Nurse Practice Educator/Staff Development Coordinator

Genesis Healthcare, Silver Spring, Maryland
Jan 07, 2018
Jan 18, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
POSITION SUMMARY: The Nursing Practice Educator acts as the lead for the co-ordination and management of all educational activities in the Center. Additionally, 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.


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

2. Manage/coordinate all educational activities in the Center.

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

4. Rounds on units to:

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

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

* Identify clinical educational needs of nursing staff.

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

5. Participate in Change in Status, Center Based Quality Improvement, and Customer at Risk meetings, as needed, to further identify educational needs.

6. Utilizes the Facility Quality Indicator Profile, Clinical Outcomes Report and the Infection Control Report to identify areas of educational need.

7. Develops in-service programs in response to clinical needs and teaches staff 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. Supervises the maintenance of in-service educational records.

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

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

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

13. 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).

14. Co-ordinates the function for CNA certification training classes.

15. 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.

16. Performs other duties as requested.

SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. The Nursing Practice Educator must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with current registered nurse licensure by the State Board of Nursing. 2. 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. 3. Previous experience teaching adults is recommended. 4. Must be able to work flexible hours in order to meet with employees working evening and night shifts. 5. This position requires that the employee is able to read, write, speak and understand the spoken English language to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients and visitors at the work site when responding to their medical and physical needs. 6. Must provide verification of TST (tuberculin skin test) as required by state law and in accordance with Company policy. TSTs will be administered at the work site if required. 7. Maintains current BLS/CPR certification (All SNFs and Behavioral Centers; ALFs/ILFs as required by State).

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