Garnet Health

Nursing Professional Development Practitioner

Job Locations US-NY-Harris
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/13/2022 12:25 PM)
Physical Location
Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills
Campus : Location
# of Openings
Shift (1) : Shift Type
1 - Day
Shift (1) : If Other, Shift Slot


At Garnet Health, the Hudson Valley’s leading integrated health system, you’ll find the perfect balance of a satisfying career and a rewarding lifestyle. Our focus is on patient-centric care with a collective of visionary leaders and dedicated and caring professionals working as a team to deliver the best for the people we serve. If you’re interested in a health system that’s both growing and award-winning, serving a diverse community that provides the best of both city and rural life, we invite to make your career home with us as a Nursing Professional Development Practitioner on our Nursing Professional Development team at/in Garnet Health Medical Center- Catskill. 


The Nursing Professional Development Practitioner develops and uses tools, theories, skills and knowledge of NPD to improve the practice of staff.  The Scope and Standards of Nursing Professional Development Practice describe key roles and responsibilities for which the NPD Practitioner is accountable.  They include:

  • Learning facilitator. The NPD practitioner uses the educational design process to bridge the knowledge, skills, and/or practice gaps identified through needs assessment.
  • Change agent. The NPD practitioner actively works to transform processes at micro, meso-, and macro-system levels through inspiration, initiation, adoption, and sustainment of and adaptation to change using project management and improvement processes.
  • Mentor. The NPD practitioner advances the profession by contributing to the professional development of others and supporting life-long learning as individuals develop across practice, professional and educational settings.
  • Leader. The NPD Practitioner influences the interprofessional practice and learning environments, the NPD specialty, the profession of nursing, and healthcare.
  • Champion of scientific inquiry. The NPD practitioner promotes the generation and dissemination of new knowledge and the use of evidence to advance NPD practice, guide clinical practice, and improve patient care.
  • Advocate for NPD specialty. The NPD practitioner actively supports, promotes, and demonstrates nursing professional development as a nursing practice specialty.
  • Partner for practice transitions. The NPD practitioner supports the transition of nurses and other healthcare team members across learning and practice environments, roles, and professional stages.

Overall outputs of NPD practice are learning, change, professional role competence and growth, which ultimately lead to optimal patient care, population health, and protection of the public.


At Garnet Health, we are committed to supporting your career growth and professional potential. We are responsive, attentive and dedicated to the success and satisfaction of our team members. Here, you’ll find resources that will help you excel in your career, tuition reimbursement programs for your continued education, and comprehensive health, dental and retirement benefits designed to fit your individual and family needs. Our inclusive and diverse team culture encourages you to contribute your exceptional talents, skills and perspectives to the success of our system, one another, our communities and our patients.

Join the Garnet Health team and let your excellence shine.


Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in nursing required.  Master’s degree in nursing / education / or Post-Master’s certification in nursing education preferred.


Minimum Experience: 3 years’ experience in nursing professional development in either a hospital or academic setting, or demonstrated expertise in a clinically equivalent role.


Required Certification/Registration: Current New York State registered nurse license.  BLS/ACLS provider status required, BLS/ACLS instructor status required, or achieved within 1 year of date of hire.  PALS provider status for practitioners assigned to pediatric areas, i.e., Children’s ED, Pediatric Unit (5W), and ICU.  ANCC Nursing Professional Development (NPD) certification required, or achieved when ANCC eligibility criteria are met (4000 clinical practice hours).


Physical Requirements: Travel to multiple facilities is required.

Working Conditions:

  • Environmental Demands and Exposure to Hazards: Works in a clean, well- lighted, heated or ventilated facility.  No routine exposure to hazards.
  • Physical Demands: Demonstrates physical and functional ability to perform full anatomical range of motion to accomplish tasks. Evidence of visual and aural acuity and finger and hand dexterity to operate computer and office equipment. Can withstand long periods of sitting, standing and/or constant walking. Ability to lift 30 lbs.
  • Mental Demands: Ability to foster collaborative relationships, to work well under pressure, to organize and synthesize new information, and prioritize tasks. Possesses critical thinking, analytical skills and flexibility. Ability to multi-task. Required detailed attention to work in an environment where interruptions cannot be controlled. Demonstrates sensitivity to customer needs and expectations. May be subject to irregular hours including evenings or potentially weekends to participate in operational and community events as necessary. 


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