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Nurse Educator (RN)

Company: Elderwood
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description: Overview: We are offering a BONUS: $3,500 (divided quarterly and paid following each 90 days) Are you are Registered Nurse (RN) with a passion for teaching? Do you have strong communication skills and a knack for building rapport? Perhaps you're simply tired of front line nursing. If any of this sounds like you, consider Elderwood at Cheektowaga as your premier employer. This Skilled Nursing Facility in Cheektowaga is seeking a passionate and dedicated Nurse Educator. Nurse Educator Position Overview: * The Nurse Educator is responsible to work collaboratively with management staff and nursing governance representatives to ensure implementation of orientation and continuing in-service education programs for facility personnel. This individual may also serve as the primary instructor for the Nursing Assistant 100-Hour Training Program. * This is full time position; schedule varies based on tasks for the day/week. Some off shifts are required to accomodate in-servicing and weekend rotation in supervision. Responsibilities: * Is recognized as a "super user" with all clinical aspects of the EMR and serves as a resource for facility staff. * Schedules, teaches and leads the BLS certification program based on facility needs; maintains equipment and records. 3. Schedules, teaches and leads the IV certification program based on facility needs; maintains equipment and records. * Collaborates with Unit Managers, Nurse Preceptors, Nurse Consultants and assists with annual clinical skills competency testing for licensed nursing staff on an ongoing basis. * Serves as a resource and mentor for the Nurse Preceptors and new nurses in the facility, providing education and support as appropriate during department-based orientation. * Coordinates and/or leads delivery of corporate mandatory in-service education for facility staff. * Plans and leads General Orientation Program (with support by other department heads) to acquaint new personnel to facility. * Coordinates program development, implementation and documentation of the Nursing Assistant 100-Hour Training Program (if applicable); serves as an instructor for scheduled classes. * Coordinates Prometric testing for Nursing Assistant Trainees and recording of certification, if applicable. * Schedules and delivers CNA and Support Aide orientation programs based on hiring needs. * Schedules and presents training programs to ensure that Nursing Assistants complete six (6) hours of in-service education every six (6) months. * Oversees tracking of in-service education hours and generates reports utilizing LMS. * Enrolls staff in LMS programs and tracks module completion and compliance. * Serves as an instructor for the licensed nurse orientation program at designated sites when needed. * Coordinates, with management, department-based orientation programs for new staff. * Plans, coordinates, and presents regular and special education sessions for nursing staff to acquaint them with new nursing practices, procedures, policies, or skills. * Prepares monthly in-service education calendar and monthly report. * Coordinates schedule for periodic emergency drills including fire drills, disaster drills, and Code Blue drills and maintains records. * Attends facility staff meetings and leads In-service Education Committee Meetings. * Maintains facility education equipment, resources and files. * Ensures highest standards of education programming are maintained. * Stays up-to-date on guidelines, regulations and company policies and procedures. * Arrives to work on time, regularly, and works as scheduled. 25. Recognizes and follows the dress code of the facility including wearing name tag at all times. * Follows policy and procedure regarding all electronic devices, computers, tablets, etc. * Supports and abides by Elderwood's Mission, Vision, and Values. * Abides by Elderwood's businesses code of conduct, compliance and HIPAA policies. * Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor, management staff or Administrator Qualifications: * Credentials as a Registered Nurse (RN) with current state license in good standing in the state in which work is performed (LPN credentials permitted in the state of VT only.) * Minimum of five (5) years of nursing experience * Minimum of one (1) year of experience in geriatric nursing; acute care setting preferred * Demonstrated computer skills and ability to work with a variety of platforms and applications including Microsoft Office, electronic medical records (EMR) and learning management systems (LMS) * Possession of a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) preferred * Demonstrated experience in education preferred Company Details: Elderwood at Cheektowaga is a 172 bed skill nursing facility (SNF) offering a unique campus setting. This campus also includes an assisted living facility and an independent living community. We offer comprehensive, personalized orthopedic, cardiac, and post-surgical rehab programs, including physical, occupational, and speech t

Keywords: Elderwood, Buffalo , Nurse Educator (RN), Other , Buffalo, New York

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