Nurse Residency Prof Dev & Retention Spec

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At WellStar, we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the most integrated healthcare provider in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.


The Nurse Residency Program (NRP) Nurse Residency Professional Development & Retention Specialist uses

personal expertise, additional subject experts from within the system, and when appropriate and feasible external

presenters to meet the educational needs of team members across WellStar Health Systems. The specialist

serves as a resource person and role model for New Grad Nurses and creates a direct connection between

individual facility and system educational efforts. He/she promotes evidenced based practice in the integration of

Patient-Centered Care practices and guiding principles and promotes the vision, values and philosophy of

WellStar Health Systems. This individual seeks to influence the professional role, competence and l growth of

nurses in a variety of settings; supports lifelong learning of nurses and fosters an appropriate climate for the adult

learning process. Assumes leadership role; provides guidance and knowledge to facilitate professional growth in

others; advances nursing profession and Nurse Residency Program (NRP).

Develop and implement programs and services. Evaluate strategies to assure attainment of operational and

strategic goals in collaboration with nursing leadership and key stakeholders. Collects and assembles required

data for residency related projects and maintain all records necessary to verify successful completion of residency

program.. Establish relationships with new grad nurses, preceptor, unit leadership, and academic partners to

gather and analyze system needs. Assess available resources and enact optimal solutions upon consultation and

collaboration with key stakeholders. Provides additional support to Unit Based Leadership, Preceptors, New Grad

Residents, and department committees as assigned.

The Nurse Residency Professional Development & Retention Specialist naturally acts as a transition to practice

manager formally or informally by providing an essential stabilizing presence and beneficial interventions for the

nurse resident to help bridge the expectation-reality gap. Within scope, he/she demonstrates the qualities

inherent to nurse residency leadership, such as, educator, administrator, scholar, and evaluator. The learning

environment may be the physical classroom, bedside, and simulation laboratory settings as well as the

independent self-directed learning and virtual environments.

The ideal candidate has knowledge and understanding of the ANCC scope and standards of the New Graduate

Residency Program and the professional development educator/specialist ,including knowledge of laws, rules and

regulations; standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and department/unit standards,

protocols, policies and procedures governing the provision of nursing care applicable to the area of assignment,

team dynamics/building and strong interpersonal, written and communication skills.


Required Minimum Education: Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing

Required Minimum Certification : Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Georgia


Required Minimum Experience: 2 or more years as a Registered Nurse, previous training and/or precepting

experience preferred. Coordination/facilitation of multiple and varied activities. Ability to work with diverse groups

and multidisciplinary health professionals at all levels. Literate in various computer application skills.

Required Skills:

Ability to proficiently read, write and speak the English language. Ability to provide professional written and verbal

communication, group facilitation, educational planning and presentation. Ability to provide and receive

constructive feedback that promotes learning. Must be self-motivated and self-directed with strong customer

service, problem solving, interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skill

Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. The WellStar culture of caring has also been nationally recognized three years in a row by Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today.

WellStar is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any status which is protected by local, state or federal law.

DepartmentNursing Administration

FacilityWellStar West Georgia Medical Center

CategoryNursing: Non-Bedside




14 September 2019
Location: United States Georgia LaGrange
Salary: Highly Competitive USD per year
Healthcare and Medical
Nurse Management
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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