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RN Nurse Educator New

Soda Springs, ID


Hiring Company

Caribou Memorial Hospital

Positions Available

Full Time

Salary Information

$54,800 - $69,500 / year

Position Description

Responsible for developing, conducting, and evaluating in-service programs, orientation and continuing education for nurses and CNAs in Living Center. 

Essential Functions of LTC Education Coordinator
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Works with LTC DON to plan, prepare and administer education and competency assessment to LTC staff (including nurses and CNAs) on a regular basis to include at least 1 ‘large’ competency semi-annually based on facility assessment
  2. Works with LTC DON to plan, prepare and administer new hire competency evaluation for all newly hired staff (including nurses and CNAs) for Long Term Care
  3. Works with LTC DON to plan, prepare, and administer newly hired staff orientation to the LTC
  4. Coordinate and instruct LTC classes such as Hand-in-Hand and 2nd Wind
  5. Instructs C.N.A class 2-3 times per year to include planning, preparing and administering education as well as to monitor staff during clinical rotations. Also includes grade monitoring, remediation as needed and record-keeping
  6. Coordinate and teach BLS classes once per month. Coordinate and offer classes based on areas worked i.e., clinical, non-clinical, other
  7. Coordinates and teaches the LPN class
  8. Coordinates students from surrounding colleges to complete their clinical practicum.
  9. Create and contribute to QA/QI projects regarding LTC education
  10. Provides record keeping for all LTC classes, education, competency evaluation, and orientation
  11. Works with the LTC Management and staff to actively promote a positive work environment and teamwork
  12. Attends and participates in Long Term Care meetings that Education is invited to attend

Work Environment
This job operates in a hospital setting. This role requires regular walking to various locations around the hospital and traveling back and forth between buildings. This role may come into contact with patients who may have contagious illnesses. There may be a risk of exposure to blood and bodily fluids, latex, and odors/chemicals.

Physical Demands of position: Frequent = >60% of the day; Occasional = 30% of the day; Limited = Up to 30%

  • Stand – Frequent
  • Walk – Frequent
  • Sit – Frequent
  • Twist/turn from waist- Occasional
  • Bend – Occasional
  • Stoop – Occasional
  • Kneel – Occasional
  • Squat – Occasional
  • Reach above/below shoulder level – Occasional
  • Move objects horizontally and vertically – Frequent
  • Use hands to type and write – Frequent
  • Hold and grasp – Frequent
  • Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance

Other areas needed to perform the function of this position are

  • Hearing
  • Talking
  • Vision
  • Touch
  • Memory

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position in a hospital setting that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hours and shifts will primarily be Monday-Friday, 8 hours per day but these may change as needs of the department change.  Must be physically and mentally able to work extended hours when necessary.  Overtime must be approved.

Operational Functions

  • Completes required education/skill/competencies.
  • Attends and actively participates in interdepartmental meetings/education/competencies. Actively participates by giving constructive input.
  • Refers to and follows policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the development and attainment of departmental goals
  • Contributes to the overall functioning of CMH and the department by assisting where and when needed. Functions as a positive team player.
  • Maintains a clean, safe working environment.
  • Completes employee illness/injury reports and forwards them to the Department manager per policy
  • Assists in QI/QA as requested including data collection.
  • Effectively communicates with other team members.
  • Uses proper body mechanics at all times.
  • Understands and practices facility security.
  • Uses professional telephone etiquette.
  • Completes required work in a timely manner.
  • Complete work accurately.

Standards of Behavior

  • Supports the Mission, Vision, and Values of CMH
  • Integrity/Pride/Honor: Exhibits the highest standards of professionalism in dealings with co-workers, employers, visitors, patients and residents both inside and outside of the facility.
  • Respect/Equality: Treats others as he/she would like to be treated.
  • Communication: Communicates openly and honestly and in a way that is clear and understandable. Uses positive communication and communicate appropriately with all CMH departments.
  • Compassion: Creates an environment of safety and trust for patients/residents.
  • Trust: Demonstrates trust in co-workers and the health care provided by CMH.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrates honesty and integrity. Always strive to give 110%
  • Safety: Creates/Ensures that the work environment is safe for patients, residents, employees, and visitors.
  • Fiscal Responsibility: Supports and patronizes CMH as patients if possible.
  • Ambassadorship: Uses good judgment in behavior, appearance, words, and actions. Remembers that employees are on stage at all times.
  • Quality: Is proficient, competent and efficient.
  • Teamwork: Lends a hand whenever possible to ensure top-notch patient/resident care.
  • Commitment: Committed to co-workers, patients, residents, and providers. Utilizes CMH and its staff.

Other Job-Related Behaviors

  • Written and verbal skills: Compiles instructions, procedures, policies, and reports. Writes legibly, clearly and concisely on time cards, messages, documents and reports in English.  Has the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with others in English.
  • Flexibility: Responds to requests in a helpful, cooperative manner.  Able to set priorities and copes with interruptions.  Adjusts to changes in the work schedule and/or work area.
  • Confidentiality: Preserves the confidentiality of all Protected Health Information (PHI).  Follow the Organization-Wide Compliance policy and applicable Federal and State law, including HIPAA.  Acts in accordance with hospital policy regarding this subject. 
  • Stability: Remains calm, reassuring, and able to function and provide direction during emergency situations.  Provides proper notification of absence and tardiness.  Reports to work on time.  Observes regulations for breaks and lunch.  Takes responsibility for the appropriate management of benefit hours.  Completes the timesheets per established procedure assuring the accuracy of hours recorded.
  • Decision Making: Ability to make timely and effective decisions based on the characteristics of the current situation.
  • Organization and Planning: Ability to set schedule time and utilize resources effectively and efficiently. Abel to develop systematic and effective means for accomplishing tasks.
  • Initiative: Performs duties in an independent manner with little or no direct supervision. Consistently strives to be a productive member of the institution by putting the time to good use.  Recognizes situations needing attention and acts upon them.
  • Compliance with Policies: Refers to department/facility policies for specific instructions or guidelines and asks questions as appropriate. Follows established individual department policies and procedures and assumes responsibility to become familiar with them. Adheres at all times to the technical and ethical standards of the job description and the overall philosophy of CMH.
  • Appearance/Hygiene/Health: Observes CMH dress and grooming guidelines and has employee health screening tests done as needed. Follows infection control guidelines.
  • Environment/Electrical Safety: Assists in ensuring a clean and safe environment by reporting faulty equipment or unsafe conditions. Observes surroundings and reports verbally or in writing any problems or potential problems regarding patients, coworkers, visitors, etc., to immediate supervisor.  Routes electrical equipment to the maintenance department for safety checks.
  • Fire and Internal/External Disaster: Maintains familiarity with fire and disaster plans. Participates in drills.

Qualifications/Education/Experience needed for the position including certifications

  • At least one year of nursing experience required
  • Must have current RN license in the State of Idaho
  • Master’s degree in Nursing Education preferred
  • BLS Instructor Certification
  • N.A Class Certification
  • Experience in nursing education preferred

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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