RN Program Coordinator: Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Our Motto
Building careers for the future.

The Position: 
Under the direction and supervision of the School Director or designee the Program Coordinator will provide instruction and overall management of the Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aid programs.

Example of Duties:
1. Instruct NA theory/lab and/or clinicals.
2. Responsible for the overall coordination of the Nurse Assistant Program.
3. Assist in the development and ensure implementation of the CDPH-approved Nursing Assistant Program curriculum, for the State of California.
4. Review, update and evaluate the Nurse Assistant Program curriculum for the State of California, to maintain compliance with CDPH standards.
5. Develop and maintain training sites within the community.
6. Maintain CIMS accreditation documentation.
7. Must be available to respond immediately when CDPH Health Facilities Evaluator Nurse makes surprise visits to the campus or extern site.
8. Organize classroom and clinical placements.
9. Maintain records.
10. Maintain a liaison with the administrator at each training site.

Ability To: 
1. Establish and maintain cooperative and professional relationships with supervisors, staff, and students, at all times.
2. Perform routine clerical work; maintain records and meet deadlines.
3. Make routine arithmetic calculations with speed and accuracy.
4. Operate a computer and other office equipment.
5. Understand and follow oral and written directions.
6. Maintain confidentiality.
7. Present a professional appearance at all times.

Knowlege Of: 
1. Current trends in nursing practices.
2. Principals and methods of Vocational Education.
3. Policies, procedures, and regulations regarding health and safety in the workplace, including employers’ and employees’ responsibilities.
4. Critical elements of health and safety practices related to storing, cleaning, and maintaining tools, equipment, and supplies.
5. Procedures and regulations concerning the handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials.
6. Regulatory agency laws and regulations.
7. Managerial skills with emphasis on planning and organizing.
8. Impact of technological developments on the environment.
9. Major local, district, State, and Federal regulatory agencies and entities that affect the industry and how laws and regulations are enforced.
10. COE policies and procedures as they apply to student record-keeping, field trips, student fees, etc.
11. Methods and procedures of operating modern computers and peripherals.
12. Formats and procedures for entering and retrieving various types of data.
13. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
14. Oral and written communication skills.
15. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Registered Nurse currently licensed in the State of California.
2. Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
3. Associates Degree in Nursing.
4. A minimum of three (3) years in Nursing, with a minimum of two years of full-time experience as a licensed Nurse, and at least one (1) year full-time of which must be in the provision of direct patient care in a nursing facility (also long term care facility).
5. Evidence of continuing education and self-development. Within six (6) months of employment and prior to directing a certification program, the Program Director must obtain a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education courses in planning, implementing and evaluation of educational programs in Nursing. (24-hour BRN-approved DSD courses) These courses must be administered by an accredited educational institution and approved by the Board of Registered Nursing. A transcript of successfully completed courses shall be sent to the Department of California Code of Regulations (CCR). A copy will be kept on file in Personnel.
NOTE: If the applicant has a nursing teaching credential, then submit a copy of the credential for Department review. If the credential is approved, then the twenty-four (24 hours of CEU) DSD course is not required.
6. Clinical Competencies
7. Possess a current CPR/First Aid card.
8. Possess a valid and appropriate California driver’s license.

Preference:
1. In addition to the Minimum Qualifications, one year of full-time employment with a Home Health Agency or a Public Health Nurse certificate by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
2. B.S. degree.
3. One (1) year of experience in planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs in Nursing.
4. Two years experience that includes teaching courses, conducting and managing learning experience, evaluating student achievement and competencies, providing input into curriculum development, policy and procedure formulation, and evaluation of program effectiveness; possess knowledge of education methods and administration, general human resource/personnel management, supervision and evaluation of personnel, as well as current accreditation and certification procedures.
5. Experience caring for pediatric and geriatrics patients.
6. Bilingual (Spanish/English).

Hourly Pay:
Based on experience. Non-Exempt. Part-time.

Position Availability:
Fresno