Part-Time Program Coordinator (RN), Caregiver Training Institute (CGTI)

Purpose: The Program Coordinator is a part-time, 30 hour/week administrative position responsible for the oversight and direction of the CNA+, Certified Caregiver and Assisted Living Manager programs including supervision of all clinical, classroom, and skills instructors.

Job Duties:
1. Supervise and evaluate the program on an ongoing basis and share those evaluations with instructors and administrators at monthly staff meetings.
2. Ensure that instructors meet Board qualifications through review of their application, resume, background history, and interviewing process.
3. Determine the necessary ratio for classroom and skills instruction.
4. Ensure that the program meets all the requirements for Article 8 of the Rules of the State Board of Nursing and the NCIA board and federal requirements for clinical facilities.
5. In the absence of an instructor, will fill in as needed.
6. Assist in developing a curriculum that is current and relevant to the needs of CGTI students.
7. Provide direction, supervision, and evaluation to all RN instructors.
8. Oversee instructor evaluations, promotions and disciplinary process.
9. Provide orientation to new students including review of Student Handbook and expectations for classroom, skills and clinical aspects of the program.
10. Review attendance records, exam proficiencies, pass/fail rates, in class participation and involvement, and meet with students to review progress and address areas of concern.
11. Assist in developing strategies for improvement of curriculum/program.

Required Qualifications:
• Hold a Registered Nurse license that is active and in good standing or multi-state privilege to practice as an RN under A.R.S. Title 32, Chapter 15;
• Have at least two years of nursing experience, at least one year of which is in the provision of long-term care facility services;
• Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, (Word, Power Point, Outlook, and Excel);
• Successful fingerprint clearance and criminal background check.

Skills and Qualifications:
1. Hold a current, registered nurse license that is active and in good standing under ARS, Title 32, Chapter 15;
2. Possess at least two years of nursing experience, at least one of which is in the provision of long-term care facility services.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of Arizona Board of Nursing, National Care Institution Administrators and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act compliance requirements and proficiency in video conferencing platforms.

Salary, Benefits, Work Environment:
• The Program Coordinator is a part-time position at 30 hours/week, primarily Monday – Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours.
• The salary is $62,000 – $67,000 based on skills and experience. CGTI offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance provided on the first day of the month following 30 days of employment;
• This position will enjoy 12 paid holidays, prorated per schedule; 126 hours of accrued annual vacation; and 92 hours of accrued sick leave annually;
• There is no minimum service requirement or minimum age to start employee contributions to the PCOA 401(k) Plan;
• Reimbursement for professional development and required credentials may be available.

PCOA and CGTI Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity:
At Pima Council on Aging and CareGiver Training Institute, we don’t just accept differences – their importance is one of our key values. We are committed to building a team that serves the community by representing a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and abilities. As an equal opportunity employer, we support diversity, foster equity, and are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible environment for all.

CareGiver Training Institute Background:
The CareGiver Training Institute (CGTI) is a nonprofit training school offering post-secondary educational programs for Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Caregivers, and Assisted Living Managers. Since 2003, CGTI has educated thousands of individuals to provide quality care to elderly and disabled persons. The mission of the CareGiver Training Institute is to be the leader in healthcare education by elevating standards in training, inspiring excellence in our students, and positively impacting our community. The organization, a subsidiary of Pima Council on Aging, plays a critical role in developing a strong healthcare workforce in southern Arizona.

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Healthcare Education Instructor (Intermittent)

Reports to: CGTI Program Director
Category: Non-Exempt, Intermittent

Purpose:  Provide classroom, skills lab and clinical training to students. Provide a stimulating environment that encourages student participation, interpersonal skills development, and concepts of good patient care.

Instructors work in the following areas:

  • Classroom lecture/didactic: Implement a standard curriculum that prepares students to pass the Nursing Assistant/Caregiver certification exams. Lectures are delivered in a virtual classroom setting as well as in person classes.
  • Skills lab: Demonstrate skills required to pass the State licensing exam. Evaluate and document students’ progress in skills competency through observation, assessment, and testing.
  • Clinicals: Build knowledge and develop clinical skills at our various clinical sites and through simulated experiences developed for the students.

Major Responsibilities:
• Implement a standard curriculum that prepares students to pass the certification/licensing exams, keeping students engaged.
• Work no less than 30 hours on a quarterly basis. Quarters are defined as July –September, October – December, January – March, April – June.
• Demonstrate skills that are required to pass the certification/licensing exams. Evaluate and document students’ progress in skills competency through observation, assessment, and testing.
• Build knowledge and develop clinical skills at our various clinical sites and thru simulated experiences developed for the students.
• Monitor class attendance, proctor exams, and ensure student completion of required assignments,
• Demonstrate professionalism and effective customer service both internally and externally
• Prepare and maintain records accurately and in a timely manner
• Attend meetings and trainings as required
• Work with students to schedule make-up time. Monitor and document completion of assignments and hours missed.
• Maintain and uphold all safety standards according to industry best practices and entities including but not limited to licensing bodies.
• Provide students with a contact email.
• Secure coverage for days off as needed
• Monitor and respond to emails within 1 class day
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions: (Basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodations)
• Instruct in person and virtual classes and in facilities in the community.

Knowledge/Skills Required:
• In-depth knowledge of principles, practices, methods and techniques of professional caregiving.
• Ability to effectively instruct individuals and large groups and manage a classroom.
• Ability to adapt instruction/support to students’ differences in learning styles, strengths and demonstrated needs.
• Ability to facilitate a positive and inclusive environment for all students.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Ability to prioritize appropriately, take initiative, critically think and problem solve.
• Ability to plan and organize multiple job tasks.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working and professional relationships.
• Ability to appropriately use, protect and preserve the confidentiality of information.
• Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to the vision, mission and values of both the CareGiver Training Institute and Pima Council on Aging.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Current Arizona Registered Nurse license that is active and in good standing.
• Maintain a satisfaction rating of no less than 75% based on student class evaluations.
• At least one year of direct care experience working as an RN.
• At least one year of experience supervising nursing assistants or teaching adults as a faculty member or clinical educator.
• Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite, (Word, Power Point, Outlook, and Excel) and video conferencing platforms.
• Successful fingerprint clearance and criminal background check.

Working Environment:
• The work environment noise varies dependent upon the classroom environment
• The work environment includes travel to and working in various classroom, skills lab, clinical and testing settings.
• The basic duties of this job require the employee to be physically present in a classroom, skills lab, clinical or testing setting as required by the employer. As necessary, the basic duties of this job may need to be conducted virtually as directed by the employer.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand and occasionally climb or balance, squat, stoop, twist, turn, push, pull, kneel, crouch, crawl and reach with hands and arms. The employee must lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift in excess of 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Hearing requirements include ability to listen and respond appropriately to conversations in person and over the phone.

The Caregiver Training Institute and Pima Council on Aging reserve the right to modify, interpret or apply this position description. This description in no way implies that these are the only responsibilities, including major responsibilities, to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This position description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise; the employment relationship remains “at-will.” The aforementioned position requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability.

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