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Nurse Educator (RN)

Company: Elderwood at Amherst
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:

Join Our Team: Are you ready to change your life with a rewarding career move ? Overview:

Elderwood at Amherst - a 92 bed community offering skilled nursing, long-term care and subacute rehab services - is seeking a Nurse Educator (RN) to join our team of dedicated clinicians.  


Why Elderwood? 

  • Scope: Elderwood has more than 30 locations offering skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living communities throughout New York State, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.
  • Clinically Complex Nursing: Elderwood locations offer comprehensive rehabilitation, memory care and specialty subacute programs including cardiac rehabilitation, respiratory care and pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Focus on Sustainability: No one understands the far-reaching affects of the COVID-19 pandemic better than our dedicated staff. We are extremely proud of the efforts of our team at the bedside and the teams that support them. We will continue to make decisions that solidify our financial viability in order to continue our mission of people caring for people.

Competitive Perks:

  • Benefits: Elderwood offers an excellent benefits package, including health, dental and vision coverage, paid vacations and holidays
  • Tuition Assistance Programs: We enthusiastically support staff members with the drive and desire to advance their health care career. Through scholarship and tuition assistance programs, Elderwood helps staff members pay for higher education and gives them the opportunity to advance in their career.
  • Robust Referral Bonus: Come on board with us, refer a friend or colleague and be eligible to earn additional money!

Nurse Educator (RN) Position Overview:

  • Clinical Instructor team members assist in ensuring the general health and well-being of our residents by providing clinical supervision and instruction as needed to Nursing Assistant Trainees (while training or working on the nursing units). Supervise the Nursing Assistant Trainee on the nursing unit as she/he performs skills taught in the classroom. Assist with instruction of the Nursing Assistant Trainees as designated/needed by the Primary Instructor. Ensure that the Nursing Assistant Trainee Skills Check List is completed in a timely manner. Provide input into evaluation of Nursing Assistant Trainee and assist with trainee testing, as needed. Serve as an instructor in annual required in-services for Nursing Assistants.




What our Nurse Educators Do:

The Nurse Educator will be responsible to work collaboratively with management staff and nursing goverance representatives to ensure implementation of orientation and continuing inservice education programs for facility personnel. Also serves as the secondary Instructor for the Nursing Assistant 100-Hour Training Program.


The Nurse Educator will also be responsible for:

  • Leading our in-house BLS certification program; maintains equipment and records.
  • Assistant 100-Hour Training Program and the facility policies and procedures for direct nursing care required.
  • Leading the IV certification program based on facility needs
  • Collaborating with Nursing Leadership by assisting with annual clinical skills competency testing for licensed nursing staff on an ongoing basis. 
  • Serving as a resource & mentor for the Nurse Preceptors & new nurses in the facility, providing education and support as appropriate during department based orientation.
  • Leading the delivery of corporate mandatory inservice education for facility staff during designated months biannually.
  • Planing and leads General Orientation Program (with support by other department heads) to acquaint new personnel to facility.
  • Coordinating program development, implementation and documentation of the Nursing Assistant 100-Hour Training Program; serves as an instructor for scheduled classes.
  • Coordinating Prometric testing for Nursing Assistant Trainees and recording of certification.
  • Schedules and delivers CNA and Support Aide orientation programs based on hiring needs.
  • Scheduling and presenting training programs to ensure that Nursing Assistants complete six hours of inservice education every six months.
  • Overseeing tracking of inservice education hours and generates reports utilizing Relias LMS.
  • Enrolling staff in Relias programs and tracks module completion and compliance.
  • Periodically rotating through and serves as an instructor for the licensed nurse orientation program at designated sites.
  • Coordinating with Department Heads department based orientation program for new staff.
  • Prepares monthly inservice education calendar and monthly report. 
  • Coordinates the schedule for periodic emergency drills including fire drills, disaster drills, and Code Blue drills and maintains records.

What it takes to be a Nurse Educator:


Educational Requirements & Qualifications

  • Credentials as a Registered Nurse (RN) with current state license in good standing in the state in which work is performed.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of nursing experience
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in geriatric nursing; acute care setting preferred
  • Demonstrated computer skills and ability to work with a variety of platforms and applications including Microsoft Office, electronic medical records (EMR) and learning management systems (LMS)
  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in education preferred



  • Dynamic presentation skills in both small and large group settings
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Displays leadership qualities and characteristics
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize and meet and enforce deadlines
  • Displays empathetic, compassionate attitude
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong decision-making ability, able to be fair and consistent
  • Ability to connect and with a variety of learners using effective learning techniques
EOE Statement: WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Keywords: Elderwood at Amherst, Tonawanda , Nurse Educator (RN), Other , Tonawanda, New York

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