Clinical Program Specialist-Geriatric Nursing Hours: 7:30A-4:00P Days - Full-time Paygrade/Wages/Salary Info: 76A -
Job Summary Responsible for oversight, planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs promoting evidence-based care of older adults. # Job Responsibilities Functions as a leader in the care of older adults by sharing expertise with nursing staff and members of the interprofessional team. Provides day-to-day support in the implementation of the programs supporting the care of older adults and related projects identified for the improvement of care. Introduces evidence-based clinical practice protocols and techniques that promote collaboration. Acts as the primary recipient and distributor of information from agencies supporting older adults and aging initiatives. Mobilizes, coaches, and mentors the committee members supporting the care of older adults. Creates exchange of learning opportunities for interprofessional team members across the organization. Develops and implements educational programming and activities focused on the care of older adults. Serves as an Owensboro Health Regional Hospital (OHRH) liaison for the care of older adults in the community. Contributes to the design, development, and implementation of age-related resources for patient, families and/or caregivers. Assists nursing leaders in the development, implementation and maintenance of a Geriatric Resource Nurse model for Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Identifies and conducts nursing and interprofessional audit and research activities relevant to the area of practice. Performs job duties in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. Qualifications Bachelor#s degree or higher in Nursing required upon hire A minimum of 3 years# relevant experience required RN - Licensed as a Registered Nurse. Eligible to practice nursing in the State of Kentucky required upon hire AND GRN-Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) through Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) required within 6 months of employment in this position AND GERON-Gerontological Nursing Certification through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) required within 18 months of employment in this position OR AGPCNP-BC - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) required within 18 months of employment in this position Skills and Attributes Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Requires a strong understanding of concepts, practices, and procedures related to process improvement, human factors, safety principles, and change management. Physical Demands Standing: Frequently Walking: Frequently Sitting: Occasionally Lifting 0-25 lbs: Rarely Lifting 25-75 lbs: Rarely Lifting over 75 lbs: Rarely Carrying 0-25 lbs: Rarely Carrying 25-75 lbs: Rarely Carrying over 75 lbs: Rarely Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Frequently Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Occasionally Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Occasionally Climbing: Occasionally Bending/Stooping: Frequently Kneeling: Occasionally Crouching/Crawling: Occasionally Reaching: Frequently Talking: Frequently Hearing: Frequently Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Rarely Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently Running: Rarely Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently Vision: Seeing Near: Frequently Owensboro Health Core Commitments INTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers. RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community. TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future. INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health. SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do. EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.