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Professional Development Specialist RN- Oncology

Location: Norwalk, Connecticut US


Requisition Number: 12505-1

Position Title:

External Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.


The Professional Development Practice Specialist is the clinical expert in evidence-based nursing practice in the specific clinical area assigned. The Professional Development Practice Specialist will work under the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development roles established by the American Nurse’s Credentialing Center (ANCC) to include: Educator, Consultant, Researcher, Facilitator, Change Agent, and Leader. The PDS will also exemplify the eight nursing characteristics identified in the AACN Synergy Model (Clinical Judgment, Facilitation of Learning, and Response to Diversity, Clinical Inquiry, Systems Thinking, Collaboration, Advocacy, and Caring Practices.

Population Served for this role will be the clinical nurses who specialize in a certain skill set that requires advanced training.



1.Determines nursing practice and system interventions that will promote patient, family, and community safety within the special clinical area.

2.Uses effective strategies for changing clinician and interdisciplinary team behavior to encourage adoption of evidence-based practices and innovations in care delivery.

3.Oversees specialty department and division competency assessment processes aligning them on a system level.

4.Identifies and prioritizes emerging needs in collaboration with PD and nursing leadership through assessment and evaluation of current system processes.

5.Facilitates research and quality projects and integrates the research findings into the advancement of the clinical practice of the nurse.

6.Participates in processes that may be necessary in changes in organizational structure or goals, accreditation criteria, legal mandates, or advances in diagnosis, treatment and patient outcomes.

7.Cultivates a climate of clinical inquiry across spheres of influence for nursing and nursing partners. Evaluates the need for improvement or redesign of the care delivery process to improve safety, efficiency, reliability, and quality.

8.Provides educational consultation on the specialty unit and organizational level through participation in committees, councils, and administrative teams. This includes but is not limited to systematic evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of clinical practice, use of theoretical frameworks strategies and methodologies to promote behavior change, promotion of positive learning and practice environments, facilitation of skills, assessment of knowledge verses performance gaps.

9.Uses knowledge of legal and ethical issues relevant to the special nursing practice.

10.Proficient in EMR documentation systems to including consultation of build, analyzing documentation standards, re-design of documentation requirements, and assessment of documentation skills of the clinical nurse.

11.Writes policies on nursing practice in collaboration with nursing leadership and physician partners that focus on the standards as set forth by the nursing specialty organization.

12.Develops plans of corrective action, in collaboration with leadership, for clinical staff that do not adhere to the tenants of the specialized nursing practice as determined in organizational policy

13.Maintain and Model Nuvance Health Values. Demonstrates regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

14.Performs other duties as required.

Location: Norwalk-34 Maple St

Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 40.00

FTE: 1.000000

Work Schedule: Day 8

Work Shift: 8a-4:30p

Org Unit: 381

Department: Nursing Education


Exempt: Yes


Grade: L1

Working conditions:
* Significant manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
* Medium to Heavy effort. May exert up to 35 lbs. force
* Some exposure to dirt, odors, noise, human waste, etc.
* Some occupational risk


EOE, including disability/vets.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

City: Norwalk

State: Connecticut

Community / Marketing Title: Professional Development Specialist RN- Oncology

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

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Location_formattedLocationLong: Norwalk, Connecticut US

Job Number: 41001