Nurse Educator, RN - LH&R

Career Details:

Type: RN / RN Supervisory

Hours: Regular Full-Time

Shift: First

Weekend Required: Yes

Weekend Shift Details: As needed

Location: Loretto Health & Rehabilitation

City: Syracuse

Openings: 1

Overview: 

Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Skilled Nursing Education, the Nurse Educator, RN, is responsible for the development, facilitation, implementation of educational programs, and maintenance of a positive educational milieu using best practice nursing standards. This is carried out by the coordination of existing and new programs that will continue to improve the quality of resident care through education, proper training, remediation and evaluation of staff.

Qualifications: 
  • Current NYS license and registration as an RN in good standing required.
  • BSN/BS required, MS preferred.
  • Certification as a CPR instructor is required.
  • Two (2) years previous teaching experience highly desirable.
  • Two (2) years clinical experience in geriatric setting preferred.
  • Proven understanding of effective learning theories and teaching strategies.
  • ACLS and or CPR Instructor Certification preferred.
  • Current knowledge of best practice nursing standards and care.
  • Knowledge of DOH and/or other relevant regulations.
  • Experience with state survey process.
  • Ability to lead, guide and motivate others.
  • Ability to function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and work effectively with patients/residents, staff, families and support agencies
  • Outstanding collaboration skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with clients, residents, and families from diverse backgrounds who may have physical, sensory and mental impairments.
  • Proficient with MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook) and able to learn new software rapidly.
  • Excellent presentation skills and the ability to read, write and speak clearly in English.

 

An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.

Responsibilities: 
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates new and existing educational programs. Establishes a priority system for in-service training needs under the direction of and with approval of unit, department, site or function leadership. Coordinates the delivery of in-service programs on all shifts, as needed.
  • Serves as program instructor for clinical training programs.
  • Ensures educational programs meet all current federal, state and local regulations, and corporate policies. Initiates new projects to meet training needs or DOH regulations.
  • Develops, presents, documents and provides resource material for educational and training needs and programs for staff. Maintains a resource library of training and educational material.
  • Provides for appropriate documentation of all staff in-service records and clinical competencies annually and as needed.
  • Maintains current CPR certification and related records for self and staff.
  • Audits and monitors compliance of staff and effectiveness of training, educational and in-service programs.
  • Assesses individual needs of assigned staff for educational needs and remediation, both theory and clinical, and develops programs to meet those needs using available resources and staff, both in-house and outside speakers, instructors, etc.
  • Provides academic and clinical direction and follow-up for RNs/LPNs/HHAs.
  • Monitors and maintains all equipment used by Education Department.
  • Participates in the review, formulation, and revision of policies and procedures as appropriate.
  • Actively participates in quality assurance activities. Plans, implements and reviews training needs for QAPI, and initiates modifications to address deficiencies in programs.
  • Assists in the Orientation Programs for all clinical staff as requested.
  • Participates in off-site training for self and staff as appropriate. Keeps current in best practices nursing care and training delivery methods.
  • Is responsible for promoting, role modeling and fostering compliance in the workplace. Communicates expectations to employees regarding compliance oriented behavior. Demonstrates adherence to all compliance policies and procedures and the code of conduct.
  • Practices, teaches and role models safety awareness, reports or handles any possible safety/environment issues appropriately, and adheres to all safety regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Instills a discipline of adhering to service excellence by developing and maintaining positive, respectful relationships with all customers, internal and external, to include residents, families, team members, all staff throughout the organization, and community partners; performs responsibilities according to the highest quality standards.
  • Promotes and role models a culture of collaboration and teamwork.
  • Participates in train-the-trainer programs as needed.
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