Job Description

Job Title: Director Organizational Development, Nursing Education/Research
Job ID: 09226938
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Nursing Administration
Location: , Altoona PA


The Director of Organizational Development, Nursing Education/Research is responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all Nursing Staff Development educational programming. Possess expertise and experience in the area of clinical nursing research and will foster and oversee the development of a clinical research program which focuses on patient care and strengthens the nursing research presence. Responsible for the systematic collection, analysis and synthesis of patient care data to forecast improvements in clinical practice. Influence departmental, divisional and organizational operations through organizational development. Through professional expertise and guidance, lead the organization's educational and development plan for clinical staff by providing consultation, coaching, and education in order to facilitate the growth of the employees and the organization in order to meet or exceed the strategic business plan, and customer's expectations.

  • Develop departmental strategic business plan and contributes to the organization and system strategic plans.
  • Analyze clinical information, statistical data, evidenced based practice to formulate recommendations related to organizational development and operations.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate the educational programs offered by the Nursing Education Department
  • Actively assist and develop model of shared governance within the patient care services division
  • Collaborate with senior leadership and nurse executive team to resolve operational issues related to recruitment, retention, and shared governance.
  • Facilitate collaboration between the faculties of school affiliations. Oversee the development of clinical nursing research.
  • Act as an internal consultant, liaison, and interpreter of policies, programs, processes, and regulatory guidelines.
  • Develop clinical practice models based on the principles of evidenced based practice. Provide direction to research issues or topics to provide a basis for forecasting and implementing changes in practice.
  • Coordinate, facilitate, and coach project teams preparing department staff performance management plans and provide feedback to other leaders as needed.
  • Select, develop, and evaluate Nursing Education Staff.
  • Maintain Database for all Continuing education, orientation programs and student nurse and school affiliations.
  • Organize, plan, educate, facilitate and monitor outcomes of educational programs, competencies, continuing education and nursing and clinical orientation
  • Work collaboratively with human resources and nursing recruitment to lead on boarding initiatives, recruitment activities, and strategic initiatives for retention.
  • Lead efforts aimed at coaching, mentoring, and developing staff, rising leaders, managers, and clinical directors.
  • Research, develop, coordinate, implement, monitor and analyze various projects and initiatives for Education, Research, recruitment and retention within the patient care services division


  • Master's degree in nursing or related field.
  • 4 years of clinical experience and 2 years of experience in nursing education.  
  • 3-5 years progressive management experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Understanding and management skills and ability exercise independent judgment.
  • Experience with project management, program evaluation activities, coaching and leading teams, and implementing programs.
  • Proficient in the use of software programs such as Microsoft Office.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: No

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