Professional Development at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Our mission at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is to take exceptional care of people. 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.
Through our corporate Center for Lifelong Learning, we provide 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. 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
- Proactive Employee Relations (PERs).
We also offer generous tuition assistance programs for team members at all levels 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.