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Nurse Educator

Kindred Healthcare
Greenwood, IN 46142

Description

Nurse Educator and Infection Control. Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Assumes responsibility and accountability for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of education programs including clinical orientation of new employees.  Develops the annual hospital wide Infection Control Plan; evaluates the effectiveness of the program and reports findings to leadership and appropriate committees.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

Job Specific:

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.

♦      Uses independent judgement to plan, create, implement and excecute training content and programs.

♦      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 CNO 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.

♦      Along with HR, ensures staff education records are up to date.

♦      Other duties as assigned.

Infection Control Job specific:

♦      Drives and assumes ownership of Infection Control Plan and activities in the hospital.
♦      Exercises independent judgement in analyzing and trending infection  data and creates a plan to reduce and prevent infections.
♦      Functions as the content expert on Infection Prevention and Control for the hospital including determining course of action, planning, implementing and ensuring compliance to the plan. 

 ♦      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:
      o   appropriate staff in the hospital
               
o   federal, state and local public health authorities in accordance with law and regulation
                
o   accrediting bodies
      o   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.
♦      Other duties as assigned.


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.
♦   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.
♦   Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

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Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-07-23

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