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Westborough Behavioral Healthcare Hospital Nurse Educator in Westborough, Massachusetts

Who are we:

Westborough Behavioral Healthcare Hospital (WBHH) provides psychiatric stabilization and dual diagnosis treatments for Children, Adolescents and Adult populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our goal is to ensure patients and their loved ones feel comfortable and are well informed regarding treatment options.

Our state-of-the-art facility is conveniently located in Westborough near the intersection of Route 495 and Route 9. The hospital operates 24/7 with multiple shifts available.

Job Summary:

The RN Nurse Educator is responsible for identifying and providing ongoing training, coaching and education for all employees. And also responsible for the infection control program, which includes the identification, investigation, reporting, prevention, education and control of infections among patients and employees. The role is responsible for the ensuring all employees are provided a robust education program throughout the course of employment that enables them to master and demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to perform their duties. Specifically ensuring that new employees are oriented to hospital policies and procedures, department managers orient and adequately train the employees in their respective departments, and all employees receive on-going training and education that meets regulatory requirements.

Essential Responsibilities:

Nurse Education:

  • A Summary of the responsibilities are as follows:

  • Maintains current knowledge of state and Joint Commission regulatory requirements.

  • Review and evaluate training programs for compliance with CMS, JCAHO, BMH and other regulatory standards.

  • Works closely with Human Resources to deliver and track new hire and on-going training programs that ensure that all employees are able to demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and competencies.

  • Identify and assess future and current training needs through job analysis, career paths, and annual performance appraisals.

  • Develop an overall or individualized training and development plan that addresses needs and expectations

  • Deploy a wide variety of training methods, testing and evaluation procedures.

  • Monitor and evaluate training program’s effectiveness, success and ROI periodically and report on them.

  • Maintain a keen understanding of training trends, developments and best practices.

Requirements

Education and/or Licensure – Minimum of an Associate or Degree Bachelor's degree in nursing. CPR (BLS or, ACLS) Valid Massachusetts RN license in good standing required. Must be 21 years old or older.

Experience – A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a behavioral healthcare environment preferred. Previous experience as a Nurse Educator or in nursing management preferred but not required.

Benefits

Eligible employees receive a generous benefits package including holiday premium pay, shift differentials, health, dental and vision coverage, 401(K) plan, health & dependent Flexible Spending accounts, generous paid time off, company paid life, short-term and long-term disability coverage, and an employee referral bonus plan.

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