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Director, Staff Development and Training

Job Code:  227290
Facility: Psychiatric Institute of Washington
Location: , US
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree 
Category: Human Resources
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

The Psychiatric Institute of Washington (PIW) has a great opportunity for a  Director of Staff Development and Training position. The Psychiatric Institute of Washington provides comprehensive behavioral healthcare for patients suffering from mental health and addictive illnesses with 130 beds.

PIW is part of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries behavioral health facilities, acute care hospitals and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries have more than 65,000 employees.

This position is an essential member of the management team and is responsible for promoting, planning, designing, coordinating and evaluating training and educational activities for both clinical and non-clinical staff. Duties include, but are not limited to:

Coordinates with nursing service in designing, evaluating, planning and presenting and reviewing educational programs to meet the needs of the orientation, in-service education and continuing education of hospital staff.

Presents annual plan for staff development based on identified learning opportunities of staff, licensing requirements and OSHA and The Joint Commission standards.

Conducts learning needs assessments, makes rounds on patient care units, interacts with all departments and serves on committees in order to identify learning opportunities.

Coordinates and trains existing employees on new policies and procedures.

Maintains records of general hospital orientation and mandatory in-service attendance.

Schedules hospital required in-services and follows up with employees and managers to maintain compliance.

Responsible for nursing students and internship programs.

Attends seminars and programs related to psychiatric nursing to maintain up-to-date knowledge of developments in these areas.



Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's Level Degree from an accredited School of Nursing.

Current and valid license in the District of Columbia required.

Experience providing opportunities to refine competencies in nursing practice and the application of administrative principles required.

A minimum of medical-surgical nursing experience and three years of experience in psychiatric nursing teaching patients, families and staff.

Knowledge of instructional skills, skill analysis and group dynamics. Thorough knowledge of techniques and methods of adult education required.

One year of management or Charge RN experience required.

Additional educational preparation or certification is desirable.

Certification as a BLS: CPR instructor preferred (not required)



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