Purpose:The Staff Development Coordinator will provide leadership to the Department of Nursing by creating a framework of educational services that promote growth and development of it licensed and unlicensed staff. The competence and strength of the staff delivering care directly impacts the quality of care for residents. Opportunities for professional growth enhance staff satisfaction thus impacting recruitment and retention activities. Purpose:The Staff Development Coordinator will provide leadership to the Department of Nursing by creating a framework of educational services that promote growth and development of it licensed and unlicensed staff. The competence and strength of the staff delivering care directly impacts the quality of care for residents. Opportunities for professional growth enhance staff satisfaction thus impacting recruitment and retention activities. Qualifications:* Previous teaching/staff development strongly preferredResponsibilities and objectives:* Coordinates all educational programs for licensed and unlicensed staff * Strives to meet the educational needs of the staff within the Department of Nursing. Provides an annual calendar of educational activities for staff including educational needs identified by by nursing leadership and all relevant quality improvement activities * Identifies essential competencies for licensed and non-licensed staff within the Department of Nursing and assures appropriate educational opportunities exist to promote the growth and development of staff. * Plans, delivers, and evaluated educational programs for licensed and non-licensed staff * Coordinates and actively participates in unit based orientation of licensed and non-licensed staff within the Department of Nursing * Assures all necessary mandatory education (fire safety, infection control, residents rights, hazard communication, sexual harassment, etc.) required by regulatory standards are available for all Community Health and Rehabilitation staff and track attendance. Schedule live presentations for mandatory in-services as needed. * Coordinates the monthly orientation program * Provides CPR, and first aid education for direct care staff as required; offer opti-onal training for all other employees * Participates in appropriate and collaborates with other Community and Health and Rehabilitation staff to promote a high standard of care by licensed and non-licensed staff within the-Department of Nursing. * Maintain current employee health files on all staff members for Tuberculin skin test and Hepatitis B vaccines to assure compliance with all relevant regulations. * Manage the TB screening program. Assure appropriate documentation of testing exists in Employee health book. Counsel and refer as necessary. * Make hepatitis vaccine available to employees as necessary. * Monitor and investigate employee injuries and or exposures * Identify, assist, counsel and refer employees who have been exposed to blood/body fluids * Monitor and track employee illness in order to determine necessary interventions and or work restrictions. Act as Infection Control Nurse and oversees infections within the facility. * Assist in developing and offering in-services related to safety issues, i.e. prevention of back injuries, infection control policies and procedures, blood and body fluid exposure prevention. Expectations:* Foster an environment that facilitates professional collaboration among inter and intra disciplinary colleagues * Recognize own sphere of influence: utilize oneself and the relationship with colleagues to elicit their strength * Build and maintain collegial environment that supports positive group processes * Provide supportive leadership to staff for daily operations * Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift. * Participate in developing, maintaining and updating written policies and procedures that govern day to day functions pf the facility with regards to Employee Health and staff education * Provides leadership to Community Health and Rehab committee, and project teams * Report Quality Assurance projects in progress * Formulates personal, professional goals and plans for accomplishing these; make continuous efforts to maintain a strong, current clinical knowledge-based skill level. Seek appropriate continuing education to meet these goals. * Evaluates educational needs of colleagues and develops approaches to meet those needs. Uses an individualized approach to assist staff in the process of prioritizing goals and identifies resources to meet their educational needs. * Conduct in-services to staff on assigned shifts. when indicated to ensure compliance with regulations, facility policy or when changes in practice occur. * Act as a Role model for staff * Assume leadership role in identifying opportunities for improvement, defining goals and developing solutions.
Location/Region: Niceville, FL