Provides program planning/management, consultative and strategic planning services to senior executives and nursing executives in areas of nursing professional education, development, competencies and continuous learning in order to assess/evaluate, maintain, improve and develop professional nursing practices and align nursing education, professional development and professional practice with strategic organizational goals/objectives; manages the over-all design, implementation and evaluation/improvement of assigned professional nursing education/development programs in the California Region; dissemination of evidence base practice and manages best practice models that improve nursing and organizational performance.
- Develops short, intermediate and long-range education/development plans to support identified current and future needs for nursing resources and professional practice, as well as organizational/strategic goals and objectives.
- Manages and develops the strategic planning of professional nursing education, development and learning programs, standards, goal/objectives related to enhancing professional practice and meeting organizational/business needs.
- Plans, develops, implements and evaluates collaborative and innovative education/continuous learning strategies and programs for Regional nursing personnel and aligns education/professional development and continuous learning.
- Plans, develops, maintains, evaluates/improves existing professional education/ development/learning services and programs throughout the California Region.
- Assesses priority education/professional development needs identified by senior nursing and other executives, as well as external agencies, partners and authorities.
- Provides linkage between identified educational needs and current and planned programs offered by internal and external sources/partners.
- Provides consultative services and acts as an expert resource to external and internal professional partner/stakeholders in the areas of professional nursing education/ development program design, development, improvement and evaluation.
- Develops and maintains external contractual partnerships with private and public sector organizations, academic institutions/organizations and learning vendors in order to establish and maintain a flexible and competent nursing work force that can be utilized across a variety of roles, functions and patient-care settings.
- Coordinates curricula related to specialty programs and cross-training.
- Establishes and evaluates education/development and advanced degree/learning programs.
- Communicates to Regional leadership the goals, objectives and planned outcomes of professional nursing education program development.
- Represents Regional education/development programs to internal and external groups, governmental agencies/authorities and schools/universities.
- Minimum two (2) years of experience in the areas of complex curriculum design, development and evaluation, including the demonstrated ability to independently utilize skills/knowledge in statistical analysis, outcome measurement/educational program evaluation and qualitative and quantitative research.
- Minimum three (3) years of experience in nursing research, process improvement, clinical management or other closely related healthcare field.
- Master's degree in nursing, education or healthcare related field required.
License, Certification, Registration
- Current California RN License required.
- Demonstrated ability to utilize communication, consultation, facilitation, influencing, negotiation and interpersonal skills on an expert level with variety of management and other personnel, including external partners/groups.
- Ability to utilize multiple software programs, video conferencing, inter-active media and interactive distance learning/website and network materials/resources.
- Travel required approximately 35 percent of the time.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
- Background community/academic partnership experience is preferred.
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