Oversees the process for competency evaluation of new Partners; recommends progression
to permanent employment or extension of orientation/probationary period for new Partners
Plans, organizes, and implements skills training programs for nurses, nursing assistants, unit clerks, and other ancillary personnel.
Supports the development of the bedside nurse and nurse assistant, and fosters empowerment through knowledge to achieve excellence through the delivery of evidenced based nursing practice.
Responsibility for the STNA onboarding process.
Provide input and recommendations and assist in implementing a mentoring program if appropriate.
Provide input and recommendations on certifying STNA trainers.
Evaluate the interviewing process, make recommendations, and assist in implementation of said recommendations.
Plans, organizes, and implements continuing education programs; develops independent study
packets as required.
Assures fulfillment of regulatory requirements for staff development.
Provides clinical and classroom instruction, and on the job coaching.
Assists and collaborates with other staff, within the nursing service and other departments, to provide educational programs and experiences.
Organizes and assists individuals with the development of learning opportunities for professional growth.
Assesses various learning styles of Partners and adjusts educational/training offerings as appropriate.
Plans, organizes, and implements concise orientations for temporary and contract/agency personnel.
Participates in the development ,revision, and communication of policies and procedures'
Networks with other long-term care and educational facilities for potential collaboration for
educational offerings and sharing of resources.
Consults with nurse managers and other key Partners on effective ways of meeting training needs and utilizing educational approaches to improve performance.
Recommends staff development program and resource needs to administration.
Participates on committees.
Coordinates with and utilizes community resources in meeting staff development needs.
Coordinates students' clinical experiences within the community; provides orientation for visiting faculty and students.
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.
Identify changes in nursing practice which will support using an evidence based approach to change management.
Demonstrate sensitivity to persons who are frail, dependent, and/or with compromised health status
Provide age-appropriate care, based on assessed need.
Incorporate evidence-based gerontological knowledge into practice.
Communicate effectively and actively listens.
Have critical thinking skills, including the ability to synthesize information and make role-appropriate decisions.
Demonstrate a positive attitude.
Show initiative in meeting residents' needs and addressing problems.
Demonstrate self-awareness and emotional maturity.
Follow accepted policies and procedures.
View residents holistically.
Demonstrate skill and ability to effectively work with persons from diverse cultural and spiritual
Function effectively as part of a team.
Respond appropriately to Residents.
Recognize unusual or emergency situations that warrant intervention.
Value and advocate for the rights of the individual and their decisions.
Demonstrate knowledge of working with person's with cognitive loss.
Demonstrate knowledge of cognitive functional age assessment and data utilization in care planning.
Value the psychosocial aspects of long term care.
Be a self-directed learner.