POSITION SUMMARY: The Practice Development Manager (PDM) supports the Center Nurse Executives' and Practice Development Specialists' goals and objectives to assure delivery of the highest quality care and clinical outcomes. In this role, the PDM is responsible for needs assessment, curriculum planning, and providing and evaluating both regional and center-based clinical educational programs.
1.1 Prepares and assigns mentors for new nursing staff to support individualized orientation period.
1.2 Provides oversight of the nursing orientation and mentoring program for all licensed staff.
2. Nurse Education:
2.1 Develops education programs in response to staff needs and teaches staff current accepted patient care and center practices;
2.2 Performs rounds on units to:
2.2.1 Review clinical issues and monitor/observe to identify care delivery/clinical skills educational needs;
2.2.2 Assist nurses in identifying change in resident condition and implementing appropriate follow through;
2.2.3 Identify clinical educational needs of nursing staff;
2.2.4 Provide education through demonstration and return demonstration for specific skills/procedures.
2.3 Utilizes Learning Management System to track and record education;
2.4 Supports implementation of nursing policies and procedures;
2.5 Oversees and coordinates the implementation and education for all nursing programs and facilitates the connection with appropriate Area and Corporate nursing resources (e.g., Wound Specialists, etc.)
2.6 Develops an annual education calendar to include State/Federal mandatory in-services within the Learning Management System;
3. Competency Evaluation and Maintenance:
3.1 Assists in evaluation of performance of new nursing personnel;
3.2 Performs annual competency testing and evaluation;
3.3 Clinically appraises nursing staff performance to identify areas for education;
1. Perform independent practice-focused needs assessments and collaborate with the Clinical Operations Team to assess regional clinical capabilities and educational needs, and provide consistent, quality clinical practice development via training and education on an as requested basis.
2. Serve as the supervisor for the Practice Development Specialists (PDS) and the Infection Preventionists (IP) in the region.
2.1. Assist PDS to implement clinical orientation programs and ongoing training to prepare newly hired staff to meet the needs of the changing population.
2.2. Lead the selection process for new PDS and IPs with input from the Region's CNEs and Clinical Operations Leaders.
2.3. Lead the orientation process including where feasible, cross-divisional collaboration, and provide mentoring for newly hired PDS and IPs in the region with the participation of the CNEs.
2.4. Provide support and resources to the PDS and IPs in the region.
3. Serve as a Super user and expert resource for the Learning Management System.
4. Coordinates Nurse Aide Certification courses, where applicable;
6. Participate as appropriate on assigned Corporate/Division Practice Councils.
7. Additional responsibilities for the Practice Development Manager include:
7.1. Collaborate with Center leaders and regional management team to determine specific needs.
7.2. Maintain specialty expertise through professional and educational memberships, meetings and workshops.
Qualifications SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. The Practice Development Manager must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with current registered nurse (RN) licensure by the State Board of Nursing. 2. Bachelor's Required Master's preferred). 3. Certification in specialty area is strongly preferred. Specialty certification is to be obtained within the first 2 years of employment in this role. 4. Three years full-time equivalent clinical experience is required. 5. Previous experience in teaching adults. Ability to work with adult learners. 6. Must be able to work flexible hours in order to meet with employees working evening and night shifts. 7. Must be able to travel. JOB SKILLS: 1. Must have thorough understanding of scope of practice for both Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses. 2. Must have thorough knowledge of nursing theory, techniques and practices. 3. Must have good verbal and communication skills with the ability to demonstrate organizational and educational skills. 4. Must have considerable knowledge of teaching and training techniques. 5. Must be able to analyze, organize, and adapt training and educational materials. 6. Must be able to execute the details of planning an educational program and to present the subject matter effectively. 7. Must have basic computer skills. 8. Must provide annual verification of a negative TB skin test, as applicable per state regulation. PERFORMS RELATED DUTIES: 1. The Practice Development Manager interacts in a positive manner with Center personnel, residents, families, and visitors, as well as Genesis division and corporate staff, and government agencies. 2. Carries out other tasks as requested.