Training Specialist I

Texas Health & Human Services Commission Rusk , TX 75785

Posted 1 week ago

Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals?

Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission.

The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan. The Training Specialist I works a Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM schedule, and must be available to work 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM once/twice per month in the Facility Competency Training Development (FCTD) department.

The Training Specialist I ensures employees are effectively trained in the core and specialty competencies required for their position. This includes all aspects of instructing and facilitating employees at all levels of the organization in the new employee orientation, specialized or targeted training, continuing education, annual refresher and employee development. The Training Specialist assists with curriculum development as directed, ensures that accurate records of training are maintained and utilizes the training software program in maintaining and providing employee training records and in reporting training compliance.

The Training Specialist will also be responsible for providing required training during the 10pm-6am shift once per month or as needed. Must abide by human resources confidentiality policy. The Training Specialist must demonstrate a professional manner and exhibit communication skills suitable for public speaking.

The Training Specialist I act as a liaison between the FCTD department and other assigned programs and departments to ensure that staff stay up to date on concerns throughout the hospital with training and that these issues are addressed. Attends facility meetings and serves on assigned workgroups as necessary. Works under supervision of the FCTD Supervisor IV and the Program Specialist III, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Must understand that the duties, location of work and shift pattern are subject to change as determined by the administration to meet the needs of the hospital. Must understand that the duties may include exposure to blood or other potential infectious materials. Essential Job Functions:


Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. 1. Conducts competency-based training, including new hire orientation and annual refresher training that includes core and specialty courses. Training is conducted using approved training curriculum and procedures, audiovisual equipment and practice models as appropriate in order to train the skills and develop employees. Training classes include teaching Treatment Intervention and Protective Strategies (TIPS) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), which require certain physical capabilities. Assists in facilitating continuing education. Training supervised routinely by FCTD Program Supervisor IV and the Program Specialist III. 2. Documents class attendance and participation as outlined in the departmental policy using rosters, class assessments and performance sheets to ensure accurate documentation and reports. Records will be routinely monitored by the FCTD Program Supervisor IV and the Program Specialist III and during external reviews. 3. Demonstrates knowledge of the FCTD training requirements for the different RSH position types and knowledge of the course content of FCTD courses. Displays a willingness to increase knowledge and skills related to training and instruction. 4. Monitors and documents the actions and behaviors of class participants to ensure compliance with RSH policies and FCTD guidelines. 5. Maintains necessary certifications to teach certain FCTD courses and other assigned classes. 6. Demonstrates organizational skills in all aspects of the position.

Ability to post/track/enter data accurately that requires close attention to detail. 7. Demonstrates or possess the ability to learn computer-based training/tracking system (PeopleSoft) to accurately and effectively post training and pull compliance reports in order to ensure correct and complete documentation of staff training. 8. Serves as the FCTD equipment and resources coordinator and completes all tasks associated with: obtaining, maintaining and organizing equipment, audio-visual aids (including DVDs) and materials and supplies for classes. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location. Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1.Demonstration of excellent interpersonal and communication skills, orally and in writing, with people with diverse backgrounds and at all levels of the organization. 2. Knowledge of training/teaching procedures and techniques. 3. Skill in instructing others in a large classroom setting as well as in one-to-one situations. 4. Ability to formulate learning objectives; to evaluate training objectives, requirements and effectiveness of delivery and comprehension. 5. Skill and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. 6. Ability to use and complete continuing education on Windows-based programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc., as well as the ability to operate basic office equipment and audio/visual equipment. 7. Physical ability to perform Treatment Intervention and Protective Strategies (TIPS) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). 8. Ability to work both within a team environment and independently. 9. Excellent communication skills (both orally and in writing), work habits, attitudes. Registration or Licensure

Requirements:

NoneInitial Selection Criteria:
1.High School diploma or GED. College degree, preferred. 2. Experience teaching or training of Adults/Children/Individuals with Special Needs. 3. Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. 4. Experience making presentations, developing curriculum. 5. Experience entering or tracking data or maintaining a record system. Additional Information:

Requisition # 405947Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility. Required Task: Present a 10-15 minute presentation on a topic and materials provided by FCTD.

Bilingual preferred.Sign Language preferred.Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable.

As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.MOS Code:

Note: There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position.

All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.



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