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,
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.
1.1 Supports general orientation by providing safety training as per the Welcome
Program for all employees and department specific orientation for nursing
1.2 Supervises and monitors nursing employees throughout their individualized
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
2. 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;
3. 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;
4. 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.
5. Clinical Point Click Care (PCC) Implementation:
5.1 Educates nursing staff in the application of PCC to the nursing process;
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;
7. Enhances nursing practice by attending all mandated in-service programs and other GHC and outside professional education programs;
8. Performs other duties as requested.
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: 348614
Center Name: Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center
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