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The School of Nursing has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Specialist. This position will provide support for the Dementia Palliative Education Network (DPEN) project focused on developing a specialized dementia education and training curriculum (didactic/clinical) for UW Registered Nursing students. In addition to training nurses, the goal of DPEN is to create a national hub for dementia training and expertise that will support development of the future interprofessional healthcare workforce. Core responsibilities of the position include: project management and assistance with: evaluating existing dementia trainings, developing training content, identifying and engaging clinical community partners and faculty, program implementation & evaluation.
The position requires someone who is responsive to changing needs/demands and can effectively work with multiple stakeholders from academic leaders, clinical teams, and health science students. Previous experience with curriculum development, understanding of the roles of nurses, and academic healthcare experience is desirable.
This position will contribute to the DPEN team's mission of creating a foundational framework for preparing a cadre of registered nurses who will take on leadership roles in dementia care across different settings and will help advance the field of specialized interprofessional dementia education, practice and research. The UW is a leader in this area and the work we do will influence others in the health professions.
Investigate and assess existing registered nurse (RN) dementia education using established evaluation principles. Consider options, rubrics, competencies, resources and work with PI to determine the competencies and project plans.
Draft competency mapping, didactic and clinical training, preceptor training, and interprofessional education components, and work with the PI to develop finalized curriculum.
Develop milestones, and an assessment and evaluation tool.
Create a communications plan to introduce training to leaders of RN undergraduate training and other stakeholders.
Establish timelines, responsibilities, procedures, resources needed and partners.
Budget and procure resources, establish subcontracts as needed. Establish records management and reporting. Implement data collection procedures. Work out technology needs and support.
Facilitate communication and action items among program teams, external partner sites, advisory board, granting agency, and others.
Liaison with Strategic Initiatives coordinator and assist with Advisory Board, Marketing, and Advancement activities.
Prepare and conduct presentations, training events, workshops, including logistics, coordination, materials, marketing.
Prepare reports, articles, publications and participate in identifying additional opportunities.
May lead hourly staff, students and site personnel in carrying out program activities.
May share supervision of 1 hourly staff or student helper.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelors degree in education, nursing, health sciences, public health, health admin or related field AND 2-3 years work experience:
Experience creating or refining training curriculum, and conducting training for an educational institution or healthcare business.
Experience creating databases, graphics, spreadsheets and reports.
Experience with online educational or administrative platforms (eg Catayst, Canvas)
Excellent oral, written and electronic communication skills and experience promoting programs using online tools.
Demonstrated experience working on a team or in process improvement activities.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Master's Degree in education, nursing, health sciences, public health, health administration or related field.
Experience with e-learning software (eg Articulate/Storyline 360)
Expertise in Adult Learning Theory, Liberating Structures or other team training resources.
Experience in working with and providing clinical care to people living with dementia and their care partners
Experience conducting program evaluations.
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