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Advantage Living Center Southgate Staff Development Coordinator in Southgate, Michigan


The staff development coordinator works closely with each department to identify education needs of staff and plans, conducts, coordinates and evaluates relevant education programs. The staff development coordinator is responsible to assure education hours and competency reviews are conducted annually. In addition, the staff development coordinator is responsible for the facility orientation program and monitoring/supporting employees through their probationary period.


  • Registered nurse preferred

  • Must have a current state license to practice as a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN). Certified train the trainer in CPR preferred.

  • At least two years experience working in education.

  • Excellent technical, assessment and documentation skills.

  • In depth knowledge of standards of practice and regulations for long term care.

  • Ability to organize work flow, respond to emergencies, set a professional example, and be detail oriented.

  • Ability to work across all departments.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Has the ability to recognize educational needs of the long term care facility.

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to communicate orally and through written reports and other documents relating to resident, staff and others.

  • Ability to perform Essential Duties as outlined below.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises care provided by staff and communicates observations to direct supervisors.

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizational policies and applicable laws.

  • Is in charge of facility in the absence of higher ranking management staff.

  • Uses independent judgment and discretion on behalf of the organization in the performance of these duties.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Advantage Living Centers expects their employees to promote an atmosphere of teamwork, exemplify the values of CARING (Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Nimbleness and Generosity and uphold the pursuit of creating a person-centered culture for Residents and Team Members. To perform this job successfully, an individual must also be able to perform each key function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key functions.

Care and Services:

  • Responsible for full facility education program, including orientation and ongoing in-service. Assures newly hired team members are assigned to attend corporate orientation.

  • Provides department specific orientation – assigns preceptor and specific lists of tasks to be completed per department to assure orientation is completed.

  • Follows up on newly hired employees during orientation according to the post hire evaluation process.

  • Designs, plans and provides education programs on all shifts and for all departments.

Coordinates education needs of staff with each department head and schedules inservices for all departments based on the mandatory inservices required and department/resident specific/acuity specific training, such as:

  • A component dialysis every month

  • Respiratory care every other month

  • Nutrition every month (alternate diabetes and dialysis)

  • Working with residents with dementia – every other month

  • Customer service – every month

  • Documentation – every month

  • Medication related training every month

  • ADL related training every month

  • Housekeeping training every month

  • Dietary training – every month

  • New policies, procedures, and systems.

Uses a variety of methods of teaching to assist staff to grasp concepts and provide excellent resident care Participates in the staff evaluation process by providing attendance records and observation of employee’s performance. Maintains current education records of classes and content of in-services conducted, attendance and performance of facility employees. Utilizes online education tools available through the company. Assures all CNA staff receives the 12 hour mandatory training required under the regulations. Assures competency evaluations are completed for all nursing staff and according to the annual facility assessment. Plans, schedules and posts monthly calendar of education programs. Creates lesson plans containing objectives, course content, method of instruction and method of evaluation. Applies adult learning principles. If provided by the facility conducts and maintains the nurse aide-training program.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Resident Rights: Promotes and protects resident’s rights; supports the resident in the exercise of his or her rights. assists residents to make informed decisions; treats residents with dignity and respect; protects resident’s personal belongings; reports suspected abuse neglect, exploitation or misappropriation of property; avoids the need for physical restraints in accordance with current professional standards; supports independent expression, choice and decision-making consistent with applicable law and regulation.

Leadership: Demonstrates willingness to try new tasks; generates new ideas for change; evaluates and recognizes priorities; challenges others to learn; keeps current and integrates new information; communicates and models organization values; fosters high performance.

Process Improvement: Applies process improvement methods and techniques and identifies processes for improvement in daily work.

Environment of Care and Safety: Assures resident environment is safe and takes necessary steps to intervene if an unsafe situation is identified; demonstrates understanding of fire and emergency procedures; participates in fire and disaster drills; demonstrates understanding of safety and security procedures; applies safety and security precautions; demonstrates understanding of hazardous materials plan; demonstrates proper use of equipment.

Infection Control: Applies hand washing principles during daily work; demonstrates understanding of isolation precautions; recognizes signs and symptoms of infection and complies with the employee health program; demonstrates understanding of the process for identifying and handling infectious waste; maintains personal hygiene; complies with OSHA standards in the work place; and demonstrates understanding of cross-contamination.

Information Management: Enters or records data timely and accurately, protects confidentiality of patient information, protects data against loss or destruction, logs onto the system using own password, logs off the system when leaving the work station, reports suspected violation of security/confidentiality issues, review data and identifies trends and deletes passwords of employees no longer needing access to software programs.

Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates active listening techniques; gains support through effective relationships; treats others with dignity and respect; seeks feedback; sets clear standards for performance; evaluates job performance and provides effective feedback; establishes systems to measure effectiveness, efficiency, and service; creates and maintains reporting mechanisms

Continuing Education: Attends in-service and education programs; attends continuing education required for maintenance of professional certification or licensure.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here representative those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk, use hands to finger, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance and stoop or kneel. The employee on occasion will assist to lift and/or transfer residents weighing between 100 to 250 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, nursing/patient progress notes and nursing procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions form department heads, customers (patients, family members, physicians, etc.) and the general public. Computer skills preferred.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to blood or other body fluids, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.