If you are looking for an exciting and challenging leadership opportunity, join the team of Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute . This joint venture hospital is a partnership between Atlantic Health and Kindred Healthcare. The new facility will offer all-private rooms, supporting both enhanced clinical efficiency and elevated patient experience. The higher acuity of patients in facilities across Atlantic Health System and growth in trauma cases has resulted in more patients requiring inpatient rehabilitation services prior to returning home. The combination of Kindred's expertise and a modern, state-of-the-art facility will allow Atlantic Health System to maximize its ability to serve a growing population of patients with critical needs.
This brand new, 38-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital will be opening in the Summer of 2019 and we are seeking an energetic, creative and experienced Infection Control/Clinical Education Coordinator to join our team now and help us meet the growing demand for intensive rehabilitation services.
Kindred RehabilitationServices is the largest diversified provider of rehabilitation therapy in the country. Through RehabCare and Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services , we provide leading therapy to more than 2,000 sites of service across different settings in the care continuum and have been managing rehab for more than 30 years. We provide rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech-language therapies to virtually every care setting including inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing, home health, long-term acute care and assisted living. With locations across 47 states, we are certain to have a rehab job for you as a Infection Control/Clinical Education Coordinator .
Your career growth begins when you join an interdisciplinary team, where doctors, nurses, therapists and other experts work together to form individualized care plans for our patients and residents. Opportunities through our development programs, training seminars and university partnerships, not only allow for continual career growth but emphasize our commitment to investing in our employees and developing future healthcare leaders.
The goal of our team is to focus on each patient as an individual to ensure that we are meeting their clinical needs and creating a fun and dynamic healing environment. Each employee's dedication is essential to meet and exceed the needs of each patient, resident and family we serve. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine's 'Most Admired Healthcare Company' for 9 years, Kindred welcomes you to join our team and build a career that touches lives.
ESSENTIAL JOB SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS :
Infection Control (50%) :
Participates in the planning, implementing, and directing the surveillance of infection of all departments and services that provide direct patient care or provide the support of patient care.
Assures systems are in place to report infection surveillance, prevention and control information to:
appropriate staff in the hospital
federal, state and local public health authorities in accordance with law and regulation
other referring or receiving hospitals or organizations needing information regarding the presence of infection in a patient received or transferred
Identifies potential sources of nosocomial infection and implements actions to eliminate the source; and evaluates infection data to distinguish between nosocomial and community-acquired infection.
Assists in identifying, monitoring and controlling outbreaks of nosocomial infection among patient and hospital personnel.
Maintains surveillance in order to collect, analyze and trend data; provides accurate and timely reports to the Director of Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement, leadership and appropriate committees.
Assures the hospital implements infection prevention and control activities to reduce the risk of infections associated with medical equipment, devices and supplies.
Acts as a resource to hospital personnel in implementing isolation techniques or other infection control measures.
In collaboration with hospital leadership and personnel from applicable departments or services, reviews and revises the program to improve outcomes.
Provides education for employees regarding infection control during orientation and ongoing in-services as required.
W orks at maintaining a good rapport and a cooperative working relationship with physicians, departments and staff.
Clinical Educator (40%) :
Meets all competencies required for registered nurse.
Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates education programs and orientation of staff, students, volunteers and contracted nursing staff.
Consistently provides input into individual staff development during the orientation process and on an ongoing basis.
Designs individualized orientations based upon specific position and assessment of competency.
Participates in establishing goals, objectives, policies and procedures for staff development.
Ensures competency of all preceptors and participates in matching preceptors with new employees.
Evaluates educational needs of staff through various methods including QI programs, safety occurrence monitoring, changes in patient population served, and annual needs assessment.
Assesses, plans, develops, implements and evaluates ongoing competencies of staff based on need.
Supports and aligns educational activities with best practice initiatives and hospital's quality improvement process.
Serves as clinical education resource on current practices and procedures within the hospit.
In collaboration with hospital leadership and personnel from applicable departments or services, reviews and revises the program to improve outcome
Responsible for coordination of CPR training and ensuring staff is compliant with current certifications.
Works at maintaining a good rapport and a cooperative working relationship with physicians, departments and staff.
Demonstrates flexibility of schedule and utilizes creative strategies to meet the learning needs of staff on all shifts.
Partners with CCO and Nurse Manager to promote individual and team accountability for learning.
Functions as a resource for new staff as necessary during orientation period and ongoing as demonstrated through feedback tools from employee and preceptor
Communicates and collaborates with colleagues on developing education standards, plans and initiatives
Individualizes and coordinates learning opportunities by using multiple strategies based on content, audience and complexity. Applies adult learning principles
Ensures staff education records are up to date.
Wound Care (10%):
Prove consultation to all clinical areas for wound, ostomies, incontinence and actual or potential skin breakdown according to hospital policies and procedures.
Leads the development and monitoring standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery of patients with wounds, ostomies, incontinence and actual or potential skin breakdown.
Make recommendations with the collaboration of the nurse manager and the charge nurses to the physician for changes to wound care orders and provides evidence-based outcome for these changes.
Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean and wears appropriate identification while on duty
Completes annual health, safety, and education requirements. Maintains professional growth and development.
Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.
Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding notification of absence.
Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
Communicated the mission, ethics, and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
Maintains current licensure/certification for position, if applicable.
Consistently demonstrates Guest Relation's skills to patients, physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with whom they may come in contact.
Consistently follows departmental and hospital Health, Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.
HIPAA: Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with HIPAA privacy laws, follow hospital policy in provision of patient confidentiality. Able to identify patient confidentiality issues and reports to proper hospital personnel immediately.
Compliance: Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with standards set forth in Kindred's Code of Conduct, Kindred policy and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable standards.
Other duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program who is currently enrolled in BSN program. Masters preferred.
Current NJ state licensure as Registered Nurse.
Experience in either planning, coordinating, evaluating and/or directing educational activities of clinical personnel.
Minimum of 2 years experience as a bedside RN with wound assessment skills and wound care experience.
BCLS certification, CRRN preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Language Skills :
Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Additional languages preferred.
Basic computer knowledge.
Ability to maintain control and respond calmly and positively during crisis situations (i.e., Code Blue).
Appropriate telephone communication skills.
Job : Nursing Primary Location : NJ-Madison-Atlantic Rehab Institute Organization : 4090 - Atlantic Rehab Institute Shift : Day