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Staff Development Coordinator

Company: EmpRes Healthcare
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Job Description:

Highland Health & Rehabilitation is currently accepting applications for a full time Registered Nurse (RN) to join our team as the Staff Development Coordinator (SDC) - Infection Control Prevention Nurse.


The Staff Development Coordinator is directly accountable to the Director of Nursing Services to administer, plan, develop, direct, evaluate and coordinate the facility nurse assistant training program and education programs implemented by this facility. Responsible for the facility-wide orientation program. Supervises the clinical activities of all CNAs, either directly or in collaboration with the shift nurses. Functions as a licensed nurse providing direct resident care when necessary.


  • Plans, implements, directs and evaluates the education program in the facility based on identified resident needs, staff needs, governmental regulations, and company policy. Recruits outside sources to provide up-to-date education programs.
  • Evaluates resident and staff training needs, and provides the Executive Director and Director of Nursing Services with comprehensive recommendations concerning the educational/training needs of nursing assistants.
  • Interprets and implements established facility policies, procedures and regulations for nursing assistants.
  • Supervises and evaluates nursing assistant conformance to facility policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Plans and provides the Executive Director and Director of Nursing Services with an annual schedule of planned education programs.
  • Plans, schedules and posts a monthly calendar of education programs in a timely manner.
  • Maintains current education records of classes conducted, attendance and clinical performance of each nursing assistant, as well as attendance records of other employees.
  • Maintains an education profile for each nursing assistant, listing each class attended, date, time period and evaluation of performance.
  • Prepares lesson plans containing objectives, course content, method of instruction and method of evaluation for each class scheduled and completed.
  • Supervises classroom and clinical activities of nursing assistants.
  • Ensures continued competency of the CNAs through quality assurance activities. Provides one-on-one demonstration, practice, and supervision of all CNAs at least once monthly to monitor and provide support.
  • Manages the approved education program and submits approval forms as required by the State Agency.
  • Submits in writing any proposed program changes to Company Education Director.
  • Continually assess the education program to ensure the approved program is being implemented.
  • Participates in the employee performance appraisal process by providing attendance records and observations of nursing assistant performance to the Director of Nursing Services.
  • Demonstrates consistent ability to work cooperatively with residents, nursing supervisors, licensed nurses, nursing assistants, physicians, families, consultants, community agencies and ancillary service personnel.
  • Demonstrates concern for all residents welfare by rendering immediate assistance as necessary.
  • Consistently operates the education department program within budget guidelines.
  • Observes and teaches the facility infection control policies and procedures to all employees.
  • Observes and teaches the company safety policies and procedures to nursing assistants.
  • Observes and teaches the company residents rights policies and procedures.
  • Assumes responsibility for obtaining continuing education relating to the care of the geriatric resident and nursing education.
  • Analyzes all quality assurance and improvement data collected and reports confirmed concerns to the QA/QI Committee.
  • Demonstrates consistent ability to identify problems, report in an objective manner, and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Participates in and contributes meaningful information in all meetings relating to resident care and QA/QI in the facility.
  • Maintains all records and data in a neat, organized manner for prompt retrieval.
  • Demonstrates concern for feelings of others by listening and taking follow-up action as necessary.


    • RN license in the State of WA
    • One year of experience and demonstrated competence in planning, implementing, and directing educational programs for adults in the nursing field.
    • Experience supervising nursing assistants.


      • Medical and Dental Insurance
      • Vision Coverage
      • Vacation
      • Holiday Pay
      • Sick Leave
      • 401(K)
      • Employee Stock Ownership Program (Stock Bonus Program)
      • Life Insurance
      • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
      • Flexible Spending Account
      • Professional Liability Insurance
      • Employee Hardship Fund
      • 100% Employee Owned Company

        Highland Health and Rehabilitation

        2400 Samish Way

        Bellingham, WA 98229


        EmpRes Healthcare is a 100% Employee Owned Company. We embody a spirit and value system that encourages loyalty, honesty and a commitment to caring. From our belief that people are always the number one priority, the EmpRes Healthcare companies are committed to:

        • Caring about our residents, families, employees, and communities
        • Excellence in service
        • Treating our residents, families and employees with dignity and respect at all times
        • Sound stewardship of our financial and human resources

          EmpRes Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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