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  • Partner Development Coordinator

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    The Otterbein Lebanon (OLN) Partner Development Coordinator provides staff development expertise as an educator, consultant, facilitator, and change agent for OLN Nursing and other departments within our Ministry. This position will facilitate a competency based educational process through assessment, continuing education, and professional skill development. This position will report to the Healthcare Administrator.


    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    1. Oversees the process for competency evaluation of new Partners; recommends progression
    2. to permanent employment or extension of orientation/probationary period for new Partners
    3. Plans, organizes, and implements skills training programs for nurses, nursing assistants, unit clerks, and other ancillary personnel.
    4. 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.
    5. Responsibility for the STNA onboarding process.
    6. Provide input and recommendations and assist in implementing a mentoring program if appropriate.
    7. Provide input and recommendations on certifying STNA trainers.
    8. Evaluate the interviewing process, make recommendations, and assist in implementation of said recommendations.
    9. Plans, organizes, and implements continuing education programs; develops independent study
    10. packets as required.
    11. Assures fulfillment of regulatory requirements for staff development.
    12. Provides clinical and classroom instruction, and on the job coaching.
    13. Assists and collaborates with other staff, within the nursing service and other departments, to provide educational programs and experiences.
    14. Organizes and assists individuals with the development of learning opportunities for professional growth.
    15. Assesses various learning styles of Partners and adjusts educational/training offerings as appropriate.
    16. Plans, organizes, and implements concise orientations for temporary and contract/agency personnel.
    17. Participates in the development ,revision, and communication of policies and procedures'
    18. Networks with other long-term care and educational facilities for potential collaboration for
    19. educational offerings and sharing of resources.
    20. Consults with nurse managers and other key Partners on effective ways of meeting training needs and utilizing educational approaches to improve performance.
    21. Recommends staff development program and resource needs to administration.
    22. Participates on committees.
    23. Coordinates with and utilizes community resources in meeting staff development needs.
    24. Coordinates students' clinical experiences within the community; provides orientation for visiting faculty and students.
    25. Reads professional literature and participates in educational experiences that assist in maintaining and improving personal clinical and teaching competencies.
    26. Adheres to professional code of ethics.
    27. Identify changes in nursing practice which will support using an evidence based approach to change management.

    Core Competencies

    1. Ability to assess educational needs
    2. Assess the root cause of an issue to determine if education is the appropriate approach h to solve the issue
    3. Determine the knowledge level and teaching skills of vendors, speakers and contributors when considering utilizing same to assist with education.
    4. Thorough knowledge of learning domains and ethical practices.
    5. Ability to determine which learning domain is the most appropriate for each educational activity.
    6. Ability to determine the most appropriate educational technique to be employed based on the knowledge to be imparted and principles of adult education.
    7. Provide ongoing evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of educational activities to ensure that they are meeting requirements in professional development and the delivery of cost effective high quality healthcare.


    Additional Functions and Responsibilities:

    1. Demonstrate sensitivity to persons who are frail, dependent, and/or with compromised health status
    2. Provide age-appropriate care, based on assessed need.
    3. Incorporate evidence-based gerontological knowledge into practice.
    4. Communicate effectively and actively listens.
    5. Have critical thinking skills, including the ability to synthesize information and make role-appropriate decisions.
    6. Demonstrate a positive attitude.
    7. Show initiative in meeting residents' needs and addressing problems.
    8. Demonstrate self-awareness and emotional maturity.
    9. Follow accepted policies and procedures.
    10. View residents holistically.
    11. Demonstrate skill and ability to effectively work with persons from diverse cultural and spiritual
    12. backgrounds.
    13. Function effectively as part of a team.
    14. Respond appropriately to Residents.
    15. Recognize unusual or emergency situations that warrant intervention.
    16. Value and advocate for the rights of the individual and their decisions.
    17. Demonstrate knowledge of working with person's with cognitive loss.
    18. Demonstrate knowledge of cognitive functional age assessment and data utilization in care planning.
    19. Value the psychosocial aspects of long term care.
    20. Demonstrate initiative.
    21. Be a self-directed learner.


    Education: Bachelors in Nursing or related specialty required.

    Licensure/Certification: Licensed as a registered Nurse in the State of Ohio.  Certification in BLS and ACLS desired.

    Experience: Minimum of five years’ work experience in an adult long term care setting.  Experience in teaching methodologies desired.


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