Hospital Educator - Full Time

Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital
Street, MD
Jan 19, 2022
Jan 23, 2022
Full Time
DescriptionLancaster Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to be recognized by Newsweek as the #1 Rehabilitation Hospital in Pennsylvania!Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital, a joint venture between Penn Medicine, Lancaster General Health and Kindred Healthcare, is the only freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Lancaster County. Conveniently located off of US Route 30, Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital features 59 private rooms. Our highly skilled team of nurses and therapists work together to provide a personalized intensive rehabilitation treatment care plan to optimize patient quality outcomes and restore independence.Your career growth begins when you join an interdisciplinary team, where doctors, nurses, therapists and other experts work together to form individualized care plans for our patients and residents. Opportunities through our development programs, training seminars and university partnerships, not only allow for continual career growth but emphasize our commitment to investing in our employees and developing future healthcare leaders.The goal of our team is to focus on each patient as an individual to ensure that we are meeting their clinical needs and creating a fun and dynamic healing environment. Each employee's dedication is essential to meet and exceed the needs of each patient, resident and family we serve. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine's "Most Admired Healthcare Company"A' for 8 years, Kindred welcomes you to join our team and build a career that touches lives.As a Hospital Educator you will assume the responsibility and accountability for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of education programs including clinical orientation of new employees.Education RN Job Specific:Meets all competencies required for registered nurse.Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates education programs and orientation of staff, students, volunteers and contracted nursing staff.Uses independent judgement to plan, create, implement and execute training content and programs.Consistently provides input into individual staff development during the orientation process and on an ongoing basis.Designs individualized orientations based upon specific position and assessment of competency.Participates in establishing goals, objectives, policies and procedures for staff development.Ensures competency of all preceptors and participates in matching preceptors with new employees.Evaluates educational needs of staff through various methods including QI programs, safety occurrence monitoring, changes in patient population served, and annual needs assessment.Assesses, plans, develops, implements and evaluates ongoing competencies of staff based on need.Supports and aligns educational activities with best practice initiatives and hospital's quality improvement process.Serves as clinical education resource on current practices and procedures within the hospital.In collaboration with hospital leadership and personnel from applicable departments or services, reviews and revises the program to improve outcomes.Responsible for coordination of CPR training and ensuring staff is compliant with current certificationsWorks at maintaining a good rapport and a cooperative working relationship with physicians, departments and staff.Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively and lead work groups, committees and individual staff in organized and efficient manor to accomplish expected goals and outcomes.Demonstrates flexibility of schedule and utilizes creative strategies to meet the learning needs of staff on all shifts.Partners with CNO and Nurse Manager to promote individual and team accountability for learning.Functions as a resource for new staff as necessary during orientation period and ongoing as demonstrated through feedback tools from employee and preceptor.Develops reviews and recommends reference material based upon assessed needs of staff.Communicates and collaborates with colleagues on developing education standards, plans and initiatives.Individualizes and coordinates learning opportunities by using multiple strategies based on content, audience and complexity.Applies adult learning principles.Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.Along with HR, ensures staff education records are up to date.Other duties as assigned.QualificationsQUALIFICATIONS:Graduation from an accredited Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. Bachelors or Masters strongly preferred.Current state licensure as Registered Nurse.Demonstrated experience planning, coordinating, evaluating and/or directing educational activities of clinical personnelMinimum of 2 years' experience as a bedside RNCPR/BCLS certification. ACLS preferred.Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills