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State of Massachusetts Clinical Instructor - Staff Development in Holyoke, Massachusetts

The Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke is seeking an engaging, collaborative, and experienced clinical educator. This individual will plan, develop and coordinate education programs for all staff within the facility. Additionally, the incumbent will plan and conduct in-service trainings for new and existing employees, as well as educational programs and competency measures for clinical staff. *Schedule:* * This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position working from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm * Note: This is a 24 hour/7 days a week facility. The Soldiers' Home in Holyoke may require this individual to be present during nontraditional hours when circumstances dictate the operational need *Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):* * Plans, develops, coordinates, delivers and provides both clinical and non-clinical education for all new employees to acquaint them with Home’s policies, procedures and the overall operation and inter-relationships of services * Plans, develops and provides orientation for all new RNs, LPNs and CNAs to orient them to nursing policies, procedures, standards, practices/techniques, regulatory requirements, etc. * Assists department heads/supervisors in developing a department/unit specific orientation for all new employees * Conducts ongoing nursing education; e.g., new procedures, new products, changes in policy, TJC CMS and DPH standards, and CEU programs * Provides/arranges in-services, workshops and educational programs for nursing staff that maintains and fosters innovation in veteran resident care * Confers with unit supervisors, department heads and administration to delineate the need for employee training and education and to design programs aimed at increasing job efficiency and improving morale * Develops training manuals, examinations, visual aids, references and other training materials * Participates and chairs nursing committees and meetings related to nursing education as appropriate * Represents the Home at vocational, professional and educational meetings, seminars and workshops, as required * Develops and maintains a reporting mechanism to apprise administration about training needs, outcomes and training statistics at least quarterly * Mentors the nursing staff * Participates in a schedule on weekends or other shifts as required for educational trainings *Required Qualifications:* * Knowledge of training methods and techniques * Ability to conduct and plan training and instruction in nursing * Ability to prepare and use charts, graphs and tables * Ability to maintain accurate records * Ability to work in a team setting *Preferred Qualifications:* * Master's degree or relevant level of clinical expertise in a health-related field preferred * Knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing * Experience working in a long-term care healthcare setting * Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of medical data, to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations * Ability to explain the policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing the Home * Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing the Home * Proficient in Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and Outlook *About the Holyoke Soldiers' Home:* The Soldiers' Home in Holyoke is a state-funded, fully accredited health care facility that offers veterans quality health care, including full-time residential accommodations, and provides educational and social services for Veterans in the Commonwealth. The Soldiers’ Home is staffed by approximately 330 administrators, clinicians, nurses, certified nursing assistants, skilled trade, dietary staff, housekeeping staff, contractors, consultants and general administrative personnel. The tradition of service to the veterans of Massachusetts is surpassed only by a continued commitment to excellence in care for those who are in need now and in the future. Our mission is to provide “Care with Dignity, Honor, and Respect” to our Veterans. Learn more about our important work: *Total Compensation:* As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * 75% state paid medical insurance premium * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low cost basic and optional life insurance * Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities * Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program *Pre-Hire Process:* A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2 First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in a recognized hospital, clinic or medical facility, and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory, administrative or managerial capacity or as an instructor in nursing, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Graduate degree with a major in nursing may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. NOTE: No substitutions will be permitted for the required (B) experience. Special Requirements: Current and valid registration as a professional nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. *Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Medical Services* *Organization: Soldiers` Home, Holyoke *Title: *Clinical Instructor - Staff Development Location: Massachusetts-Holyoke-110 Cherry Street Requisition ID: 220005YB