Sep 17, 2020

Professional Development Specialist

  • Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Seattle, WA, USA

Job Description


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Professional Development Specialist (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in the Clinical Education Department at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Professional Development Specialist will provide service groups with educational support to clinical staff and will be focused on staff clinical development and expertise. The Professional Development Specialist will work intimately with the service group director and Clinical Nurse Specialist to plan for the development of excellence in care. This position will emphasize the use of educational theory and expertise to foster clinical growth to increase the competency of staff and ensure safe and positive patient outcomes.

In this position you will:

  • Use multiple resources to assess the learning needs of staff and assist them in developing a personal professional growth plan
  • Plan and execute educational activities to meet the educational needs of staff and provide individualized and group activities to support growth in clinical expertise
  • Use appropriate tools to measure the adequacy of learning and absorption/application of information and remediate as necessary
  • Act as a consultant for individuals and groups regarding methods of educational delivery, curriculum development, and evaluation strategies


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing
  • Current active Washington State Registered Nurse license
  • Valid Washington State driver's license and insurable driving record
  • Three years experience in nursing leadership including clinical experience in associated service line area.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Emphasis on education with current clinical competence in service group.

About Swedish Shared Services

Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. Our expanding network of facilities currently includes three hospital locations in Seattle, a hospital in Edmonds and the new Swedish Issaquah campus. It also consists of Swedish Medical Group’s network of primary care clinics, and affiliations with suburban hospitals and specialty clinics throughout Greater Seattle.

Each campus has a local operations leadership team, supported by centrally located and led corporate services, such as Human Resources, Financial and Information Services.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details

Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Nursing - Other

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: Cherry Hill James Tower (WA197) 550 17th Ave Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 263576