Nurse Practice Educator/Staff Development Coordinator

Location
Genesis Healthcare, Towson, Maryland
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Dec 07, 2017
Closes
Dec 08, 2017
Specialty
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Genesis is looking for a REMARKABLE REGISTERED NURSE to become our STAFFING SERVICES NURSE PRACTICE EDUCATOR to work in the Towson Corporate Office as a Per-Diem NPE facilitating our Orientations. If you are that REMARKABLE RN, please apply and submit your resume.

POSITION SUMMARY: The primary focus of the Nursing Practice Educator is to assist and support the translation of the Genesis nursing philosophy into practice by leading the planning, implementation and evaluation of education to enhance the knowledge and skills of caregivers. He or she will provide expertise in clinical nursing skills and knowledge application. The Nursing Practice Educator acts as a clinical expert for nursing staff and provides education and mentoring in the development of clinical skills and capabilities. He or she will facilitate the enhancement of nursing skills needed for care delivery involving common gerontological conditions and disease management issues. The Nursing Practice Educator assesses the clinical education needs of the staff and plans, develops, implements and evaluates educational programs to meet those needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

1. Provides nursing staff with clinical and educational support and guidance for the implementation of the Genesis Care Delivery Processes.

2. Collaborate with Clinical Management Team to identify specific clinical educational needs.

3. Review clinical issues and monitor /observe to identify care delivery /clinical skills educational needs

4. Assist nurses in identifying change in resident condition and implementing appropriate follow through.

5. Identify clinical educational needs of nursing staff.

6. Provide education through demonstration and return demonstration for specific skills/procedures.

7. Presents Orientation programs according to current accepted standards of care and GHCC policy.

8. Co-ordinates the completion of mandatory in-service education according to State and Federal regulation, as well as GHCC policy.

9. Collaborates with regional, corporate and center resources to meet the clinical education needs of the nursing staff.

10. Plans, develops and directs the orientation and mentoring program for all nursing employees.

11. Participates as a resource in performance evaluation of nursing personnel.

12. Oversees and coordinates the process and education for all clinical practice programs (e.g pressure ulcer prevention etc)and facilitates the connection with appropriate Area and corporate clinical resources.(e.g. Wound Specialists).

13. Puts Customer Service first: Ensures that residents and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals' needs and rights.

14. Performs other duties as requested.

NPER
SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
1. Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with current RN licensure by the State Board of Nursing.
2. A minimum of 3 years full-time or equivalent clinical experience is required. One or two years of clinical experience in long-term care nursing with one year as an educator is preferred.
3. Excellence in clinical nursing skills is required.
4. Experience in Gerontology preferred.
5. Training and/or experience in teaching adult learners preferred.

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