Are you interested in joining a team of care givers who have been making a difference in people’s lives for more than 40 years? Roo Lan is seeking to add a Staff Development and Infection to handle staff education and infection work at our skilled-nursing facility. This position is also responsible for the assignment and direction of healthcare efforts by all staff during their particular 8-hour shift.
Reports to: Director of Nurses, Administrator
Qualifications: Licensed Nurse, Washington State. Computer literacy skills. Demonstrates knowledge of state and federal regulations specifically in the healthcare field. Demonstrates knowledge of educational requirements. Demonstrates telephone and customer service skills.
Location: Lacey, WA
- Knowledge of State, federal, and facility regulations and policies and procedures regarding staff development.
- Ability to communicate effectively and cooperate with residents, caregivers, and staff; and personnel from community agencies.
- High quality computer/word processing skills.
- Demonstrates quality communications with supervisors, staff members, residents, and families.
- Possesses high quality organizational skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Organizes and conducts orientation for new employees.
- Performs evaluation of competency and training of new, non-permanent, per-diem, and leased employees.
- Provides clinical supervision to staff members for new skills as needed.
- Develops in-services based on staff’s learning needs.
- Works with nursing administration to keep staff up to date on changing regulations and standards of care.
- Provides orientation for agency and temporary staff members.
- Collaborates with staff to maintain documentation standards.
- Promotes awareness of legal issues related to nursing care.
- Maintains and updates a library of in-service and training resources.
- Schedules and announces in-services upon approval by the Director of Nursing:
- Posts announcements for in-services by the employee time clock and the break room at least one full week before the scheduled learning activity.
- Indicates which in-services are mandatory.
- Schedules mandatory in-services at times convenient for staff, such as on a pay day near the end of day shift, or at the end of evening shift.
- If the in-service cannot be given to night shift, provide a video of the in-service for viewing on that shift.
- Ensures that all staff members attending in-services enter on the sign- in sheet for the activity, their name, the date, and their department.
- Maintains records of attendance for each in-service.
- Maintains records of in-services attendance for each employee.
- Conducts the in-services using simple learning objectives, supplemented by outlines or handouts.
- Promotes an environment that best facilitates learning.
- Encourages questions, participation, and feedback from staff members during learning activities.
- Conducts a pre-test and post-test for each in-service to assess the effectiveness of the learning activity.
- Provides annual in-services at least once per year on a variety of educational topics.
- Provides in-services when needed as indicated by the Director of Nursing.
- Participates in the facility’s quality of care committees and meeting:
- Pain Care Committee
- Restraints Committee
- Safety Committee
- Medical Director’s Meeting
- Quality Assurance Committee
- Infection Control Director – Tracks and administer’ s new hire and annual TB tests and HepB vaccinations and influenza vaccinations.
- Assist in updating Policy and Procedures and Nursing Policies.
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To Apply: Please complete the following application and attach a current resume
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS:
- Lift up to 10 lbs: Frequently required to lift medical charts, supplies, and resident’s personal items, e.g. clothing and food items.
- Lift 11 – 25 lbs: Frequently required when lifting soiled bed linens.
- Lift 26 – 50 lbs: Frequently required when transferring a non-weight bearing resident weighing between 100 – 160 pounds. Two aides are typically utilized when resident is unusually heavy or combative• Carry up to 10 lbs: Frequently required to carry medical charts, supplies, and resident’s personal items, e.g., Clothing and food items.
- Carry up to 20 lbs: Frequently may be required when carrying soiled bed linens and carrying to the collection point.
- Carry 26 – 50 lbs: Frequently required for very short distances, when assisting an ambulatory resident to transfers.
- Carry over 50 lbs: Frequently required for very short distances when transferring a non-ambulatory resident weighing between 100 – 130 pounds. Two aides are typically utilized when resident is usually heavy or combative.
- Reach About Shoulder Height: Occasionally when reaching for information or supplies located on shelves.
- Reach Below Shoulder Height: Frequently occurs while assisting with grooming and hygiene.
- Grasping: Frequently grasping while transferring resident and assisting with grooming and hygiene, and while documenting care.
- Handling: Constantly handling resident’s personal items, blood pressure gauge, thermometer, and eating utensils.
- Fingering: Occasionally occurs while documenting resident’s medical charts.
- Controls/Equipment: Blood pressure gauge, thermometer, etc.
OTHER PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS
- Twisting: Occasionally may occur while transferring resident.
- Bending: Frequently occurs while taking vital signs, assisting resident in bathing, providing peri care, etc.
- Squatting: Occasionally may occur while bathing residents, also required when putting on shoes and socks of residents, and also when making eye to eye contact while talking if resident is in wheelchair.
DURING AN 8 HOUR DAY, EMPLOYEE IS REQUIRED TO
- Sit: 1 -2 Hours
- Stand: 1-3 hours
- Walking: 1-3 hours
Varies from carpeting, linoleum, and tile. When seated, typically an office-type chair or a kitchen type chair.
COGNITIVE AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
- Talking: Necessary for communicating with residents and staff.
- Hearing: Necessary for taking instruction from charge nurse and request of resident.
- Sight: Necessary for doing job correctly and effectively.
- Tasting/Smelling: Smelling is required for accurate maintenance and detection of wounds, urinary track problems etc.
SPECIFIC VOCATIONAL PREPARATION REQUIREMENT
State certification (required within four months of employment)
OTHER TRAINING SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Annual continuing education of 12 in-service hours per year.
SUMMARY OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE
- Blood-borne Pathogens
- Task and procedures performed by employee involved risks classified by CDC as:
- Category I (Direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids to which universal precautions apply)
- Category II (Activity performed without blood exposure but exposure may occur in emergency)
- Category III (Task/activity does not entail predictable or unpredictable exposure to blood)
REFER TO EXPOSURE CONTROL PLAN FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
In this position, the employee is required to be on his or her feet continually throughout the day. In a full-time nonrestrictive basis, the employee must be able to lift at least 50 pounds of weight, which is required when transferring a resident from a bed to a wheelchair. A transfer belt (gait belt) is necessary and required when transferring any non-weight bearing resident. This is for the safety of not only the resident, but also the aide. Other nurses’ aides are available to assist with heavier residents if needed.