Nursing Professional Development Specialist

Position: Nursing Professional Development Specialist

Job ID: 159201

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Nursing Professional Development Specialist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will manage interdisciplinary clinical learning and performance improvement initiatives and improve clinical performance.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Designs/improves a framework for the cost-effective management of the ten key departmental processes. Continually improves performance relative to the key processes
  • Develops and updates at least annually a business plan for assigned key processes, as measured by written business plans. Updates of plans continually raise the performance bar for educators and staff
  • Conducts a performance effectiveness assessment to identify gaps between desired and actual performance as measured by completed assessments
  • Plans, designs, develops and markets learning interventions that facilitate application of learning in the workplace as measured by documents developed participant feedback and peer and supervisor observation.
  • Provides classroom learning facilitation that provides for the application of key learning concepts into practice, as measured by participant feedback and peer and supervisor observation
  • Evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of learning interventions (levels 1, 2, 3, and 4) and compiles and reports findings along with appropriate next steps, as measured by participant feedback, manager feedback, cost worksheets, peer and supervisor observation and performance outcomes
  • Precepts centralized educators and facilitates a timely, effective orientation as measured by performance of educators and orientation paperwork
  • Participate in development of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) guidelines, policies and procedures, and standards or practice models with integration of EBP
  • Participates as a nurse planner


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

  • Master’s degree in clinical or educational focus required
  • RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing or Nursing Licensure Compact required
  • 3 years’ experience as an educator with responsibility for multiple units or departments required

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