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RN Nursing Professional Development Practitioner (Full-Time/Evening Shift)


The NPD Practitioner provides comprehensive professional development services, consultation, and continuing education for appropriate personnel.

Job Description

LOCATION: Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA

HOURS: Full-time 1.0 FTE (40 hours/week); primarily Monday-Friday; primarily 8-hour shifts 3pm-11pm; occasional weekend & night shift hours to cover NPD needs; flexibility a must!

Essential Functions: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Drives outcomes through the development, implementation and evaluation of educational programs that address opportunities for improvement in knowledge, skill, or practice.
  • Supports transition to practice at all levels including maintaining accredited Nurse Residency Program.
  • Provides instruction in clinical settings/work area through teaching, mentoring, coaching and advising.
  • Develops and delivers curriculum using knowledge of adult learning theories to enhance the experience of the participant.
  • Collaborate with other education and organization staff to provide seamless educational services including formal courses, consultation, orientation, and individual coaching.
  • Meets with key representatives from the department on an as-needed basis to assess effectiveness of educational initiatives.
  • Solicits feedback regarding effectiveness of learning experience and behavioral outcomes after the learning experience. Evaluates feedback and adjusts content and /or adapts presentation style of class as appropriate.
  • Oversees delivery of a comprehensive orientation program to onboard newly hired staff within the nursing department at unit and department levels.
  • Supports new hires to enhance recruitment and retention.
  • Seeks the customer’s input and needs by staying aware of and knowledgeable about technical and organizational changes.
  • Serves as a resource to various departments, groups, individuals, and entities within the organization.
  • Contributes to systematic quality and safety initiatives based on precise problem identification, gap analysis, and/or process evaluation.
  • Conducts unit and departmental learning needs assessments and develops educational opportunities to meet stakeholder needs and associated outcomes.
  • Understands and collaborates on key departmental outcomes associated with consultation, education, coaching, and other significant activities.
  • Has baseline understanding and competence in the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based practices.
  • Champions scientific inquiry by supporting nurses in designing, implementing, and evaluating practice change by utilizing research and evidence-based practice.
  • Develops appropriate communication methods inside and outside the department to address issues, provide follow-up, negotiate, and evaluate organizational issues.
  • Identifies opportunities for personal professional development and shares knowledge with peers and colleagues.
  • Remains current with trends in areas of responsibility and overall Nursing Professional Development best practices as outlined by the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD).
  • Assists in development and management of nursing department competencies.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or higher level nursing degree is required. Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree preferred OR required within 2.5 years of hire date.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse, issued by the PA State Board of Nursing.
  • Three (3) years of clinical or educational healthcare experience (in relevant specialty).
  • Two (2) years of application toward adult learning in an informal setting.


  • Master of Science degree in related field.
  • Two (2) years of formal classroom teaching.
  • Two (2) years developing educational activities.
  • Certification in Nursing Professional Development (NPD-BC)
  • Certification in relevant clinical unit(s) specialty.

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.



Benefits At A Glance:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes


PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


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Full Time Posted on 09/09/2023