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Staff Development Coordinator

Company: Fairhaven_Healthcare_Center
Location: Lowell
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

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SUMMARY
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The Director of Staff Development Coordinator -is responsible for providing orientation, skills development and Inservice programs for all personnel,
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The Director of Staff Development coordinates the general orientation of all personnel and mandatory Inservice requirements, maintains all employees health records, Education Files and provides vaccines, TB tests/screens as needed; meets policy requirements in the event of any exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
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DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY
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As the Director of Staff Development, you are delegated the responsibility and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.
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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: - RESPONSIBILITIES AND STANDARDS
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Achieves Fairhaven's educational objectives

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Understanding and interpreting laws and regulations which influence the practice of medicine and nursing in long term care; participating in defining and refining standards of nursing practice; contributing to the development and revision of philosophy, objectives, policies, procedures for the Department of Nursing and Staff Development; analyze the effectiveness of policies, procedures, and standard of practice, making recommendations for revision as necessary.
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Communicates effectively within the organizational structure

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Fostering and maintaining good interpersonal relationships, intra- and interdepartmentally; channeling pertinent information concerning educational needs of staff and other educational activities to the Director of Nurses or appropriate Department Head; developing and distributing a monthly calendar for nursing and other departments, listing all educational activities; promoting effective exchange of information within the facility intra- and interdepartmentally to advance and expand educational activities for nursing and other departments; conferring with Nursing Supervisors and Charge Nurses to discuss nursing care problems and educational programs needed for staff members; providing opportunities for exchange of ideas and questions during orientation and continuing education programs for staff; developing, maintaining and utilizing records, reports, and evaluative data pertinent to staff development and nursing education; maintaining open communication with the Administrator in order to increase the effectiveness of the Department of Staff Development.
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Plans and implements the general orientation program for Fairhaven

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Developing the general orientation program and scheduling participants; utilizing audiovisual equipment so that program content is readily available outside of the scheduled time given; collaborating with other disciplines in carrying out the program for all staff; developing evaluative tools for analyzing and revising the general orientation as needed.
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Plans and implements the specific orientation program for all nursing personnel

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Determining the educative needs of orienting nursing personnel; preparing new nursing staff members to adjust to Fairhaven, through the orientation program; reviewing educational background and work history of each nursing orientee with the Director of Nurses; developing the course outline, content, testing and evaluative tools for the nursing orientation program; providing classroom structured didactic teaching and the clinical instruction on the nursing unit; identifying individual and group learning needs through the conference and feedback from orienteers.
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Addresses the educational needs of all nursing personnel

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Meeting periodically with Supervisors and Charge Nurses to identify educational needs of nursing staff members; conferring with the Director of Nurses and Supervisors to evaluate effectiveness of orientation and educational programs; observing nursing staff members directly to determine how behavioral expectations from classes and courses are implemented; initiating and analyzing surveys of learning needs and develops courses and programs from same.
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Plan and implements all educational programs

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Encouraging nursing personnel to assist in the development of educational programs, utilizing their ideas and methods of instruction toward improvement of resident care; instructing the formal programs utilizing a variety of teaching methods dependent upon the structure level, needs of the group and content being taught; utilizing appropriate multimedia variations for instructional purposes.
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Maintains educational library and audiovisual equipment and resources for the Staff Development Office and Nursing

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Keeping abreast of current resource materials in nursing and education; maintaining reference material and resources for nursing and education; developing and maintaining systems for the utilization of resource materials.
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Coordinate the utilization of Fairhaven as a clinical facility with affiliating schools

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Providing orientation and education for instructions for policies, procedures and routines that will affect their instruction of students; scheduling the utilization of classrooms for affiliating agencies for educational activities, conferring with agency instructors to discuss problems relating to students' experience in clinical areas.
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Maintains flexibility of responsibilities and accepts other assignments as delegated

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Reviewing regulations for required inservice programs for long term care facilities; contacting the appropriate resource people and arrange for programs to be conducted; sending memos and evaluating attendance for all programs; evaluating the effectiveness of all programs; maintaining inservice records.
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Monitors Infection Control throughout the facility

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Performing quarterly surveillance rounds throughout the facility; conducting onsite inservices when appropriate; monitoring infection control surveillance records; collecting and performing cross reference of infection monitoring sheets from nursing units with monthly reports from the laboratory; distributing monthly reports to nursing supervisors.
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Maintains staff health records.

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Obtaining completed staff physical examination forms; conducting yearly Mantoux tuberculosis testing for all employees; providing vaccines, i.e. Hep B, influenza, etc. for employees per Health Policy; meeting requirements of exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Policy.
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Maintains Workman's Compensation Records and OSHA 200 Log

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Collecting employee incident reports and keeping required records; communicating effectively with insurance company; assessing need for training in safety.
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Conserves resources

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Using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish tasks; reviews and analyzes needs to obtain appropriate resources to complete tasks.
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Contributes to team effort

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Accomplishing related results as needed; providing instruction in areas of expertise to other team members when necessary as part of the on-going educational process.
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Prepares work to be accomplished

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Gathering, sorting, and prioritizing documents and related information; provides direction and instructions to personnel when and where appropriate to complete tasks as needed.
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Keeps equipment operational

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Following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; orders and maintains stock of equipment and supplies; monitors equipment to ensure safety and proper operations.
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17. - Safety is monitored and ensured
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Demonstrating, monitoring, and educating staff regarding safety rules, safe work practices, proper material handling and emergency procedures; enforcing Fairhaven disciplinary
system for staff who break or disregard safety rules, safe work practices, proper material handling
and emergency procedures.
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QUALIFICATIONS
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- - - - - - - - - - - EDUCATION
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- - - - - - - - - - - Preferred Baccalaureate Degree in nursing from an approved nursing college
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- - - - - - - - - - - Five years or greater experience in nursing and have demonstrated leadership ability.
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Keywords: Fairhaven_Healthcare_Center, Lowell , Staff Development Coordinator, Other , Lowell, Massachusetts

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