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.
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.
FacilityWellStar West Georgia Medical Center
|Location:||United States Georgia LaGrange|
|Salary:||Highly Competitive USD per year|
Healthcare and Medical
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