Staff Development Coordinator
Minimum requirements include the following:
- A nursing degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved LPN/RN program.
- Two years of experience as an LPN/RN.
- Eligible to participate in federally funded health care programs.
Must also meet state requirements for relevant licensures or certifications and have no disciplinary action in effect against professional license.
Extensive knowledge of current standards of practice and the rules, regulations, and laws related to the long-term care industry. Ability to teach this knowledge to others.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Participate in the completion of the facility assessment at least annually for determining the knowledge and skills required among staff to meet residents’ needs.
Identify and prioritize the facility’s educational needs through the completion of an educational needs assessment, based on the facility assessment.
Work closely with the facility’s Compliance Officer and other leaders in developing a training plan that addresses all regulatory requirements and any other topics identified in the facility assessment and/or needs assessment. Develop educational calendars in accordance with the plan.
Plan, schedule, conduct, and oversee orientation programs for all personnel.
Develop, schedule, and direct refresher training, as necessary, for all personnel. Track attendance/completion of training to ensure that all required training is received by all personnel in a timely manner.
Review educational content to ensure the information reflects current standards of practice and facility policies and procedures. Develop or revise content as needed. Utilize outside resources for content development, such as consultants, content experts, or electronic learning systems.
Collaborate with department managers for developing competencies required for meeting residents’ needs. Assist with evaluating competencies, depending on the knowledge-based, technical, or behavioral nature of the competency.
Cooperate with the Administrator during routine evaluation of the training program’s effectiveness.
Schedule trainings with flexibility to ensure limited disruption of resident care, and ample opportunity for staff to attend. Post notices of trainings in advance.
Maintain all training records, reports, instructional materials, and speaker qualifications related to each educational program.
Provide opportunities for staff to obtain continuing education credits for maintaining certifications/licensure. Maintain all documentation related to continuing education.
Maintain attendance records and individual training records in accordance with facility policy.
Additional Assigned Tasks
- Treat all residents with dignity and respect. Promote and protect all residents’ rights.
- Establish a culture of compliance by adhering to all facility policies and procedures.
- Comply with standards of business conduct, and state/federal regulations and guidelines.
- Remain current on new developments by attending professional institutions, reading professional journals, attending professional seminars, or reading new laws, rules, and regulations.
- As a condition of employment, complete all assigned training and skills competency, as determined by the facility assessment and facility training plans.
- Participate in all life safety and emergency drills and trainings. Fulfill responsibilities as assigned during implementation or activation of the facility’s emergency plan.
- Assist with admission, discharge, or care of residents as needed.
- Use proper lifting and body mechanics while delivering care to residents.
- Perform administrative duties as assigned.
- Maintain confidentiality of protected health information, including verbal, written, and electronic communications.
- Report noncompliance with policies, procedures, regulations, or breaches in confidentiality to appropriate personnel. Report any retaliation or discrimination to HR or the compliance officer.
- Report any allegations of abuse, neglect, misappropriation of property, exploitation, or mistreatment of residents to supervisor and/or administrator. Fulfill individual responsibility to report any suspicion of a crime to law enforcement and the state agency. Protect residents from abuse, and cooperate with all investigations.
- Report any occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and/or hazardous chemicals in accordance with facility policy.
- Report work-related injuries and illnesses immediately to supervisor.
- Serve on, participate in, and attend facility, departmental, or committee meetings as required or appointed.
- Assist with developing and adhering to an education budget. Keep Administrator informed of any resource or equipment needs.
- Assist the Administrator and/or Director of Nursing in developing the Nurse Aide Training Curriculum used by the facility (if applicable). Submit to state agency as required.