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:nurse: Hello all Staff Developers ! I found this sight today and have been having the most wonderful time on it. My name is Cali. I work in California in a long term care facility that is... Read More

  1. by   NurseKimberley
    I am an LPN SDC but I believe it's because this is a VERY rural area, our hospital has 8 beds (smallest in the state whoo hoo) and our LTC has 32. Also nobody else wanted the stinking job lol. Actually before I got it there wasn't an SDC, the DON took care of the duties I guess. I am glad to hear there are other LPN's doing this, I was starting to feel like the lone ranger.
  2. by   renerian
    I am back in the SDC roll starting Friday. I accepted this job at a 100 bed facility with dual certified beds. I was going to go to the hospital but the situation turned ugly.

    I read through the posts. LTC/SNF is new for me so I have alot to learn.

  3. by   ceecel.dee
    I'm in a 30 bed (small town, obviously) county hospital. Rural nursing is so broad spectrum, and really is exhilarating! Really rewarding to see that we usually do measure/keep up with what is currently being done!
    I do the job 1/2 time (or maybe a bit less) as the job descriptions are really quite broad. I'm the first to perform this job here, so lots to learn, but the staff is really "up" for this, and excited about the assistance in their need for continued learning.
    So far so good with bi-annual skills labs, periodic learning modules and in-services
    I'm only 18 months in, so still optomistic!
  4. by   Monica RN,BSN
    Hello friends... I am Monica in Florida. I have been in education for over 6 years, working as a SDC for 2. I have a company for continuing education in addition to my full time position as SDC. I love my job, and love to teach. I do all of the staff education in a 158 bed LTC facility, as well as infection control and employee health.. and what ever else I have to do on a particular day. I also do home health on weekend, and homework on all the other days.. (MSN student) anyways, it all seems to work out well... I joined NNSDO and plan to take the exam in APril or MAy, (forgot when it is)
    Thanks for letting me share,
  5. by   dysont
    Hi, I have been a nurse for 10 years. I am new to Staff development. I accepted a position in a LTC facitily. I am in charge of human resources, staff development and risk management. Sounds like a two man job.... I am excited to do something different and was burnt out on patient care. I spent one day with the previous coordinator getting a "crash course" in this position before she left. It seemed somewhat overwhelming....I suppose due to the fact I've never done it before....but I would love any resources and advice that anyone may have!!!! How you schedule your required inservices, easier methods for tracking and keeping up with employee health,etc.
  6. by   EDUCRN
    Hi! I have been a SDC for 2 1/2 years in a 285 bed LTC facility. In addition to orienting new employees, providing mandatory education to staff and offering various other education opportunities, including CE courses and CPR certification, I conduct nurse aide training courses and we were just approved this year to train medication aides. We are making the transition into Medicare/Medicaid and my role is expanding (again) into developing forms/policies and inservicing on those. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has had to make the transition to Medicare/Medicaid and any suggestions for an easy transition.

  7. by   chazmike
    Hi, I just accepted a position for staff development/educator for a large nursing home. I have a MSN and have been in nursing for 23 years. However, I have always worked in the clinical area and would appreciate any help with learning to be a great nurse educator. thanks
  8. by   punkinjones
    Been in Staff Development 14 years. Wear many other hats, infection control, Workers comp, employee health and even Safety Chair. I conduct inservices for the 11-7 shift at 7am. 7-3 are welcome to attend. They have to be short and concise or you will loose them. I always give a make up. I catch 7-3 and 3-11 at 2:30PM. I make copies of my calendars for staff to put on their refrigerators. For the staff that have been there for years, I sometime give them packets to read and take a for some of their annuals. Make it fun for the staff. Dress up crazy and say you are the survey lady and go around and ask them questions that they should know about the survey process. Little token gifts are nice if they get the answer right. You gotta love it!
  9. by   chazmike
    Hi, I have recently accepted a position as nurse educator a large nursing home. My DON wants me to do an educational needs assessment for the nurses in order to determine what type of educational programs are needed. I would also use this assessment to determine the staffs weaknesses in practice and educate to improve this. However, I am not sure how to put this assessment together and would appreciate any help in this area. Thanks
  10. by   carolbear
    I am a new Staff Developer, LPN (!Imagine). I am so glad to see there is a forum for Staff Developers. I am very lucky. I work in a 165 bed, non-profit facility. Our Nurse consultant was very wise when she separated the infection control/supply ordering nurse from staff development. I was lucky enough to have a wonderful mentor. I think that its important for the Staff Developer to let Nursing and CNA staff know you are there to support them and help them learn to be a better nurse/CNA, rather than "catch" them doing something wrong. I would rather feel that someone is there to help rather than point out all my wrong doings (not to mention I personally feel nervous with someone watching me to see if I am doing anything wrong). Of course you will always have some "bad apples" who know better but will always take a short cut at the patients expense. But we usually know who those folks are. I recommend that Staff Developers utilize their nurses and CNA's for inservicing topics as well as a review of incident reports. This has really helped me. Also, I wait for an oncoming shift at the time clock and have them go to my office for an inservice before reporting to the floor. The nurses can watch for lights (at least in LTC) for the 15-20 minutes it takes for an inservice. Works well for me!
  11. by   Lonesomedove
    hi i have been working nursing 25 years and staff development 61/2 love it....let's keep connected....i am in LTC 123 BED facility in western md.
  12. by   Buttercup01
    Hi-I am new to SD and I was asked to do a needs assessment of the staff in the LTC facility that I work in. I have never done these and I am not really sure where to begin. Any help/websites would be great. Thanks!
  13. by   Lonesomedove
    Quote from Buttercup01
    Hi-I am new to SD and I was asked to do a needs assessment of the staff in the LTC facility that I work in. I have never done these and I am not really sure where to begin. Any help/websites would be great. Thanks!

    What i do is hold skills assessment fair annually . i usually have a theme like (circus, beach etc. )set up areas for each skill assessment IV, SUCTION MACHINE, GLUCOMETER, PULSE OX ...whatever competency you want them to demonstrate.incorporate the unit managers, DON to man a table...after the nurses have completed all skills successfully they place their name in for a drawing to recieve a door prize. some prizes have included longeberger, boyds bears avon, marykay massages.. i use all my resources for prizes... it's fun plus they are learning there skills....