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LPN Staff Development Coordinator

Company: The Gardens
Location: Sapulpa
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title LPN Staff Development Coordinator

Location Sapulpa, OK

Department Nursing

FLSA Status Non-Exempt

Shifts hiring Full-time

-Starting $28/HR

Stable, locally owned company with many long term employees. Join our Team

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

Administrative Functions

  • 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, etc.).
  • Secure, develop and maintain records, reports, instructional manuals, reference materials, etc., pertinent to in-service education programs.
  • 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 accomplished.
    • Develop, direct and schedule orientation programs for newly hired personnel.
    • 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 state law.
    • 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 the Administrator.
      Committee Functions
      • 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 services.
      • Implement recommendations from the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI)Committee as they relate to the educational needs of the facility.
        Personnel Functions
        • 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 requirements.
        • 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 appropriate.
        • 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 training purposes.
          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.
            Working Conditions
            • 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 viruses.
            • 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 chemicals.

              Must possess, as a minimum, two (2) year(s)college.

              • Must have, as a minimum, two (2) year(s)experience in a nursing care facility.
              • Must have experience in supervision and principles, practice of teaching, etc.
              • Must possess skills in leadership and communication.
              • Must possess creativity, integrity and initiative.
                Specific Requirements
                • 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 demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide training appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
                • 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 staff.
                • Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition.
                • 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 mechanical devices)
                  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
                  • Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
                  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
                  • 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 examination.
                  • 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 used.

                    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.

Keywords: The Gardens, Tulsa , LPN Staff Development Coordinator, Healthcare , Sapulpa, Oklahoma

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