Director Of Staff Development(DSD) at Linwood Meadows Care Center

Posted in Health Care 1 day ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Visalia, California

Job Description:

Linwood Meadows Care Center is recruiting for its next Director of Staff Development. This person will join an experienced management team and lead an excellent team of CNA's as well as provide training for all building staff. The ideal candidate should be calm under pressure, enthusiastic, a team player, and possess a good work ethic.

Coordinate and participate in the recruiting and hiring of staff. Coordinate completion of and process employment related documentation. Coordinate payroll and employee benefit programs. Must be able to relate positively and favorably to residents and families to work cooperatively with other employees. Plan, conduct and document and/or coordinate all required Fire/Internal Disasters and External Mass Casualty Drills. Maintain neat, clean, well groomed, professional appearance. Capable of generating enthusiasm, and developing a cooperative relationship with employees. Utilize information from Licensing and Certification Surveys, Employee Evaluations, Facility Rounds and recommendations from the Administrator and department heads to identify education needs. Organize In Service education program for staff including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of education provided. Prepare annual In Service schedule. Prepare and post a monthly In Service calendar. Maintain records of In Services as required by regulations. Plan and conduct meaningful In Service education programs according to requirements for nursing personnel and all facility staff to assure competency in and new skills, and as directed by Administrator. Make rounds and observe delivery of patient care. Coordinate infection control surveillance program. Supervise staff, including taking or assisting with appropriate disciplinary measures. Complete all forms required by the Department of Health in relation to the In Service and education programs. Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as requested by Administrator or Director of Nursing. Provide direct resident/patient care. Must maintain employee/resident/patient confidentiality at all times. Supervisory Requirements Assist with the overall supervision of and management of the staff. Qualifications Education and/or Experience Graduation from an Accredited School of Nursing and possession of a valid license from the state to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse (LVN or LPN). BSN preferred. One (1) year experience providing direct patient care in long term care facility in addition to one (1) year of experience planning, implementing and evaluating education programs in nursing. 2 years or more experience preferably in a long term care facility. Language Skills Ability to read technical procedures. Ability to read and comprehend policy and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers and employees. Mathematical Skills Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Reasoning Ability Ability to solve practical problems. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Current Registered Nursing License (RN) or LVN/LPN License. Current CPR certification. Knowledge and experience with PCC preferred. Must maintain all required continuing education/licensing. Must remain in good standing with the State Board of Nursing at all times. Physical Demands The essential functions of this position require the following physical abilities: Standing and/or walking very frequently. Sitting occasionally. Reaching with hands and arms frequently, pushing/pulling very frequently. Talking and/or hearing very frequently. Tasting and/or smelling very frequently. Lifting up to 75 pounds frequently. Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling occasionally. Close, distance, color, peripheral, and depth perception in vision: ability to adjust focus. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. Additional Information Note: Nothing in this job specification restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Critical features of this job are described under various headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. The above statements are strictly intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.

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