Staff Development, RN (Float Team)
at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 5/21/2020

Job Description

Volunteers of America is looking for an PRN Staff Development RN to facilitate orientation and training of new and existing staff within the region.  The Staff Development Coordinator is a facilitator, teacher and resource person. This person is responsible for the education programs of the facilities in which we serve. This includes assessing needs, planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating the staff development program(s). The Staff Development RN conducts our education program, the focus of which is on assisting individuals to perform competently in fulfillment of the role expectations within the facility. This person is responsible for providing in-service training for all staff in accordance with Federal and State Rules and Regulations.

Staff Development Functions

General Orientation

General Orientation is the means by which new staff members are familiarized with the facility’s philosophy, goals, policies and procedures, key personnel, physical plant, and special services.

Job Orientation

Information/education necessary for a new employee to initially perform the job for which he/she was hired as well as facilitates a plan for utilization of the employee job coach program. Occurs at the time of hire. The purpose is to produce an employee who is a safe practitioner. There is an assessment made at this time of future learning needs.

In-Service Class/Continuing Education

Class time spent teaching a skill (use of equipment or a procedure), sharing of information and knowledge, or teaching an update of any health/safety related areas, and may not be formally planned or evaluated. Provides and facilitates one on one training as needed.

Continuing Education

Planning organized learning experiences designed to develop/increase knowledge base, which relates to chosen position or profession. There must be behavioral objectives, content, teaching strategies which relate to objectives. The faculty must be qualified and the learning facilities appropriate. The education activities may include workshops, conferences, seminars, courses and self-directed learning.

Safety and Sanitation

  • Monitor and ensure that assigned personnel follow established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies.
  • Ensure that the work areas are maintained in a clean, sanitary manner.
  • Ensure that all department personnel participate in fire and safety disaster preparedness drills in a safe and professional manner. Report any exposure to blood/body fluids per facility policy.

Other Duties Assigned

Job Requirements



Current licensure in the state of Colorado as a Registered Nurse.


Registered Nurse with minimum of two (2) years experience in nursing in a long-term care setting, and/or adult education.


  • Demonstrates knowledge of gerontology, rehabilitative, and medical-surgical nursing care.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in concepts and techniques of adult education.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal regulatory requirements for long-term care.
  • Overall understanding of RAI process, Case Mix, and Medicare.
  • Knowledge of current Infection Control and OSHA guidelines.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Professional attitude, high degree of self-motivation and leadership qualities.
  • Customer service oriented with knowledge of successful customer service techniques.
  • Demonstrates coaching, and mentoring abilities to facilitate learning of others.
  • Understanding of Corporate Compliance, and Abuse/Neglect guidelines.
  • Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.
  • Must be a team player

 EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Per Diem
  • Location: Montrose, CO
  • Job Type: Health Care
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 5/21/2020

About Us

Volunteers of America

At Volunteers of America, we are more than a nonprofit organization. We are a ministry of service that includes nearly 16,000 employees and more than 55,000 volunteers with a shared vision of a world where all people live in safety with social, emotional and physical well-being, spiritual fulfillment, justice and hope.

The national office is located in Alexandria, Va., part of the greater Washington, DC area. The headquarters includes executive staff and major office departments that have national responsibilities and provide support to local offices and Volunteers of America housing and senior living and care communities: communications, fundraising; public policy, finance, chartering, housing, volunteer services, program services and other operations.

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