Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Oncology & Infusion
Boston Medical Center
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 28098
Position: Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Department: Oncology & Infusion Center
Schedule: 40 Hours, Days
The role of the Nursing Professional Development Specialist for Oncology & Infusion Center encompasses employee orientation, development, coordination and implementation of a variety of education programs; assessment and maintenance of staff competency and involvement in quality improvement and research utilization to enhance patient care.
Graduate of an accredited baccalaureate nursing program required; Master's Degree in Nursing required. Professional certification required.
LICENSE & CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed to practice professional nursing as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts required. Basic Cardiac Life Support certification required; BCLS/ACLS instructor certification preferred.
Demonstrated expertise in clinical nursing practice and three to five years of progressively responsible clinical experience.
Previous teaching experience strongly preferred; demonstrated ability to apply principles of adult learning required.
Analytical ability to solve clinical nursing issues and conduct quality improvement / research utilization projects.
Advanced interpersonal and writing skills in order to develop and conduct educational programs, presentations, communicate with interdisciplinary team, and perform leadership responsibilities.
National certification in Staff Development strongly preferred.
Basic computer proficiency inclusive of ability to access and enter data from computerized information systems Organizational skills to set priorities and efficiently complete assigned work.
Ability to effectively supervise and evaluate the clinical competence of probationary employees.
Effective written and verbal communication skills appropriate to the patient and staff populations served.
Physical ability to meet the core job responsibilities in accordance with practice setting demands for the patient populations regularly served.
Multilingual skills (beyond that of English) appropriate to the patient populations served by the medical center preferred.
Ability to manage frequent stress due to critical patient issues, changing organizational climate, and personnel issues.
Clinical faculty experience required. Expertise in the care and management of the oncology patient and family. 5 years oncology experience is preferred.
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