new in staff development

  1. HI guys I'm just starting as a new Staff development nurse. I need your wise advices. How to start ? I'm also looking for good web-pages about Staff development.
    Thanks......Salmi
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  3. by   NurseKimberley
    Me too salmi...new to SDC and looking for some good stuff....If I find anything I'll let you know too!
  4. by   sburke
    I do not know if you have found this website yet, but there is a website for nursing educators. It is http://www.nnsdo.org/
  5. by   moonbeam
    Hello, just found this site and registered to join all of you. I have been a nurse in staff development at our hospital for close to 8 years. I really enjoy the challenges and have had good days and not so good. Our hospital is growing by leaps and bounds and we have approximately 1200 employees. Patient beds: 130 I think at last count. I do all the nursing division orientation, set up inservices, min. of 2 CPR classes per month, run the AHA CTC at our facility, write some procedures, review p/p, write competencies (currently completing phlebotomy), provide remediation for nursing staff, medical terminology self study, process of helping to develop a unit secretary orientation module (structured for 2 weeks), annual competencies, glucose meter training, nursing orientation every 2 weeks lasting a week minimum, do agency nurse orientation and testing, schedule nurse orientation in lab for phlebotomy training, annual Student Nurse Welcome recruitment luncheon for our local graduate nurses (good recruitment), Annual preceptor program in concert with our local university and sit on Pain cmte, Product cmte, Pt.Safety cmte, MERC (Medication Error Review Cmte), SNE I & II program and plan & organize the graduate nurses orientation. There are many other things but this will give you and others some of my daily opportunities that maybe we can share ideas. Thanks much
  6. by   Disablednurse
    Moonbeam, what hours do you work? How do you get thru in 8 hrs?
  7. by   moonbeam
    I work Mon-Fri 7:30 to 4:00 most days, but in the real world, it seems I am always working/ but it isn't so bad. I enjoy it, but would enjoy it more if I could do just one thing at a time.
  8. by   irual
    Hi. How exciting. I found a place for help. I am new in the staff development role. I am in charge of all staff education, all staff and resident inf. control, risk management, and nursing management. I'm sure there are more roles in there but this will keep me busy. I am relieved to find a place where I can ask questions and get help.
  9. by   Monica RN,BSN
    I am also in staff development. I do orientation, inservices ongoing, employee remediation, employee health nurse, infecton control nurse, interviews, 5 CPR classes a month, and various other management stuff. I have been in staff education for 2 years and love it. Work at a nursing home, 158 beds about 250 employees. M-F 8 -4:30 and on call once a month.
  10. by   Effa
    Hi to all!

    I recently started a new role as a Staff Developer.

    Two questions:

    Can anyone give me tips and ideas on how to introduce myself to the unit? What were your first steps on the job?

    Thanks,
    Effa
  11. by   missmercy
    I am new to the staff development role too! Hospital hasn't had a formal s.d. program -- have an education dept. who runs general orientation and then an informal preceptor-like program. I want to pull us up a notch or two professionally! Am so glad to find others who've been where I am and have survived!! So many things to do!! So little time! And every person who has put something on my list feels that their need is THE most important onE
  12. by   ER Tigger Girl
    Quote from moonbeam
    Hello, just found this site and registered to join all of you. I have been a nurse in staff development at our hospital for close to 8 years. I really enjoy the challenges and have had good days and not so good. Our hospital is growing by leaps and bounds and we have approximately 1200 employees. Patient beds: 130 I think at last count. I do all the nursing division orientation, set up inservices, min. of 2 CPR classes per month, run the AHA CTC at our facility, write some procedures, review p/p, write competencies (currently completing phlebotomy), provide remediation for nursing staff, medical terminology self study, process of helping to develop a unit secretary orientation module (structured for 2 weeks), annual competencies, glucose meter training, nursing orientation every 2 weeks lasting a week minimum, do agency nurse orientation and testing, schedule nurse orientation in lab for phlebotomy training, annual Student Nurse Welcome recruitment luncheon for our local graduate nurses (good recruitment), Annual preceptor program in concert with our local university and sit on Pain cmte, Product cmte, Pt.Safety cmte, MERC (Medication Error Review Cmte), SNE I & II program and plan & organize the graduate nurses orientation. There are many other things but this will give you and others some of my daily opportunities that maybe we can share ideas. Thanks much

    Could you send me some of your ideas? Especially the 2 week orientation setup you have. We are currently rewriting the job description for an ER tech and I need some input and an orientation plan. I don't want to bore them but I also want to get the information out so they know what is expected of them. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

    Thank you
  13. by   Dorito
    Glad to hear from other staff development nurses. I have a variety of roles as well though I think I'd have to clone myself if I was moonbeam. I coordinate the ACLS classes, assist with Gen orientation, teach Preceptor and Charge nurse workshops and put together a 6 week Nurse transition program. I have found a huge help on monthly clinical inservices through drug reps. They provide the speaker and food! I work Mon-Fri- 8-4:30....no more weekends and holidays!
  14. by   Dorito
    Quote from Effa
    Hi to all!

    I recently started a new role as a Staff Developer.

    Two questions:

    Can anyone give me tips and ideas on how to introduce myself to the unit? What were your first steps on the job?

    Thanks,
    Effa
    The first thing I did was send a survey to the staff inquiring what type of inservices/training they would like- whether it was customer service, disease processes, or safety issues etc. Then I sent a survey to the Dr's to see what they felt was a high area of need. Then, I took the results and went to work. It's been evolving. I didn't really need to introduce myself. I'd been a staff nurse for almost 25 years. They seem to appreciate me. There is a lot more education now than we've had since I started in nursing in '79!

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