The Director of Staff Development provides orientation training, skills development, and mandatory education hours for CNA’s, and evaluates programs for effectiveness and regulatory compliance. Develops and implements new programs in these areas as conditions require. Provides mandatory education hours for community wide staff. Functions as Infection Control Program Coordinator in skilled nursing department.
Assess, plans, implements, schedules, and evaluates mandatory inservice program hours for CNA’s in Skilled Nursing and community wide mandatory inservice programs. Coordinates refresher training, as necessary, for assigned staff and professional personnel. Applies for and maintains program approvals for Staff Development orientation programs and in-service training programs through the Department of Public Health Services with the State of California. Maintains appropriate records and documentation of orientation and inservice attendance and hours. Uses Relias Learning system as appropriate to enhance learning opportunities and ensure compliance with regulations.
Assists and trains staff on the use of the Electronic Health Records system.
Assess skill levels and learning needs of CNA’s through direct observation in clinical rounds and makes interventions as necessary; incorporates identified needs in training delivery. Performs annual skills evaluation of CNA’s per regulatory guidelines. Ensures Care Center staff maintain appropriate First Aid and CPR certificates. Supports the Director of Nursing with input for Staff Evaluations.
Manages skilled nursing Infection Control Program by tracking trends, identifying statistical occurrence rates, and recommending interventions per regulations and guidelines that govern infection control.
Coordinates confidential employee health files for all community staff. Coordinates annual physical exams and TB screening. Administers and coordinates Hepatitis B vaccination program..
Promotes safe environment and safety awareness within the community, which includes fire, disaster, and accident prevention, maintenance of sanitary conditions and assurance that all nursing personnel understand their roles in the event of a disaster or other disruption of services.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Serves on, participates in and attends Infection Control, Quality Assurance and Safety Committee, and other committees as assigned by administrator.
Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of professional changes and to maintain license and CPR certification on a current status.
Assists nursing staff on the floor and assumes floor nurse duties in the event of an emergency or staffing shortages.
Current license by the State of California as a licensed nurse.
Five years demonstrated ability in nursing administration and or supervision in a long term care setting.
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
Sensitivity and knowledge of working with older adults and the aging process essential. Must be a motivated and independent individual who can organize workload so that all functions are completed appropriately.