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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 4313 - Clinical Staff Educator

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt
GRADE:    312

Under direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in coordinating training and in-service programs for all levels of staff engaged in nursing and other support services, performs related work as required.

An employee in this class assesses, identifies, plans and implements training courses to meet all regulatory requirements in addition to providing for professional development of department staff.  Work involves communication and coordination of programs with all levels of staff.  Direction is received from the Director of Nursing or designee.  

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

•    Assesses training needs
•    Recommends, plans, and implements new training programs for all levels of personnel
•    Monitors and evaluates appropriateness of training provided to include assessing performance, understanding and application of general care principles
•    Conducts new employee orientation, in-services, and continuing education training programs
•    Coordinates and administers immunization programs including but not limited to Tuberculosis testing/screening, annual influenza shots, Hepatitis B vaccines
•    Coordinates and manages Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Heimlich and other rescue technique programs
•    Serves as liaison to in-house and external healthcare professionals
•    Coordinates in-services with outside providers
•    Participates on committees and multi-disciplinary groups
•    Monitors and ensures compliance with current/changing federal and state laws and regulations and Joint Commission regulation as they relate to long term care staff training requirements
•    Annual preparation and participation in the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Joint Commission survey and other regulatory reviews
•    Evaluates staff performance and assesses competency levels to maintain compliance with Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Joint Commission requirements
•    Consults with supervisors throughout the facility to determine training needs
•    Consults with equipment and education material vendors to evaluate the educational applicability of products
•    Develops, maintains and updates related Nursing Department policies and procedures, manuals, programs and forms
•    Orders training supplies
•    Participates in facility Quality Assurance program
•    Maintains resource libraries
•    Prepares and maintains records for nursing education and occupational health
•    Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

•    Adjusts work assignment or schedule in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities as assigned.
•    Depending on assignment, may require emergency management training, licensure or certifications.
•    Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
•    Staff training methods, practices and adult education theories
•    Applicable regulatory requirements
•    Clinical nursing theory and practice and/or organizational development and training methods
•    Current office practices, procedures, and equipment
•    County policies and procedures
•    Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
•    Providing instruction and coaching to all levels of professional, paraprofessional, and support staff
•    Maintaining accurate records according to regulatory requirements
•    Computer software applications and operating a personal computer
•    Supervisory techniques
•    Using computer hardware and software including work processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
•    Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations, and services of office to which assigned

Ability to:
•    Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
•    Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
•    Convey excellent oral and written communication
•    Work effectively under stress
•    Maintain confidentiality


Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Nursing or a related field, and three (3) years of experience in education and/or training; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Heavy Work:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and/or arms to administer therapy programs, crouch or stoop, and lift and transfer up to 50 pounds independently on a continuous basis.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in an office and field environment and regularly include working with residents in the rehabilitation office.

This position requires the possession of a current license in Illinois as a Professional Registered Nurse (RN).