RN Staff Development/Education Coordinator

Job Description


This position is responsible for assessing nursing staff educational needs and planning
and implementing instructional programs to meet those needs as well as State and
Federal staff training requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Maintains regular communication with Nursing and other departmental leaders to determine staff learning needs.
  •  Provides leadership in formulating facility-wide training and education goals and objectives. Establishes or makes recommendations for the establishment of new or revised policies and procedures of the facility Education Department.
  • Develops and presents interactive staff training programs on centralized or decentralized basis as needed.
  • Provides one-on-one remedial training to address inadequate individual job skills/ knowledge when such training is requested by the employee’s immediate supervisor.
  • Uses various training techniques to optimize staff learning; included may be lecture format, printed materials, hands-on demonstrations, role-playing, group sessions, one-on-one training, unit-based instruction, etc.
  •  Makes provisions for staff training and education on all 3 shifts and weekends as necessary.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of training programs by measuring staff knowledge and skills after program attendance.
  • Develops and publishes monthly training program calendar / schedule.
  • Maintains records regarding staff attendance at in-service training sessions including records to document 12 hours of annual continuing education required for CNAs. Advises appropriate leaders of non-compliance related to mandatory in-service attendance.
  • Participates in general orientation program for new employees providing specialized training in infection control / bloodborne pathogens, Hepatitis B vaccinations and other required clinical information.
  • Provides direct supervision to departmental personnel offering training, guidance, coaching and counseling as needed to correct and improve performance and holding them accountable for care-giving practices, record-keeping, dress code standards, attendance, policy compliance, etc.
  • As necessary to address performance and/or behavior issues with departmental personnel, implements formal corrective action in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Maintains current clinical knowledge and knowledge of nursing home licensure requirements in order to ensure that educational information provided to staff is current.
  • Serves as back-up interviewer for nursing department applicants when Assistant Administrator / Nursing, DON, Assistant DON or DONC is not available.




Minimum Qualifications
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing in preparation for Registered Nurse
license. CPR Instructor Certification. CNA Certification Training course Instructor preferred.

Experience: One to three years long-term care clinical experience highly desired. One year
health care training experience preferred.

Other Requirements:
1. Must be a Registered Nurse licensed by the Virginia Board of Nursing.
2. Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills (in the English language) sufficient to perform the principle duties and responsibilities outlined in this position description.
3. Capable of performing the minimum physical requirements: