The Home Care & Hospice Clinical Instructor is responsible for the educational needs of the agency. This includes overseeing and providing staff orientation, scheduling and performing in-services for agency staff, keeping staff informed and updated regarding changes appropriate to their practice.
Identifies and prioritizes educational needs of the clinical staff evidenced by:
Collaborates with the Director of Patient Services and the Coordinator of Performance Improvement, to provide staff with changes in policies and procedures regarding practice issues.
· Coordinates the Agency’s Nursing Student Preceptor Program and orients them to the Agency.
· Coordinates Agency participation in community events, including health fairs and other BMHMC marketing events.
· Provides educational in-services for referral sources, health facilities and community groups as requested.
· Adheres to all agency policies and procedures as per federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Other duties as assigned
Performance Improvement· Participates in research programs and studies. Implements performance activities and participates in related committees.
· Assists in orienting and training new personnel, and serves as a resource for other personnel in resolving patient care problems.
· Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate books, journals and other literature and attending related conferences, seminars and the like.
· Accepts assignments based on demonstrated competency to provide care to age and gender specific population.
· Attends monthly staff meetings.
· Attends scheduled team meetings as requested.
· Participates on departmental committees
· Exhibits a working knowledge of the department’s performance improvement functions.
· Understands Performance Improvement indicators and actively participates in achieving positive outcomes.
· Complies with Department of Health regulations regarding care to patients’ and documentation of it as to not put the agency into a deficiency mode.
Professional knowledge of nursing theory, practice and administration.
Registered Nurse currently licensed and registered to practice in NYS
Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, Master’s Degree preferred.
Current CPR/BLS, Instructor certification preferred
Minimum of three to five years in certified home health agency and Hospice experience
Advanced analytical skills.
Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail.
Ability to walk and stand continuously (up to 80% of work time) and lift and position patients.
Current New York State driver’s license
Must be familiar with home care and hospice and the services provided.
Able to function autonomously and work well with others.
Able to respond to the educational needs of the Agency.
Skilled in techniques of therapeutic communication and capable teacher.