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Nursing Professional Development Practitioner - Part-Time

Bedford Hospital
Date Posted
30 November, 2023
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Part Time
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Nursing Professional Development Practitioner - Part-Time

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Job Description


IU Health has an outstanding opportunity available for a Nursing Professional Development Generalist to join our team in our Education Department at Bedford Hospital! This position will be a part-time day shift role.

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.

As part of an award-winning hospital system, our part-time and full-time roles include:

  • Competitive pay
  • Development opportunities & tuition reimbursement
  • Matching 401K
  • Health insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid Medical Leave

The Practitioner-Nursing Professional Development (NPD) utilizes NPD practice judgment and expertise to improve and influence professional role competence and growth of learners in a variety of settings with a desired outcome to support the IU Health Way. Six primary responsibilities of this role include onboarding/orientation, competency management, education, role development, collaborative partnerships, and inquiry. This role often functions in these responsibilities at a unit or facility level partnering with leaders and other stakeholders to achieve strategic goals and initiatives. 

  • Bachelors Degree of Nursing (BSN) required.
  • Requires an active Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state of Indiana or an active Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) RN license.
  • 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.
  • Requires that the RN has graduated from a nationally accredited nursing program.
  • Two years experience preferred.
  • 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.


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 nearly 40,000 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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