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Staff Development/Infection Control Coordinator, SN

  • Job ID: 392923045
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Avalon Springs
  • Department: Nursing Administration
  • Location: 745 Greenville Road, Mercer PA 16137
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $26.16 to $43.49 / hour

Description

Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of care to seniors in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Senior Communities has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our residents and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Make a true impact at our senior living facilities, where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day.

 

The Staff Development /Infection Control Coordinator (SD/ICC) is responsible for the coordination and management of all nursing department education including nursing staff development, mandatory in-services, competency evaluation and coordination of external education providers such as Certified Nursing Assistant classes. SD/ICC assists with setting the standards for the level and quality of care by leading the planning, implementation and evaluation of education to enhance the knowledge and skills of caregivers. The SD/ICC provides expertise in clinical nursing skills and knowledge application. The SD/ICC is responsible for the infection control management and surveillance program. As a member of the facility's Nursing Management team, the SD/ICC oversees and manages nursing staff education in compliance with UPMC SRC standards of practice and policies as well as state and federal regulatory requirements that govern education and practice requirements for long term care.

Responsibilities:

  • Applies basic nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation. Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, spiritual issues within the episode of care. Learns to incorporate national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that consider individual patient needs. Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice. Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve nursing practice. Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patient, families and colleagues. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workplace and seeks assistance. Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase patient load and complexity.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives. Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines. Shows the ability to set priorities and demonstrates an understanding of shared governance and begins participating at the unit level. Begins to serve as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to patients and families and may participate in task forces or other initiatives.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team. Begins to demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions. Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.
  • Serves as a professional role model, leader, and clinical resource, maintaining visibility and approachability. Contributes to safe resident care and teamwork by providing nursing care or leadership coverage as assigned/needed. Contributes feedback for performance evaluations. Participates in system, local, regional and/or State professional organizations/clinical councils to promote personal professional growth and development and facilitate the implementation/integration of new/revised evidence-based practices and policies. Educates and evaluates staff compliance with safety policies and procedures including infection control standards. Assists with reviewing, creating policies/procedures and enforces safe and consistent application.
  • Actively engages in clinical development and/or RN residency program for new hires. Requests opportunities to learn safe, accountable and autonomous practice from more experienced nurses. Seeks, accepts and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors and unit/department Leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice. Demonstrates enthusiasm for continuous learning and identifies and creates a plan for the continuation of learning and development. Identifies patient and family needs for education and provides basic education to support the episode of care. Seeks professional development and involvement through membership in a professional nursing organization and/or reading professional literature on a regular basis.
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, participating in unit-based journal clubs. Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impacts patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes. Identifies opportunities for improvement on the clinical area. Participates in the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement program and oversees initiatives as assigned. Accurately collects quality data to track and analyze practices; initiates appropriate interventions to address variation/deficient practices; and reports outcomes in a timely manner. Coordinates and manages infection control program including surveillance activities, collecting, reporting and analyzing data, measuring compliance, and providing timely reviews and updates of resident information. Maintains personal/professional competence with infection control practices through certification process and ongoing education and professional meetings.
  • In collaboration with clinical management team, identifies and addresses specific educational needs of nursing staff to ensure the delivery of competent resident care, promoting quality outcomes. Plans/coordinates/provides clinical educational activities including orientation, preceptor program, annual/mandatory in-services, implementation of new policies, processes or technology, student internships, CPR certification, etc. in accordance with established policies, procedures, and regulations. Maintains accurate and complete educational records, reports and files in an orderly fashion. Maintains Train The Educator (TTE) certification through the Department of Education in order to participate in Nurse Aide Certification training program in collaboration with the Clinical Educator, Human Resources, and Talent Acquisition.

 

Qualifications

Minimum 3 years of nursing experience required, 1 of which must be in LTC

Bachelor's degree in Nursing required

Masters in nursing or education preferred

Relevant education/training experience required

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Teaching the Educator (TTE) certification required within 6 months of hire Certified in Infection Control (CIC) certification required within 4 years of hire

CPR or BLS within 30 days of beginning employment

CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

     

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