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Watertown Health Center Staff Development Coordinator, (SDC) - Registered Nurse - NEW RATES in Newton, Massachusetts

Title: Staff Development Coordinator, (SDC) - Registered Nurse

Vero Health & Rehab of Watertown is currently in the process of hiring a Staff Development Coordinator to join our team. In addition to a great starting salary, we also offer a full range of Health Care Benefits including Health, Dental and Vision along with Optional Insurances including Disability and Life. This is a Full Time, Salaried Position which will include Vacation Time and Paid Holidays. We encourage you to apply on-line or feel free to stop by and we can discuss this position in further detail. We look forward to meeting with you.

The qualified candidate for this position must be a licensed RN with previous experience in Long Term Care and in managing/supervising staff. He/she must possess proficient knowledge of the rules and regulations governing Long Term Care in order to enable teaching.

Our ideal candidate is honest and caring with good clinical skills who desires to be a vital link in educating our nursing care team and all staff members. Strong organizational and communication skills are necessary for this position. The Staff Development Coordinator will provide education, training, educational guidance and support to the facility. This position must function as a team leader by working well with Human Resources, the DON, the Executive Director and with Regional Staff. The Staff Development Coordinator carries out facility initiatives in accordance with company policies and governmental regulations so as to promote the highest standards of quality and best practices in education and training.


The Staff Development Coordinator functions as a practitioner, consultant, educator and facilitator for all nursing staff focusing on the following areas:

  • Licensed Nursing and C.N.A. Orientation

  • Nurse Education

  • Competencies Evaluation and Maintenance

  • Infection Control (including Employee Health)

  • Clinical PCC implementation.

  • Key to this role is identification of staff learning needs followed by implementation and evaluation of programs.


  • Provide general orientation, mandatory in-services, continuing education, and other training to meet all department and facility needs and regulatory requirements.

  • Set up and maintain Preceptor Programs

  • Determine and assess facility education needs

  • Plan, develop, and implement training

  • Report and document any allegations of abuse, neglect and misappropriation of funds

  • Include the RAI process in training and orientation to assure optimal utilization of services

  • Communicate areas of concern weekly and PRN with Administrator/DON

  • Evaluate and monitor the transfer of training to the workplace

  • Perform competency skills to assess transfer of safety training to the workplace

  • Assess training outcomes and determine effects, such as improved staff retention

  • Assure quality in education by utilization of authoritative resources and best practices

  • Support associate relations to ensure practices that maintain high morale and staff retention

  • Assist, coach, redirect and document performance problems as needed

  • Observe that all residents are treated fairly, with kindness, dignity and respect

  • Assure that any performance documentation is equitable, uniform, and timely


  • Optional previous experience in Long Term Care and previous experience managing/supervising staff. Will train the right candidate.

  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing & medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.

  • Must possess a current license as an RN\LPN.

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Prior supervisory experience and management training optional.


  • Complies with applicable legal requirements, standards, policies and procedures including but not limited to those within the Compliance and Ethics Program, Standard/Code of Conduct, Federal False Claims Act and HIPAA.

  • Participates in required orientation and training programs.

  • Promptly reports concerns and suspected incidences of non-compliance to supervisor.

  • Cooperates with monitoring and audit functions and investigations.

  • Participates, as requested, in quality assurance and process improvement activities.


The Nursing Practice Educator must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with current Registered Nursing License by the State Board of Nursing.

A minimum of 2 -3 years full time or equivalent nursing experience is required and a minimum of 2 ? 3 years of nursing experience in long-term care.

Job Type: Full-time