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This includes our patients, residents, patient and resident
family members, and our fellow co-workers.
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Staff Development Coordinator/RN
Full-time Position Available
Avamere Rehab of Cascade Park
801 SE Park Crest Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98683
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.
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
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
Ensures the educational curriculum in the center meets or
exceeds state, federal and accreditation requirements.
Develops and maintains monthly and annual education
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
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
Coordinates students' clinical experiences within the facility;
provides orientation for visiting faculty and students.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, RN required, BSN
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
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.
In the heart of the beautiful Portland, Oregon metropolitan area
you will find Avamere Rehabilitation of Cascade Park just across
the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington. This warm, inviting
88-bed skilled nursing community is made of a tight-knit team with
a unified goal to enhance lives.
Quality care is important to Avamere , evident in their
recognition as part of the American Health Care Association's
Quality Initiative Recognition Program .
Several employees have served seniors as part of this team for
20+ years. With friendly familiar faces and strong professional
support, Avamere leaders prepare their team to thrive. Avamere
offers tuition reimbursement to financially assist employees
Advance your career with the personal and professional support
you need at Avamere Rehabilitation of Cascade Park.
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