Risk Management/Staff Development Coordinator

Solaris HealthCare Coconut Creek - 1893

If providing compassionate, high quality care is your passion, Solaris HealthCare Coconut Creek has an opportunity for you.


General DESCRIPTION:                                Risk Management


Responsible for the implementation and oversight of the facility’s risk management and quality assurance program.
Responsible for Risk Management issues relating to patient care and clinical risks, medical staff related risks, physical plant and safety risks, employee related risks, and property related risks.
Responsible for Quality Assurance/Improvement issues related to patient care practices facility quality indicators, incident reports, deficiencies cited by the agency and plans of action to correct and respond quickly to identify quality deficiencies.

Reports directly to Administrator and/or Director of Nursing
Has access to all areas within the organization
Collaborates with physicians, employees, visitors, patients and their legal representatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinates the establishment and maintenance of an internal risk management/quality assurance program, including developing a network of information sources, compiling and maintaining records and statistics, and disseminating relevant data to center staff, as appropriate, while maintaining strict confidentiality requirements.
Oversees all risk management and quality assurance activities of the center, including, but not limited to:

Developing methods to identify, investigate, and reduce risk of injury and loss to individual patients and to the center.
Reviewing all incident reports:  investigating and analyzing the frequency and causes of incidents, and reporting specific types of incidents as required by law.
Reviewing and assessing all patient care practices, and center quality indicators: reviewing and assessing documentation practices and content, as needed.
Reviewing and assessing customer satisfaction; assisting with employee satisfaction issues that are related to quality of care and services.
Reviewing processes for the development and maintenance of competent center staff, and for credentialing medical staff.
Provides risk management, risk prevention, and quality assurance/improvement education and training to all staff annually and to newly hired employees.
Participated in the State Survey process, and provides assistance in litigation issues, as needed.
On-Call Supervisor Responsibilities

General DESCRIPTION:                                Staff Development Coordinator

Must have knowledge of general nursing theory and practice of principles, methods, and the technique involved in performing general nursing services and adapting and modifying standard nursing practice for care of specific cases.
The Staff Development and In-service Director is trained and/or experienced in teaching basic skills, evaluation performance of students, ascertaining that performance and expertise meet established standards.

The In-Service Education Director is aware and able to up-date nursing

Keep the professional nursing staff knowledgeable on the maintenance of

Necessary procedures.
Give the professional nursing staff the opportunity to learn and apply new procedures and innovations applicable for quality care of specific cases.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Work in Coordination with Human Resource Department in the orientation program for all new employees.
Oversees the process of competency evaluation of new employees; recommends

Progression to permanent employment or extension of orientation period for new

Plans, organizes, and implements skills training programs for Nurses, nursing assistants,

Unit clerks, and other ancillary personnel.
Conducts needs assessment to identify educational needs for staff.
Plans, organizes, and implements continuing education programs/Relias Learning

Assures regulatory requirements for staff development are met.
Provides clinical and classroom instruction.
Assists and collaborates with other staff, within the nursing service and other

Departments, to provide educational programs and experiences.
Organizes and assists individual employees with the development of learning

Opportunities for professional growth.
Plans, organizes, and implements concise orientations for temporary personnel and

Nursing students.
Participates in the development, revision and communication of policies and procedures.
Maintains documentation describing educational programs conducted in the nursing department and the educational program attendance of each employee.
Collaborates with other departments in planning, organizing, and implementing

Educational programs, and developing educational resources.
Evaluates educational programs; participates in the quality assurance review of staff

Development activities.
Utilizes and disseminates current nursing literature and educational materials.

Maintains audiovisual equipment, literature, and other resources for use in staff

Development activities.
Networks with other long-term care facilities for potential collaboration for educational

Offerings and sharing of resources.
Implements personnel and nursing policies working with Administrator and Director of Nursing.
Consults with nurse managers on effective ways of meeting training needs and utilizing educational approaches to improve performance problems.
Recommends staff development program and resource needs to administration.
Participates on committees.
Communicates extramural educational offerings to staff.
Coordinates with and utilizes community resources in meeting staff development needs.
Coordinates students’ clinical experiences within the facility; provides orientation for

Visiting faculty and students.
Reads professional literature and participates in educational experience that assists in

Maintaining and improving clinical and teaching competencies.

Must have a license as a Registered Nurse to practice in the State of Florida.
Must have knowledge of federal and Florida state licensure and certification requirements
Must have experience in long-term care.
Training in Risk Management and/or experience as a Healthcare Risk Manager preferred but not required.
Ability to work independently and with all levels of center staff, organize multiple tasks, and demonstrate sound judgement.  Detailed oriented, excellent analytical skills, written and verbal communication skills required.
Must be able to pass a Level 2 background screening and a 10 Panel Drug Test.










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