ABOUT US: Highland Ridge Hospital is an 83-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment facility located in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley. Highland Ridge is owned by Acadia Healthcare, a national leader in the behavioral healthcare industry. We are the oldest specialty treatment program in the state of Utah and are fully accredited by the Joint Commission.
JOB SUMMARY: Plan, develop and coordinate continuing nursing in-service education programs within the facility for all clinical and non-clinical nursing staff in a positive, empathetic, and professional manner at all times. Recognize that patient safety is a top priority.
Assess educational needs and develop/coordinate necessary education programs.
Coordinate orientation programs for new clinical staff.
Act a general resource for nursing staff.
Work with hospital leadership and staff to assess current educational needs and develops a plan to satisfy those needs.
Collaborate with medical practitioners and Director of Nursing to incorporate nursing processes into the plan of care for patients.
Provide educational leadership to patients and care providers to enhance specialized patient care within established clinical protocol.
Assist patient and caregivers with education needs, problem solution and health management across the continuum of care.
Implement and deliver educational curricula as required by regulatory agencies such as Joint Commission, CARF, CMS and State agencies.
Initiate clinical skills development programs for direct care staff.
Educate direct patient care staff in the use of equipment, supplies, and coordinates in-service training for appropriate staff.
Provide specialized nursing protocols for direct care staff.
Develop training and implementation as needed.
Associate or Bachelor's degree in Nursing or Education required. Master's degree in nursing or related field preferred.
Three or more years' clinical experience combined with/or related to teaching experience required.
One or more years' behavioral health experience required.
Joint Commission, OSHA, CMS and other county, state, and federal regulatory agencies required.
Current RN license in the state of Utah.
First Aid and CPR required.
De-escalation/restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).
AVAILABLE BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability, 401k, and Paid Time Off.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)