Health Services Education & Training Specialist

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Sep 06, 2018
Full Time Education and Training Human and Social Services Public Health
  • Salary: $117,949.08 - $147,302.28 Annually

Job Description

The Position
Bargaining Unit: CNA - Registered Nurses Unit

The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is offering an excellent opportunity for licensed, experienced nursing professionals interested in health care staff development and training. The Department is recruiting for three (3) current vacancies in the classification of Health Services Education and Training Specialist located at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, CA.

Under general direction, the Health Services Education and Training Specialists primary responsibility will be to identify, design, develop and deliver professional development and training activities such as: new employee orientation for hospital and health center employees and continuing education and in-service programs to meet health care delivery needs and regulatory requirements in an effective and economical manner. Additionally, the incumbent selected will participate in and use evidence-based research to identify strategies for improving professional development activities, nursing practice, and patient outcomes; systemically evaluate the quality and effectiveness of professional nursing and ancillary health care staff practices; and assess education and training needs of patient care and ancillary staff using a variety of data sources.

To read the complete job description, please visit the website www.cccounty.us/hr

The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.
Typical Tasks
  • Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of professional nursing and ancillary health care staff practices
  • Assesses education and training needs of patient care and ancillary staff using a variety of data sources
  • Identifies, designs, develops and delivers professional development and training activities such as: new employee orientation, continuing education and in-service programs to meet health care delivery needs and regulatory requirements in an effective and economical manner
  • Responsible for ensuring training and education participation databases are developed and maintained
  • Interacts with, and contributes to the professional development of peers and other health care providers
  • Collaborates with others in the practice of nursing professional development at the institutional, local, regional, state, national, or international levels
  • Participates in and uses evidence-based research to identify strategies for improving professional development activities, nursing practice, and patient outcomes
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional growth and development particularly in relation to professional practice standards, relevant statutes and regulations, and maintenance of continuing professional nursing competence
  • Demonstrates ethical principles in all professional and leadership activities
  • Provide and promote excellence in customer service for both internal and external customers

  • When assigned to the Wound Care/ Ostomy specialty:
  • Develops, facilitates and coordinates a cost effective ostomy wound care program
  • Develops protocols and practice standards for managing patients with wound ostomy and incontinence care needs
  • Monitors patient outcomes on an ongoing basis; acts as a resource person to nursing staff
  • Serves as a resource person for wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) patient care practices
  • Collaborates with multiple disciplines to design education programs specific to WOC patient care
  • Participates in multidisciplinary patient centered case conferences, and research projects related to WOC, as appropriate
  • Uses a customer-focused approach when collaborating with customers including co-workers, patients, physicians, and staff from community agencies and institutions
  • Maintains data and statistical reports as requested; participates in quality improvement
  • Assumes responsibility to maintain and upgrade professional knowledge and skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service education program

Minimum Qualifications
License and Certification Required: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment: a current, valid and unrestricted Registered Nurse license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing; valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification issued by the American Heart Association or CPR certification issued by the American Red Cross (Healthcare Provider).

Education: Possession of a Master's Degree with a major in Nursing or Education from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Three (3) years of full-time experience performing duties of a Registered Nurse in an acute care hospital.

Substitution for Education: A Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university; and two (2) additional years of experience which included providing in-services to nursing and/or ancillary staff, may be substituted for the Master's Degree

Wound Care/ Ostomy Specialty Assignment:
Certification Required: Candidates must possess one (1) of specialty certifications: Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (CWOCN), OR Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN); OR Certified Ostomy Care Nurse (COCN), OR Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON) issued by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB).

Experience: One (1) year of the required experience must include direct wound care experience as a Registered Nurse. This experience must be within the last two (2) years.

A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED AND YOU MUST ATTACH COPIES OF YOUR LICENSE AND CERTIFICATE TO YOUR APPLICATION.

Selection Process
1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.

2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.

3. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire (Weighted 100%).

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. As part of the application process, an applicant may be required to complete a Conviction History form. The Conviction History form should only be submitted when requested.


THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND
VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF THE ORGANIZATION



It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.