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Staff Development Specialist (Nursing Professional Dev)

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Req #: 8807
Entity: Asante Corporate
Location: Medford, OR
Department: Nursing Professional Dev
Shift: 1st Shift - Days
Union Position: No
FTE: 0.200000
Schedule: On Call
Salary: $39.14 - $53.81 depending on qualifications

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Staff Development Specialist (Nursing Professional Dev)

Additional Position Details: Pediatric specific role. Primary campus is ARRMC, with travel and communication between all 3 hospitals is expected. Pediatric in-patient experience required for this position.


Asante is more than a great hospital system in an amazing location. We are a community of passionate providers and service-focused caregivers who collaborate to deliver amazing patient outcomes; a place where titles don't matter as much as your creativity, drive, and passion. Our culture, values and people create an environment of sustained medical excellence.

Staff Development Specialist - Position Overview

Nursing professional development (NPD) is a specialized nursing practice that facilitates professional role development and growth of nurses, medical assistants, and other healthcare personnel along the continuum of novice to expert.

NPD is looking for a collaborative, flexible, organized, personable, and dynamic educator looking to support and mentor nurses and clinical team members that care for patients in Pediatrics at ARRMC.

Position Details: Travel and coverage among all Asante hospitals will be required. Pediatric experience required for this position.


Developing the knowledge, skills, and resources that cultivate clinical excellence.


To advance the practice of nursing, to support transitions in practice, and to provide exceptional professional development opportunities for clinical care providers.


Learning, change, clinical inquiry, professional role competency and ongoing growth.



  • BSN or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Master's degree in a nursing or applicable field, preferred


  • Practice equivalent of 3 years current experience as a full-time RN in acute care setting required
  • Demonstrated ability in teaching/learning principles as well as educational concepts and processes required

Other Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to assess current knowledge base of learners, to apply appropriate adult learning theories, and to independently organize and follow-through with educational programs/projects
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Basic computer skills required (Word/PowerPoint/Excel)
  • Ability to work in a team setting with collaboration, flexibility, motivation, and enthusiasm
  • Ability to lead and manage team/group projects
  • Ability to reinforce and motivate desired learner behavior
  • Experience in nursing leadership, performance improvement, project management, professional development, preferred


  • RN: Registered Nurse licensed by Oregon State Board of Nursing. Will consider candidates with RN licensure from out of state - but Oregon license required by start date.
  • BLS: Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider certified through the American Heart Association (AHA) required upon start
  • ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support certified from American Heart Association (AHA), preferred
  • PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support, preferred
  • NRP: Neonatal Resuscitation Program, preferred

The following advanced certification(s) relevant to this area of specialty are preferred:

ADD IN ANY ADVANCED CERTIFICATIONS RELEVANT TO THE AREA OF SPECIALTY FOR THE POSTED POSITION (as listed on the 516/538 RN job description for the applicable unit/dept)

What We Offer Our Flexible Workforce (Per diem/On-call)

  • Competitive starting wage
  • An additional 15% on top of the base hourly rate (if not an employee already in a benefited position)
  • Benefit option available through the Asante Flexible Workforce plan
  • Excellent retirement package with up to a 6% employer contribution

About Asante and Southern Oregon

Asante is a local, community owned and governed, not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive health care services to more than 550,000 people in a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. It includes Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grant Pass, Asante Physician Partners throughout the Rogue Valley, and additional health care partnerships. Virtually all medical specialties and services are represented within an organization dedicated to providing exceptional care. With over 5,000 employees, Asante's entities offer outstanding opportunities for career advancement and professional growth. At Asante your work positively impacts your family, friends, neighbors and the community. Experience the difference in how you work, how you live and how you connect.

At Asante we are defined by our values - traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:

Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service - Teamwork

Asante is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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