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Nursing Professional Development Generalist - Riley Maternity Tower

Riley Hospital
Date Posted
16 September, 2022
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Nursing Professional Development Generalist - Riley Maternity Tower

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Riley Children's Health is Indiana’s largest and most skilled pediatric system, with over 50 locations across the state. As one of the nation’s leading healthcare networks specifically for children, our multidisciplinary team of pediatric primary care and specialists can deliver and coordinate healthcare for every child because we have expertise in all areas of pediatric health. We have the only pediatric research hospital in the state and are ranked among the top hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. Through enduring collaborations with the Indiana University School of MedicineIndiana University School of Nursing and Indiana University School of Health and Human Sciences, Riley Children's Health is one of the top 10 sites in the United States for pediatric health research, drawing millions of dollars in biomedical research investments each year.

We also advance healthcare for children with a significant ongoing commitment to recruiting and training the next generation of pediatric physicians, scientists and healthcare providers. We are looking for new team members that are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. If you looking to grow in your career, driven by compassion and excellence, and feel a connection to this purposeful work, apply today!

The Nursing Professional Development Generalist (NPD) role is multifaceted and includes functioning as a Learning Facilitator, Change Agent, Mentor, Leader, Champion for Inquiry, Advocate for the NPD Specialty, and Partner for Practice Transitions.

Orientation & Onboarding - The NPD role plays a vital role in decreasing turnover, supporting orientees, and developing coaches as informal leaders.

Education - The NPD is trained to apply evidence-based concepts such as adult learning methods and brain-based learning techniques to educate new and experienced staff members.

Role Development - The NPD serves as a mentor by offering their expertise and resources to support team members' professional development. The NPD also leads by example by aligning their work with the vision and values of the organization.

Competency Management - The NPD creates sustainable programs by only requiring staff to complete meaningful and valuable competencies.

Inquiry - The NPD guides staff through the process of completing EBP projects, submitting abstracts, presenting at conferences, and publishing manuscripts.

Collaborative Relationships - The NPD builds and maintains mutually beneficial relationships with various disciplines that share common goals.

The Nursing Professional Development Generalist promotes and advocates for professional staff development programs and curricula that support the needs of the clinical learner and the organization, beginning with newly hired clinical employee and continuing on through the expert clinician. Models the application of evidence based practice in the scholarship of teaching and learning; providing direction and support through strategic planning to meet the employee's educational needs identified through structural needs assessments, regulatory agency requirements, quality outcomes data and leadership direction. Serves as a role model and expert for clinical educators and advocates for their continued growth and professional development. 

  • Bachelors Degree of Nursing (BSN) required.
  • Requires current state of Indiana license as Registered Nurse.
  • Requires that the RN has graduated from a nationally accredited nursing program.
  • 2 years of experience as a clinical nurse preferred.
  • Labor/delivery, ICU, or Mother/Baby experience preferred
  • Requires Basic Life Support certification through the AHA.
  • Other advanced Life Support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.
  • Must have the ability and willingness to travel as needed to meet the system educational needs. 
  • Must have the ability to display knowledge and utilization of principles of adult learning.



Safeguarding our patients and each other is an important part of how we deliver the best care possible to the communities we serve. As a condition of employment, IU Health requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. New hires will also be provided the option to submit proof of previous vaccination.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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