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University of Utah Health Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Practitioner in Salt Lake City, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position is responsible for facilitating, coordinating, and ensuring the evaluation, training, and education of clinical staff. The incumbent may be assigned by the Clinical Staff Education department (CSE) to one or more clinical departments or areas and is specifically responsible for assessing and addressing educational needs in the assigned area(s), in collaboration with the CSE department and unit/department/service line leadership. This includes managing accurate and timely staff education records and teaching clinical content. The incumbent will maintain clinical competence in their area of specialty. The NPD Practitioner is a registered nurse who influences professional role competence and professional growth of learners in a variety of settings. The NPD Practitioner supports lifelong learners in an inter professional environment that facilitates continuous development and learning for the health care team.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


  • In coordination with assigned area(s) leadership, staff, and CSE, uses the educational design process to bridge the knowledge, skills, and/or practice gaps identified through a needs assessment. This includes taking an active role in supporting unit, department and service line education programs and initiatives.

  • Supports transformation of processes and sustains change.

  • Supports the generation of new ideas, identifying problems and solutions, assessing readiness and barriers for change, and communicating the vision for change.

  • Advances the profession by supporting the professional development of others and supporting life-long learning as individuals develop across practice, professional, and educational settings.

  • Models behavioral standards that advance the inter professional practice, the learning environment, the NPD specialty, and the profession of nursing and healthcare.

  • Supports the dissemination of new knowledge and the use of evidence to advance NPD practice, guide clinical practice, and improve patient care.

  • Supports nursing professional development as a nursing practice specialty by modeling expert practice.

  • Supports the transition of nurses and other health care team members across learning and practice environment, roles and professional stages.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Demonstrates interpersonal skills and the ability to speak effectively before groups and/or teach classes.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in relevant software applications.

  • Supports the instruction of the electronic health record.

  • Provides care to the population served.

  • Manages and prioritizes workload efficiently.

  • Collaborates with other departments to achieve desired outcomes.


Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor degree in Nursing.

  • Two years of nursing experience.

Licenses Required

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 90 days of hire under the interstate compact if switching residency to State of Utah. Must maintain current Interstate Compact (multi-state) license if residency is not being changed to Utah.

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Master's degree in education or related and approved field.

  • 2 years in clinical specialty.

  • Certification in clinical specialty.

  • Certification in Nurse Professional Development.

  • Provider and/or instructor certification relevant to area of specialty.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

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EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 62248

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Mostly 9-5, some variability for business needs

Clinical/Non-Clinical Status Clinical

Location Name Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital

Workplace Set Up On-site

City Salt Lake City

State UT


Category Nursing