RN Educator - Full Time
:RN required.:Certified Infection Preventionist, or willing to obtain within first 90 days of employment.:JOB SUMMARY:Plans, develops, implements and evaluates the initial and continuing education of all co-workers.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:* Treats all information about residents, their condition, and family as personnel matters as confidential information.* Complies with established Corporate and Departmental policies and procedures, and maintains established standards and practices.* Oversees the initial orientation training of facility co-workers in cooperation with department heads.* Coordinates and teaches the nursing assistant competency program in accordance with the Department of Health and Department of Educations regulations in preparation to be tested and listed on the state registry (only if the facility has a training program).* Plans and documents up-to-date in-service training programs in accordance with Department of Health regulations.* Organizes and maintains educational materials and resources to be used by co-workers.* Maintains an up-to-date list of nursing staff licenses and coordinates enrollment of the NA registry in accordance with the Department of Health and Education.* Provides back-up as RN House Supervisor.* Coordinates annual immunization of residents for influenza, and supervises the administration of Pneumovax as recommended by the State Health Department.* Coordinates and monitors the administration of Hepatitis B vaccine, and Tuberculosis test to all co-workers as outlined by OSHA regulations.* Performs other functions as directed by the supervisor.QUALIFICATIONS:* Current RN, BSN preferred, in the state employed.* CPR teaching certification preferred.* Experience as an instructor.* Ability to speak in front of large groups with enthusiasm.* Experience in geriatrics.* Has compassion, understanding and empathy for older persons.* Possesses management ability including skills in written and verbal communication, good judgment and reasoning and coaching.* Understands management, delegation and motivational concepts.* Ability to use audiovisual equipment.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:This position would include responsibilities of leadership in nursing. Standing and walking distances constantly throughout the campus would be required during the shift in evaluating residents and supporting line staff and respond to emergency needs of the Retirement Community. Ability to lift 30 pounds in assisting co-workers with resident lifts, transfers, etc. several times throughout the shift. Must be able to react quickly and decisively in emergencies and in unexpected behavior of residents.Homewood, a leader since 1932 in providing care and services within a continuing care retirement community, is looking for individuals who wish to exhibit compassion and kindness in their daily work, and are ready to serve. We embrace a fun, team-oriented atmosphere. Through teamwork, we become more creative, find solutions, enjoy our work and build relationships. It all adds up to exceptional job satisfaction and stability. You too can discover the satisfaction of knowing that your work can make a difference in your life and in the lives of people around you.