Responsible for orientation and in-service education for all levels of personnel, and for coordination of in-service programs for all departments; serves as the Primary Instructor for the Nursing Assistant 100-Hour Training Program and Program Coordinator for the Tuition Assistance Program.
Plans and leads General Orientation Program which includes a tour of building; presentations by department heads to acquaint new personnel with philosophy of facility management and quality assurance programs; overall operation and inter-relationship of services; and information about the topics of resident rights and abuse reporting, confidentiality of information, fire safety and disaster plans, infection control which includes bloodborne diseases and tuberculosis information, safety practices/toxic substances, and needs of the elderly, ill and handicapped.
Coordinates program development and implementation, and serves as an instructor of the Nursing Assistant 100-Hour Training Program.
Coordinates Clinical Skills Evaluation testing for Nursing Assistant Trainees.
Serves as Program Coordinator for the Tuition Assistance Program.
Coordinates the schedules of Nursing Assistant Trainees for written exam testing, and recording of certification.
Schedules and presents training programs and ensures that Nursing Assistants complete six hours of in-service education every six months.
Maintains records and data concerning Nursing Assistant 100-Hour Training Program.
Plans, coordinates and participates with department heads as needed to implement orientation programs for new staff in each department.
Credentials of a Registered Professional nurse with a current NYS license required.
Baccalaureate degree preferred.
Experience in in-service education or skills in teaching; at least one year experience in a long-term health care facility required.
Ability to work cooperatively with personnel at all levels required.
Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing required.
Personal qualities of enthusiasm; interest in needs of residents, and quality assurance desirable.
Ability to perform tasks to established standards of excellence required.