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Nurse Educator (RN)

Company: Elderwood at Amherst
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Job Description:

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

$6,000 BONUS INCLUDED for a full time NURSE EDUCATOR. 


Are you are Registered Nurse (RN) with a passion for teaching? Do you have strong communication skills and a knack for building rapport? Perhaps you're simply tired of front line nursing. If any of this sounds like you, consider Elderwood at Amherst as your premier employer. This Skilled Nursing Facility is centrally located in Amherst, NY (at the corner of Bailey Avenue & Eggert Road) and is seeking a passionate and dedicated Nurse Educator to join our team. 


RN Nurse Educator Position Overview:

  • The Nurse Educator is responsible to work collaboratively with management staff and nursing governance representatives to ensure implementation of orientation and continuing in-service education programs for facility personnel. This individual may also serve as the primary instructor for the Nursing Assistant 100-Hour Training Program.
  • Assist in the application and renewal of our New York State CNA Certification Program

Elderwood at Amherst Offers:

  • Clean, Neat & Newly Renovated Facility
  • Generous PTO & holiday package
  • 401K Retirement plan with company matching
  • Weekly Pay Checks
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Substantial Employee Referral program
  • Free On-Site Parking
  • Friendly, Supportive Staff
  • Quiet Suburban Neighborhood
  • Multiple Free Uniforms

About Elderwood at Amherst

  • A mainstay in the Town of Amherst with easy access from all points in the Northtowns, Elderwood at Amherst offers skilled nursing, subacute rehabilitation services and secure memory care. The facility’s short-term rehab services are nationally-recognized for excellence. With skilled nursing in a home-like setting, community also offers a secure memory care floor, where residents with dementia benefit from Elderwood’s Seasons® Memory Care Program.

RN Nurse Educator responsibilities include:


  • 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.

RN Nurse Educator Qualifications & Competencies:


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







Elderwood expects all current and new employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Employees may request a medical exemption from vaccination.

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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