Marion, MS

Position: RN Staff Development Nurse

Location: Bedford Care Center of Marion

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Bedford Care Center is an equal opportunity employer and shall not discriminate against applicants or Employees for race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or any other reasons prohibited by Law.

Job Summary:

Maintains objectives and guidelines for all Training Programs and In-services for each Department under guidance of Corporate Training Director; provides Orientation for all new Employees and ongoing training for all current Employees; plans and schedules In-services with speakers from inside and outside Company; maintains master Training Planner/Schedule for all Departments; ensures all required In-services are conducted annually; maintains reports and Training Records of all training conducted; must communicate courteously and respectfully with Employees, Residents and others

Qualifications / Requirements:

RN License in good standing in Mississippi; must possess or obtain TB Certification within first year of accepting position; prefer at least two years Nursing experience in Long-Term Care; must have excellent oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills in Microsoft Office; must pass drug screens and have a satisfactory Criminal History Background Check

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consults with Administrator, DON and Corporate Training Director to assess Facility’s training needs
  • Follows Corporate Training Program Outline to meet all Training needs; provides Reports as requested
  • Ensures all Nurse Aide Trainees pass the Nurse Aide Certification exam within 4 months of employment as required by MS Department of Health, Division of Licensure / Certification
  • Assists Nurse Aide Trainees with completing the Application for Nurse Aide Certification Exam
  • Provides reviews of Clinical Skills and Nurse Aide Curriculum with Nurse Aide Trainees to assist them with preparation for Nurse Aide Certification Exam
  • Coordinates with Nursing Schools for scheduling Clinical Training of Nursing Students and Nurse Aide Trainees who receive Clinical Training at Bedford Facilities
  • Verifies Nursing Licenses and Nurse Aide Certification
  • Reviews all Employee Personnel and Medical Files to ensure mandatory documents are present, i.e., TB Skin Test; Hepatitis Accept/Decline Documentation; Physical Exams; Criminal Record; Abuse Registry; OIG Screen; Nurse’s License; CNA Certification; etc.
  • Conducts Orientation for all new Employees, including all OSHA-required Programs, Fire Drills, Emergency Evacuation Plans, Lockout-Tagout, Hazard Communication, Bloodborne Pathogens, etc.
  • Completes Nurse Aide Skills Check for all newly-hired Nurse Aides and Nurse Aide Trainees before they are released to provide independent Resident Care; completes Annual Skills Check Review for all CNA’s
  • Follows Nurses’ Orientation and Annual Skills Check for Nursing Staff
  • Complies with the Agency Orientation List for Agency Nurses and CNA’s prior to their working in Facility
  • Ensures Nurse Aides receive the mandatory 12 hours of annual In-Services as required by MS Department of Health; provides Training as outlined in Bedford’s Annual Education Plan
  • As assigned by the Director of Nursing, conducts Employees’ pre-employment and annual Physical Exams, TB Skin Tests and Hepatitis-B Accept / Decline documentation
  • Regularly informs Nurse Aides of MS Department of Health requirement regarding change of address for Certification Renewal, Annual Fees and other requirements
  • Participates in Quality Assurance Meetings to identify training needs and remain abreast of care issues
  • Implements recommendations from QA Committee regarding Facility’s educational needs
  • Provides reports and recommendations to the QA Committee on In-Service Training Programs
  • Requires Nurse Aide Trainees to submit pass/fail document for the Nurse Aide Certification Exam next workday after Exam
  • Observes and evaluates skills, performance, demeanor, and Resident Care provided by Nurse Aides and Nurses; provides 1 to 1, or 1 to 3, etc., impromptu mini in-services as indicated and needed
  • Serves on the Infection Control Committee and provides training interventions to address problems
  • Develops relationships with Nursing School Representatives and members of the medical community

Excellent Benefits:

Bedford Care Centers offer a comprehensive benefits package to our full time employees. It is our desire to demonstrate to our employees and their families that we value them through the offering of a benefits package that positively contributes to their quality of life. A summary of benefits offered includes:

Paid Time Off (PTO) including:

  • Vacation pay
  • Paid sick leave

Insurance benefits including:

  • Group Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision Insurance

Other Benefits:

  • Holiday Incentive Pay
  • Daily Pay – upon your request
  • Direct deposit
  • Bereavement leave
  • Retirement Savings Plan/401K
  • Shift Differentials for some nursing positions
  • Tuition reimbursement for nursing education (CNA to LPN)
  • Scholarship program for continuing nursing education
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Family Medical Leave


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