Professional Development at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Our mission at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is to be the best academic medical center in the nation. Embedded in our culture of success and continuous improvement, and as the designated teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine,
we offer unparalleled support for continuing education and professional development. In an environment like Barnes-Jewish, there’s almost no limit in your career growth opportunities.
We invest in you
Our success is built upon the success of our team members. We want you to succeed and to advance your career at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. That’s why we invest in your professional development.
|Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College offers the first integrated DNP/PhD Program as well as an Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. Ours is one of the only nursing programs in the nation to be very closely partnered with two of the nation’s top Magnet facilities, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. All of our nursing programs have full regional and programmatic accreditation. Learn more about Goldfarb School of Nursing.
Through our corporate Center for Lifelong Learning, we sustain a culture of excellence in continuous learning by providing development opportunities for all Barnes-Jewish Hospital employees: computer classes, personal development, public speaking, management development, advanced degree courses, and much more.
For those in management positions, Barnes-Jewish offers additional resources to ensure you have the opportunity to build on your strengths as a leader and learn new skills. Our leadership development team will partner with you to assess your leadership skills and provide targeted educational opportunities to develop those skills that you can apply to real circumstances. A few of these learning opportunities include: Coaching for Success, Intro to Lean, Civil Treatment, Conflict Management, Change Management, Situational Leadership and Proactive Employee Relations (PERs).
We also offer generous tuition assistance programs to all levels of employees for approved coursework and to pursue advanced degrees. Whatever your needs and interests are, Barnes-Jewish has programs in place to help ensure your success.
In addition, we offer:
- Specialty orientation for new graduates: Nearly every clinical area provides a Specialty Orientation program for new grads. Orientations range from 10 to 24 weeks and provide in-depth, hands-on learning plus classroom instruction. You will be partnered with a highly qualified mentor who will enrich your learning experience.
- Opportunities for Involvement: You’ll have an influence on operational decisions by participating in quality and process improvement projects, committees, and groups such as the Employee Activities Council. Patient care employees can get involved through shared governance councils and Unit Practice Committees.
- BSN Nurse Residency Program: This 12-month evidence-based program, developed by the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), bridges the gap between school and professional practice.The Nurse Residency Program helps nurses build confidence in decision making, leadership and communication, and guides their professional development from nursing orientation through specialty orientation — and beyond.
Clinical Staff professional development recognition
Barnes-Jewish Hospital recognizes and rewards staff nurses, respiratory therapists, and rehab professionals (OT and PT) for professional development and organizational commitment. In this three-tiered program, participants are recognized through validation of practice level and professional contributions, and rewarded with compensation increases and acknowledgement at formal luncheons each year. This unique program rewards for contributions in numerous categories, such as:
- advancement in formal education
- contributing to a professional publication
- preparing and delivering professional presentations
- certification in specialty practice
- functioning in leadership role
- membership in professional organization
- community service
- unit-based roles
- participation in shared governance
The program uses Patricia Benner “Novice to Expert” framework for advancement. Participants also contribute stories where their professional decision making made a difference to a patient and/or family and helped to shape their practice.