Nursing Professional Development Manager

Job Requisition #: JR63866

End Date: 9/30/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Nursing

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Nursing Professional Development Manager - iLead

The Nursing Professional Development Manager provides leadership and strategic direction for caregiver development and education programs. Work includes developing staff in alignment with the mission, vision, goals, standardized tools, and best practices established by the Nursing Professional Development Department. This position manages our Nursing Professional Development Specialists (NPDS) who work imbedded within our units. Would you like to make a direct impact on our nurse caregivers and their professional development?

Duties & Responsibilities:

Manages nursing professional development personnel and programs.

Manages relationships through promotion of effective team dynamics, a healthy work environment, respect for diversity, facilitation of professional development and situation management.

Formulates and effectively executes innovative leadership strategies to influence behaviors and promote excellence.

Interviews and hires potential employees, assuring the technical and professional development of staff.

Coaches, disciplines, and evaluates staff according to ChristianaCare policy. Maintains accurate employee files, including licensure of professional staff.

Plans, holds, and documents team meetings, communicating all appropriate information.

Responsible for the development and maintenance of the area budget in collaboration with the Director/Vice President of NPD.

Provides oversight for ongoing program development, implementation and evaluation related to nursing professional development.

Contributes to a coordinated department structure including request intake, delivery of services, maintenance of internal website information, reporting of services delivered and department meetings.

Coordinates educational activities across the health system in alignment with educational needs of caregivers, annual operating goals and/or service line initiatives, regulatory requirements and competency standards.

Engages with inter-professional teams to provide educational support for performance improvement efforts.

Contributes to the forward movement of nursing professional practice through presentations, publications, participation in professional organizations, research, and translation of evidence into practice.

Maximizes organizational vitality through knowledge of health care finances, outcome tracking, efficient program delivery, budget planning and nursing excellence.


  • We offer a robust benefit package including full medical, dental and vision, all effective day one!; Competitive pay; 403(b) with defined contribution; generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement and more!
  • Interesting Work! Engage and collaborate with unit level and system level leadership to include Nurses, Nurse Managers, Vice Presidents and Senior Leadership. Serve as a voice for educators.
  • This offers a unique leadership opportunity within our organization.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. MSN required. If Masters in other health related field, BSN required.
  • Professional nursing certification required upon hire.
  • Nursing Professional Development Certification required, or obtained within 2 years.
  • 3 years' appropriate clinical educational and leadership experience.
  • BLS certification.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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