Staff Developer

Nursing San Francisco, CA


Position at Sequoia Living


The Staff Developer plans, implements and evaluates educational programs to provide learning opportunities to all nursing personnel and to all community disciplines involved in the care of residents. Provides in-services to enhance knowledge and skills in order to assist staff to provide the highest degree of quality care and to grow and achieve their maximum professional growth. Promotes the Sequoia Living Mission and Core Values.


• Plans, organizes, develops, and teaches an ongoing educational program for the development and improvement of necessary skills and knowledge for all Health Services staff as well as supports the educational needs of all facility staff as required by all applicable regulations. Provides in-services and coordinates computerized training programs for all staff. Submits in-services and orientation schedules to the Director of Nursing Services (DNS).

• Provides input for CNA hiring and performance appraisal processes to the DNS. Administers CNA competency tests and provides ongoing feedback to the DNS as needed. Serves as a liaison between the CNA staff and nursing management.

• Conducts routine rounds of care provided by CNAs to identify issues of care, conduct and physical environments including, but not limited to Resident Rights and safety procedures. Provides hands-on training to Health Services staff while working with residents. Provides 1:1 education and audits, as necessary.

• Develops and coordinates orientation program for all new hires on mandatory orientation and training requirements. Provides special educational trainings for all staff as required.

• Assists DNS in the review and revision of Health Services policies and procedures in accordance with new laws and regulations to ensure that the highest quality of care and service is being delivered. Participates in the mock survey and survey process.

• May conduct Medication Pass Skills Testing and documentation of medication and medical record keeping trainings to Licensed Staff per license requirements. Provides 1:1 education and audits, as necessary.

• Observes and reports techniques of clinical staff during delivery of care. Coordinates training efforts with the Director of Nursing Services and assists to identify individuals for advance training and expansion of wound care skills.

• Participates in the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) function by collecting and analyzing data, establishing new procedures to assure correction of recognized care issues, and reporting at QAPI meetings.

• Assists the Safety Coordinator in the community’s disaster and safety plans, especially in fire drills and safety meetings for Health Services staff

• Performs related work as assigned, including Charge Nurse duties as needed.

• Supports clinical staff in license and certification renewal. Tracks and monitors licenses and certification for Health Services staff.

• Participates and conducts quarterly Staff Development meetings.


Knowledge of nursing and Health Services theory and practice. Knowledge of training techniques in the Health Services field.

Strong written and verbal English communication skills. Organizational and analytical skills to plan and complete work assignments with minimal supervision and within established deadlines. Demonstrated training facilitation and public speaking abilities. Sound judgment in order to make assessments regarding nursing and medical conditions. Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of products and the ability to quickly learn various job related software programs, including but not limited to online training, Electronic Health Records and risk management incident reporting.

Ability to multi-task and create trainings with an understanding of the principles of adult learning. Proven ability to understand and manage a computerized in-service training program. Ability to assess the need for new trainings and changes in protocol and policy. Ability to maintain necessary records. Ability to be flexible to meet the requirements of the position, thorough knowledge of Title 22, OBRA, OSHA, and Prop 65. Ability to work collaboratively with staff of all levels. Ability to train and provide hands on training and guidance to staff. Ability to accurately input data into computer with minimal errors. Ability to act with patience, tact and courtesy in dealing with residents, their families and staff under demanding and difficult conditions. Sensitivity and understanding of issues related to aging and cultural diversity.

Physical skills and ability to perform work that requires continual standing, walking, stooping, bending and lifting up to 50 pounds.


Current California nursing license, Basic Life Support certification and qualified to practice in the state of California as a RN and provide required medication training. Minimum of two (2) years consecutive experience in field of nursing immediately prior to application and minimum of one (1) year of experience as a licensed nurse in providing direct nursing care to aged persons, preferably in an acute or long-term care settings. Minimum of one (1) year of experience in planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs in the field of nursing.

Sequoia Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Sequoia Living will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we may consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.