Staff Development Coordinator SDC Full Time Kindred Transitional Care & Rehab Ridgmar
Details: Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-150 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky, with annual revenues of $5 billion and approximately 61,500 employees in 47 states. At December 31, 2014, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 2,370 locations, including 97 transitional care hospitals, five inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 90 nursing centers, 22 sub-acute units, 143 Kindred at Home hospice, home health and non-medical home care locations, 100 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and a contract rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which served 1,913 non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for six years in a row, Kindred’s mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve. IT’S SIMPLE. You want to work in a healthcare setting where you are valued and appreciated – where you receive respect from your superiors and co-workers as well as the patients/residents you treat. You want to be challenged by your job without being overwhelmed by it. You want to play an instrumental role in helping a patient recover, sometimes against strong odds, and go home. What you want is Kindred Healthcare. Our mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve. Join us! Summary: The Director of Staff Development is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and evaluating educational programs for nursing service and other departments, performs clinical tasks and assists in other departments. The Director of Staff Development will perform clinical tasks and assist in other departments on a routine basis and as a significant portion of their time. Essential Functions: Ensures that employees receive compliance training and education necessary to perform their job responsibilities in accordance with Kindred’s 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 Executive Director, 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 unlicensed 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. Provides supplemental training and education as applicable for identified performance concerns and makes recommendations for additional training and follow up to the Department Manager. Collaborates with other staff, within the nursing service and other departments, to provide educational programs and experiences. Utilizes both internal and community resources in meeting staff development needs. Organizes and assists individuals with the development of learning opportunities for professional growth. Utilizes and disseminates current nursing literature and educational materials. Ensures staff awareness of current policies and procedures and professional standards of practice. Ensures staff edcuation 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 Kindred Compliance program requirements. Ensures data entry into the Learning Management System is reflective of all in-service education offerings and employee attendance, and is updated timely in accordance with company policy. 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 Kindred policy as well as state and federal requirements and other job specific/roles based training as needed. Plans, organizes and implements concise orientations for contract personnel. Coordinates students’ clinical experiences within the facility; provides orientation for visiting faculty and students. Manages Employee Health Program. Ensures proper retention of employee health records in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Participates in Worker’s Compensation/Blood Borne Pathogen programs as assigned with oversight of documentation requirements. Serves as a member of the center Safety Committee and ensures education is provided to personnel in response to identified trends and immediate safety concerns. Services as the center Infection Control Preventionist as assigned. Participates as a member of the center Performance Improvement Committee and applicable subcommittees and develops educational strategies to facilitate quality improvement efforts. Reads professional literature and participates in educational experiences that assist in maintaining and improving personal, clinical and teaching competencies. Adheres to professional code of ethics. Performs other tasks as assigned. Core Values/Service Excellence: Work efforts reflect a passion for exceeding customer expectations. Solicits patient/resident feedback to understand their needs and the needs of the community. Advocates for Service Excellence within the Center and influences others to take action. Displays responsibility by taking ownership of quality care. Shows dedication to enriching the lives of our patients and residents through empathy and compassion. Exhibits a commitment to results by looking for and recommending/implementing process improvements. Demonstrates commitment to interpersonal excellence through professional greetings, proper telephone etiquette, common courtesy, a professional attitude and appearance. Enriches the Center culture by having fun. Recognizes the benefits of team collaboration. Shows respect for fellow employees by working together to get the job done. Effectively addresses customer concerns and resolves conflict in a manner that is fair to all.Apply for this job.