Genesis HealthCare Careers

Nurse Educator and Infection Control Nurse - RN (Full Time)

Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Nursing - Other


Job Description

If you are a Registered Nurse/RN with a BSN, proven training experience and a passion for professionally developing staff through education and training to maximum employee potential and patient outcomes, then we've got the position for you -- Practice Development Specialist (PDS).


We have an immediate need for a Practice Development Specialist to serve as a clinical educational and infection control expert in the Phillipsburg, NJ area.


POSITION SUMMARY:
Functions as an expert practitioner, consultant, educator and facilitator for all nursing practice development and education at multiple locations focusing on assuring the highest quality care and clinical outcomes. Serves as the facilities' Infection Prevention and Control Officer and functions as a practitioner, resource, consultant, educator and facilitator for all staff in multiple locations through the following Center-specific approaches:
* Nursing Orientation,
* Nursing Knowledge Proficiency,
* Nursing Practice and Competencies Development, Evaluation and Maintenance,
* Infection Prevention & Control Activities at the center level
* Outcome & Process surveillance
* Outbreak Management
* Employee Health


Key to this role is identification of staff learning needs based on direct observation and assessment, monitoring of Center clinical outcomes, and nursing career ladder/career development goals. The PDS implements programs and evaluates learner responses and Center outcomes.


At Genesis HealthCare, we provide the resources, tools and support to insure your success and a comprehensive benefit package that is comprised of but not limited to tuition assistance for nurse formal education, 401K, mileage reimbursement, paid time off, choice of multiple medical, dental and vision plans and more!


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QUALIFICATIONS:

SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. The Practice Development Specialist must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with current registered nurse (RN) licensure by the State Board of Nursing. 2. Master's Degree Preferred. Bachelor's Degree RN Required RN 3. 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. 4. Previous experience teaching adults is required. 5. Must be able to work flexible hours in order to meet with employees working evening and night shifts. 6. Must be able to travel to the assigned buildings with infrequent overnight travel for regional or other meetings. 7. Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with current registered nurse licensure by the State Board of Nursing. 8. Infection Control and Prevention certification is strongly preferred. Specialty certification is to be obtained within the first 2 years of employment in this role. 9. Previous experience in infection control is preferred.



Position Type: Full Time
Req ID: 302643
Center Name: Genesis HealthCare