LPN Staff Development Coordinator
Company: The Gardens
Posted on: January 26, 2023
Job Title LPN Staff Development Coordinator
Location Sapulpa, OK
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shifts hiring Full-time
-MEDICAL, VISION, DENTAL, LIFE- -EARLY PAY OPTION-
-REWARD SYSTEM FOR TAKING PRIDE IN YOUR WORK! EDUCATION BENEFIT,
PAID TIME OFF, DOUBLE TIME ON HOLIDAYS-
Stable, locally owned company with many long term employees. Join
Primary Purpose of this Position
The primary purpose of this position is to plan, organize, develop
and direct all in-service education programs throughout the
facility in accordance with current applicable federal, state and
local standards, guidelines and regulations and as directed by the
Administrator to assure that the highest degree of quality resident
care can be maintained at all times.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop, implement and maintain an effective training program
for all new and existing staff.
- Create methods to identify and track current staff skill sets,
competencies and training needed.
- Ensure that all direct care staff have received training in
areas required by federal regulations.
- Ensure all required in-service training for Certified Nursing
Assistants (CNAs) is complete and that in-service training is
sufficient to ensure the continuing competency of nurse aides (no
less than 12 hours per year).
- Revise the in-service training program as necessary based on
changes to the resident population, physical environment and staff
turnover as identified in the annual facility assessment.
- Implement system for tracking hours and attendance records to
support mandatory training requirements; maintain records for
inspection and review by state and federal agencies.
- Review training content for updates needed to remain consistent
with current professional standards and guidelines.
- Implement a system which allows CNAs and trainees to provide
feedback, express concerns and request additional training for
challenging situations or merging concerns (i.e., new pandemic,
- Secure, develop and maintain records, reports, instructional
manuals, reference materials, etc., pertinent to in-service
- Provide reports/recommendations to the Administrator concerning
in-service training programs; submit requests for tools, training
and resources required to meet professional standards.
- Assume the authority, responsibility and accountability of
directing thein-service education programs.
- Coordinate with department supervisors in obtaining and
scheduling speakers to present in-service training programs; ensure
content is current and reflects current standards.
- Ensure that in-service training classrooms or areas are
properly prepared in advance of the scheduled training session;
assemble sign-in sheets, continuing education unit (CEU)tracking
logs, informational packets and post-training evaluation tools.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist in standardizing the methods in which work will be
- Develop, direct and schedule orientation programs for newly
- Assist licensed nursing personnel (i.e., registered nurses
(RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs)and Nurse Aides) in
obtaining CEUs to keep their license current in accordance with
- Ensure that all personnel attend and participate in annual
facility in-service training programs (e.g., Occupational Safety
and Health Administration(OSHA), tuberculosis (TB), Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), abuse
prevention, safety, infection prevention and control, emergency
preparedness and response, etc.).
- Participate and assist in departmental studies and projects as
assigned or that may become necessary.
- Others as deemed necessary and appropriate or as directed by
- Serve on various committees of the facility as required by
existing regulations and as appointed by the Administrator.
- Meet with department supervisors on a regularly scheduled
basis, solicit advice concerning their training needs and assist in
identifying and correcting problem areas and/or improving
- Implement recommendations from the Quality Assurance and
Performance Improvement (QAPI)Committee as they relate to the
educational needs of the facility.
- Coordinate with facility leadership in the development and
implementation of an onboarding program for all staff and
departments; ensure mandatory training requirements are met per
facility policies and regulatory requirements.
- Coordinate in-service activities and programs with all
departments in accordance with established facility policies and
procedures, current standards of care and regulatory
- Coordinate with the Director of Human Resources and department
supervisors for the development and implementation of annual
employee performance reviews; ensure the training program reflects
those deficient areas identified in the performance review as
required by regulation and facility policies.
- Ensure that individual employee training records are maintained
and filed in the employee's personnel record.
- Create a staff development and training schedule which
addresses the mandatory requirements and coordinate with
supervisors on supplemental training and/or retraining as
- Communicate the in-service training calendar to supervisors and
facility staff utilizing effective methods including email, nursing
report, posting notices and/or software utilized by facility for
Duties and Responsibilities
Equipment and Supply Functions
- Organize the preparation, scheduling and selection of
instructional material, equipment and training aids to meet the
training needs of the facility staff.
- Recommend to the Administrator the equipment and supply needs
of the department.
- Works in office areas, training rooms, resident rooms, exam
rooms, etc., as necessary.
- Moves intermittently during working hours.
- May work flexible hours.
- Is subject to frequent interruptions.
- Works beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays
when necessary as well as in other positions as needed.
- Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g.,
severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).
- Attends and participates in continuing education programs
designed to keep you abreast of changes in your profession as well
as to maintain your license on a current status.
- Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases,
conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B
- Position may require out-of-town travel.
- Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors,
etc., throughout the workday as well as to reactions from dust,
disinfectants, tobacco smoke and other air contaminants.
- Communicates with department directors to determine
departmental training needs.
- May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous
Must possess, as a minimum, two (2) year(s)college.
- Must have, as a minimum, two (2) year(s)experience in a nursing
- Must have experience in supervision and principles, practice of
- Must possess skills in leadership and communication.
- Must possess creativity, integrity and initiative.
- Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when
circumstances warrant such action.
- Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide
training appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents
- Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an
example of team work and team concept.
- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel,
residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel
and the general public.
- Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the
willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
- Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be
willing to incorporate them into existing training practices.
- Must possess the ability to plan and develop new programs.
- Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm
as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents and
- Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's
- Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety to other
individuals in the workplace.
Physical and Sensory Requirements (with or without the aid of
- Must be able to move intermittently throughout the
- Must be able to speak and write the English language in an
- Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of
- Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will
enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the
requirements of this position can be fully met.
- Must function independently and have flexibility, personal
integrity and the ability to work effectively with residents,
personnel, support agencies and outside agencies.
- Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the
policies of this facility which include a medical and physical
- Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 25
pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull,
move and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.
- Must be willing to perform tasks that may involve exposure to
the resident's blood/body fluids.
- May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents
during emergency situations.
Job Position Analysis Information
(1) Risk Exposure to Blood/Body Fluids Column:
A check mark entered into this column indicates the risk potential
of your exposure to blood or body fluids. Established procedures
identify the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) that
you should use when performing this task.
(2) Essential Functions Column:
A check mark entered into this column indicates that you may be
required to perform this task.
(3) Safety Factors Column:
RM = Repetitive Motion:
A "RM" in this column indicates that it will be necessary for you
to perform some functions of this task repeatedly. When such tasks
are not performed properly injury can result. Established
procedures identify the precautions and/or equipment that should be
WL = Minimum Weight Lifting Requirement:
A "WL" in this column indicates that it will be necessary for you
to perform functions of this task that require some lifting,
moving, pushing or pulling. When such tasks are not performed
properly injury can result. Established procedures identify the
precautions and/or equipment that should be used when performing
this task. Minimumweight lifting requirements that you must perform
are located in the "Physical and Sensory Requirements" section of
this job description.
SB = Prolonged Sitting, Standing and Bending:
A "SB" in this column indicates that some functions of this task
require you to sit, stand or bend for an extended period of time.
When such tasks are not performed properly injury can result.
Established procedures identify the precautions and/or equipment
that should be used when performing this task.
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