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Staff Development Coordinator/RN

Company: Avamere
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


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Staff Development Coordinator/RN:

Status: Full-time

Schedule: Monday - Friday, on-call weekend rotation

Shift: Days

Location: St. Francis of Bellingham - 3121 Squalicum Parkway Bellingham, WA 98225

As an SDC with Avamere, you join a team with a culture and mission to enhance the life of every person we serve. This is more than a job - it's a place where our team members build lasting relationships with patients and residents, their families, and fellow team members.

We are dedicated to keeping our team members and residents safe. Download our flyer that shows our protocols and response to COVID-19 here.

Employee Perks: Free meals to all employees Tuition assistance Mentorship opportunities Employee assistance program featuring free counseling services, financial coaching, legal services and more Generous employee referral program Paid time off/sick leave (rolls over annually) 401K retirement plan with employer contributions Comprehensive benefits package with medical coverage, voluntary dental, vision, and life insurance, short-term disability, and AD&D coverage


The Staff Development Coordinator is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and evaluating educational programs for nursing service and other departments, performs clinical tasks and assists in other departments.

Responsibilities: Ensures that employees receive compliance training and education necessary to perform their job responsibilities in accordance with Avamere Code of Business Conduct.
Oversees the process for competency evaluation of new clinical department personnel; recommends progression to permanent employment or extension of orientation/probationary period for new employees.
Plans, organizes, and implements ongoing education and training programs for licensed nurses, nursing assistants, unit clerks, and other ancillary personnel to promote the knowledge and skills necessary for the provision of quality care consistent with services provided by the center.
In coordination with the Director of Nursing and the Administrator, periodically reviews the center Clinical Admission Grid and service lines to identify applicable advanced/as needed competencies required for clinical personnel.
Plans, organizes, and implements education training programs to meet the strategic goals of the center.
Conducts or coordinates certification or training programs for Nursing Assistants to prepare them for state certification/competency exam as applicable.
Conducts needs assessment through review of survey history, individual performance and competency evaluation, center performance improvement trends, input from center department managers, and input from individual staff members, to identify educational needs to staff.
Provides and/or assists employees to identify available resources to achieve continuing education requirements if applicable.
Ensures the educational curriculum in the center meets or exceeds state, federal and accreditation requirements.
Develops and maintains monthly and annual education calendars.
Ensures educational opportunities are effectively communicated to center personnel.
Provides clinical and classroom hands-on instruction, and on the job coaching to licensed and un licensed personnel.
Coordinates and/or conducts CPR training for licensed personnel and applicable non-licensed personnel.
Working with the Director of Nursing Services (DNS), ensures clinical competency of nursing staff through observed skills evaluation, and ensures completion of annual competency assessments for clinical personnel.
Utilizes and disseminates current nursing literature and educational materials. Ensures staff awareness of current policies and procedures and professional standards of practice.
Ensures staff education and skills validation regarding patient care procedures and equipment.
Ensures that documentation for all training and education is completed and maintained in accordance with state, federal and Avamere Compliance program requirements.
Maintains organized record of continuing education for each employee.
Recommends staff development program and resource needs to administration for budgets and contains expenditures to current budge.
Develops and facilitates and orientation program for all facility personnel. Orientation programs to include general orientation for new and rehired facility personnel and clinical orientation for clinical employees in accordance with Avamere policy as well as state and federal requirements and other job specific/roles based training as needed.
Reviews new hire paperwork to ensure appropriate documentation is present prior to employee working.
Plans, organizes and implements concise orientations for contract personnel.
Coordinates students' clinical experiences within the facility; provides orientation for visiting faculty and students.

Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, RN required, BSN degree preferred License as a RN in state employed.
Valid CPR teaching certificate preferred IV Instructor Certification preferred Certified Infection Control Nurse preferred ACLS certification preferred Current with state Continuing Education (CE) requirements

Experience: Three (3) years of nursing experience, of which one (1) year was in a long term care environment.
One (1) year experience as an instructor preferred.
One (1) year acute care experience preferred.

Facility Information

St. Francis of Bellingham is a long-standing skilled nursing community nestled along Bellingham Bay with views of the Cascade Mountains. The team at this 120-bed community has cared for seniors in the Bellingham, Washington area for over 30 years. Their services include: skilled nursing, rehabilitation, long-term care, and respite care. They are conveniently located near St. Joseph Hospital.

With a 5-star staffing rating from Medicare, the team is primed to support their patients as they help them work toward their therapy goals.

St. Francis of Bellingham has an engaged team who values the support Avamere provides for programs like tuition assistance and mentorship. Several employees have pursued their nursing degrees through these programs. Some team members have been in the community for over 20 years.

They regularly recognize team members through their employee of the month program and other fun activities, like spirit week.

St. Francis of Bellingham also works regularly to give back locally through local charities, like Dementia Northwest.

The American Health Care Association recognized St. Francis of Bellingham for quality care as part of the Quality Initiative Recognition Program . They have also earned Platinum Level Achievement for exceptional commitment to wound care from United Wound Healing.

Get to know more about St. Francis of Belli ngham on their blog and Facebook .


Keywords: Avamere, Bellingham , Staff Development Coordinator/RN, Other , Bellingham, Washington

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