Registered Nurse Instructor- Expert
Pay Rate: $39 / hour
Three (3) years of professional nursing experience, and a bachelor's degree in Nursing or Nursing Education from an accredited college or university;or On year of professional nursing experience and a master's degree in Nursing or Nursing Education or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Possession of a current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the PA State Board of Nursing;or possession of a non-renewable temporary practice permit issued by the PA State Board of Nursing.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Employees possessing a nonrenewable temporary practice permit must obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse within the one (1) year period defined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
The employee occupying this position is responsible for staff development training and demonstration of the procedures for the Nursing Department and other disciplines within the facility for health-related issues. This employee will have background knowledge of procedures or will obtain necessary knowledge of procedures by working on the nursing units, and other areas of the facility. The person will be knowledgeable of all nursing policies and procedures and be able to teach procedures on a regular basis. Training and demonstrations will occur for employees on all three shifts.
Planning and implementing an effective orientation program for all new Nursing Department employees.
Maintaining orientation education records in accordance with state and facility policies in order to provide documentation of the orientation process for each new employee. Records must be easily retrievable.
Supervising and evaluating the new employee's process during orientation or on the shift assigned utilizing a competency-based orientation that includes theory, demonstration and return demonstration in order to assess the abilities and skills or needs of the employee during the learning process.
Developing, scheduling and presenting in-service training programs required for the care of Domiciliary, Personal Care and Nursing Home residents in order to assure the achievement of the nursing care goals established for each resident.
Developing, implementing, and evaluating educational curriculum for the Department of Nursing, as well as other Departments, as needed, in order to provide new information and improve the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the employees as required by job classification.
Assessing and recommending appropriate out-service educational programs in order to permit the professional growth of individual and to provide knowledgeable care to the residents.
Documenting and maintaining records of in-service and out-service training programs attended by Nursing Department employees in order to maintain compliance with federal, state, or facility policies.
Serving as a member of a pre-disciplinary team to evaluate employee performance.
Reviewing and recommending educational products, services, and equipment to nursing administration and demonstrating new equipment and procedures in order to assure current and appropriate techniques and equipment.
Primarily responsible for the updating and rewriting of all Nursing Departments policies and procedures in order to assure current and updated material on an ongoing basis.
Utilizes a competency-based orientation that includes theory, demonstration of procedure and return demonstration of skill.
Demonstration procedures and supervising all new employees on the shift assigned to evaluate their work performance.
Designing and updating orientation manuals and teaching materials needed for the orientation process.
Educating of all Nursing Staff and others as needed in changes in Nursing Policy and Procedures.
Maintaining accurate records of all licensure and certification of all Nursing Staff.
Maintaining accurate records of all current licensure, certification, background checks, and records of free of communicable diseases for all outside Agency employees used within the Nursing Department. Education and Reeducation of all Nursing Staff on the Long-Term Care Computer Software Program.
Responsible for updating files, reindexing software and assigning user rights for all staff who request this assistance within the Computer Software Program.