The Nurse Practice Educator functions as a practitioner, consultant, educator and
facilitator for all nursing staff focusing on the following areas:
Licensed Nursing and CNA Orientation,
Competencies Evaluation and Maintenance,
Infection Control (including Employee Health), and
Clinical PCC implementation.
Key to this role is identification of staff learning needs followed by implementation and
evaluation of programs.
1.1 Supports general orientation by providing safety training as per the Welcome
Program for all employees and department specific orientation for nursing
1.2 Supervises and monitors nursing employees throughout their individualized
1.3 Provides oversight of the nursing orientation and mentoring program for all
licensed nursing staff.
1.4 Provides oversight of the CNA orientation and mentoring program for all
2. Nurse Education:
2.1 Develops education programs in response to staff needs and teaches staff
current accepted patient care and center practices;
2.2 Performs rounds on units to:
2.2.1 Review clinical issues and monitor/observe to identify care delivery/clinical skills educational needs;
2.2.2 Assist nurses in identifying change in resident condition and implementing appropriate follow through;
2.2.3 Identify clinical educational needs of nursing staff;
2.2.4 Provide education through demonstration and return demonstration for specific skills/procedures.
2.3 Maintains in-service records on all nursing employees;
2.4 Directs implementation of nursing policies and procedures;
2.5 Oversees and coordinates the implementation and education for all nursing programs and facilitates the connection with appropriate Area and Corporate nursing resources (e.g., Wound Specialists, etc.)
2.6 Develops an annual nursing education calendar to include State/Federal mandatory in-services;
2.7 Coordinates and teaches Nurse Aide Certification courses, where applicable;
3. Competency Evaluation and Maintenance:
3.1 Assists in evaluation of performance of new nursing personnel;
3.2 Performs annual competency testing and evaluation;
3.3 Clinically appraises nursing staff performance to identify areas for education;
4. Infection Control and Employee Health:
4.1 Provides oversight of the Center's Infection Control program;
4.2 Provides oversight to Employee Health Program to include:
4.2.1 Administering and tracking of PPD and Hepatitis vaccine for all employees;
4.2.2 Administering and tracking of influenza immunizations for all employees;
4.3 Serving as the "responsible" person for employees who become injured during hours when the NPE is present;
4.4 Ensuring that an "Initial Health Survey" is completed for all new Employees.
5. Clinical Point Click Care (PCC) Implementation:
5.1 Educates nursing staff in the application of PCC to the nursing process;
6.1 Assumes responsibilities for Nursing Department in absence of Director of Nursing/Assistant D.O.N.;
6.2 Functions as nursing administrative on-call, as scheduled;
6.3 Stays and works beyond scheduled shift if needed to meet state staffing requirements and/or needs of patients;
7. Enhances nursing practice by attending all mandated in-service programs and other GHC and outside professional education programs;
8. Performs other duties as requested.
Position Type: Full Time
Req ID: 346408
Center Name: Silver City Center