Essex Group Management Corp. SDC - Staff Development Coordinator in New Bedford, Massachusetts

SDC - Staff Development Coordinator

Location

New Bedford, MA

Job Type

Full-Time Regular

Job Description

Title: R.N. – Staff Development Coordinator

Company Description:

Located in lively historic New Bedford with scenic views of the ocean, Brandon Woods New Bedford is a skilled nursing facility offering long-term, short-term and subacute care, as well as rehab and our own Adult Day Health Center. We also have services dedicated to Alzheimer's care and the needs specific to this diagnosis. We offer daily programming that encourages our residents and Day Center participants to remain active, social and independent to whatever degree achievable.

Job Summary:

The Brandon Woods of New Bedford is seeking a dynamic, energetic and dedicated Registered Nurse with a passion for teaching others. The successful candidate will possess genuine interest in geriatric nursing and be motivated to ensure that our residents receive top quality care.

  • Develops, implements and reviews the ongoing educational programs for nursing staff.

  • Responsible for coordinating and implementing ongoing in-service training for all staff including but not limited to infection control, fall prevention and resident rights.

  • Assist in evaluation process of nursing staff during the probationary period and on an on-going basis.

  • Responsible for maintaining a program of continuing education to keep abreast of new trends in nursing care and procedures.

  • Responsible for inservice programs that begin at orientation and continues throughout the duration of employment for all staff and is responsible for the development of monthly inservice calendars.

Qualifications:

  • EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited, approved school of nursing. Current registration with State Board of Nurse Examiners. Previous teaching experience in the area of infection control and nursing education preferred.

  • TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: At least one year of nursing experience. Comprehensive knowledge of principles and methods involved in in-service instruction of nursing and auxiliary personnel, in demonstrating techniques and methods of patient care services and in instruction of patient's needs. Familiarity of policy, procedures, and regulations of nursing home. Knowledge of current trends in the nursing field. Must be a self-starter and progressive in areas of education and infection control. Evaluating personnel during probationary period, observing ongoing nursing techniques, and maintaining in-service requirements as deemed necessary by the Director of Nursing.

  • ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Good physical and mental health. Finger and hand dexterity to handle and manipulate instruments and equipment. Visual and auditory acuity to detect changes in patients' conditions. Must be able to lift and/or carry a minimum of fifty (50) lbs. Must be able to push and pull carts at a minimum of one hundred (100) lbs., and continuously walk, sit and stand. Must be able to turn, crouch, kneel, stoop, bend below waist, and reach above shoulder height as tasks dictate. Must use good body mechanics.

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