Clinical Nurse Educator
Vanguard Healthcare Services - Church Hill, TN

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Regional skilled nursing facility is seeking a Clinical Nurse Educator. The primary purpose of the Nurse Educator position is to ensure the competencies of all facility associates through orientation, on-going education & training and assessment, and to monitor and evaluate the outcome of resident care and services provided by those associates. To assure the highest degree of educational quality the Nurse Educator must act in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations and in accordance with corporate standards and facility policies and procedures.
In return, we offer a full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, PTO and matching 401(k). Come grow with us!

Education Requirements
  • Must possess a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved RN diploma program. Experience
  • At least two (2) years experience in long term care as an RN, preferably as a nurse manager or in a supervisory capacity.
  • Has experience with organizational change efforts – has worked in an organization and understands organizational change dynamics.
  • Has some familiarity with the concepts of experiential learning.
  • Has conducted inservice or other educational programs that required group facilitation.
  • Must be competent with standup training skills and public presentations.
  • Has experience with, and understanding of, adult education methodology.
  • Has experience with the evaluation of clinical outcomes/care and service delivery and the methodologies to affect positive change.
  • Must be competent with an electronic charting system.
Additional Requirements:
  • Must possess skills in leadership and effective communication.
  • Must be able to impart knowledge using discretion and judgment.
  • Must possess creativity, integrity and self-initiative.
  • Must be able to facilitate learning in addition to imparting knowledge.
  • Must use good vocabulary and voice inflection.
  • Must have credibility with the material we teach and with participants.
  • Must have energy in their style of delivery and interactions with others.
  • Must have enthusiasm for the material, for the job they’re doing and for life in general.
  • Must have the ability to plan and develop new programs, teaching methods and approaches to problem resolution, as needed..
  • Must demonstrate competence in required clinical skills (e.g. IV administration, insertion n of indwelling catheters, basic dressing changes, etc.)
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
  • Must possess critical thinking skills and the ability to make independent decisions.
  • Must possess the ability to perform objective audits of clinical and operational outcomes and coordinate action plans to resolve negative outcomes as well as to reduce risk.
  • Must possess the ability to deal effectively and positively with conflict.
  • Must possess the willingness to work harmoniously with different groups of people.
  • Must be organized and prepared in the way you work.
  • Must respond appropriately to questions presented by individuals and from groups.
  • Must demonstrate empathy for people undergoing change and who are being asked to do things differently.
  • Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles for people development and be willing to incorporate them into daily practice.
  • Must demonstrate respect for and confidentiality of personal information concerning residents and associates.
Physical and Sensory Requirements
  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with facility leaders and associates, home office associates, support agencies, and company executives.
  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 5 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 5 feet.
  • Sitting: 1-2 hours per 8-hour shift. Alternates frequently to standing or walking.
  • Standing: 4-5 hours per 8-hour shift. Alternates frequently to walking and occasionally to sitting.
  • Walking: 2-3 hours per 8 hour shift. Alternates frequently to standing and occasionally to sitting.
  • Lifting: 1-10 lbs. Frequently
11-20 lbs. Occasionally
21-35 lbs. Rarely
36-50 lbs. Rarely
51-75 lbs. Rarely
> 75 lbs. Rarely
  • Carrying: 1-10 lbs. Frequently
11-20 lbs. Occasionally
21-35 lbs. Rarely
  • Driving: Rarely
  • Pushing: Occasionally
  • Bending: Occasionally
  • Squatting: Rarely
  • Kneeling: Rarely
  • Crawling: Rarely
  • Climbing: Rarely
  • Reaching: Frequently
  • Grasping: Frequently
  • Fine Manipulation: Continuously
(Frequency: Never=0%; Rarely=1-10%; Occasionally=11=33%; Frequently = 34-66%; Continuously = 67%+)
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