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Director of Education - Registered Nurse

at The Lingenfelter Center

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Hires, coordinates, and instructs assigned courses at the locations and times designated.
  • Teach the course’s curriculum as outlined.
  • Build knowledge and develop clinical skills aimed at assisting students to meet objectives of course being offered.
  • Maintain accurate and auditable records on all students, including but not limited to attendance records, curriculum and course schedule for each admission cohort, a completed skill checklist, and Scores for each test, quiz, or exam for the time frames required by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.
  • For Nursing Assistant and Medication Technician courses each student must be entered into the States testing vendor system by day fourteen (14) of the course or before fifty percent (50%) of the coursework is completed, whichever occurs first.
  • For Nursing Assistant and Medication Technician courses upon successful competition of course print the Certificate of Completion from the State’s testing vendor.
  • For Nursing Assistant and Medication Technician courses, provide each student with an opportunity to anonymously and confidentially evaluate the course instructor, curriculum, classroom environment, clinical instructor, clinical setting, textbook and resources of the program.
  • Participate in State Board of Nursing inspections and re-certification processes.
  • Promotes the mission, vision and instructional goals and objective of the facility.
  • Develops and maintains an environment conducive to effective learning within the limits of resources provided.
  • Prepares for classes and clinical sites assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request.
  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical resources of the teaching site, and consistent with student needs/capabilities.
  • Provide a stimulating environment that encourages student participation, interpersonal skills development, and concepts of good patient care.
  • Encourages students to meet acceptable performance standards as defined by state guidelines.
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, residents, equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Evaluates and documents student progress on a continuing basis, through testing, observation, and assessment of skills attained.
  • Works to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students concerning their progress.
  • Creates and maintains a schedule to offer and conduct regular CPR certification courses for staff.
  • Schedule and instruct an IV course, in accordance with AZ State requirements, to certify Licensed Practical Nurses as needed.
  • Schedule and instruct a paid feeding course, in accordance with state requirements, as needed.
  • Create and maintain a schedule to offer and instruct Hand in Hand training, in accordance with state requirements, for employees upon hire and annually for existing staff.
  • Create and maintain a schedule to offer and instruct  Crisis to Care training, in accordance with state requirements, for all nursing department new hires and existing nursing staff annually in accordance with state requirements.
  • Conduct a monthly clinical competency check off for nursing department.
  • Complete biannual renewal of NA program, in accordance with state requirements, and participate in the onsite inspection of NA program sites by AZ State Board of Nursing.
  • Conduct regular annually mandated in-service training courses for current staff as directed.
  • Assists in upholding and enforcing Board and facility policy and procedure.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • The Nurse Practice Act and Standards for Nursing Assistant Training Programs.
  • Safety rules, policies and procedures, infection prevention and control procedures.
  • Facility emergency/disaster response and evacuation procedures.
  • Resident Rights and identifying abuse and/or neglect.

Skill in:

  • Use and care of equipment, tools and materials used in resident care activities.
  • Working independently to complete daily activities according to work schedule.
  • Following and maintaining safety standards.
  • Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.
  • Excellent organization.
  • Operating a computer utilizing a variety of commonly used and specialized software applications.

Ability to:

  • To work with a diverse population of students including students from different socioeconomic and educational backgrounds.
  • To use diagnostic equipment and demonstrate the use of diagnostic equipment.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associate personnel, residents and resident family members.
  • Communicate effectively with students, and all those affiliated with the course, including staff at clinical training facilities, exam proctor, and contacts at AZSBN. 
  • Read and write clearly.
  • Understand and follow, quickly and accurately, oral and written instructions.
  • Maintain confidentiality and work under pressure in a dynamic environment with changing demands and priorities.
  • Work on a flexible schedule to meet educational requirements.
  • Work independently.
  • Temporarily work in positions requiring an RN as necessary and when directed by supervisor.
  • Comply with facility policies and procedures.

WORK CONTACTS
Regular contacts with associate personnel, residents, resident family members and visitors.

 

 


WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires physical activities including standing, walking, lifting, bending, stooping, pulling, stretching, turning, grasping and reaching.  These physical activities may occur on a daily basis during clinical instruction for extensive periods of time. 
  • Must be able to constantly bear weight of 15 pounds and must be able to bear weight up to 100 pounds when instructing C.N.A. students in clinical rotation.
  • Must be able to wear protective equipment such as gloves, masks, gowns, goggles and gait belts.
  • Frequent exposure to fumes or airborne particles and some mechanical equipment.
  • Exposure to a variety of patient conditions and elements.
  • Frequent interactions with persons who may be verbally abusive to include yelling and cursing.
  • Frequent interaction with persons who are disabled, elderly and emotionally upset and who may be emotional, verbally and physically abusive.
  • Requires the ability to work with frequent interruptions with a workload that may be unpredictable and difficult to manage at times. 
  • Requires commuting for clinical education sessions
  • Visual acuity to determine the accuracy, thoroughness and quality of work assigned.
  • Aural acuity to receive detailed information through oral communication, often from persons with speech impairment.
  • Safety-sensitive position pursuant to A.R.S. 23-493.

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

  • Hold a Registered Nurse license that is active and in good standing in Arizona.
  • Eligible for Nursing Assistant instructor certification through the Arizona State Board of Nursing by meeting the following requirements:
    • Minimum of one-year work experience, 1500 hours of employment, as a Registered Nurse providing direct care in any setting and one of the following:
      • Successful completion of a three-semester credit course on adult teaching and learning concepts offered by an accredited post-secondary educational institution,
      • Completion of a 40 hour continuing education program in adult teaching and learning concepts that was awarded continuing education credit by an accredited organization
      • One year of full-time or 1500 hours experience teaching adults as a faculty member or clinical educator, or
    • One year of full time or 1500 hours experience supervising nursing assistants, either in addition to or concurrent with one-year work experience, 1500 hours of employment, as a Registered Nurse providing direct care in any setting.
  • Eligible for Medication Assistant instructor certification through the Arizona State Board of Nursing by meeting the following requirements:
    • Possess at least 2 years or 3,000 hours of direct care nursing experience; and
    • Have administered mediations to residents of a long-term care facility for a minimum of 40 hours; or
    • Meet this requirement by obtaining work experience in this area.

SPECIAL JOB REQUIREMENT(S)

  • Obtain/maintain Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Card at employee’s expense.
  • Obtain/maintain CPR Certification.
  • Obtain/maintain CPR instructor certification.
  • Obtain/maintain Nursing Assistant instructor certification.
  • Obtain/maintain Medication Assistant instructor certification.
  • Complete annual Tuberculosis Testing.
  • Complete required 12 hours of annual in-service training.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

 

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