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Houston Methodist Professional Development Leader - Education in The Woodlands, Texas


At Houston Methodist, the Professional Development Leader position is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, evaluation and revision of activities/programs aimed at orientation, competency/skills validation, and facilitating ongoing professional growth of nurses and interprofessional colleagues across the entity/system. This position is also responsible for 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. The Professional Development Leader position serves as a mentor and a resource/consultant across all units/departments/organization/system, as assigned.


Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.


  • Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:

  • INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.

  • COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.

  • ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.

  • RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.

  • EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.

  • Focuses on patient/customer safety

  • Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards

  • Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)

  • Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met

  • Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports byenabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job


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

PEOPLE - 25%

  • Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team-focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department/organization/system results. Serves as a leadership resource and a consultant across units/departments/entity/system as assigned. (EF)

  • Builds interprofessional relationships to effectively collaborate with multiple departments to enhance professional practice and performance through involvement in shared governance. (EF)

  • Serves as a role model and mentor of others in the development of evidence-based decision-making. Coaches staff to grow in knowledge, abilities, skills, and attitudes across the continuum of professional development. (EF)

  • Uses peer-to-peer accountability towards improvement of department score for turnover/retention/employee engagement on unit-based scorecard. (EF)


  • Conducts system/organizational assessments and analyzes results (utilizing unit metrics, nursing dashboards/scorecards, interprofessional rounds, accreditation recommendations, patient satisfaction scores, nursing satisfaction scores, and staff surveys) to develop strategic plans and leads activities/initiatives to meet needs. (EF)

  • Accountable for activities/program(s) including the development, implementation, evaluation, outcomes and revisions/redesigns including on-time reports with actionable items. (EF)

  • Ensures accessibility and availability of education programs to appropriate staff. Ensures the educational programs/offerings meet/exceed the customer's expectations. (EF)


  • Leads and facilitates project/program initiatives to ensure continuous improvement. Collaborates with departments and other stakeholders to provide/integrate educational services to promote unparalleled patient safety and quality outcomes. (EF)

  • Proactively identifies, facilitates/leads and implements research, evidence-based practice and/or performance improvement projects. (EF)

  • Ensures activity/program integrity by incorporating evidence-based practices, change management principles and current educational theory in designing programs/services. (EF)


  • Collaborates with leadership to develop programs/services and curricula, within the approved budget with recognition of return on investment and/or cost avoidance. Appropriately allocates and utilizes resources. (EF)

  • Role models and drives time and resources efficiently. Implements solutions to achieve organizational objectives that lead to a positive financial impact. (EF)


  • Promotes a spirit of inquiry by utilizing research and the dissemination of new knowledge to advance clinical practice and patient care. Participates in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of standards of nursing care that affect nursing practice. (EF)

  • Develops proposals for implementation of new programs, projects, and/or nursing research, faciliating growth using innovative techniques, teaching strategies and learning methodologies. (EF)

  • Expands individual nursing knowledge, completing and updating the individual development plan (IDP) on an on-going basis. Develops and disseminates, as appropriate, informational/educational resources and programs designed to improve quality and professional practice. (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 and Master's degree, one from an accredited School of Nursing

  • Master's degree education field preferred


  • Four years clinical nursing experience and

  • Two years in a professional development role


  • 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 Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification

  • Nursing Professional Development (NPD) certification preferred

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • 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.

  • Acts as effective change agent

  • Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components

  • Demonstrates expert time management skills

  • Ability to facilitate a working team

  • Ability to assess learning/skill/practice gaps and facilitate creation of learning opportunities to bridge gaps

  • Supports staff in combining innovation and technology


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: ________

Houston Methodist The Woodlands opened in 2017 as the eighth hospital in the Houston Methodist system. This 187-bed, 470,000-square-foot, full-service, acute care hospital offers many of the same services as our flagship hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Also on the $380 million hospital campus, located at the intersection of I-45 and TX 242, is a medical office building, which opened in 2016. Medical Office Building 1 includes a breast care center, cancer center & infusion center, orthopedics & sports medicine, rehabilitation services, wellness services, and an outpatient laboratory in addition to multi-specialty physician practices. A second medical office building and 785-car parking garage opened in 2018.

Street: 17201 Interstate 45 S

Name: Education Department

Regular Shift: 1st - Day