Virginia Mason Medical Center Nursing Professional Development Specialist II in Seattle, Washington

Job Number: 180812

Department: Clinical Practice and Professional Development

Hours: 0800-1630

Virginia Mason Medical Center has an opportunity for a Nursing Professional Development Specialist II that will support Ambulatory Services. The Nursing Professional Development Specialist II acts as a facilitator of learning, change agent, consultant, mentor, leader, champion for scientific inquiry, and a partner for practice transition. Designs and analyzes tools, theories, skills and knowledge of the Nursing Professional Development specialty to improve the healthcare practice of learners. Engages in environmental scanning to ascertain opportunities and threats, both within and external to the organization that may reveal or create a potential professional practice gap. Assesses the potential profession practice gap using various sources of data to identify learning needs that include, but are not limited to, emerging issues, new or updated evidence-based guidance and use of new tools and techniques and translates/integrates in program planning and design. Leads collaborative partnerships and promotes evidence-based practice, and quality improvement initiatives. Carries out all responsibilities in alignment with the current Nursing Professional Development Scope and Standards of Practice.

Responsibilities include:

· Onboarding and Orientation

· Education/Competency Management

· Professional Role Development

· Collaborative Partnerships

· Research/Evidence-based Practice/Quality Improvement

With numerous awards and distinctions, including our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason has transformed health care through our innovations in patient safety and our ability to provide patients in our community with easier access to our high-quality care. Consisting of a 336-bed hospital in Seattle, WA, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, joining Virginia Mason is an exceptional opportunity to partner with nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization recognized as the benchmark for health care.


  • WA state RN license.

  • Five years of nursing experience.

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or a related field, and certification in NPD within two years of hire.

  • Must possess excellent communication, teaching, group facilitation and presentation skills.

  • Must be able to design, write and implement education programs based on adult learning principles and surveys of the needs of individual or groups

  • Ability to design questionnaires to survey these needs, design and produce evaluation methods to assess skills and competency, and demonstrate and teach new technology, equipment , patient care and standards of care a must.

  • VMPS certification within 15 month of hire.


  • Certification in nursing clinical specialty.

  • Knowledge of the Virginia Mason Production System and Lean principles or obtain such knowledge within one year of hire.

  • Proven experience and ability to promote high standards of care and model/mentor individuals in leadership and instruction skills.

Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities, and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing.

There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the most livable cities in the country, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Virginia Mason Medical Center is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Virginia Mason provides healthcare without regard to race, color, religion (creed), sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin (ancestry) or disability. Disability Accommodation: To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Recruiting Offices at 866-422-2275 (voice) or 206-515-5891 (fax). Virginia Mason makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance as possible.