Occupational Health/Nurse Educator Job Listing at InnovAge in Denver, CO (Job ID 13-0022-Human Resources)
Under the supervision of the Manager of Learning and Organizational Development, the Nurse Educator will provide staff development expertise as an educator, consultant, facilitator, change agent, and leader. Additionally, this role will provide work related health services to include pre-placement health screening, work related immunizations, occupational health/workers compensation claim management, wellness initiatives and clinical competencies for CNA's, LPN's, RN's and direct participant care providers. This position leads the overall functions of clinical/nursing curriculum design, process documentation and clinical competency.
Essential Functions and Work Duties
The following essential functions of this position are performed personally, in cooperation with your supervisor, and/or in coordination with other staff. Additional work functions and duties may be assigned.
CURRICULUM DESIGN AND NURSE EDUCATION (Approximately 40% of Time)
•Coaches' adjunct faculty in design and delivery of learning modules to share their subject matter expertise.
•Provides ongoing mentoring and training to nursing staff and direct participant care providers in regard to; policy and procedure interpretation, proper documentation, introduction to participants, orientation of InnovAge Cultural Operations.
•Evaluates educational programs that are to be brought into InnovAge and acts as a liaison between InnovAge and outside organizations for this purpose.
•Selects and/or develops testing and evaluation procedures to be used at completion of training.
•Develops and determines instructional design methods that best meet the needs of those being taught.
•Selects and/or develops teaching aids such as training handbooks, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials and reference works.
•Conducts, facilitates and/or organizes training sessions that cover specific areas such as clinic nurse trainings, discipline specific on-the-job training, general staff education and leadership development.
•Conducts needs assessments using a variety of strategic tools.
•Assists learners in the assessment of needs and identification of outcomes.
•Incorporates principles of adult learning in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of education programs.
•Develops/coordinates core education to address patient population specific nursing care.
•Develops/coordinates core education for the development of leaders.
•Identifies and evaluates instructional materials in all types of media and formats.
•Adjusts content and teaching strategies appropriate learner needs.
•Lead corporate wellness and initiative programs.
•Identifies or authors courses in Silverchair Online Learning Systems and assigns to appropriate staff; and maintains training records in Silverchair Online Learning Systems.
NEW HIRE ORIENTATION (Approximately 30% of Time)
•Develops, updates, and facilitates the orientation of new hire of nursing staff in regards to center and departmental daily operations.
•Introduces and familiarizes new nursing staff and direct participant care providers with operational policies and procedures.
•Oversee new hire and annual competencies for nursing staff and direct participant care providers; ensures that competencies are completed within established timelines, in accordance to federal and state regulations.
•Participates in Quality Assurance programs as requested and/or needed.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH (Approximately 30% of Time)
•Supports the Infection and Infestation Control Program by tabulating data and investigating issues as needed. Acts as a resource for infection and infestation control issues.
•Assists with equipment selections for new sites and helps standardize equipment throughout all clinics. Reviews requests for new equipment as needed.
•Maintains annual mandatory education requirements including emergency skills and unit based competencies.
•Maintains a current knowledge of occupational health standards and practices; regulatory legislation.
•Perform various medical screening and tests; use comprehensive knowledge and skills in emergency medicine and first aid.
•Administer and manage annual vaccination programs as required.
•Provide health education and counseling to individuals on disease prevention and health promotion within the workplace.
•Design and develop training initiatives/interventions to proactively manage workers compensation claims.
•Assist in case management of occupational injuries and illnesses, being proactive in loss control/trending and partner with departments to reduce future injury rates and severity; analyze workers compensation trends to identify opportunities for the improvement of quality, safety and cost containment.
•Provide assistance with workers compensation case management and utilization review by consulting with internal partners on complex case management.
•Demonstrates a commitment to the quality improvement process and the philosophy of continuous improvement; identifies and responds actively and with sensitivity to the needs of all concerned; participates as a team player in all phases of the organization; and is open and responsive to change.
•Communicates and interacts with co-workers and all others in a pleasant and professional manner at all times.
•Maintains strict confidentiality of personnel data, proprietary information, and sensitive materials as required.
•Maximizes cost efficiency and productivity in the use of all resources of the department and organization.
•Attends all required department events, staff meetings, and any other job-related functions. Attends and successfully completes all mandatory trainings.
•Does not communicate with any news media or volunteer business information to other agencies. Directs public relations issues to the appropriate person.
•Does not enter into any contract without approval which commits the organization to any obligation, or which transfers company assets to any outside interests, or which involve expenditures of a capital nature.
•Performs within position and personal limitations and provides information to employees, co-workers, business contacts, and others only as able and appropriate for position.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience
•Masters Degree in Nurse Education preferred.
•BSN required, MSN preferred.
•Current State of Colorado issued RN license required.
•Must have a minimum of five years experience of applied clinical experience as an RN in a health related field or as a Clinical Educator or Instructor.
•Two years adult education/training experience preferred.
•Strong knowledge of health care and long term care experience.
•Current knowledge of and experience with Dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, disease processes in the elderly and common chronic illnesses such as diabetes, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
•Must have a state issued driver's license, personal transportation, good driving record and auto insurance as required by law.
•BLS and CPR Provider preferred.
•Recent clinical nursing experience in a hospital or long term care setting preferred.
•Certification of Occupational Health Nurse preferred.
•Demonstrated knowledge in Worker's Compensation, FMLA, ADA and disability laws, OSHA, and occupational health nursing functions.
•Must be computer proficient and possess experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
•Must be able to quickly learn specific software and new applications.
•Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
•Able to analyze data and statistics and draw reasonable conclusions and compile accurate reports.
•Ability to read, analyze and interpret regulations and other documents.
•Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and tactfully present information to, and communicate with, co-workers, employees, and others.
•Possess exceptional English written and verbal communication skills, including accurate grammar and business correspondence knowledge.
•Ability to read and write memos, reports, and correspondence that conform to prescribed style and format.
•Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Other Skills and Abilities:
•Strong leadership ability and capable of setting clear objectives for staff and motivating them to achieve those objectives on time and according to plans.
•Able to establish and maintain cooperative and positive working relationships.
•Organized, detail-oriented, diplomatic, proactive, self motivated, dependable, and driven by excellence.
•Even-tempered and able to balance multiple tasks in accordance with changing deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
•Ability to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
General Job Performance Requirements
Meets/exceeds established performance goals. Additional performance requirements may be communicated.
•Alignment with Company Goals Objectives – Supports the organization's mission, vision, and values and holding self accountable for applying these principles daily and personally living them when working with co workers, participants, clients, and all other business contacts.
•Adherence to Company Policy – Follows and enforces guidelines as established by policies. Conforms to company and job standards and requirements. Shows respect for others. Acts in the best interests of the company at all times. Serves as an example for others. Conducts business in an ethical fashion.
•Job Knowledge – Demonstrates a thorough understanding of his/her job processes and procedures. Integrates knowledge to efficiently accomplish job requirements. Efficiently uses resources (including staff and management) to obtain additional knowledge.
•Cooperativeness – Consistently supports management decisions as demonstrated by his/her actions. Demonstrates a 'can do' attitude by responding positively to instructions. Follows instructions and works harmoniously with others to complete the job or task.
•Commitment – Commits to his/her job and to the success of the company. Continuously puts forth the effort to achieve goals and continuous quality improvement. Degree to which employee goes the extra step to ensure job/task completion. Takes initiative to offer ideas to improve processes or results.
•Customer Service – Embraces the organization's commitment to internal and external customer service and demonstrates a customer-centric approach when interacting with co-workers, participants, clients, and all other business contacts.
•Safety – Maintains a safe work place. Reports all unsafe work conditions to supervisor and/or Safety Loss Control Manager and works in conjunction with supervisor, Safety Loss Control Manager, and staff to correct unsafe work conditions. Follows and enforces all safety policies.
•Quantity of Work / Productivity – Produces at a high volume. Always puts forth the effort to maximize productivity. Meets or exceeds established work deadlines. Engages in a productive work effort whenever possible. Meets goals and objectives.
•Quality of Work – Produces work that is accurate and reliable. Accomplishes work quickly and efficiently. Works in a thorough and organized manner while minimizing down time. Results are consistently within acceptable quality standards.
•Reliability – Completes responsibilities with minimal direct supervision. Follows through with assigned jobs and tasks all the way through completion. Puts forth the effort to achieve goals and objectives under varying circumstances.
•Attendance – Meets or exceeds punctuality and attendance expectations/requirements. Faithfully reports to work and conforms to scheduled work hours. When necessitated, follows call-in procedures and informs others of absences.
•Communication – Exhibits good interpersonal skills. Develops and fosters professional relationships with co-workers, participants, clients, and vendors. Keeps others informed as directed by operational demands and need-to-know. Keeps self informed of announcement made via established company venues.
•Confidentiality – Maintains confidentiality of employee, participant, and client data/information, and any other sensitive organization information as appropriate.
Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Employee frequently is required to sit. Employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and occasionally stoop, kneel, or crouch.
•Requires manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
•Requires the ability to use department equipment, such as telephones, personal computers, adding machines, copiers, fax machines, etc. Position requires frequent use of computer and phone.
•Requires the ability to lift/carry up to 30 pounds using appropriate body mechanics.
•Requires intermittent driving throughout the day, between the different centers for various reasons.
Visual, Hearing and Communication Requirements
•Requires corrected vision, including close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
•Requires hearing to normal range and must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with co-workers, vendors, clients, and others for work-related purposes.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•May require working under stressful conditions.
•May experience pressure to meet scheduled timelines.
•The employee normally works indoors in a typical, temperature-controlled office environment.
•Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
•There may be distractions such as phone calls, work interruptions, and communication from co-workers.
•May be subjected to adverse driving conditions including wet, icy, slushy and snow-packed roads.
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