Role Title: Resuscitation & Mandatory Training Coordinator

Role Title: Resuscitation & Mandatory Training Coordinator

Position Description

Role title: Resuscitation & Mandatory Training Coordinator

Reports to:Knowledge Centre Manager

Accountable to:Executive Director Nursing & Midwifery

Location:Knowledge Centre, Dunedin

Role of the District Health Board
Our Vision:
  • Better Health, Better Lives, Whanau Ora.
Our Mission:
  • We work in partnership with people and communities to achieve their optimum health and wellbeing. We seek excellence through a culture of learning, enquiry, service and caring.
The Southern Way:
  • Patients are the centre of everything we do.
  • Create a high performing organisation with a focus on quality.
  • Become a single unified DHB.
  • Provide financially and clinically sustainable services to the community we serve.
Our Statutory Purpose:
  • To improve, promote and protect the health of our population.
  • Promote the integration of health services across primary and secondary care services.
  • Seek the optimum arrangement for the most effective and efficient delivery of health services.
  • Promote effective care or support for those in need of personal health or disability support services.
  • Promote the inclusion and participation in society and the independence of people with disabilities.
  • Reduce health disparities by improving health outcomes for Maori and other population groups.
  • Foster community participation in health improvement, and in planning for the provision of, and changes to the provision of services.
  • Uphold the ethical and quality standards expected of us and to exhibit a sense of social and environmental responsibility.

Purpose of the Role
The Resuscitation & Mandatory Training Coordinator functions in the role of clinician, educator, consultant, and researcher. In collaboration with the medical, nursing/midwifery staff and allied health, provides clinical support and education, which positively influences staff training, service efficiency, and patient outcomes. Incorporated within each of these role functions the Resuscitation & Mandatory Training Coordinator is a role model, change agent, leader, cost effective practitioner, mentor and resource person.
  • To provide co–ordination and strategic direction for resuscitation and mandatory training within services provided by the Southland District Health Board.
  • To ensure all resuscitation and mandatory training programmes meet individual, organisational and service needs to prescribed standards.
  • To provide leadership in resuscitation and mandatory training policy and practice to facilitate best practice outcomes.
  • To influence purchasing and distribution of resuscitation and training equipment for SDHB and Otago Clinical Skills Laboratory (OCSL) facilities.

Organisational Competencies:
Customer Focus / Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
Integrity and Trust / Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
Drive for Results / Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Role Specific Competencies:
Priority Setting / Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.
Managing and Measuring Work / Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress, and results; designs feedback loops into work.
Interpersonal Savvy / Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organisation; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Key Relationships:
Knowledge Centre
Knowledge Centre Team
Educator Group
Directorate Leadership Group
Nursing Staff
Midwifery Staff
Medical Staff
Allied Health, Technical & Scientific Staff
OCSL Director
OCSL Operations Manager
Staff Occupational Health
Infection Prevention & Control
Resuscitation Committee
Biomedical Technicians / External
Otago Polytechnic
Dunedin School of Medicine
New Zealand Resuscitation Council
Rural Health Trust Hospitals
Primary Health Providers
Other DHBs
Knowledge, Experience and Skills required:
Essential Criteria:
  • Be registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a Comprehensive or Registered General Nurse OR
  • Other suitably qualified health professional
  • Hold an appropriate current Practising Certificate
  • Hold a NZRC CORE Resuscitation Level 6 Provider certificate
  • Hold a qualification in Adult Teaching or demonstrate equivalence
  • Be a qualified Level 6 & 7 NZRC Instructor (or achieve within 6 months of appointment)
  • Have excellent administrative, organisational and time management skills
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate across all disciplines and occupation groups
  • Be able to work under pressure to fulfil urgent requests within tight time-frames
  • Have the vision and flexibility to anticipate and respond to change
Desired Experience / Knowledge:
  • Previous experience in a resuscitation training role
  • Experience in health education programmes and course development
  • Have demonstrated teaching ability, including lesson planning and resource development
  • Be proficient in use of Microsoft Office, and DHB IT processes and databases
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of quality management
  • Understanding of current issues in clinical practice
  • Demonstrate conflict resolution and change management skills

Key Accountabilities / Deliverables / Example Measures
Implement resuscitation training programmes that comply with SDHB, Resuscitation Council, Medical Council and Nursing Council policy, and other legislative requirement /
  • Liaison with Resuscitation Training and Service Leader (Southland)
  • Timely reviewing of SDHB CPR training policies and standards in line with the recommendations of the New Zealand Resuscitation Council guidelines. Revised policies to be signed off by the Executive Director Nursing & Midwifery, Chief Medical Officer and/or Critical Care Intensivist or Southern DHB Resuscitation Committee
  • Co-ordination and implementation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and advanced life support training across Otago sites
  • Ensuring CPR/resuscitation competency maintenance programmes meet the policy requirements of SDHB, NZ Resuscitation Council, NZ Medical Council , NZ Nursing Council and NZ Midwifery Council
  • Ensuring appropriate improvement strategies are included in resuscitation training programmes to meet Quality Assurance and Accreditation needs.

To develop, manage and participate in a strategic plan for resuscitation and mandatory training within SDHB /
  • Actively participate in the Resuscitation Committee to develop and update recommendations for practice and equipment on behalf of the organisation.
  • Actively participate in creating and implementing a strategic plan for resuscitation and mandatory training across Otago sites and consistent within SDHB, including facilitation of training programmes for medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health staff.
  • Monitoring, and evaluating resuscitation and mandatory training programmes and resources in accordance with national and organisational standards.
  • Monitoring resuscitation and mandatory training undertaken by all clinical staff utilising Competency and Training Databases.
  • Train, support and maintain competency in a core group of CPR instructors at SDHB.
  • Developing a liaison with other health professional groups and managers to ensure co-ordinated activities within SDHB
  • Demonstrate competent and effective teaching skills, and provide an environment conducive to adult learning
  • Providing and making accessible information on planned resuscitation and mandatory training programmes to facilitate forward planning of staff rosters
  • Providing monthly reports to Knowledge Centre Manager on activities and services planned and provided
To facilitate and develop advanced clinical training for medical and nursing staff to better manage the deteriorating patient and clinical crises. /
  • Provide and develop workshops and training courses that develop the skills and knowledge required to manage the deteriorating patient and clinical crises.
  • Provide leadership and direction for developing and purchasing equipment and facilities to enhance clinical training.
  • Provide leadership in the use of simulation and skill training as a means to enhance clinical training.
  • Coordinate the use and distribution of training equipment and facilities.
  • Coordinate the maintenance of training equipment and facilities.
To facilitate resuscitation and mandatory policy development and promote evidence-based practice /
  • Ensuring all policy and procedure statements are based on relevant guidelines.
  • Work in partnership with doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health staff to enhance resuscitation and improve the skills of the staff
  • Completing monitoring and auditing activities relevant to training provided.
  • Disseminating best practice and evidence-based information relevant to resuscitation and mandatory training
Act as a resource person for managers and staff /
  • Plan and coordinate delivery of Mandatory Training courses in consultation with Knowledge Centre Manager
  • Provide information on resuscitation and mandatory resources available.
  • Reviewing resuscitation literature and making recommendations to the Staff Library personnel as appropriate.
  • Providing information on available external resuscitation courses, conferences and seminars
  • Acting as a resource person to the Clinical Products Committee.
  • Provide scenario-based simulation teaching sessions to clinical areas and groups as required and requested.
  • Provide debriefing education for staff after cardiac arrests as required and requested.
Audit the maintenance of resuscitation equipment and audit clinical outcomes within the hospital /
  • Carry a cardiac arrest pager and, when available, attend cardiac arrests to monitor overall staff performance.
  • Undertak regular 6-monthly audits of Cardiac Arrest and Emergency trolleys within the hospital, including staff compliance with checking and maintenance.
  • Ensure all resuscitation equipment involved in arrests and training is reviewed and updated annually or as necessary.
  • Ensuring all new equipment meets the safety standard for the hospital, and is appropriate and is consistent with accepted hospital standards.
  • Ensuring defective or obsolete equipment is immediately withdrawn from service and repaired/replaced promptly.
  • Maintain resuscitation and mandatory training equipment and oversee its use and distribution
  • Providing hygiene protocols and monitoring the cleaning of training equipment
  • Conduct annual audits on cardiac arrests outcomes and use results to influence training, equipment, procedures and policy.
To maintain professional development and level of expertise /
  • Setting performance objectives for self-development during appraisal process, in partnership with the Knowledge Centre Manager
  • Attending relevant study days and conferences.
  • Delivering a minimum of 3 NZRC CORE courses annually.
  • Attend at least 2 NZRC instructor workshops every 4 years.
  • Passing NZRC instructor exam every 4 years.
  • Achieving satisfactory audit feedback from CORE courses.
  • Networking with other experts in similar or associated specialities
Treaty of Waitangi / The Southern District Health Board is committed to its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi. As an employee you are required to give effect to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi - Partnership, Participation and Protection. /
Health and Safety / Foster and support commitment to achieving the highest level of health and safety, including identification and reporting of all hazards, assistance in resolving issues that may cause harm to staff, and working safely at all times.
Quality and Performance /
  • Maintain professional and organisational quality standards.
  • Ensure delivered work is planned, delivered, and implemented consistently against quality standards.
  • Continuously identify improvement opportunities to perform job in most effective manner.
  • Investigate opportunities to achieve goals in a more efficient way.
  • Performance is in alignment with HR quality audit standards, organisational requirements, and professional standards.

Note: The above example measures are provided as a guide only. The precise performance measures for this position will require further discussion between the job holder and manager.

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