Location: Little Rock Arkansas
Description: New Beginnings Care is at present looking to employ Nurse Educator right now, this vacancy will be placed in Arkansas. Detailed specification about this vacancy opportunity please give attention to these descriptions. JOB SUMMARY:
The primary purpose of the Nurse Educator position is to ensure the competencies of all facility employees through orientation, on-going education and training, ! and assessment, and to monitor and evaluate the outcome of resident care and services provided by those employees.
JOB DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assess the developmental/educational needs of all facility employees:
by observing staff performing work and making compliance rounds,
through recommendations received by staff,
by analyzing staff annual competency evaluations,
as determined by state survey results,
based on clinical outcomes, and
through interpretation of quality indicators .
Assess the developmental/educational needs of non-clinical staff.
Consult with the Executive Director and Director of Nursing (DON) in formulating the goals and objectives of the orientation and on-going in-service educational programs at the facility.
Assist the Executive Director and DON in formulating an effective recruitment, hiring and orientation process designed to improve overall employee rete! ntion.
Coordinate the scheduling for the delivery of educa! tional programs with the DON, Executive Director and other department supervisors.
Schedule and coordinate orientation for all new employees and agency staff.
Schedule and coordinate ongoing assessment of clinical competencies for nursing service staff.
Provide on-going assessment of resident clinical outcomes and identify where additional education and/or training is required to improve outcomes.
Continually monitor resident care and services to ensure that the highest level of care and service delivery is provided, and intervene, as required, to improve care and service delivery.
Working collaboratively with the facilityâs Quality Improvement Coordinator and other members of the Clinical Servicesâ Team, coordinate the resolution of care and service delivery issues in order to attain desired standards.
Identify areas of greatest risk for the facility and, working collaboratively with the Risk Management Coordinator, implement corrective action t! o reduce and minimize such risk.
Develop, coordinate and evaluate the Preceptor Program within the facility.
Interview, evaluate and select employees identified to be candidates for the facilityâs Preceptor Program.
Coordinate the Employee Health Program; ensure that all personnel participate in the facilityâs employment H and P, TB testing and Hepatitis B programs.
Coordinate the Infection Control Program, including the monitoring of communicable and/or infectious diseases among residents and employees and the collection and analysis of data related to facility-acquired infections.
Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the facilityâs policies and procedures.
Orient all new employees and agency staff to the facility by delivering or coordinating the delivery of all required orientation topics.
Deliver and/or coordinate the d! elivery of on-going education programs to all employees
Conduct one! -on-one competency assessments of clinical employees.
Evaluate the competencies of candidates for the Preceptor Program as well as on-going assessment of the abilities of candidates selected as Preceptors.
Provide impromptu small group and one-on-one training for employees as needed.
Maintain records of all orientation and ongoing in-service programs for the facility and for all employees.
Review various commercially developed instructional materials and incorporate into existing programs.
Identify educational resources i.e., vendors, State Associations, consultants that will enhance the facilityâs educational programs.
Educate and monitor practices to ensure that all employees follow established infection control procedures.
Equipment and Supply Functions
Prepare instructional materials, handouts, overheads, training aids, and equipment to ensure that an effective, meaningful, educational program is delivered.
Recommend to the DON! and Executive Director equipment and supply needs for the facility, to ensure that an effective and efficient orientation and on-going educational programs are provided.
Resident Rights Responsibilities
Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent resident care information to assure resident rights are protected. Release information in accordance with federal and state guidelines and established corporate and facility policies.
Knock before entering a residentâs room.
Assure that residentsâ rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage complaints, are followed.
Assure that all new employees receive a copy of the facilityâs Resident Rights policy.
Works in office areas as well as throughout the facility.
Moves intermittently during work hours.
Is subject to frequent interruptions.
Is involved with residents, per! sonnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, under all conditions a! nd circumstances.
Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, employees and visitors.
Communicates with the medical staff, facility employees, and department supervisors.
Works beyond normal working hours as well as on weekends, evening and night shifts, as required to evaluate care and service delivery and to meet the educational needs of employees.
Is subject to callback during emergency conditions.
Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc. including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as to reactions from dust, plastics, synthetics, disinfectants and other potential contaminants.
May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Must possess a N! ursing Degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved RN diploma program.
At least two (2) years experience in long term care as an RN, preferably as a nurse manager or in a supervisory capacity.
as experience with organizational change efforts â" has worked in an organization and understands organizational change dynamics.
Has some familiarity with the concepts of experiential learning.
Has conducted in-service or other educational programs that required group facilitation.
Must be competent with standup training skills and public presentations.
Has experience with, and understanding of, adult education methodology.
Has experience with the evaluation of clinical outcomes/care and service delivery and the methodologies to affect positive change.
Must be competent with an electronic charting system.
Must be a Certified CPR trainer.
New Beginnings Care is an Equal Opportunity E! mployer. This company does not discriminate on the basis of age (as def! ined by applicable law), religion, gender, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that all selection decisions be based on job-related factors.
If you were eligible to this vacancy, please email us your resume, with salary requirements and a resume to New Beginnings Care.
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This vacancy starts available on: Sat, 21 Sep 2013 17:33:55 GMT