Nursing Professional Practice Generalist, Critical Care
Company: UMASS Memorial Medical Center
Posted on: December 3, 2019
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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
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everyone, in their own unique way, plays an important part,
Requisition #: 194155
Title: Nursing Professional Practice Generalist, Critical Care
Department: Nursing Education
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus
Off-shift and weekends may be required
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.
Minimum of 3-5 years critical care experience
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or related healthcare field
- Currently holds an active RN license in the State of
- Master's Degree in Nursing or related healthcare field
- Must have at least 3 years of clinical nursing experience with
at least 1 year experience in clinical preceptor and/or charge
- Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation
- 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
- Experience in teaching highly desired.
- Process improvement experience preferred.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Attends variety of meetings, conferences, seminars as required
- Demonstrates use of Quality Improvement in daily
- Complies with all health and safety regulations and
- 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
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
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