Volunteers of America SW
  • 28-Dec-2017 to 26-Feb-2018 (PST)
  • Imperial, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b)


CLASSIFICATION SUMMARY:

Volunteers of America Southwest is looking for a Director of Staff Development/LVN to work full-time at our Imperial Manor location in El Centro, CA.  Under the supervision of the Administrator, provides necessary educational and learning opportunities within a supportive environment that will assist personnel in gaining knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to perform assigned duties safely and effectively.

Coordinates learning experiences that support quality care consistent with standards, policies and procedures of Imperial Manor. Monitors the activities of nursing personnel to ensure quality care that complies with state, federal and corporate standards.

REQUIRED CREDENTIALS, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE:

Must be currently licensed by the State of California as a Registered LVN, having fully met all requirements for said license, with at least one (1) year of supervisory nursing experience in the last five (5) years, and:

  • Must demonstrate knowledge and ability to apply basic principles of nursing care and education
  • Must have the ability to work effectively with all levels of personnel
  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and professionally both orally and in writing with residents, doctors, nurses, pharmacy and social workers
  • Ability to operate independently under minimal supervision
  • Must have knowledge of and ability to follow professional ethics, confidentiality, and boundaries with clients as well as with staff
  • Must demonstrate competency for contract implementation, compliance and evaluations
  • Must have ability to train and supervise staff to prepare sound and concise case histories, appraisal of client needs and assessment plans, written goal plans, reports and other requested documents
  • Must have knowledge of and enforce Volunteers of America's safety, security and cleanliness practices
  • Must have ability to train and oversee staff to assess conditions and causes of need for assistance of persons requesting emergency and/or disabled services
  • Must acknowledge and adhere to all Volunteers of America's policies and procedures
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English is preferred
  • Knowledge of MDS (3.0) is preferred

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understand facility policies and procedures as well as state and federal regulations.
  • Utilizes regulations, policies, procedures and job descriptions to define, plan, implement and evaluate learning opportunities.
  • Develops and directs orientation programs for all personnel in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Monitors and supervises continuity between classroom and clinical application.
  • Maintains accurate, complete and up to date records of educational programs and personnel participation.
  • Assists in assessing learning needs of personnel to meet the needs of the consumer, organization and the employee.
  • Ensures that patient/resident rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage a complaint, are well established and maintained at all times.
  • Participates in the quality assessment and improvement process and activities.
  • Participates and assists in departmental studies and projects as assigned.
  • Assists in interviewing and hiring of professional and nonprofessional nursing personnel.
  • Delegate's responsibility and accountability to selected nursing personnel.
  • Supervises nursing staff as directed.
  • Attends Department Head meetings as scheduled by the Administrator.
  • Ensures that licensed personnel maintain current CPR Certification, TB test results, and complete all mandatory training.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by Administrator or Corporate management.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • The employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently lifts and or moves up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. All employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.

STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE:

  • Follow-through takes place within agreed upon

  • Effectively and consistently applies regulatory compliance standards, operations, human resources and program policies and

  • Motivates team members to achieve organizational

  • Maintains awareness of new needs and circumstances related to program services; is familiar with evolving good practice, and able to respond quickly to challenges and opportunities in ways that fit our

  • Demonstrates ethics, courtesy and respect, and creates an approachable environment.

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