Job Description

 

Registered Nurse Educator

Centers Health Care is actively seeking to hire a Regional Education Specialist for our fleet of skilled nursing facilities in the Capital/Adirondack region. The ideal candidate will have the ability to grow and develop a nursing staff as well as travel on a frequent basis.

 

DUTIES:

  • Provides oversight of the nursing orientation and mentoring program for all staff. 
  • Develops, implements and evaluates learner-specific bedside coaching and assessment to determine learner mastery and application of orientation content.
  • Develops education programs in response to assessments of staff needs and teaches staff current, evidence-based patient care, and center practices; 
  • Assume the authority, responsibility and accountability of directing the in-service educational programs.
  • Assist in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished.
  • Develop, evaluate and control the quality of in-service educational programs in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Remain current on new developments by attending professional institutions, reading professional journals and attending professional seminars.
  • Assist Facilities in developing the Nurse Aide Training curriculum used by the facility. Submit to the state agency as required.
  • Assist in setting standards for department personnel.
  • Schedule in-service training programs according to the needs of each Facility
  • Review Facility tracking of education/training of employees and assist when necessary
  • Assist facility designated educator in scheduling in-services to meet needs of the facility. 
  • Provide in-servicing and training in the absence of the facility educator
  • During facility visit perform rounds to:
    • Review clinical issues and monitor/observe to identify care delivery/clinical skills educational needs; 
    • Identify clinical educational needs of nursing staff; 
    • Provide education through demonstration and return demonstration for specific skills/procedures. 
    • Oversee and coordinate the implementation and education for all nursing programs and facilitates the connection with appropriate Area and Corporate nursing resources (e.g., Wound Specialists, etc.) 
    • Assist facility in Performing annual competency testing and evaluation; 
    • Other duties as described by the Director of Education and CNO

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • The Regional Education Specialist must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with a current registered nurse (RN) licensure by the State Board of Nursing.
  • Master's Degree Preferred. Bachelor's Degree Required.
  • 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.
  • Previous experience teaching adults is required.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours in order to meet with employees working evening and night shifts.
  • Must be able to travel to the assigned buildings with overnight travel for regional or other meetings.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills????
  • Effective and proven management and leadership skills
  • Effective and proven education, teaching and training skills for adult learners
  • Business acumen
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory processes (Federal, and/or State Regulations)
  • Ability to work within a collaborative regional team management environment
  • RN Licensed or eligible for RN licensure by the state in which you provide consultative services; compact RN license is helpful

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