Tallahassee, Florida


SHIFT: Work From Home

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, comprising 187 hospitals and approximately 2,000 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 21 states and the United Kingdom. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one that demonstrated that full-term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another that identified a clinical protocol that can reduce bloodstream infections in ICU patients by 44 percent. HCA Healthcare is a learning health system that uses its more than 31 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives. 


HCA affiliated facilities in the North Florida Division are a part of a quality healthcare network in North Florida with 15 affiliated hospitals, 5 surgery centers, and two consolidated service centers. Together, the network has over 3,100 beds, employs more than 14,000 individuals, and has over 4,200 physicians on staff.


The Division Clinical Professional Development Educator enhances division-wide professional practice and the provision of quality patient care providing evidence-based, quality educational programs and activities within a specialty. The Division Clinical Professional Development Educator will use deep subject matter expertise to develop programs and activities that promote professional competency for nursing, inter-professional, and non-licensed clinical staff in the specialty setting.

  • Participates in the development, coordination, managing, facilitating, conducting, and evaluating for on-boarding and orientation programs for nursing and other healthcare personnel within the specialty.
  • Provides and assist with orientation/onboarding programs to promote employee retention through the division
  • Conducts orientation in a manner that facilitates a positive learning environment. Incorporates organizational values/culture in the orientation process
  • Promotes cost effectiveness through implementation of efficient orientation/onboarding practices
  • Serves as a role model for organizational and personal commitment to new employee success
  • Collaborates with the Education Coordinator the logistics of orientation to keep all stakeholders informed
  • Collaborates with the Market Director, Clinical Professional Development (MCPD) and facility Clinical Professional Development Educator (CPDE) to adjust the program based on evaluation results

Competency Management

  • Leads the development, coordination, and management of facilitating, conducting, and evaluating competency within the specialty
  • Comprehends and interprets competencies to staff. Serves as a role model for competent practice.
  • Identifies learning needs of the specialty staff either through on-site review or metrics
  • Assesses practice gaps comparing competencies to actual practice and provides direction to reduce the gaps to practice. Plans educational content with learner engagement
  • Collaborates with the CPDEs, MCPD and Director, Clinical Programs to review outcomes data to evaluate and refine competency management activities for the identified specialty throughout the division.
  • Identifies appropriate resources for problem solving
  • Designs and identifies educational activities to address practice gaps for identified target audiences, including licensed and non-licensed healthcare personnel, in alignment with HCA and division clinical education request and development processes.
  • Develops activities to achieve specific outcomes related to identified deficits or opportunities for improvement in knowledge, skill and practice.  Plans educational content delivery that encourages learner engagement.
  • Collaborates with clinical education team members to evaluate and adjust educational programs based on evaluations and feedback.
  • Plans educational content delivery with learner engagement
  • Collaborates with the clinical education team members which may include the Director, Clinical Programs and Market Director, Clinical Professional Development and/or Clinical Professional Development Educator to evaluate and adjust educational programs based on evaluations and feedback
  • Utilizes the educational process to improve professional practice and promote safe, quality, compassionate patient care.
  • Incorporates organizational values/culture in educational programs, ensuring alignment with organization’s policies/procedures and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of adult educational theory and the ability to apply evaluation methodologies, (i.e., Kirkpatrick) into courses and curriculum to refine clinical programs.
  • Supports new ideas and innovation in educational design
  • Identifies resources for problem solving. Provides staff with resources and education to implement changes

Research Evidence-based Practice (EBP)/Quality Improvement (QI)

  • Promotes and integrates the EBP in order to continuously improve practice.  Conducts, encourages, facilitates, and/or participates in research, EBP, and QI in patient care settings.
  • Supports research activities that align with the organizational strategic plan. Disseminates research findings through educational programs, courses, and other activities.
  • Works with others to identify problems and solutions and collaboratively design and implement the change strategy. Exhibits creativity and flexibility through times of change.
  • Embraces meaningful change and fosters acceptance, adoption and action toward change in others.
  • Creates a supportive environment for nursing research, scientific inquiry, quality improvement and evidenced-base practice
  • Maintains and sustains practice changes using principles of implementation science.

Collaborative Partnerships

  • Shares experience in planning and decision making to achieve the desired results. Communicates professionally using appropriate methods.
  • Collaborates with inter-professional teams as assigned. Identifies opportunities for collaboration, and initiates collaborative efforts.
  • Collaborates with the Director, Clinical Programs, MDCPD and/or facility CPDE to review outcomes data to evaluate and refine educational activities.
  • Demonstrates the ability to utilize evidence-based simulation models to design, implement, evaluate, and standardize educational programs for staff in the use of clinical simulation, debriefing and assessment.
  • Considers and communicates impact of activities on other departments/professions/community
  • Contributes to organizational initiatives/strategic planning as appropriate

Professional Role Development

  • Identifies and develops strategies to facilitate a continuous process of maturation through lifelong learning.
  • Utilizes novice-to-expert continuum when developing staff. Identifies and provides opportunities for skill enhancement and mastery.
  • Assists staff to identify areas for individual growth in current role. Promotes the achievement of specialty certifications.
  • Provides expertise in identifying professional development needs of individual staff. Directs staff to career advancement resources.
  • Participates in lifelong learning to promote continuing personal development.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and ability to apply evaluation methodologies, (i.e., Kirkpatrick) into courses and curriculum to refine clinical programs.
  • Contributes insights and feedback for succession planning 
  • Monitors the practices or operations with reference to laws, regulations, guidelines, or industry practices to assess compliance, risk, or exposure while communicating key performance indicators for clinical education service line within their division.
  • Ensures that the work of the clinical education team develops educational content to meets the accreditation standards of the Joint Commission, Medicare, Medicaid and similar organizations from an educational perspective.
  • Assumes accountability for delivery of clinical education services and practices that create a patient-centered organization, driven by customer feedback and data. 
  • Ensures efficient and effective delivery of quality clinical education content and programs to drive improved clinical metrics.
  • Contributes and works collaboratively with division and facility education team to support hospital wide improvement in meeting core measures, patient safety, and service excellence goals through clinical education.
  • Participates in providing simulation models in the simulation lab.
  • Provides assistance to HCA Command Center for any/all disasters or emergency situations.
  • Assumes a variable work schedule to fully meet the educational needs of the clinicians.
  • Fosters a Service Excellence culture.
  • Identifies opportunities to support improvement in internal or external customer satisfaction and/or patient experience.
  • Inspires pride in HCA and organizational outcomes by developing a superior clinical identity and culture-of-excellence which inspires higher expectations for care in the physicians, nurses and other clinicians than externally imposed standards.
  • Assumes accountability for promoting consistent, positive patient interactions that advance the agenda of unparalleled patient service.
  • Establishes a culture of accountability for effectively managing expenses and delivering cost-effective healthcare in the communities we serve.
  • Participates in strategic planning and business development within the clinical education area of responsibility that may include technology advances and other opportunities to drive differentiation support the growth agenda.
  • Represents the organization positively within the community; participates in company supported community/patient events and in-services.
  • Supports external relationships which advances the organization's position within the community to improve the health of communities served.
  • Stays abreast of regulatory changes, emerging technology, and advancements in healthcare delivery.
  • Stays abreast of external factors and opportunities impacting healthcare; to include political, legislative and regulatory changes, emerging technologies, and advancements in healthcare delivery.  Understands the competitive landscape.  Supports the organization to be positioned strategically to respond to these changing healthcare dynamics and market environments. 
  • Participates with the division education team to contribute to the development of long and short range operational and capital budgets aligned to business objectives
  • Provides requested data to assist in completing monthly operations; provides information on variances to the Director, Clinical Professional Development and/or Vice President, Clinical Education for action plans to address gaps
  • Understands impact on department performance in accordance with established budget. Including the utilization of staffing, supplies, equipment.
  • Participates in the annual budget process providing input into expense forecasts, staffing, supply and equipment needs.
  • Identifies cost reduction opportunities and implements actions to achieve savings.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Practices and adheres to the “Code of Conduct” and “Mission and Value Statement”

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing is Required;  Master’s Degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Education or other clinical field Preferred      
  • 3+ years of experience in clinical education Required
  • 3+ years’ experience in nursing specialty in an acute care setting Required

Licenses, Certifications, & Training:

  • Currently licensed as a registered nurse or health professional in the state(s) of practice and/or has an active compact license, in accordance with law and regulation Required
  • Certification as NPD Practitioner highly Preferred       
  • Specialty certification as recognized by the American Nurse Credentialing Center Required
  • Basic Life Saving (BLS) Required   

You are worth more than a paycheck. Our Benefits Raise the Bar:

  • 401k (100% annual match – 3%-9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • Medical Plan Options, Dental & Vision
  • And much more!

Equal Opportunity Employer / EOE


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Tallahassee, Florida

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Guided by the principle that quality care begins with the warmth, compassion, and positive attitude of our employees, HCA has consistently proven to be the nation’s leading healthcare provider with the widest range of employment opportunities.

Since our founding over 40 years ago, HCA has grown in size and services with over 280 affiliate facilities in 20 states and England. Our family of nearly 190,000 strong is dedicated to developing innovative strategies and practices to better the human condition.

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