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Nurse Educator

Company: Bethesda Health Careers
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Bethesda Brings out the Best in Talented, Caring People!

At Bethesda, more than 1,200 employees dedicate their careers to improving the lives of others.

As a team member at Bethesda, you'll enjoy great benefits such as: 403b, daily pay, bonuses, career advancement opportunities, and holiday pay.

Medical, dental, vision, prescription, and life insurance available for regular status full and part time employees.


Develops and implements a Corporate-approved orientation program for all employees with emphasis on regulatory issues surrounding long term care (LTC) and Bethesda values and mission. Conducts General Orientation using Corporate guidelines incorporating relevant OSHA and Federal and State regulations into the program. Incorporates staff and resident safety (i.e., emergency preparedness, fire safety, security, injury prevention), and the teaching program for those staff dealing directly and indirectly with the Alzheimer resident. Coordinates and monitors orientation activities throughout orientation. Provides input into evaluation of the orientee and recommends release from or extension of orientation based on evaluation of learning needs. Assists with mentor programs. Promotes a culture of staff development by being open and encouraging about the work environment. Develops lesson plans and conducts in-service programs including mandatory in-services. Other programs are identified by needs assessment of the staff, results of State surveys, introduction of new products, services and technology. In-services new and revised policies and procedures. All onsite programs are given in sufficient number and at sufficient times to meet the needs of the staff. Teach staff basic computer skills as related to their job duties. Properly instruct staff how to access and use the online education programs as a part of the overall in-service education program. Works closely with the Director of Nursing (DON) particularly in the promotion of teamwork and quality care issues. Provides input into the appraisal process of staff, particularly during orientation. Acts as a resource for Managers relative to the department's orientation, in-service and staff development needs. As requested, conducts the state-approved Nurse Assistant Training Program or CMT program using the directions as set forth in state regulations. Classes are organized, students are monitored, and an acceptable fail/pass ratio is achieved. Acts as a resource person for the nurse assistants and monitors their progress. Develops and implements an ongoing infection prevention and control program to prevent, recognize, and control the onset and spread of infections in order to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment. Establishes facility-wide systems for the prevention, identification, reporting, investigation, and control of infections and communicable diseases of residents, staff, and visitors. Develops and implements written policies and procedures in accordance with current standards of practice and recognized guidelines for infection prevention and control. Oversees the facility's antibiotic stewardship program. Oversees resident care activities that increase risk of infection (i.e., use and care of urinary catheters, wound care, incontinence care, skin care, point-of-care blood testing, and medication injections). Leads the facility's Infection and Prevention Control Committee. Develops action plans to address opportunities for improvement. Participates on the facility's QAA Committee. Implements an annual infection control risk assessment process and participates in the facility's annual assessment review process. Reviews and/or revises the facility's infection prevention and control program, its standards, policies, and procedures annually and as needed for changes to the facility assessment to ensure they are effective and in accordance with current standards of practice for preventing and controlling infections. Provides education to staff, residents, and families (where appropriate). Ensures public health is notified of reportable diseases. Collaborates with other departments in fulfilling requirements related to occupational health and safety. (I.e. employee health). Maintains documentation of infection prevention and control program activities. Informs the DON of the individual needs of the Staff Development functions as it relates to budgeting. Assists the DON in the assessment of needs for resident care equipment during budget preparation. Is aware of and promotes the compliance program throughout the facility. Participates in the continuous quality improvement (QAPI) activities established by the organization by looking at all resident care processes with an intent to identify areas for improvement. Prepares concise and timely QAPI reports, as required. Develops educational programs based on needs identified through QAPI activities, attends various meetings and provides reports as requested. Attends local professional educator's meetings and Bethesda monthly meetings. Sets individual goals and reviews with the DON. Serves as a role model to the staff. Actively pursues education related to job. Keeps current in nursing issues (geriatrics, management, legislative.) May be assigned other duties as appropriate.

Job Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
  • BSN or related baccalaureate preparation in education preferred
  • Current RN license in the state that you will be working
  • CPR/AED certification required or willing to obtain within six months of employment
  • Certified as a CPR instructor is high desirable
  • Certified as an Instructor for the Missouri Nurse Assistant Training program and CMT instructor certification preferred
  • Completed specialized training in infection prevention and control through accredited continuing education
  • Minimum of five years of recent clinical nursing experience required
  • Educational and supervisory/management experience preferred
  • Previous experience in long-term care required
  • Ability to manage time and organize daily schedule to meet productivity standards
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and other programs such as EMR
  • Possesses integrity, initiative, and loyalty
  • Must possess good communication skills and demonstrates ability to teach adults
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift heavy objects using proper lifting techniques and with assistance as necessary
  • Ability to transfer and move residents who vary with ability to assist weighing 200+lbs using proper lifting techniques and with assistance as necessary
  • Ability to push and pull equipment weighing in excess of 40lbs using proper techniques and with assistance as necessary
  • Manual dexterity, coordination and skillful use of hands when working with residents and equipment
  • Ability to perform necessary documentation
  • Visual acuity
  • Must be able to manage a diversity of activities
  • Good organization, critical thinking, problem solving, and mentoring skills
  • High degree of ability in using tact, diplomacy and discretion
  • Must be able to concentrate with frequent interruptions and multiple distractions
  • A preference for understanding and responding to the physical and psychosocial needs of the geriatric population required

    Category: RN

Keywords: Bethesda Health Careers, Chesterfield , Nurse Educator, Healthcare , Chesterfield, Missouri

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