The Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin (RHOW) is a state-of-the-art, 40-bed Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Hospital that is dedicated to restoring lives. We are a result of the joint venture/partnership between ProHealth Care and Kindred Healthcare to meet the growing rehabilitation needs of the region.
RHOW specializes in treating patients with many diagnoses, including, but not limited to, stroke, brain injury, amputation, neurological and cardiac disorders. In 2016, RHOW has received Joint Commission Disease Specific Specialization in Stroke and Amputee Rehabilitation.
Assumes responsibility and accountability for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of education programs including clinical orientation of new employees. This job is 24 hours per week but can be combined with a 12 hour shift as a Registered Nurse working on the floor.
Meets all competencies required for registered nurse.
Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates education programs and orientation of staff, students, volunteers and contracted nursing staff.
Consistently provides input into individual staff development during the orientation process and on an ongoing basis.
Designs individualized orientations based upon specific position and assessment of competency.
Participates in establishing goals, objectives, policies and procedures for staff development.
Ensures competency of all preceptors and participates in matching preceptors with new employees.
Evaluates educational needs of staff through various methods including QI programs, safety occurrence monitoring, changes in patient population served, and annual needs assessment.
Assesses, plans, develops, implements and evaluates ongoing competencies of staff based on need.
Supports and aligns educational activities with best practice initiatives and hospital's quality improvement process.
Serves as clinical education resource on current practices and procedures within the hospital.
In collaboration with hospital leadership and personnel from applicable departments or services, reviews and revises the program to improve outcomes.
Responsible for coordination of CPR training and ensuring staff is compliant with current certifications
Works at maintaining a good rapport and a cooperative working relationship with physicians, departments and staff.
Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively and lead work groups, committees and individual staff in organized and efficient manor to accomplish expected goals and outcomes.
Demonstrates flexibility of schedule and utilizes creative strategies to meet the learning needs of staff on all shifts.
Partners with Nursing Supervisors, CCO and Clinical Nurse Leader to promote individual and team accountability for learning.
Functions as a resource for new staff as necessary during orientation period and ongoing as demonstrated through feedback tools from employee and preceptor.
Develops reviews and recommends reference material based upon assessed needs of staff.
Communicates and collaborates with colleagues on developing education standards, plans and initiatives.
Individualizes and coordinates learning opportunities by using multiple strategies based on content, audience and complexity. Applies adult learning principles.
Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
Ensures staff education records are up to date.
Graduation from an accredited Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. Bachelors or Masters strongly preferred.