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Bedrock Care Registered Nurse Educator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Under the direction of the Director of Nursing, the Nursing Educator’s primary function is to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the educational program and service for this facility. In addition, this position will be responsible for providing appropriate orientation programs for all newly hired Nursing Department employees.

The Nursing Educator shall also be responsible for providing educational programs to residents, residents’ family members and other responsible parties based on identified needs and knowledge deficits.

Assesses the educational needs of employees in collaboration with the Director of Nursing, Supervisors, and other personnel.

  • Assesses the educational needs of residents and family members and responsible parties residing or visiting in the facility.

  • Formulates in-service education objectives in accordance with the philosophy of the Nursing Department.

  • Establishes criteria for all in-service education programs, constructing the curriculum, course outlines, objectives, teaching methods, examinations, and evaluation tools for each program.

  • Constructs an annual schedule for presentation of mandatory in-service programs.

  • Plans and implements an orientation program for all Nursing Department personnel and based on identified educational needs, offers individualized counseling and guidance (including infection control and employee health program.

  • Supplements and integrates in-service education into everyday clinical practice throughout the facility.

  • Utilizes educational opportunities outside the facility in order to meet the identified learning needs of the employees.

  • Distributes educational materials to facility employees to foster continuing updating of knowledge – maintains up-to-date resources for the facility.

  • Serves as resource person and consultant to any facility employee in order to provide ongoing learning and self-improvement.

  • Keeps informed of new legislation and regulations that impact on standards of nursing practice and resident care.

  • As a role model, instills in each employee an appreciation of individual contribution in delivering the optimum quality care in the facility.

  • Serves on committees as assigned. Participates and contributes to facility’s Quality Assurance Program.

  • Conforms to facility dress code.

  • Ensures that residents’ rights are maintained by ensuring confidentiality of all resident care information, privacy when delivering nursing care and maintaining residents’ dignity.

  • Is rarely sick or absent from work and is able to fulfill need for flexible scheduling.

  • Submits monthly report to Director of Nursing addressing the facility’s in-service education activities.

  • Presents educational programs for resident and family members based on identified needs or upon request.

  • Evaluates effectiveness of educational presentations designed to meet the assessed needs for all personnel, in cooperation and consultation with the Director of Nursing and Nursing Supervisors – including the appropriateness of resident and family education programs.

  • Formulates and implements tools for evaluation and methods of follow-up for the orientation, in-service education, and continuing education programs offered at the facility.

  • Develops maintains and reviews individual employee records pertinent to the in-service education program in order to identify employee achievement and to provide data for evaluation.

  • Reviews and revises in-service presentations based on educational needs and revised medical standards.

  • Attends Quarterly Education meetings.