• Staff Development Nurse

    Location US-MI-Livonia
    Job ID
    2018-3327
    Category
    Nursing
    Type
    Full-Time
    Shift
    1st
    Travel
    0-25%
    Schedule
    Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Includes: On Call and Holiday Rotation
  • Overview

    Facilitate processes in the Nursing department with an emphasis on Infection Control and Staff Education and Development to ensure quality resident care throughout the Skilled Facility.

    Responsibilities

     

    Provide quality nursing care to residents in an environment which promotes their rights, dignity, freedom of choice, and their individuality as illustrated by the following:

    • Provide coverage for MDS coordinators to ensure the process continuity
    • Survey and direct infection control practice of all departments including
    • Track and document every resident with nosocomial infections
    • Track community acquired infections
    • Map and track infections geographically and related to contacts
    • Collaborate with DCS and Medical Director to problem-solve and prevent transmission of infections of residents and employees. High level focus on VRE, MRSA & C-difficile
    • Provide education as needed to ensure prevention of transmission and appropriate treatment of infections
    • Investigate and write reports in correlation of treads
    • Work with Medical Director and physicians on over use and proper dosing of antibiotic therapies.
    • File all OSHA reports RT blood borne exposures.
    • Oversee TB exposure program for residents, staff and volunteers and “FIT” process
    • Coordinate the IV Team to ensure continuity of resident centered care
    • Lead orientation process for new employees
    • Oversee and ensure all required initial and annual inoculations for residents, employees and volunteers are tracked, completed and documented
    • Assist with development of skills fairs and other approaches to staff development and education
    • Ensure that yearly education is completed as required by regulations for all employees
    • Assist DRC and DCS to research best practice and develop educational presentations on specific approaches needed to respond to resident care requirements  (this will increase as we care for higher acuity and more MED A residents)
    • As applicable, oversee the Home For the Aged services including, admission and ongoing assessment process, completion of MMSE and care/service plan in collaboration with other departments, and management of resident and family relations; assure residents receive appropriate care and that the level of care is clearly identified and reported to resident/family and billing clerk
    • Cover week-end on-call for coverage of nursing services as needed

     

    Qualifications

    • Successful completion of an accredited Registered Nursing program; currently licensed by the State of Michigan Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree preferred
    • Minimum of at least six months experience
    • Meet and maintain other certifications  and licenses or requirements as necessary for the position

    **Keywords:   Wellspring Lutheran Services, Registered  Nurse, RN, Geriatric, Senior Services, Residential, Skilled Nursing Facility, Healthcare, Livonia**

     

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