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Nursing Prof Dev Generalist

Req #:  163865
Facility:  BroMenn Medical Center
Department:  Nursing
City:  Bloomington and Normal
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, a 221-bed full-service, not-for-profit hospital located in Normal, is one of the most advanced acute care facilities in central Illinois. From its beautiful atrium lobby to its state-of-the-art tower for critical care and obstetrics patients, the medical center's services encompass a wide range of acute, outpatient, rehabilitative and preventative health care.

Advocate BroMenn/Normal IL

Nursing Professional Developement Generalist

Full Time

Days, with occasional nights or weekends required to meet education and training needs of the department


Position Requirements:

ED/Critical Care experience required with TNS certification.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Typically has 3 years of experience in frontline nursing.
Excellent written and oral communications including strong presentation/speaking skills
Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, planning and problem solving skills
Critical thinking and analytical skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the caregiver practices

Primary focus is at the site level and supporting system initiatives as needed. Develops, coordinates and implements the activities for new employee orientation, training programs, and continuing education for all nursing staff. Applies advanced knowledge of nursing in the delivery of evidenced based nursing and educational interventions along specialty or department lines. Designs, implements, and evaluates educational programs that reflect organizational vision and values, current healthcare trends in partnership with NPD Specialists. Utilizes the educational design process to bridge the knowledge, skills, and/or practice gaps identified through a needs assessment. Contributes to the professional development of others and supports life~long learning as individuals develop across practice settings.

Supports the orientation process by developing, coordinating, facilitating, conducting and evaluating orientation programs for nursing and other healthcare personnel.
Assist with competency management, which includes using tools that capture objective and subjective data regarding an individual's knowledge base and actual performance.
Designs educational activities to address practice gaps for identified target audiences in consultation with a NPD Specialist.
Utilizes best practice standards including adult learning principles in the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of educational activities in order to facilitate the achievement of desired outcomes (for learners).
Provides strategies to facilitate a continuous process of lifelong learning which may include role transition, role integration, skill acquisition, and mastery as learners advance from novice to expert in their professions and specialties.
Collaborates with system and operational leadership to meet the education needs of the site and nursing departments.
Adjusts materials and teaching strategies appropriate to the situation and the learner's developmental level, learning needs, readiness, ability to learn, language preference, and culture. Implementation reflects awareness of scope of practice of different employees and disciplines.Uses assistive aids/technologies as needed to meet learners' needs.
Evaluates and analyzes the impact of programming on learners, organizational resources, and patient outcomes and makes adjustments in consultation with an NPD Specialist as needed.
Establishes and implements appropriate evaluation tools and methodologies to identify needs or gaps in the knowledge, skills and competencies of nursing personnel to advance the practice of nursing in consultation with an NPD Specialist as needed.
Develops and supports education needs based on specialty or department in collaboarion with regional and system teams.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Bloomington IL
Nearest Secondary Market: Normal