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Nursing Professional Development Practitioner - Center for Education, Simulation, and Innovation (CESI)

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Hartford Hospital


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Occasional weekends and evenings

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Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees 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 Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals New England. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center that provides cutting edge treatment to its patients. This is made possible by being home to the largest robotic surgery center in the Northeast and the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. When hospitals cannot provide the advanced care, expertise and new treatment options their patients require, they turn to us.

Job Summary:

The Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Practitioner is a Register Nurse with NPD practice judgement and expertise who influence professional role competence and growth of learners. The NPD practitioner

is responsible for supporting learners within the context and framework of the Nursing Professional Development, Scope and Standards practice as approved by the American Nurses Association.

This position works in collaboration with nursing leadership to foster and influence competency management, clinical nursing education, professional role development, policy standardization, collaborative partnerships, scientific inquiry, transition to practice and onboarding/orientation of new Hartford HealthCare colleagues.

The practitioner is an essential member of the nursing leadership team who promotes the alignment of regional NPD and practice excellence with the HHC system as a whole.


Job Responsibilities:

·        Learning Facilitator: Uses the educational design process and adult learning principles to bridge the knowledge, skills and/or practice gaps identified through learning needs assessment and evaluation of outcomes.


·        Collaborative Partner: Collaborates with members of the nursing leadership team to assess learning needs, develops programs, monitors clinical competency and supports action plans. Represents nursing in the development of inter-professional learning activities.


·        Role Development: Promotes professional nursing practice and quality patient care according to the ANA standards of practice. Endorses the theory-based approach through the continuum of practice from novice to expert. 


·        Mentor: Advances the profession of nursing and the NPD specialty by contributing to the professional development of others and supporting the ongoing professional learning as individuals develop across practice, professional and educational settings.


·        Competency Management: Utilizes tools to capture knowledge, skill, ability judgment and performance during the situational or dynamic phases of practice (i.e. initial and ongoing competencies).


·        Orientation: Develops, facilitates, conducts and evaluates programs during the onboarding phase and when changes in roles, responsibilities and practice occur.

·        Change Agent: Works to transform processes at micro, meso and/or macro system levels.  Uses change management strategies and theories to drive desired outcomes.

·        Champion of Scientific Inquiry Promotes a spirit of inquiry, the generation and dissemination of new knowledge and the use of evidence to advance NPD practice, guide clinical practice and improve the quality of care for the healthcare consumer/partner.



  • BSN required and enrolled in a Master’s program with degree completion within two years of hire date.
  • Minimum of 3 years of active clinical nursing experience.
  • At least 1 year of experience in an acute care environment.
  • Experience as a preceptor.
  • One year of relevant teaching experience preferred, nursing professional development and/or specialty area preferred.
  • Licensed Registered Nurse from the CT DPH obtained prior to hire date.
  • NPD or Clinical Specialty Certification within two years of hire hire/transfer
  • BLS required
  • NPD Specialty certification

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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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