[New Job Opening] APP Professional Development Specialist job Vacancy in Philadelphia, PA 19104


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Job Details:
Position Name :
APP Professional Development Specialist
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Job ID :
Description : Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital
Req ID: 157464
Shift: Any
Employment Status: Regular – Full Time
About Us
We’re seeking breakthrough makers! Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was built on the belief that we can change lives. Today, in every role throughout our hospital, research institute and care network, the 22,000 members of our workforce are finding new ways – big and small – to make a difference for the patients and families we serve.
If you are ready to challenge yourself, be inspired and grow – no matter what your role – you just may be the kind of breakthrough maker who will thrive at CHOP.
Job Summary
The APP professional development specialist (APP PDS) is an educational planner responsible for assuring that educational outcomes are measurable and are in alignment with the educational design and planning of programming. They serve as a consultant, role model, change agent, mentor, collaborator, and facilitator of learning.
Job Responsibilities
Education is designed to improve professional practice and the provision of quality patient care. To accomplish this goal, APP PD specialists design educational activities to address practice gaps for identified target audiences, which may include licensed and non-licensed healthcare personnel. These activities are developed to achieve specific outcomes related to identified deficits or opportunities for improvement in knowledge, skill, or practice.
Assessment of Practice Gaps:
Prioritizes department, hospital, and enterprise needs (Macro system) aligning hospital initiatives and environmental scanning in the community, state, national, and international level to prioritize and address practice gaps.
Identification of Learning Needs:
Assesses knowledge, skill, and practice gaps within the macro system differentiating between practice gaps, performance issues, and process/system issues.
Outcomes Identification:
Ensures realistic, achievable outcomes that are created in collaboration with key stakeholders and subject matter experts.
Determines appropriate interventions incorporating theories pertaining to learning, behavioral change, and motivation. Analyzes cost and anticipated return on investment for learning activities, programs, and projects determining cost effectiveness of educational methodology.
Demonstrates use of current evidence-based education guidelines (adult learning theory, brain based learning, etc.) during implementation of educational programs. Uses the CHOP improvement framework in the implementation of system-wide programs and projects to continuously improve programs.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Clinical Fellowship Program: The clinical fellowship program is the Prerequisite program for new to practice APP’s and APP’s without acute care clinical experience in Pediatrics. The APP PD specialist will be responsible for developing the program’s tracts and developing an ideal state to transition, APP’s to permanent positions.
Orientation/Onboarding: Orientation is one facet of the onboarding process and is comprised of an individualized program to guide the new hire towards job competency. The APP PDS may develop, coordinate, manage, facilitate, conduct, and evaluate orientation programs for nursing and other healthcare personnel.
Competency Management: Competency management is a dynamic process designed to support ongoing assessment and evaluation of performance. This responsibility requires the APP PDS is able to assist in assisting department leadership teams in prioritizing competency selection and assisting with selection of instructional strategies to meet learning objectives.
Professional Role Development: Professional role development involves identification and development of strategies to facilitate a continuous process of maturation through lifelong learning. This type of development allows for role transition, role integration, skill acquisition, and mastery as learners advance from novice to expert in their professions and specialties.
Research/ Evidence Based Practice/Quality Improvement: APP PDS must promote and integrate the science of the NPD specialty in order to continuously improve their practice. In addition, they promote research, EBP, and QI in patient care settings. APP PDS may conduct, encourage, facilitate and/or participate in research, EBP, and QI, including dissemination of findings.
Collaborative Partnerships: APP PDS collaborate with partners to share expertise in planning and decision making to achieve the desired results. Interprofessional collaboration involves multiple healthcare personnel from different professional backgrounds collaborating to deliver the highest quality of care.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
RN and APN License in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a National Certification in an APRN role.
Or the following:
Physician Assistant License in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a National Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
BLS issued through on organization that requires a hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex. American Heart Association or Red Cross)
Required Education and Experience
Required Education: Master’s degree in Nursing or Physician Assistant Sciences
Required Experience: At least two (2) years’ experience in a clinical, leadership, or education role as an APP
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
Preferred Education: MSN in Nursing Education
Preferred Experience: Five (5) years’ Experience in an acute care hospital setting in an educator role for APP’s with an active license in PA.
Additional Technical Requirements
Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint preferred.
Ability to work independently and take initiative when necessary
Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are required.
Teaching/presentation skills are required.
To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19. This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates.
CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons.
Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.
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