McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond. Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. McLean's multidisciplinary programs treat a broad range of psychiatric illnesses across the full continuum of care.
The Nursing Professional Development Specialist is an APN responsible for developing and providing evidenced based educational programs. Responsibilities include development and teaching orientation programs, providing in-service educational programs and continuing education programs. Supports nursing staff interested in conducting clinical research and participation in professional development activities. Interest/aptitude in informatics is essential.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities Include:
- Utilizing evidenced based practices and research, participates in the orientation program for new Nursing Staff employees
- Utilizing evidenced based practices and research, participates in the planning, provision, and evaluation of in-service educational programs
- Utilizing evidenced based practices and research participates in the planning, provision, and evaluation of unit-based educational activities for nursing staff which enhance role expectations and professional growth.
- Participates in the continuing education provider approval program
- Participates in nursing student placements
- Contributes to development and implementation of nursing department manuals with responsibility specifically for the policy book
- Participates in the development of the Nursing Network
- Contributes to effective interpersonal and community relations to ensure the quality of patient care and to promote a positive image of McLean Hospital
- Maintains commitment to professional growth and competency through ongoing activities that promote professional role development
All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.
Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing required. MSN in psychiatric nursing or nursing education required, DNP preferred.
Experience: 5 years of progressively responsible psychiatric nursing experience required. Previous experience as educator preferred
License: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
Ability to utilize the nursing process and work collaboratively
Previous experience working with nursing informatics or information systems preferred.
All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical and administrative purposes.
Required to complete electronic medical records training and demonstrate 80% accuracy on competency test within 30 days of hire.
It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy including, but not limited to, lactation or the need to express breast milk for a nursing child, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation.
MCL McLean Hospital Main Campus
115 Mill Street