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Staff Development Coordinator/RN:
Schedule: Monday - Friday, on-call weekend rotation
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.
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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
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
Oversees the process for competency evaluation of new clinical
department personnel; recommends progression to permanent
employment or extension of orientation/probationary period for new
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
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
Recommends staff development program and resource needs to
administration for budgets and contains expenditures to current
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
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
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.
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
With a 5-star staffing rating from Medicare, the team is primed
to support their patients as they help them work toward their
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
Get to know more about St. Francis of Belli ngham on their blog
and Facebook .