Staff Development Specialist- Labor and Delivery


  • Location: Arlington, VA

  • Posted: Apr 19, 2019

Job Description


Purpose and Scope:

The Staff Development Specialist is involved in the training and professional development of staff at all levels of the organization. Unit based Staff Development Specialists may oversee direct and indirect care of patients. Interpretive skills, frequent interactive and consultative collaborations, along with demonstrated leadership ability are inherent in the position. The position requires knowledge of both department and hospital policies and procedures as well as standard practice guidelines and regulatory requirements. The ability to retrieve, communicate or otherwise present information in a written, auditory or visual fashion is essential. Written, telephone, and manual dexterity skills are required for this position.

Education/Experience Requirements:
Certification in specialty preferred. Must be obtained within 12 months of hire.
Current Virginia license to practice professional nursing required.
Bachelor's degree in nursing required, Master's preferred.
Minimum of 5 years experience in a Labor and Delivery setting preferred.
Active membership in at least one professional organization related to specialty preferred.
Current BLS certification required; BLS instructor preferred.

Awards & Recognition

Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) is a nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering the highest quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 70 years.

Earning the 2016 Top Hospital award from the Leapfrog Group for excellence in hospital safety and quality for the second year in a row, VHC consistently achieves the highest levels of patient satisfaction.

Located in Arlington, VA, VHC is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations).

VHC is the largest Hospital in the region that was named a Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Four-Star Hospital, and is also designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

In 2016, VHC earned the Distinguished Hospital Clinical Excellence Award and the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from HealthGrades.

VHC is a 350-bed, all-private room Hospital.

Our Community

Arlington is home to the Pentagon and the Arlington National Cemetery.

Fairfax and Arlington Counties continues to attract families who enjoy living near D.C. but desire a suburban lifestyle.

Fairfax County has some of the highest ranking schools in the nation according to U.S. News and World Reports.

Arlington County also offers outstanding schools - about 91 percent of all graduating high school seniors in Arlington go on to attend college.

Northern Virginia has many recreational and community amenities including: over 89 miles of biking/jogging trails, 167 public parks, approximately 14 community centers, 7 live stage theaters, 8 libraries, and 652 restaurants.

Whether you choose to live in Arlington County, Fairfax County, or in any of the other great areas in the DC area, you will have little problem in finding a location that is right for you.

We look forward to hearing from qualified candidates interested in joining us in a highly collegial environment where the patient is at the center of what we do.

Employment Type


  • Variable Shift

Virginia Hospital Center

1701 N. George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA 22205

Phone: (703) 558-8109

Fax: (703) 558-8109

Web: http://virginiahospitalcenter.com

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