Genesis Healthcare Licensed Vocational Nurse in La Grange, Texas

POSITION SUMMARY: Working under the direction of the Director of Nursing or RN designee, the LPN Nurse Practice Educator functions as a practitioner, consultant, educator and facilitator for all nursing staff focusing on the following areas:

  • Nurse Orientation,

  • Nurse Education,

  • Competencies Evaluation and Maintenance with teh exception of RNs,

  • Infection Control (including Employee Health), and

  • Clinical PCC implementation

Key to this role is identification of staff learning needs followed by implementation and evaluation of programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Orientation:

1.1. Supports general orientation by providing safety training as per the Welcome Program for all employees and department specific orientation for nursing staff.

1.2. Monitors nursing employees throughout their individual orientation period.

1.3. Provides oversight of the nursing orientation and mentoring program for all licensed nursing staff.

1.4. Provides oversight of the CNA orientation and mentoring program for all CNA staff.

  1. Nurse Education:

2.1. Implements education programs in response to staff needs and teaches staff current accepted patient care and center practices;

2.2. Performs rounds on units to:

2.2.1 Review clinical issues and monitor/observe to identify care delivery/clinical skills and educational need;

2.2.2 Assist nurses in identifying change in resident condtion and implementing appropriate follow through;

2.2.3 Identify clinical educational needs of nursing staff;

2.2.4 Provide education through demonstration and retun demonstration for specific skills/ procedures;

2.3 Maintains in-service records on all nursing employees;

2.4 Direct implementation of nursing policies and procedures;

2.5 Oversees and coordinates the implementation and education for all nursing programs and facilitates the connection with appropriate Area and Corporate nursing resources (e.g., Wound Specialist, ect.)

2.6 Develops an annual nursing education calander to include State/Federal mandatory in-services;

2.7 Coordinates and teaches Nurse Aide courses, where applicable;

  1. Competency Evaluation and Maintenance (with exception of RNs):

3.1 Assists in evaluation of performance of new nursing personnel;

3.2 Performs annual competency testing and evaluation;

3.3 Clinically appraises nursing staff performance to identify areas for education;

  1. Infection Control and Employee health:

4.1 Provides oversight of the Center's Infection Control program;

4.2 Provides oversight ot Employee health Program to include:

4.2.1 Administering and tracking of PPD and Hepatitis vaccine for all employees;

4.2.2 Administering and tracking of influenza immunizations for all employees;

4.3 Serving as the "responsible" person for the employees who become injured during hours when the NPE is present;

4.4 Ensuring that and "initial health survey" is completed for all new employees.

  1. Clinical Point Click Care (PCC) Implementation:

5.1 Educates nursing staff in the application of PCC to the nursing process;

  1. Enhances nursing practice by attending all mandated in-service programs and other GHC and outside professional education programs;

  2. Functions as nursing administrative on-call, as scheduled;

  3. Stays and works beyond scheduled shift if needed to meet state staffing requirements and/or needs of patients;

  4. Performs other duties as requested.

NPEL

SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 1.The LPN Nursing Practice Educator must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with current lecensure by the State Board of Nursing. 2.A Minimum of three years full-time or equivalent nursing experience is required and a minimum of two years of nursing experience in long-term care nursing with one year in a management/administrative or supervisory capacity is preferred. 3.Previous experience teaching adults is recommended. 4. Must be able to work flexible horus in order to meet with employees working evening and night shifts. 5.This position requires that the employee is able to read, write, speak and understand the spoken English language to ensure the safety and wellbing of our patients and visitors at the work site when responding to their medical and physical needs. 6. Must provide verifcation of TST (tuberculin skin test) as required by state law and in accordance with Company policy. TSTs will be administered at the work site if required.

Genesis HealthCare is an EO Employer- Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories