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Nurse Educator

Concord Regional VNA

Concord Regional VNA  is a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare provider that provides home care, hospice and community support services to  41 communities in central New Hampshire.  Concord Regional VNA has strong ties with these communities and works collaboratively with Capital Region Healthcare and other providers to provide exceptional care to its patients.  Our mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve by managing illness and promoting wellness through all stages of life. Our agency provides millions in community benefit services and programs to meet the needs of all people in these communities, regardless of a person's ability to pay.


Nurse Educator - Full time

Concord, NH • 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Description

Reporting to the Director of Education, the Nurse Educator is responsible for coordinating, creating, implementing, and teaching clinical orientation, competency assessment programs, clinical competency validation, and clinical electronic medical record training for the all professional clinical staff.

Essential Functions

Responsible for the successful orientation of all professional clinical staff according to the orientation curriculum.  This includes equipment training, bag technique and trunk bin process, in-field competency, OASIS/HIS, and documentation requirements.
Responsible for developing/maintaining orientation material, training material, staff resources and education to ensure they are up to date with current standards of practice, conditions of participation, vendor requirements and state regulations.
Responsible for education on the use and functionality of the electronic medical record software in orientation. 
Responsible to create content, coordinate speakers, teach and track attendance for annual skills day for Home Care and Hospice professionals.
Prepares, coordinates and/or presents educational programs covering areas such as orientation, on the job training, preceptor programs, customer service, clinical education, computer and software, re-training and clinical development.
Formulates teaching outlines and determines instructional methods such as individual education, group instruction, lectures, demonstrations, conferences, meetings and workshops to meet the needs of adult learners.
Verifies staff competency through testing and observation of practice for clinical skills, documentation, software, and equipment use. Develops re-training plans as needed based on individual staff needs.
Develops education material, instructional sheets, and job aids based on agency need.
Participates in software upgrades by testing, identifying training needs, establishing clinical training plans, creating education materials and coordinating with IT department for software implementation. 
Works collaboratively with the Director of Education to review orientation, annual education plans, annual skills day, OASIS/HIS training. Identify improvements and assess the educational needs of all professional clinical staff.
Formulates and recommends orientation program goals and objectives.
Creates and implements competency education based on organizational goals and QAPI projects.  Monitors completion of competency education and reports progress to Director of Education.
Assists in the development and review of clinical protocols, guidelines, policies and procedures.
Participates on agency, community and state committees as determined by the Director of Education.
Responsible for coordination of professional student’s clinical rotations.
Handles difficult situations and conflict professionally.  Seeks out positive resolutions focusing on improved communication and excellent patient care.
Delivers effective group presentations in a confident, clear and professional manner.  Uses techniques for teaching adult learners.
Written communication is clear, concise and without spelling or grammar errors. Written communication is appropriate for the targeted audience.  
Balances team and individual responsibilities.  Adapts to changes in the work environment and successfully manages competing demands.  Demonstrates the ability to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Identifies education needs to improve and promote quality. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.  Fosters quality and professionalism communication and teaching.
Participates in interdisciplinary team, agency projects, committees, QAPI program and/or other activities upon request and approval from direct supervisor.Participates on agency, community and state committees as determined by the Director of Education.
Responsible for coordination of professional student’s clinical rotations.
Handles difficult situations and conflict professionally.  Seeks out positive resolutions focusing on improved communication and excellent patient care.
Participates in interdisciplinary team, agency projects, committees, QAPI program and/or other activities upon request and approval from direct supervisor. 

Work Environment:

The employee will be exposed to both controlled and uncontrolled work environments.  The employee may also be exposed to blood and bodily fluids, virus, disease and infection from patients and environmental hazards in the work environment.  The employee may be required to work extended periods of time using a desktop, laptop and/or other mobile device.  

Requirements:

Two years clinical experience with home care and hospice 

Two years clinical experience in an acute care setting or long term care 

Knowledge of nursing clinical standards of practice

Experience with teaching and mentoring adults 

Ability to create effective education programs and instructional documents using a variety of software products

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

The employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  Specific abilities include reading, writing and speaking in English, normal or correctable vision with the ability to accurately discern colors, and hearing.
This position requires the ability to use a computer to document patient care.  Specific abilities include use of fine motor skills to type, write and perform professional skills.
This position requires intermittent physical activity, including standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping and crouching.  
This position requires the ability to minimally lift up to 50lbs. and thew ability to provide up to 75% assistance for patient transfers.
This position requires the ability to sit for prolonged periods. 

How to Apply:

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Job Location:

Concord

Date Added: May 30, 2019

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