1477 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 563-0565 / Fax: (415) 738-2398

Director of Staff Development

Duties and Responsibilities

Administrative Functions

Plan, develop, direct, evaluate, and coordinate educational and on-the-job training programs.
Incorporate commercially produced instruction material and training aids into existing in-service programs as deemed necessary.
Provide leadership in formulating the goals and objectives of the in-service educational programs of this facility.
Develop, evaluate and control the quality of in-service educational programs in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Secure, develop and maintain records, reports, instructional manuals, reference materials, etc., pertinent to in-service educational programs.
Perform administrative requirements such as completing necessary forms, reports, class attendance and subject records, etc.
Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the administrator concerning in-service training programs.
Assume the authority, responsibility and accountability of directing the in-service educational programs.
Work with the facility's consultants as necessary and implement recommended changes as required.
Assist department directors in obtaining and scheduling of speakers to present in-service training programs.
Ensure that in-service training classrooms or areas are properly prepared before training classes begin.
Delegate authority, responsibility, and accountability to other personnel.
Assist in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished.
Assist the Quality Assessment and Assurance Coordinator in developing and implementing a quality assurance program for in-service training.
Develop, direct and schedule refresher training, as necessary, for assigned staff and licensed professional personnel.
Remain current on new developments by attending professional institutions, reading professional journals and attending professional seminars.
Attend and participate in your professional associations activities and programs, etc., to assure that you keep abreast of current regulations and guidelines, as well as professional standards, and make recommendations on changes in policies and procedures to the administrator.
Develop and participate in the planning, conducting, and scheduling of orientation programs that orient newly hired personnel to their position, the facility's policies and procedures, resident rights and responsibilities, etc.
Assist licensed nursing personnel (i.e., RNs, LPNs, and Nurse Aides) in obtaining in-service training to keep their license current in accordance with state law. Provide in-service training as necessary/required.
Assist the administrator in developing the Nurse Aide Training curriculum used by the facility. Submit to state agency as required.
Ensure that all personnel attend and participate in annual OSHA and CDC in-service training programs for hazard communication, TB management, and bloodborne pathogens standard.
Participate and assist in departmental studies and projects as assigned or that may become necessary.
Assist in the development of the in-service training budget.
Ensure that copies of lesson plans, instructor's qualifications, etc., are filed in accordance with the facility's policies and procedures.
Others as deemed necessary and appropriate, or as may be directed by the administrator.

Committee Functions

Serve on various committees of the facility as required by existing regulations and as appointed by the administrator.
Represent the department at and participate in top level meetings.
Meet with department supervisors, on a regularly scheduled basis, and solicit advice concerning their training needs, and assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services.
Implement recommendations from the Quality Assessment and Assurance Committee as they relate to the educational needs of the facility.

Personnel Functions

Develop and direct orientation programs for all personnel, in accordance with our established policies and procedures.
Conduct regular or special in-service training sessions for staff to ensure they remain current on new procedures, changes in policies, etc.
Coordinate in-service activities and programs with all departments in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Encourage personnel to get involved in planning programs, trying new ideas, etc., to enhance our educational in-service programs.
Maintain a productive working relationship with the medical profession and other health related facilities and organizations.
Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the department.
Promote the morale of all personnel and maintain a spirit of cooperation.
Assist in setting standards for department personnel.
Conduct departmental performance evaluations in accordance with the facility's policies and procedures.
Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the facility's policies and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
Ensure that individual employee training records are maintained and filed in the employee's personnel record.
Schedule in-service training programs according to the needs of each department.
Post notices of in-service training classes in accordance with the facility's policies and procedures.

Equipment and Supply Functions

Direct the preparation, scheduling and selection of instructional material, equipment and training aids, to ensure that a modern, meaningful in-service program is provided.
Ensure that required serviceable equipment and knowledgeable operators are available to present special in-service material as directed.
Recommend to the administrator the equipment and supply needs of the department.

Resident Rights

Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent resident care information to assure resident rights are protected, including the right of refusal.
Knock before entering a resident's room.

Working Conditions

Works in office areas, training rooms, resident rooms, exam rooms, etc., as necessary.
Moves intermittently during working hours.
May work flexible hours.
Is subject to frequent interruptions.
Works beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary, as well as in other positions as needed.
Is subject to call-back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).
Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep you abreast of changes in your profession, as well as to maintain your license on a current status.
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
Position may require out-of-town travel.
Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants.
Communicates with department supervisors to determine departmental training needs.
May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.


Must possess, as a minimum BS or MS diploma in nursing or related field.


Must have, as a minimum, 5 year(s) experience in a health related facility.
Must have experience in supervision and principles, practice of teaching, etc.
Must possess skills in leadership and communication.
Must possess creativity, integrity, and initiative.

Specific Requirements

Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing training practices.
Must possess the ability to plan and develop new programs.
Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents and staff.
Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition.
Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety to other individuals in the workplace.