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Employer: Covington Care and Rehabilitation Center
Location: Madison, SD 57042
Employment Type: Full Time

Plans, revises, coordinates, implements, and evaluates general orientation, nursing skills training, in-service education for nursing associates which leads to improved recruitment retention of facility staff and overall reduced turnover.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES • Work cooperatively with leadership in planning programs to meet training needs and regulatory requirements. Maintain written documentation of attendance at in-services. Evaluate in-service training to develop programs that maintain and enhance nursing associates clinical skills • Participates in nursing associates hiring process to include responsibilities for recruitment, interviewing, and selection of these positions in collaboration with the appropriate Charge Nurse and Director of Nursing • Ensures the validity of all nursing associate licenses through state board of nursing during pre hire and as needed. Ensures the validity of certificates and their good standing for all CNAs hired. Contacts all state nurse aide registries in which associate has worked • Maintains files of lesson plans for all programs taught to facility associates and ensures training records are retained per company retention policies. Communicates availability of learning opportunities whether on-site and online • Coordinates general orientation for all new associates beginning the first day of employment; updates general orientation as necessary, utilizing corporate orientation guidelines • Ensures completion of Orientation Skills Return Demonstration Checklist on all new nursing associates, validating that new associates are competent to perform all resident care tasks they will be assigned prior to providing direct resident care. Provides skill training to any nursing associates that are deficient in any skill area on Orientation Skills Checklist, before allowing the nursing associate to perform the task with a resident • Implements education for new Clinical Services initiatives from Clinical Services • Notify nursing associates regarding any updates or new requirements as needed from: NACS (Nurse Assistant Certification Section) or the State Board of Nursing for licensed associates • Develop positive relationship with government regulators, families, area healthcare community, school of nursing and other allied health programs, and the community at large on behalf of the facility • Member of facility QA&A committee. Responsible for reporting to QA&A committee for Infection Control section as Team Leader of Infection Control Committee. Responsible for identifying training needs that are identified during QA&A committee. • Participates as a member of Safety Committee to identify training needs of staff if required by the facility • Participates in Nursing Start Up and Administrative Stand Up Meetings

NURSE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (IF APPLICABLE) • Develop programs and lesson plans, obtain Board approval, and instruct required hours of Certified Nursing Assistant Training that enables all non-certified direct care associates to complete the program within state specific time frame of their date of hire. • Communicate and enforce policies on student absenteeism, failure to complete the program, testing and submission of forms, fees and other documentation. • Check abuse registry for each NA/CNA (Care Specialist) applicant prior to hire. Ensure that students complete the initial application to become certified and an employment application in order to screen for prior criminal convictions. • Complete a Skills Return Demonstration Checklist for each student to verify competency in all resident care skills. Provide additional instruction and reevaluate skills not performed adequately. • Administer skills competency test for all required skill areas with the evaluation to indicate pass/fail or retest requirements. Administer final written evaluation to all nursing assistant students. • Provide a list of all nursing assistants who pass the facility CNA certification class, their applications, and checks to the test site.

TRAVEL Must be willing to travel to the following locations to assist with education of staff:  Lake Norden, SD, Arlington, SD, Sioux Falls, SD as well as training within the Madison, SD facility. 

CODE OF CONDUCT Must adhere to the Company’s Code of Conduct and Business Ethics policy including documentation and reporting responsibilities

• Licensed RN in good standing and currently licensed by the State in which employed.
• Minimum two (2) years full-time experience as an RN providing direct resident care in a long term healthcare

• Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance

• Basic computer knowledge and ability with an aptitude to learn company software
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information
• Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels

Mobility, reaching, bending, lifting (minimum of 10 pounds), fine hand coordination, ability to read and write, the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and directions, ability to travel, and ability to remain calm under pressure

Contact Information

Madison Care & Rehabilitation Center
Melissa Elliott
718 NE 8th St
Madison, SD 57042
Phone: 605-256-4531

Other Information

Category(s): Healthcare, Management, Education
Industry: Healthcare / Health Services
Experience Req.: No
Degree Req.: No
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