PruittHealth Registered Nurse (RN) Clinical Competency Coordinator/Nurse Educator in Columbia, South Carolina

Registered Nurse (RN) Clinical Competency Coordinator/Nurse Educator

Description

JOB PURPOSE:

Responsible for creating a culture of excellence and learning among staff, through role modeling, quality education, competency assessment and team building activities. Evaluation of care provided to patients is determined by assessing competency of clinical staff on an ongoing basis, evaluating care provided to patients by bedside observation of quantity and quality of clinical services, assessing staff’s demonstration of proper procedures and attitudes and reviewing medical records and documentation.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Coordinates clinical competency assessment and training needs of clinical staff, based on ongoing evaluation, patient needs and acuity.

  2. Provides relevant and creative education for clinical staff on a variety of topics, focusing on development of clinical skills, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills of partners.

  3. Participates in the interview and selection process of clinical staff.

  4. Completes initial competency assessment of clinical staff during orientation process, annually and as needed.

  5. Identified and trains clinical staff who will serve as preceptors for new partners, using train-the-trainer approach. Oversee preceptor program and meet with preceptor team on a regular basis, to ensure that organizational standards, policies and procedures are maintained.

  6. Conducts competency assessments to determine partner learning needs based on patient conditions and acuity.

  7. Meets regularly with DHS to review learning needs, coordinate training and to implement plans for education and follow-up.

  8. Communicates regularly with unit managers regarding new partner orientation and competency status and ongoing educational needs of unit staff.

  9. Reviews with DHS outcomes of case mix and clinical meetings, in order to identify clinical learning needs for partners.

  10. Participates in performance improvement activities.

  11. Serves as Pruitt University system administrator for facility, providing training for partners and promoting ongoing use of this education tool among all partners.

  12. Maintains documentation of all partner education in accordance with regulations, policies and procedures.

  13. Develops and direct facility orientation program and training for new employees including general orientation to facility policies, procedures, philosophy of care and regulations that govern long term care.

  14. Communicates and interpret policies and procedures to nursing staff.

  15. Monitors practice for effective implementation.

  16. Establishes and implement infection control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment and to prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection.

  17. Conducts infection control surveillance activities to investigate, control and prevent infections in the facility.

  18. Provides consultation to all departments on application of infection control principles and procedures to specific situations.

  19. Conducts staff training and monitor performance particularly for proper hand washing, isolation techniques and universal precautions.

  20. Implements workplace safety programs in the facility including hazard communication, occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens and required record keeping of occupational illnesses and injuries.

  21. Maintains material safety data sheets and exposure control plan for blood borne pathogens readily accessible to all staff, 24 hours a day.

  22. Coordinates Hepatitis B Vaccination Program and post exposure evaluation and follow up requirement.

  23. Maintains confidentiality of employee medical records.

Qualifications

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:

Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university, or is a graduate of an accredited/approved BSN program.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Experience in implementing and maintaining policy-driven practices is highly desirable; history of working with state/federal regulations a plus.

Experience in providing patient, family and/or staff education strongly encouraged.

Recent acute care or LTC experience.

MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:

Current and unrestricted Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in state of practice.

Current CPR (BLS) certification

Within six (6) months of hire successful completion of organizational training programs: IV Certification, Pain Management, Wound Care, Respiratory Care, and CCC Certification.

Within twelve (12) months obtain American Heart Association CPR Instructor certification.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred qualifications)

CPR Instructor preferred. Certification by Nationally accredited Nursing Organization highly preferred (i.e. Gerontological Nursing, CRNI, or Certified Nurse Educator).

Job Nursing

Primary Location South Carolina-Columbia

Schedule Full-time

Shift 1st Shift

Job Posting Jul 6, 2018, 9:42:20 AM

Req ID: 1803085

PruittHealth is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its personnel practices against its partners or qualified applicants for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin or because he or she is an individual with a disability or a protected veteran.