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Professional Development Generalist Registered Nurse (RN) Educator

Location: Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital
4401 Garth Rd
Baytown, TX 77521
Job Ref:
Talent Area:
RN - Other
Job Shift:
1st - Day
Job Type:
Posted Date:
Oct. 25, 2023

At Houston Methodist, the Professional Development Generalist position is responsible for the ongoing delivery of educational programs and activities. This position also participates in the assessment, planning/development, evaluation, and revision of educational activities. The Professional Development Generalist position progressively develops competence in the facilitation of learning which incorporates educational design including the use of technology and simulation, adult learning principles, change management, and evidence-based practice into curriculum development in accordance with Houston Methodist policies and procedures and applicable regulatory requirements. This position serves as a resource/consultant for assigned area of responsibility.


Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

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  1. Promotes a positive workplace environment and contributes to a team-focused unit to achieve optimal departmental turnover/retention/employee engagement results/scores. (EF)
  2. Collaborates with other health care professionals to promote positive communication techniques for problem resolution and/or impact achievement of identified goals including involvement in shared governance. (EF)
  3. Functions as a liaison with the different departments to ensure appropriate distribution of educational services for staff growth, preparedness and competency. (EF)
  4. Promotes professional practice by supporting and mentoring the transition-to-practice of interprofessional clinicians at every level. Acts as a coach and guide to support the professional development of clinicians. (EF)

  1. Participates in the assessment of educational needs across units/departments by utilizing available data and accreditation recommendations. Collaborates on designing, implementing, and evaluating programs to meet the identified needs of the staff, patients/families. (EF)
  2. Serves as a clinical resource for complex and/or highly specialized patient care situations to patient care providers and other health care professionals within the hospital and in the community. (EF)
  3. Provides effective hospital education, training and delivery to achieve performance outcomes for leading best practice and safe patient care. (EF)

  1. Completes, coordinates, maintains, and submits, as indicated, all program records and reports in a timely fashion. (EF)
  2. Participates in performance improvement activities to support department/entity goals. (EF)
  3. Integrates evidence-based practice, instructional technology and adult learning theory into educational offerings. (EF)

  1. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks to meet the needs of clinical areas and department. Completes activity/productivity & other reports on timely basis. Recommends solutions to achieve department financial objectives. (EF)
  2. Positively impacts quality and finance outcomes at department and entity level by assuring efficient delivery of educational offerings meeting the clinical needs identified.. (EF)

  1. Identifies/supports innovative means to ensure accessibility and availability of clinical education programs across shifts/departments. (EF)
  2. Acts as a change agent. Participates in pertinent research activities and evidenced-based practice projects. (EF)
  3. Attends workshops and other educational programs, to ensure awareness of current developments and trends. Expands individual nursing knowledge, completing and updating the individual development plan (IDP) on an on-going basis. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.



  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited school of nursing
  • Master's degree preferred, in health or education field

  • Four years clinical experience
  • Education experience preferred


  • Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements.
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in an applicable specialty area within six months of eligibility
  • American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) preferred


  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
  • Ability to build evidence-based practice into the clinical setting
  • Demonstrates ability to plan, organize, and follow through on assignments and/or projects
  • Exhibits leadership abilities including collaborative, consultative and coaching skills
  • Ability to utilize adult learning theory; knowledge of current educational technologies
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft products including PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, maintenance and use in assigned clinical areas
  • Works independently with limited direct supervision using the Nurse Practice Act, HMH Nursing policies and procedures, nursing standards, and professional judgment


Work AttireYes/No
Uniform No
Business professionalYes
Other (dept approved) No

On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)
*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above. 
May require travel within Yes 
Houston Metropolitan area 

May require travel outside No
of Houston Metropolitan area 

**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital, located 35 miles southeast of Houston, is the area’s only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. Houston Methodist Baytown houses 226 operating beds, with 15 operating rooms and more than 1,700 employees. The hospital brings Texas Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.

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