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Infection Control/Educator Coordinator - Mercy Fort Smith Rehabilitation Hospital

Kindred Healthcare
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Description

Education RN Job Specific:

 

  • Meets all competencies required for registered nurse.
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates education programs and orientation of staff, students, volunteers and contracted nursing staff.
  • Consistently provides input into individual staff development during the orientation process and on an ongoing basis.
  • Designs individualized orientations based upon specific position and assessment of competency.
  • Participates in establishing goals, objectives, policies and procedures for staff development.
  • Ensures competency of all preceptors and participates in matching preceptors with new employees.
  • Evaluates educational needs of staff through various methods including QI programs, safety occurrence monitoring, changes in patient population served, and annual needs assessment.
  • Assesses, plans, develops, implements and evaluates ongoing competencies of staff based on need.
  • Supports and aligns educational activities with best practice initiatives and hospital’s quality improvement process.
  • Serves as clinical education resource on current practices and procedures within the hospital.
  • In collaboration with hospital leadership and personnel from applicable departments or services, reviews and revises the program to improve outcomes.
  • Responsible for coordination of CPR training and ensuring staff is compliant with current certifications
  • Works at maintaining a good rapport and a cooperative working relationship with physicians, departments and staff.
  • Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively and lead work groups, committees and individual staff in organized and efficient manor to accomplish expected goals and outcomes.
  • Demonstrates flexibility of schedule and utilizes creative strategies to meet the learning needs of staff on all shifts.
  • Partners with CCO and Nurse Manager to promote individual and team accountability for learning.
  • Functions as a resource for new staff as necessary during orientation period and ongoing as demonstrated through feedback tools from employee and preceptor.
  • Develops reviews and recommends reference material based upon assessed needs of staff.
  • Communicates and collaborates with colleagues on developing education standards, plans and initiatives.
  • Individualizes and coordinates learning opportunities by using multiple strategies based on content, audience and complexity. Applies adult learning principles.
  • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
  • Ensures staff education records are up to date.

 

Infection Control Job specific:

 

  • Develops the annual hospital wide Infection Control Plan; evaluates the effectiveness of the program and reports findings to leadership and appropriate committees.
  • Assures systems are in place to report infection surveillance, prevention and control information to:
    • appropriate staff in the hospital
    • federal, state and local public health authorities in accordance with law and regulation
    • accrediting bodies
    • other referring or receiving hospitals or organizations needing information regarding the presence of infection in a patient received or transferred
       
  • Identifies potential sources of nosocomial infection and implements actions to eliminate the source; and evaluates infection data to distinguish between nosocomial and community-acquired infection.
  • Assists in identifying, monitoring and controlling outbreaks of nosocomial infection among patient and hospital personnel.
  • Maintains surveillance in order to collect, analyze and trend data; provides accurate and timely reports to the Director of Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement, leadership and appropriate committees.
  • Assures the hospital implements infection prevention and control activities to reduce the risk of infections associated with medical equipment, devices and supplies.
  • Acts as a resource to hospital personnel in implementing isolation techniques or other infection control measures.
  • In collaboration with hospital leadership and personnel from applicable departments or services, reviews and revises the program to improve outcomes.
  • Provides education for employees regarding infection control during orientation and ongoing in-services as required.
  • Works at maintaining a good rapport and a cooperative working relationship with physicians, departments and staff.

Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program.  Bachelors or Masters strongly preferred.
  • Current state licensure as Registered Nurse.
  • Demonstrated experience planning, coordinating, evaluating and/or directing educational activities of clinical personnel
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a bedside RN
  • CPR/BCLS certification. ACLS preferred.
  • Mandatory adult and child abuse certification required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
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  • Graduation from an accredited Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program.  Bachelors or Masters strongly preferred.
  • Current state licensure as Registered Nurse.
  • Demonstrated experience planning, coordinating, evaluating and/or directing educational activities of clinical personnel
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a bedside RN
  • CPR/BCLS certification. ACLS preferred.
  • Mandatory adult and child abuse certification required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

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Posted: 2021-02-19 Expires: 2021-03-25

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Infection Control/Educator Coordinator - Mercy Fort Smith Rehabilitation Hospital

Kindred Healthcare
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