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Nursing Professional Practice Generalist, Critical Care

Company: UMASS Memorial Medical Center
Location: Worcester
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Job Description:

At UMass Memorial Health Care, Everyone is a Caregiver regardless of title. Exceptional patient care, academic excellence and leading-edge research make UMass Memorial the premier health care system of Central and Western Massachusetts, and a place where we can help you build the career you deserve. We are more than 14,000 employees, working together as one health care system. And everyone, in their own unique way, plays an important part, everyday.

Requisition #: 194155

Title: Nursing Professional Practice Generalist, Critical Care

Department: Nursing Education

Status: Exempt

Shift: Days

Hours: 40

Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus

Off-shift and weekends may be required

Position Summary:

Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the staff development and educational activities designed to meet the identified/anticipated learning needs for assigned cross-campus areas. Assures the quality of patient care delivered on assigned unit(s) through the assessment and development of the nursing staff. Participates in the development and implementation of educational programs for the entire Nursing Department.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum of 3-5 years critical care experience



  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or related healthcare field required.
  • Currently holds an active RN license in the State of Massachusetts


    • Master's Degree in Nursing or related healthcare field preferred.



      • Must have at least 3 years of clinical nursing experience with at least 1 year experience in clinical preceptor and/or charge nurse role.
      • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation computer software.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
      • Position requires frequent use of the computer, keyboard and printer; educational equipment such as teaching manikins, simulators, LCD projectors, etc.; and reading of printed materials.


        • Experience in teaching highly desired.
        • Process improvement experience preferred.

          Major Responsibilities:

          • Creates atmosphere conducive for learners to learn and to practice in accordance with Standards of Nursing Practice.
          • Collaborates with nursing leadership and other members of the interprofessional team in defining nursing standards, practices, and educational needs of patient and nursing staff.
          • Conducts an educational needs assessment for area(s) of responsibility on a regular basis.
          • Facilitates the orientation of new nursing hires by maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning.
          • Monitors the progress of the orientee's learning experience and completion of orientation objectives through regular meetings with the preceptor and orientee.
          • Implements and evaluates in-service, and continuing education programs for staff in assigned areas.
          • Develops competency level of nursing staff with patients and patient populations managed on assigned unit(s).
          • Implements curricula, instructional strategies, tests, and evaluation tools, and maintains current educational supplies and equipment. Recommends changes to the curricula based on feedback and current clinical and/or educational evidence.
          • Applies evidence-based educational methods and technologies that support development of nursing expertise.
          • Assures that staff meets required competencies, both annual and unit based, for area of practice.
          • Participates in the orientation process and competency development of staff.
          • Collaborates on development plans for individual staff.
          • Oversees orientation to the charge nurse and preceptor roles for nurses new to those functions.
          • Serve as a facilitator for nursing shared leadership councils as requested.
          • Coordinates student clinical experiences with faculty from schools of nursing and other disciplines that utilize our clinical site for education.
          • Assists staff nurses to apply educational principles to patient education sessions.
          • Serves as faculty for Department of Nursing programs. Participates in educational strategic planning efforts for the Department of Nursing.
          • Establishes and maintains effective communication within areas of responsibility and with other departments.
          • Maintains required data, records, and statistics for administrative, regulatory, and evaluation purposes for educational programs delivered.
          • Keeps current on best practice standards of nursing practice and education. Identifies policies, standards, and practices not in compliance with current standards and recommends revisions needed through the nursing leadership and governance structures.

            21. Seeks opportunities for organizational improvement, consistently applying Lean thinking to departmental operations to enhance/improve service.

            • Promotes a culture of safety within the organization. Follows or recommends revisions of established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.
            • Maintains a current BLS instructor card.

              Standard Staffing Level Responsibilities:

              • Complies with established departmental policies, procedures and objectives.
              • Attends variety of meetings, conferences, seminars as required or directed.
              • Demonstrates use of Quality Improvement in daily operations.
              • Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements.
              • Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes in maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

                • Maintains, regular, reliable, and predictable attendance.

                  • Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.

                    All responsibilities are essential job functions.

                    We're striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass Memorial - for our patients and for each other. We're expecting that our new caregivers practice our six Standards of Respect: Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player, and Be Kind, to help us make respect a part of how we take care of business everyday.

Keywords: UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Worcester , Nursing Professional Practice Generalist, Critical Care, Healthcare , Worcester, Massachusetts

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