Since 1993, Henry Ford Village has revolutionized the way people view aging. We are located on the historic Ford family farm, where Henry Ford was born and raised. Henry Ford Village features a beautiful 35 acre campus with 7 miles of hallways.
Our environment fosters the ability to enhance the lives of our residents through outstanding care and personal interactions.
If you are looking for a challenging career as a Staff Development and Infection Preventionist Nurse with an innovative industry leader, this is the opportunity for you!
Position Overview: The Staff Development and Infection Preventionist Nurse is responsible for providing education (in-service) and training of employees which meet or exceed community standards and federal, state and local regulations.
This position is also responsible for developing and maintaining an Infection Control Program designed to prevent and/or control infections among residents and employee.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Include the following.
- Works closely with all levels of nursing staff to identify improvement methods in resident care and must be familiar with all regulations as they pertain to long term care and assisted living.
- Coordinates with Human Resources and conducts New Employee Orientation (NEO) as assigned.
- Responsible for coordinating and/or conducting new general orientation for Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living staff.
- Ensures that all off cycle employees attend NEO.
- Responsible for orientation of new employees to Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living.
- Ensures that all staff and department meet community objectives, state and federal requirements prior to being released from orientation.
- Ensures new employees have all necessary software sign on and passwords for email, emergent medication dispensing system, etc… prior to the conclusion of orientation.
- Develops and maintains the yearly proposed in-service calendar.
- Develops monthly in-service calendar meeting health and safety regulations along with community needs.
- Responsible for facilitating 12 hour in-service requirements for CNAs.
- Facilitates training for nursing employees that meet or exceed the required knowledge base to ensure all resident’s needs are met.
- Prepares staff in-services and follow up documentation including post tests and audits ensuring that goals/objectives are met.
- Outlines training to meet clinical needs of Skilled Nursing/Assisted Living staff.
- Offers training modalities that meet the needs of all adult learning aspects.
- Develops skills and encourages growth by assessing competencies annually and as needed. Makes adjustments to competencies based on resident population needs, regulatory changes and recommendations and community needs.
- Cultivates external resources for in-services needs of the community.
- Maintains employee files to ensure compliance with community and regulatory requirements.
- Conducts routine audits with the purpose of identifying problems, developing corrective action plans, implementing those plans, and evaluating the results.
- Assist with implementation and monitoring of positive resident relations among Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living staff. Intervenes as needed and provides necessary in-services and education.
- Intervenes when competencies do not meet policy, procedures, and Health and Safety regulations by offering on the spot in–services and corrective action as needed to attain positive outcomes for residents and staff.
- Plays an integral role in customer service with community population as needed.
- Adheres to time lines, deadlines and task completion as assigned.
- Prepares reports and audits as assigned for QAPI.
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications and seeking out growth opportunities.
- Attends meetings as required and requested.
- Collaborates with leadership and enacts training program for employees in alignment with goals and objectives.
- Responsible for seeking educational opportunities in new clinical areas and treatments of residents served.
- Must seek out current policy and procedure to ensure staff compliance.
- Position requires multiple off shift site visits per month for in-service needs, audits and competencies, etc..
- May be required to work as a unit nurse as staffing dictates.
Infection Control Preventionist:
- Involved in planning and development of activities that focus on resident/family satisfaction and positive outcomes.
- Develops structures within nursing to promote overall improvement in performance.
- Measures performance of nursing activities as related to patient care.
- Routinely assesses level of performance against standards.
- Reviews assessment to see if change in process resulted in improvement.
- Facilitates Infection Prevention compliance with governmental regulations, and requirements of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Department of Public Health.
- Collects, analyzes, and reports infection control data to include risk assessment, prevention, and control strategies; makes recommendations and leads quality improvement activities.
- Seeks out problem areas, which need improvement.
- Trains and monitors all aspects of infection control for staff and residents and develops appropriate policies for infection control monitoring.
- Provides in-services to all levels of staff on infection control activities.
- Maintains and develops current nursing policy procedures.
- Responsible for facilitating and guiding key processes with a global perspective.
- Acts as a liaison between the health department and the community in the event of a disaster or as needed.
- On call responsibilities within the nurse manager rotation.
- May be required to work as unit nurse or Nurse’s aide as staffing levels dictate.
- Customer Service
- Must demonstrate passion for person-centered care delivery.
- Skilled in service recovery required.
- Responds to concerns within 24 hours
- Works with resident and employee satisfaction tools.
- Promotes direct and pen communication to resolve conflicts with or between departments.
- Must possess and exude strong leadership qualities
- Ability to serve as a role model
- Must demonstrate behaviors of a team player
- Ability to encourage growth, offer support and be an active listener while meeting both the needs of the staff and resident population
- Must be flexible and offer an expanding knowledge base.
- Ability to work autonomously
- Must have a commitment to communication with peers and supervisors
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must have strong leadership skills
- Ability to occasionally work non-traditional hours including serving as a member of the on-call rotation.
- Personal and professional development is a critical element of this position.
- Prior experience working with Microsoft Office, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), and web-based applications required.
- Expertise in wound care, quality improvement, MDS, falls, hydration, etc. a plus
Supervisory Responsibilities: Clinical review and management of nurses and nursing assistants
OSHA OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE CATEGORY: After careful analysis, it has been determined that this position falls into OSHA Occupational Exposure Category that requires the following protective equipment be worn by anyone filling this position.
GLOVES, GOWNS, MASKS, AND/OR GOGGLES: Training will be provided in how to properly and effectively use any necessary equipment, in addition to education regarding precautionary measures, epidemiology, modes of transmission and prevention of HIV/HBV.
Education and/or Experience: Must be a RN in the state of Michigan. Minimum of 2 years of long term care experience preferred.
Language Skills: Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of mediums including strong verbal, written and computer skills.
License, Certificates, Registration: Current licensure with State Board of Examiner of Nurses as a Registered Nurse. Must possess or obtain the CDC Infection Prevention Certificate within 2 months of hire date.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to do the following:
- Stand, walk, and talk or hear
- Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and balance.
- Occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
- May occasionally be responsible for lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.
This job description is a general description of the duties and responsibilities of the position and is not to be interpreted as a complete list of the duties or requirements of this position. This job description is a general description of the duties and responsibilities of the position and Responsible for facilitating CPR training for community employees as required.