Training Specialist 1 Nursing

Grade 18

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Summary of Job Description

Training Specialist 1 (Nursing) provides clinical training that requires the expertise of a registered nurse, including nursing training and orientation; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); Approved Medical Administration Personnel (AMAP) training; and basic medical support training, such as taking blood pressure, to direct care staff in institutional and community settings.  Incumbents may engage in other health/wellness trainings and general training activities.

As a Training Specialist 1 (Nursing), you would:

Develop and present training courses in an agency's training program.

Identify and assess specific training needs by reviewing agency programs and by discussing staff and program requirements with program managers.

Develop a training program to meet identified needs by determining course content and method of presentation and obtaining training materials.

Prepare proposals for training programs utilizing funds provided for in State and employee agreements, and for Managerial/Confidential training.

Present training courses by obtaining outside instructors or personally conducting courses and selecting audiovisual teaching aids.

Review outside instructors lesson plans to ensure consistency with course outlines.

Prepare lesson plans for those courses conducted personally.

Evaluate training courses with questionnaires, review of work reports, or supervisory evaluation.

Inform employees and program managers of available training and educational opportunities.

Disseminate training announcements and information concerning educational opportunities.

Provide specific information and course applications for those employees who may have a direct interest in a training course.

Select employees for training courses and educational opportunities based on relevance of courses to employee's work, budgetary restraints, and class size.

Assist program managers and supervisors in developing on-the-job training programs that will optimize.

Review on-the-job training programs with supervisors to optimize required learning opportunities for employees.

Recommend specialized training courses to correct problems or to familiarize staff with new programs, policies, or procedures.

Provide fiscal and administrative oversight for training-related contracts by assisting with contract development, including solicitation and administration of requests for proposals.

Provide technical assistance in developing and updating training policies, and updates training manuals using appropriate resources and with assistance and review by supervisors.

Maintain web-based learning management system within an agency to record compliance and analyze training needs.

Training Specialists 2 perform the same tasks as Training Specialists 1 and supervise professional and paraprofessional training staff and/or support staff.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

The Mental Hygiene Staff Development Specialist 3 (Nursing) exam is used to fill this position.

To take this examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of Mental Health or the New York State Office For People with Developmental Disabilities and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows: as a Nurse 1, Nurse 2, or Nurse 2 (Psychiatric).

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How to Apply

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Career Mobility

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