patient outcomes Supports unit and hospital Performance Improvement strategies through problem assessment and education and provides assistance with development of patient care standards, policy and procedure. Maintains current knowledge in clinical specialty and nursing professional development practice. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned. Special Projects
Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles and concepts normally acquired through completion of a Masters in Nursing and three to five years of previous work related experience. Nursing Specialty Certification in Nursing Professional Development or Specialty Certification from ANCC or equivalent preferred. Licensure required as a Registered Nurse by the State of New Jersey. Excellent writing, speaking and communication skills. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of hospital, professional, corporate and community constituencies.