Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center

  • Home Care & Hospice Educator, Registered Nurse - Full Time

    Job Locations US-NY-PATCHOGUE
    Job ID
    Nursing- Home Care
    Position Type
    Hours (Work Schedule)
    8:30am-4:30pm Monday – Friday
  • Overview

    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:

      • Constructing and providing educational plan each year in response to established needs as identified through record reviews, outcome reports, and needs identified by the clinical staff and management team.
      • Provides attendance records to the Director of Patient Services or designee of all staff development classes within the agency for incorporation into employee file.
      • Maintains professional resource library: texts, journals, videos, magazines, and apps/websites.
      • Assist clinical staff in obtaining desired medical/nursing information to improve knowledge and practice as needed
    • Oversees the Agencies orientation program for new clinicians as evidenced by:

      Performance Expectations:

      • Contacts new hires to set orientation schedule;
      • Maintains orientation calendar and coordinates the orientation of new nurses, therapists and social workers;
      • Reviews nurse’s, therapists and social workers competencies as part of orientation;
      • Coordinates the observation field visits for new clinicians,
      • Coordinates observation filed visits with the Clinical Manager and Therapy Coordinator as needed;
      • Conducts visits as necessary, to demonstrate care and serve as a role model to be observed by new orientee;
      • Conducts visits with the nurse orientee to assess skill level and interactions with patients in their home;
      • Provides supervision and oversight including documentation of the orientee during the orientation period;
      • Documents observations noted during home visits to be reviewed with individual nurse and clinical manager;
      • Maintains skill checklist of the orientee, assisting them in accomplishing observation and provision of care in areas of practice;
      • In conjunction with the management team determines when orientation has been completed and assists with transfer of the orientee to the Clinical Manager;
      • Makes recommendations for changes in orientation process, nursing care, and documentation.
    • 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.

        Interpersonal 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.


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