Clinical Staff Development Specialist

Position: Clinical Staff Development Specialist

Job ID: 164313

Location: US-TX-Austin

Department: AUS N ADMIN

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s has been expanding in Austin since March 2018, when we opened Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing world-class pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more. Set to open in 2024, the North Austin Campus will be a 52 bed, 365,000 square foot hospital for children and women. The hospital and its 170,000 square foot adjacent outpatient building will be designed, equipped, and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and women. North Austin facilities include emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms, acute care beds, pediatric, cardiovascular, and neonatal intensive care units, as well as women’s services and a fetal center.   Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood. To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff, and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Clinical Staff Development Specialist - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ll provide education and administrative support for clinical operations under the supervision of the Director, to assist in the implementation of quality and performance improvement initiatives and to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the six key educational processes for the inpatient and outpatient areas.


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Responsibilities :

• Designs, implements and evaluates on an annual basis, a cost-effective department-based orientation pathway for each job as measured by feedback from Leadership team.
• Individualizes the department-based orientation pathways to meet the specific learning needs of staff, as measured by feedback from orientees, preceptors, and Leadership team.

• Uses organizational policies and procedures, department-specific performance improvement data and accrediting and regulatory standards to determine performance gaps, as measured by Leadership team feedback.
• Facilitates the development and/or implementation of required department-specific training incorporating evidenced based practice and integration of professional standards.

• Obtains feedback from department leadership and staff regarding development needs for each job/role, as measured by feedback from staff and Leadership team.
• Compiles and analyzes needs assessment data and reports outcomes to leadership team and CTD, as measured by feedback from Leadership team and CTD.
• Conducts a performance effectiveness assessment to identify gaps between desired and actual performance as measured by completed assessments.
• Conducts cause analysis to identify the cause of performance gaps as measured by completed analysis.

• Effectively leads / participates on teams to lead change, achieve departmental/organizational priorities, or improve process efficiencies by use of LEAN methodology. 


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

  • Master’s degree in Nursing
  • 3 years of experience providing clinical education or leadership
  • Current licensure with the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners or Licensure Compact
  • BLS
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and an additional 2 years of clinical experience may be substituted for the Master’s degree

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