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Nurse Practice Educator/Staff Development Coordinator (Full Time)

Company: Genesis HealthCare
Location: Nampa
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Nurse Practice Educator functions as a practitioner, consultant, educator and facilitator for all nursing staff focusing on the following areas: Licensed Nursing and CNA Orientation, Nurse Education, Competencies Evaluation and Maintenance, Infection Control (including Employee Health), and Clinical PCC implementation. Key to this role is identification of staff learning needs followed by implementation and evaluation of programs. RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES: - Orientation: 1.1 Supports general orientation by providing safety training as per the Welcome Program for all employees and department specific orientation for nursing staff. 1.2 Supervises and monitors nursing employees throughout their individualized orientation period. 1.3 Provides oversight of the nursing orientation and mentoring program for all licensed nursing staff. 1.4 Provides oversight of the CNA orientation and mentoring program for all CNA staff. - Nurse Education: 2.1 Develops education programs in response to staff needs and teaches staff current accepted patient care and center practices; 2.2 Performs rounds on units to: 2.2.1 Review clinical issues and monitor/observe to identify care delivery/clinical skills educational needs; 2.2.2 Assist nurses in identifying change in resident condition and implementing appropriate follow through; 2.2.3 Identify clinical educational needs of nursing staff; 2.2.4 Provide education through demonstration and return demonstration for specific skills/procedures. 2.3 Maintains in-service records on all nursing employees; 2.4 Directs implementation of nursing policies and procedures; 2.5 Oversees and coordinates the implementation and education for all nursing programs and facilitates the connection with appropriate Area and Corporate nursing resources (e.g., Wound Specialists, etc.) 2.6 Develops an annual nursing education calendar to include State/Federal mandatory in-services; 2.7 Coordinates and teaches Nurse Aide Certification courses, where applicable; - Competency Evaluation and Maintenance: 3.1 Assists in evaluation of performance of new nursing personnel; 3.2 Performs annual competency testing and evaluation; 3.3 Clinically appraises nursing staff performance to identify areas for education; - Infection Control and Employee Health: 4.1 Provides oversight of the Center's Infection Control program; 4.2 Provides oversight to Employee Health Program to include: 4.2.1 Administering and tracking of PPD and Hepatitis vaccine for all employees; 4.2.2 Administering and tracking of influenza immunizations for all employees; 4.3 Serving as the 'responsible' person for employees who become injured during hours when the NPE is present; 4.4 Ensuring that an 'Initial Health Survey' is completed for all new Employees. - Clinical Point Click Care (PCC) Implementation: 5.1 Educates nursing staff in the application of PCC to the nursing process; - Other: 6.1 Assumes responsibilities for Nursing Department in absence of Director of Nursing/Assistant D.O.N.; 6.2 Functions as nursing administrative on-call, as scheduled; 6.3 Stays and works beyond scheduled shift if needed to meet state staffing requirements and/or needs of patients; - Enhances nursing practice by attending all mandated in-service programs and other GHC and outside professional education programs; - Performs other duties as requested. NPEN QUALIFICATIONS: SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. The Nursing Practice Educator must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with current registered nurse licensure by the State Board of Nursing. 2. A minimum of three years full-time or equivalent nursing experience is required and a minimum of two years of nursing experience in long-term care nursing with one year in a management/administrative or supervisory capacity is preferred. 3. Previous experience teaching adults is recommended. 4. Must be able to work flexible hours in order to meet with employees working evening and night shifts. 5. This position requires that the employee is able to read, write, speak and understand the spoken English language to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients and visitors at the work site when responding to their medical and physical needs. 6. Must provide verification of TST (tuberculin skin test) as required by state law and in accordance with Company policy. TSTs will be administered at the work site if required. Position Type: Full Time Req ID: ****** Center Name: Sunny Ridge Center Genesis HealthCare, Inc. and all affiliated entities (collectively, Genesis) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, actual or perceived disability, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, amnesty, military status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Genesis takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. These policies are fully supported by the CEO, COO and all members of the leadership team. If you require any reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in completing the online application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact (877)456-6726. This phone number is for ADA related accommodation requests only, not for routine employment inquiries.

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