RN Educator - Geriatrics

JPS Health Network   •  

Fort Worth, TX

Industry: Patient Care


5 - 7 years

Posted 298 days ago

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Typical Duties:

  1. Coordinates ongoing performance improvement processes and develops and coordinates education to meet requirements for the Joint Commission Geriatric Delirium Certification.
  2. Educates and works with nursing staff to maintain the standards of a NICHE designated hospital.
  3. Identifies gaps in education and programming among case management and nursing units; and develops plans to meet documentation standards and goals relative to maintenance of NICHE designation, internal HELP goals, and achievement of Geriatric Delirium Certification.
  4. Provides the organization with appropriate tactics for a successful certification survey; participates on the Geriatric Delirium, NICHE Committee, HELP Committee, and other committees as assigned.
  5. Sets the education and operations schedule for Geriatric Resource Nurses (GRN’s).
  6. Partners with internal JPS stakeholders to manage and coordinate aspects of documentation for the certification process and program requirements as mandated by the certification body.
  7. Fosters connections with providers of care along the continuum by providing education and support for care transitions programs.
  8. Serves as Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) liaison to internal JPS stakeholders and volunteers.
  9. Organizes and submits the NICHE designation documentation and reassessment materials on an ongoing basis.
  10. Assists with measuring the effectiveness, outcomes, and impact of programs and interventions as it relates to GRN education, NICHE designation, Delirium Certification, and Care Transitions.
  11. Designs and revises curricula for health education programs and services.
  12. Participates in chart and application reviews for quality improvement; analyzes and verifies that data collected by staff is complete, accurate, and consistent.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree in Nursing from an accredited school of professional Nursing.
    • 5 plus years of nursing experience in a clinical area.
    • 2 plus years of experience caring for older adult patients.

Preferred Education and Experience:

    • Board Certified in Geriatrics.
    • Master’s Degree in a healthcare related field from an accredited College or University.
    • 2 plus years of demonstrated experience in participation in healthcare quality improvement initiatives or committees.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

    • Current licensure by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas or proof of reciprocity of licensure between the State of Texas and another state.
    • Basic Life Support certification.
    • Completion of job specific orientation program within 90 days of hire.

Preferred Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

  • NLN Certification in Nursing Education or other training and development certifications.

Req #: 5946