Program Developer, Longterm Care

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA Education & Training / Healthcare
Under limited direction, the Health Occupations Program Director will be responsible for the planning, implementation and oversight of education and training programs and courses for the Health Occupations programs in Kirkwood Community College's Continuing Education Division.

The Program Director will be responsible for program development, implementation, instructor recruitment and budgetary oversight of a variety of courses and programs.  The Program Director will be responsible for maintaining all institutional, local, state and national compliance and certifications for programs.

  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.

  • Assess local and regional education needs and implement programs to meet the assessed needs.
  • Coordinate programs and curriculum with instructors.
  • Provide budgetary oversight of program functions.
  • Counsel current and prospective students on appropriate educational needs.
  • Participate in state-wide programming activities.
  • Prepare planning analysis of new programs.
  • Work with/coordinate instructors/speakers to present quality courses/programs.
  • Monitor and analyze budget revenue projections, program expenses operating margin and other benchmarks in support of CE&TS Department and Strategic Plans
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
  • Administer and oversee Nurse Aide and other long term care programs at Kirkwood Community College.
  • Assess local and regional education needs in nurse aide training and other training activities as assigned and implement programs to meet the assessed needs.
  • Maintain Kirkwood Community College's Nurse Aide providership and assure compliance with all local, state, and federal guidelines and regulations regarding Nurse Aide and other longterm care program training.
  • Administer and oversee programs and courses including but not limited to the Rehabilitation Aide, Administration of Non-Parenteral Medications for Certified Nurse Aide, Food Service Training, Activity Coordinator, Medication Aide, Medication Manager, and KPACE Connections courses and programs and other programs as appropriate.
  • Administer and oversee state written and practical Nurse Aide examinations.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences. 

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

  • Position involves working in an office setting.
  • Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping.
  • Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work.
  • Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.

  • Registered Nurse or higher (BSN, MSN, NP).
  • Current Iowa Nursing license. 
  • Two years experience working as a Registered Nurse.
  • At least one-year experience working as a Registered Nurse in a long-term care facility (skilled nursing floor of hospital will not qualify as LTC experience). 
  • Registered Nurse or higher (BSN, MSN, NP).
  • CPR for the Healthcare Professional (or ability to obtain within six months of employment).
  • Bachelor's degree preferred. 
  • Knowledge of current practice and other related health areas required. 
  • At least one year experience in educational setting and familiarity with agencies and boards of agencies preferred.  
  • Five years recent and relevant experience in healthcare or healthcare education (or combination of) may be substituted for Bachelor's degree.

Kirkwood Community College declares and affirms that it values and respects diversity and inclusion in all College-sponsored events, all employment practices, and all educational programs and activities. The College will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of persons on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, religion, or disability.
Anyone who has questions or complaints should contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, or by phone to (319) 398-5572, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560, Fax: (312) 730-1576, Email:

Job ID: 67849

Posted 18 days ago

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