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Senior Director of Nursing Education & Professional Development

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Hartford HealthCare Corp.


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
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Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 

Hartford HealthCare (HHC), with a total operating revenue of $5B, leverages its unified culture to enhance access, affordability, equity and expertise. Its care-delivery system, with more than 400 locations serving 185 towns and cities, includes two tertiary-level teaching hospitals, an acute-care community teaching hospital, an acute-care hospital and trauma center, three community hospitals, the state’s most extensive behavioral health network, a large multispecialty physician group, a clinical care organization, a regional home care system, Connecticut’s largest array of senior care services, and a comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation network. On average, Hartford HealthCare touches more than 17,000 lives every single day. The unique, system-wide Institute Model offers a unified high standard of care in crucial specialties at hospital and ambulatory sites across Connecticut. The Institutes include Cancer, Heart and Vascular, Ayer Neuroscience, Orthopedics and Tallwood Urology.

Position Summary:

The Senior Director of Nursing Education & Professional Development will direct and innovate system programs to promote and strengthen the team members’ transitions to practice and professional development across the entire care continuum. Using evidence-based practices, the Senior Director will analyze, implement, and evaluate clinical learning initiatives to include orientation, onboarding, new graduate residency and regulatory requirements and will promote professional competence and growth of team members and resources across the system in close partnership with site leadership and in collaboration with the interprofessional teams as needed.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Directs the development, coordination, and evaluation of education and professional development activities for team members across the entire care continuum in alignment with the system nursing strategic plan
  • Advances the clinical profession by contributing to the professional development of others and supporting lifelong learning. Uses critical thinking and analytical skills, including the integration of the best available into practice and generating new knowledge through scientific inquiry and research
  • Analyzes system issues, trends, and supporting data to understand needs and validate gaps and determine the specific knowledge, skills, or opportunity in each situation
  • Advises, consults, and influences the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of material, learning environments, and teaching strategies appropriate to the situation, learners’ development level, learning needs, readiness, ability to learn, and culture
  • Directs and supports the coordination, development, and system standardization of transition to practice, professional development, and clinical education initiatives
  • Develops and implements innovative approaches to ensure role competence for nursing team members at all levels and care settings


  • Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree is required. One degree must be in nursing
  • Three plus years of progressive leadership is required
  • Five plus years of Nursing Practice and/or Nursing Professional Development experience is required
  • Current license in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut or the ability to obtain
  • Knowledgeable in principles of adult learning theory and capable of creative planning, coordinating, and overseeing education and orientation programs through in-person and on-line methods to maximize learning application of that learning
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong interpersonal and communications skills, effective critical thinking, and the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to lead through influence and boundary span. Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent presentation and group facilitation skills
  • Ability to manage large system projects, including LEAN, A3, and Six Sigma concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and resilient with changing environments and priorities

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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