Administrative Director of Education and Research
Tidewell Hospice - Bradenton, FL

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Statement of Purpose:
Provides leadership, strategic planning and administrative oversight for the policies and procedures of Tidewell. Directs, oversees and facilitates training and staff development programs for the organization. Assures that all education is performed within the scope of all laws and regulations, and per internal policies and procedures.

Primary tasks, duties, and responsibilities :
1.Promotes and practices the Hospice mission and core values, and follows all policies and procedures of Tidewell Hospice.
2.Directs the education department in the needs assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating of the competency and educational activities within the organization.
3.Conducts needs analysis and confers with managers to determine training needs of workforce.
4.Compiles data and analyzes past experiences and current year training requirements to prepare operational and capital budgets with supportive justification.
5.Formulates training policies, programs and schedules, based on knowledge of identified training needs, changes in current practice, company procedures, and business systems.
6.Organizes and develops training manuals, class plans, reference library, testing and evaluation procedures, and educational materials.
7.Trains instructors and supervisory staff in effective techniques for training such as new colleague orientation, management development, clinical procedures and adaptations to changes in policies and technologies.
8.Researches and selects external trainers to conduct training in specific topics.
9.Maintains records and prepares statistical reports to evaluate performance of instructors and monitor progress of trainees.
10.Coordinates requests for research projects and oversees approved research activities.
11.Drafts applications and proposals to submit to fund granting authorities such as government and foundations.
12.Serves as resource and internal consultant to colleagues regarding educational needs and activities.
13.Provides management oversight for the Occupational Health/Infection Control Program and staff.
14.Provides management oversight for the Project Hope Research Program and colleagues.
15.Represents Tidewell Hospice in the University of South Florida Center for Hospice and End of Life Care Education and Research.
16.Receives requests from outside organizations to conduct research and facilitates the approval/disapproval process and communicates results back to requestor.
17.Provides oversight for approved research projects within the organization.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Every incidental duty connected with the Administrative Director of Education and Research position cannot be specified in the job description and the colleague, at the discretion of the Executive Vice President/Chief Organizational Development Officer, may be required to perform duties that are not included in this job description.

Educational/Professional:
1. Bachelors degree in Health field required.
2.Masters degree in clinical specialty with Education minor or Masters in Health Education or related area or equivalent combination of education and experience necessary.
3.RN required.
4.Five (5) years of demonstrated experience in instructional assessment, design and presentation required. Management experience necessary. Clinical specialty desired.
5.Five years hospice, hospital or other related healthcare education required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
1.Expert interpersonal skills with colleagues, patients, families, physicians and the community.
2.Advanced teaching skills.
3.Training program development.
4.Adult learning theory.
5.Expert presentation skills.

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