Staff Development Coordinator

Next Step Healthcare - Watertown, MA2.8

The qualified candidate for this position must be a licensed LPN or RN with previous experience in Long Term Care and in managing/supervising staff. He/she must possess proficient knowledge of the rules and regulations governing Long Term Care in order to enable teaching.

Our ideal candidate is honest and caring with good clinical skills who desires to be a vital link in educating our nursing care team and all staff members. Strong organizational and communication skills are necessary for this position. The Staff Development Coordinator will provide education, training, educational guidance and support to the facility. This position must function as a team leader by working well with Human Resources, the DON, the Executive Director and with Regional Staff. The Staff Development Coordinator carries out facility initiatives in accordance with company policies and governmental regulations so as to promote the highest standards of quality and best practices in education and training.

The Staff Development Coordinator functions as a practitioner, consultant, educator and facilitator for all nursing staff focusing on the following areas:

Licensed Nursing and C.N.A. Orientation
Nurse Education
Competencies Evaluation and Maintenance
Infection Control (including Employee Health)
Clinical PCC implementation.
Key to this role is identification of staff learning needs followed by implementation and evaluation of programs.

Provide general orientation, mandatory in-services, continuing education, and other training to meet all department and facility needs and regulatory requirements.
Set up and maintain Preceptor Programs
Determine and assess facility education needs
Plan, develop, and implement training
Report and document any allegations of abuse, neglect and misappropriation of funds
Include the RAI process in training and orientation to assure optimal utilization of services
Communicate areas of concern weekly and PRN with Administrator/DON
Evaluate and monitor the transfer of training to the workplace
Perform competency skills to assess transfer of safety training to the workplace
Assess training outcomes and determine effects, such as improved staff retention
Assure quality in education by utilization of authoritative resources and best practices
Support associate relations to ensure practices that maintain high morale and staff retention
Assist, coach, redirect and document performance problems as needed
Observe that all residents are treated fairly, with kindness, dignity and respect
Assure that any performance documentation is equitable, uniform, and timely
Position Requirements
Optional previous experience in Long Term Care and previous experience managing/supervising staff. Will train the right candidate.
Must be knowledgeable of nursing & medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to long-term care
Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing degree from an accredited college or university.
Prior supervisory experience and management training optional.

Complies with applicable legal requirements, standards, policies and procedures including but not limited to those within the Compliance and Ethics Program, Standard/Code of Conduct, Federal False Claims Act and HIPAA.
Participates in required orientation and training programs.
Promptly reports concerns and suspected incidences of non-compliance to supervisor.
Cooperates with monitoring and audit functions and investigations.
Participates, as requested, in quality assurance and process improvement activities.

The Nursing Practice Educator must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with current registered nurse licensure by the State Board of Nursing.
A minimum of 2 -3 years full time or equivalent nursing experience is required and a minimum of 2 – 3 years of nursing experience in long-term care.

Must have thorough understanding of scope of practice for both Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses.
Must have thorough knowledge of nursing theory, techniques and practices.
Must have good verbal and communication skills with the ability to demonstrate organizational and educations skills.
Must have considerable knowledge of teaching and training techniques.
Must be able to analyze, organize, and adapt training and educational materials.
Must be able to execute the details of planning and educational program and to present the subject matter effectively.
Must have basic computer skills.
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