|BASIC FUNCTION |
The Staff Development Coordinator is responsible for matching the learning needs of nursing staff and non-nursing staff with educational programs designed to meet dynamic resident care demands. The SDC is responsible for assessing the educational needs of staff, coordinating training programs based on identified needs, and ensuring that initial employee orientation and the annual inservice training program complies with state and federal guidelines.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Nursing and Administrator.
EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, AND CREDENTIALS
Has current Indiana Registered Nurse or LPN license. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Recent clinical experience with an ongoing and enthusiastic interest in creating educational programs that address the unique issues associated with care of the aged in a long-term care setting.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The employee must be able to perform each essential function effectively to be successful in this position.
•1. Assesses, plans, and implements educational programs based on resident needs and staff skills assessments.
•2. Participates in new employee orientation in collaboration with the Human Resources Coordinator.
•3. Establishes and coordinates the annual inservice training calendar in accordance with regulatory requirements, OSHA mandates, and operational policies.
•4. Uses accepted principles of adult education to promote an optimal learning experience for staff.
•5. Maintains records of course offerings, attendance, course objectives, content outlines, and evaluations of individual learning.
•6. Assures that presentations including behavioral objectives or demonstrations and return demonstration when appropriate.
•7. Arranges skills validation for nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants as required.
•8. Tracks nursing licenses, certifications, and CPR training of all nursing staff.
•9. Tracks, administers, and documents PPD for residents, staff, and new hires according to facility policies.
•10. Serves as or coordinates First Responder Nurses program to initially assess/treat employee injuries.
•11. Tracks and administers HBV for affected staff and new hires.
•12. Once properly trained, manages employee substance abuse testing post-accident, in accordance with facility policy and procedures.
•13. Establishes and implements effective recruitment and retention programs.
•14. Completes and documents two reference checks for potential new hires and/or contacts Nurse and CNA registries, documenting these contacts according to established procedures.
•15. Collaborates with the Worker's Compensation manager regarding worker's compensation trends as indicators of areas of employee training needing improvement.
•16. Collaborates with Human Resources to assure that all medical information required for new hires is complete, timely, and filed.
•17. Collaborates with the Safety Committee/Safety Team to develop effective safety training modules and provides and documents follow-up one-on-one safety training after employee injuries.
•18. Collaborates with Therapy to develop effective staff education, demonstrations, and training in body mechanics for all staff.
•19. If also serving as the Staffing Coordinator, manages the nursing schedule and replaces call-ins. May help the Director of Nursing screen prospective nursing employees.
•20. Proactively develops positive employee relations, incentives, and recognition programs.
•21. Promotes teamwork, mutual respect, and effective communication within the Nursing Department and with other departments.
•22. Performs nursing duties as needed or assigned. Refer to applicable job description. The preceding list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.