Nursing Professional Development Specialist (NPD)

Sentara Healthcare Norfolk, VA

About the Job

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is seeking a Nursing Professional Development Specialist (NPD)

NPD will support 16 bed GICU and 16 bed IMC/Vent Unit

Provide ongoing education, day to day assistance in the ICU, MDR participation, work on Quality Projects, Best Practices, Research, in Charge of Quality Improvement Performance Team

The Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Specialist promotes professional development application of nursing clinical expertise in specified patient populations. Serves as an expert clinician, consistently serving as a clinical resource to staff. Recognized as a mentor; works to develop staff from beginner to expert status. Critically analyzes care delivered in identified service area against evidence based practice standards and seeks ways to improve outcomes. Accountable for defined aspects of staff development, continuing education and professional development of nursing staff. Leads, facilitates, and/or participates in interprofessional quality initiatives, implementing evidence based nursing practices, shared decision making, and other educational plans and activities.

Education Level
RN-Master's Level Degree

Required: Nursing - 3 years

Preferred: None, unless noted in the "Other" section below

Required: Basic Life Support, Registered Nurse

Preferred: None, unless noted in the "Other" section below


Preferred: None, unless noted in the "Other" section below

Doctoral Degree Preferred. Must be certified at time of hire in specialty area of department assigned or CNL or NPD Specialist Certification. Advanced Cardiac Life Support required for Intermediate Care and Critical care units. Nursing Professional Development certification must be obtained within 3 years of hire and must be maintained thereafter.