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Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Nursing Professional Practice Generalist, Oncology
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UMass Memorial Health Care | Worcester, MA
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Job Description

Requisition #: 182439

Title: Nursing Professional Practice Generalist, Service Line

Department: Nursing Education

Status: Exempt

Shift: Days

Hours: 40

Location: UMass Memorial Health Care - Memorial Campus

UMass Memorial Medical Center is the region's trusted academic medical center, and part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system. We are committed to improving the health of people in Central Massachusetts through excellence in care, comprehensive health services, teaching and research.

Position Summary:

Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the staff development and educational activities designed to meet the identified/anticipated learning needs for assigned cross-campus areas. Assures the quality of patient care delivered on assigned unit(s) through the assessment and development of the nursing staff. Participates in the development and implementation of educational programs for the entire Nursing Department.

Position Qualifications:



* Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or related healthcare field required.
* Currently holds an active RN license in the State of Massachusetts


* Master's Degree in Nursing or related healthcare field preferred.



* Must have at least 3 years of clinical nursing experience with at least 1 year experience in clinical preceptor and/or charge nurse role.
* Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation computer software.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Position requires frequent use of the computer, keyboard and printer; educational equipment such as teaching manikins, simulators, LCD projectors, etc.; and reading of printed materials.


* Experience in teaching highly desired.
* Process improvement experience preferred.

Major Responsibilities:

* Creates atmosphere conducive for learners to learn and to practice in accordance with Standards of Nursing Practice.
* Collaborates with nursing leadership and other members of the interprofessional team in defining nursing standards, practices, and educational needs of patient and nursing staff.
* Conducts an educational needs assessment for area(s) of responsibility on a regular basis.
* Facilitates the orientation of new nursing hires by maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning.
* Monitors the progress of the orientee's learning experience and completion of orientation objectives through regular meetings with the preceptor and orientee.
* Implements and evaluates in-service, and continuing education programs for staff in assigned areas.
* Develops competency level of nursing staff with patients and patient populations managed on assigned unit(s).
* Implements curricula, instructional strategies, tests, and evaluation tools, and maintains current educational supplies and equipment. Recommends changes to the curricula based on feedback and current clinical and/or educational evidence.
* Applies evidence-based educational methods and technologies that support development of nursing expertise.
* Assures that staff meets required competencies, both annual and unit based, for area of practice.
* Participates in the orientation process and competency development of staff.
* Collaborates on development plans for individual staff.
* Oversees orientation to the charge nurse and preceptor roles for nurses new to those functions.
* Serve as a facilitator for nursing shared leadership councils as requested.
* Coordinates student clinical experiences with faculty from schools of nursing and other disciplines that utilize our clinical site for education.
* Assists staff nurses to apply educational principles to patient education sessions.
* Serves as faculty for Department of Nursing programs. Participates in educational strategic planning efforts for the Department of Nursing.
* Establishes and maintains effective communication within areas of responsibility and with other departments.
* Maintains required data, records, and statistics for administrative, regulatory, and evaluation purposes for educational programs delivered.
* Keeps current on best practice standards of nursing practice and education. Identifies policies, standards, and practices not in compliance with current standards and recommends revisions needed through the nursing leadership and governance structures.
* Seeks opportunities for organizational improvement, consistently applying Lean thinking to departmental operations to enhance/improve service.
* Promotes a culture of safety within the organization. Follows or recommends revisions of established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.
* Maintains a current BLS instructor card.

Standard Staffing Level Responsibilities:

* Complies with established departmental policies, procedures and objectives.
* Attends variety of meetings, conferences, seminars as required or directed.
* Demonstrates use of Quality Improvement in daily operations.
* Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements.
* Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes in maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.
* Maintains, regular, reliable, and predictable attendance.
* Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.

All responsibilities are essential job functions.

About UMass Memorial Health Care

UMass Memorial Health Care is Massachusetts' second-largest not-for-profit health care delivery system, with 1,500 physicians and more than 12,000 employees. Its comprehensive network of care includes teaching hospitals, affiliated community hospitals, freestanding primary care practices, ambulatory outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, hospice programs, a rehabilitation group and mental health services. UMass Memorial Health Care is the independent, private clinical partner of the public University of Massachusetts Medical School.