Nurse Educator

Job ID
2020-3349
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-FL-Riverview
Posted Date
3 weeks ago(3/17/2020 11:40 PM)
Category
Nursing

Overview

Company Summary:

If you are searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to make a difference in helping others, then keep reading on. Here at AAC, we have a progressive culture; we listen to your ideas, value a work/life balance, invest in education, and we foster trust and respect for all individuals. Our exceptional comp and strong benefits include company matching 401K, employee stock purchase program, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. We are looking for our future leaders, who are not only going to fill the qualifications for this job description, but who are going to exceed expectations. Be a part of a team whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.

 

Reports to:          Director of Nursing

FLSA Status:       Non-Exempt

 

Job Summary

The Registered Nurse will develop and maintain an effective, system-wide infection control program within the facility. Monitors and evaluates prevalence of healthcare associated infections. Supports teamwork essential for compliance accrediting and regulatory agency standards through surveillance, effective prevention and control activities specific to a variety of practice settings, and accurate report. Assists in developing and implementing program initiative, policies, and education related to infection prevention for employees and clients/patients.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities: to include but not limited to the following

  • Application of the nursing process in assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating patients and patient care.
  • Identifying and providing for physical, emotional, and developmental client/patient needs.
  • Counseling and providing health teaching to patients and their families; explaining the procedures planned for the patient.
  • Maintaining a clean and safe environment.
  • Following Universal Precautions and Infection Control Procedures.
  • Ability to establish communication with appropriate sources in response to emergency situations.
  • Providing for and respecting the patient’s privacy and confidentiality.
  • Notifying appropriate persons promptly of unusual reactions and changes in conditions.
  • Documenting all pertinent information appropriately.
  • Receiving and giving report.
  • Safeguarding and inventorying equipment and supplies.
  • Demonstrating courteous, cooperative, and respectful behavior.
  • With the education and/or documented skills, may perform certain treatments/procedures, provided that the institution’s policies and the state/provincial regulatory acts allow their performance such as venipuncture and initiation and/or administration of IV therapy.

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Abilities:

  • Training and experience: Unless otherwise indicated, one year of current experience within the last three years in a comparable job classification required.
  • Educated on and compliant with HIPAA regulations; maintains strict confidentiality of client information.
  • Complies with Infection Control, Standard Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional.
  • Able to wear personal protective equipment (e.g., face mask, goggles, latex/non-latex gloves) as needed.
  • Ability to work effectively within role independently and with other team members.
  • Ability to organize and complete work in a timely manner.
  • Ability to read, write and effectively communicate in English.
  • Ability to understand medical/surgical terminology.
  • Health Requirements- In good health and able to work without restrictions as evidenced by Health Statement.
  • Compliance with Supplemental Health Care’s pre-assignment and medical requirements Including: current TB screen, or Chest X-ray and questionnaire if proof of positive TB screen; Measles/Mumps/Rubella immunizations or titers indicating immunity; Hepatitis B Information or Waiver; and any additional state or facility medical requirements.
  • Physical Demands-Stooping, turning, bending, squatting, kneeling and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds; constant/repetitive standing; requires normal, correctable vision and hearing, and the ability to accurately discern color as necessary to perform job functions.

Qualifications

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Current RN license in the State of Operation is required; license must be in active/good standing
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Three years clinical experience required
  • Two years recent Infection Control experience
  • Two years of experience in a health care setting
  • Knowledge of addiction and drug treatment preferred

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse with active license in the state(s) in which employed and practices.

AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees.  The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws.

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