Murfreesboro, TN 37130
The primary purpose of the Staff Development, Registered Nurse (RN) is to plan, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the facility education program for nursing assistants in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Plan, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the facility education program for nursing assistants in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
- Evaluate resident and staff needs, and provide the Administrator and Director of Nursing with comprehensive recommendations concerning the educational needs of the nursing staff.
- Interpret and implement established facility policies, procedures and regulations for nursing staff.
- Supervise and evaluate nursing assistant conformance to facility policies, procedures and regulations.
- Plan and provide the Administrator and Director of Nursing with an annual schedule of education programs.
- Plan, schedule and post monthly calendar of education programs in a timely manner.
- May be required to complete daily schedules and staffing patterns as needed by facility.
- Maintain current education records of classes conducted, attendance and clinical performance of each nursing assistant.
- Maintain an education profile for each nursing assistant, listing each class attended, date, time period and evaluation of performance.
- Maintain records for nursing assistant current certifications, expiration dates and other required records.
- Prepare lesson plans containing objectives, course content, method of instruction and method of evaluation for each class scheduled and completed.
- Supervise classroom and clinical activities of nursing assistants.
- Manage the approved education program and submit approval forms as required by the state agency.
- Continually assess the education program to assure implementation of the approved program.
- Assume Quality Assurance duties as assigned.
- Observe and teach the facility infection control policies and procedures to nursing assistants.
- Observe and teach the facility safety rules to nursing assistants.
- Observe and teach the facility Residents’ Rights policies and procedures.
- Will be required to be “on-call” periodically or as specifically needed by facility
- Understands and reviews the facility’s Healthcare Clinical Policies and Procedures and Safety Guidelines Reports any issues or problems that may arise to the Director of Nursing and/or Administrator
- Responsible for the safety and personal care of residents under his/her supervision.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE an equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.
- Graduate from an accredited nursing program; minimum of 1 year of previous long-term care experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Must be licensed in the applicable state as a Registered Nurse (RN)
SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS of this position are generally as follows:
- Occasional supervision of staff development, volunteers and/or non-licensed nursing staff at the direction of the Director of Nursing. Will ensure that students follow all policies and clinical guidelines.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.
- Language Ability – Reads and interprets documents. Ability to write moderately complex reports and correspondence o Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; able to read and interpret written information
- Verbal Communication – Talks to others to convey information effectively
- English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
- Math Ability – Knowledge of arithmetic and algebra, and their applications
- Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
- Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles for providing customer and personal services. This includes meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction
- Medicine – Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to assess and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures
- Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
- Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
- Judgment and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
- Problem Sensitivity – The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem
- Delegation – Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities
- Quality Management – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
- Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes tasks correctly and on time
- Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
- Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; advises for additional resources
- Attendance/Punctuality – Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time
- Dependability – Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan
- Professionalism – Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions
COMPUTER SKILLS/EQUIPMENT USED TO PERFORM THE JOB which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.
- Desktop/Notebook computers
- MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Various medical equipment
WORK ENVIRONMENT environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
- The employee is occasionally required to wear protective clothing
- The employee may be exposed to blood, bodily fluids, odors, airborne particles, dust or fumes, and toxic or caustic chemicals
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
PHYSICAL ABILITIES commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear, stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel or crouch, use hands to use hands to grasp, manipulate or feel objects and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell
- The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted. May be required to lift and/or move up to 150 pounds with assistance
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
NOTICE: This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position. Employment and Professional References Required.