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Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility Staff Development Coordinator in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Staff Development Coordinator Summary: This position is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, documenting, and evaluating all educational programs, including on-the-job training for the Nursing Department. Plays a key role in the assimilation of all new employees in the facility and assures nursing competencies are completed timely and thoroughly and that any necessary follow up is completed. Qualifications: RN strongly preferred. Maintains current nursing license in accordance with state regulations. Five years Long Term care experience preferred. 2-3 years of nursing management experience preferred. Acute hospital medical/surgical experience desirable. Knowledge of the educational needs of all the departments in long term care. Knowledge of state, federal, local regulations and JCAHO accreditation requirements as they pertain to certification, licensing, and training. Hold and maintain current CPR certification in accordance with Nursing Standards of Practice. Ability to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret the programs, goals and objectives, policies and procedures, etc. of the education department. Ability to communicate effectively, in writing, as well as verbally. Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language. Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients/residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public. Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to long-term care. Must be willing to work harmoniously with professionals and non-professional personnel. Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult patients/residents as well as difficult situations with staff. Must have basic computer skills. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Will meet all physical requirements of the position as identified by the facility policies and procedures related to functional job analysis. Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Essential Job Functions include but not limited to: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Schedules mandated in-services on a monthly and annual basis. Secures appropriate and qualified trainers as necessary. Develops and adds in-service topics based on facility need/interest to monthly and annual calendars. Coordinates with all department heads to ensure employee participation at mandated in-services. Assures mandatory in-servicing is completed timely and documented in accordance with State and Federal Regulations and accreditation requirements. Coordinates orientation of all new employees to meet State and Federal requirements and expectations of BHCS education department. Communicates the assimilation status of all new employees in the facility to the administrator and appropriate department head/manager. Uses protective/safety equipment and interventions in accordance with facility policy and OSHA standards. Teaches good practices to facility staff and promotes a culture of safety. Acts as a resource person for all facility staff in regard to personnel educational needs (i.e., infection control, abuse prevention, sensitivity, etc.). Keeps records of attendance at in-services for all staff to ensure compliance with facility policies and State and Federal Regulations.

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