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Director of Staff Education Transition Care Unit, PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, Full Time, Days

PIH Health

This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted July 29, 2022.

PIH Health is a nonprofit, regional healthcare network that serves approximately 3 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region. The fully integrated network is comprised of PIH Health Hospital – Whittier, PIH Health Hospital – Downey and PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital, 27 outpatient medical locations, a multi-specialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, women’s health, urgent care and emergency services.

The Director of Staff Development (DSD)/MDS Coordinator is responsible for the development of the plan of education for the Transitional Care Unit (TCU). The DSD works with the Clinical Director to orient, educate, and train the TCU Staff in accordance with standards, regulations, and best practice, using a variety of teaching methods. The DSD assists new and current staff in developing role clarity, professional role confidence, and proficiency. Operates as a change agent in the practice and learning environment, and assists with staff and unit development. In addition the role has the responsibility of the coordination of data collection for the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) which includes Minimum Data Set (MDS) by all appropriate health care disciplines and the timely transmission of the MDS to the Department of California Public Health (CDPH).

Required Skills

Required Skills:

  • Current California RN license
  • Current CPR certification
  • BSN or currently enrolled in BSN program
  • Two years’ clinical experience in an acute care or post-acute care facility
  • LA City Fire Card within six months of employment

Preferred Skills:

  • Current Director of Staff Development certification (DSD)
  • Prior experience in an acute care facility or formal classroom education
  • Prior experience in long term care setting
  • Knowledge of Title XXII, OBRA, MDS and Medicare regulations
  • Knowledge/experience in adult teaching methods


The organization is recognized by Watson Health as one of the nation’s Top Hospitals, and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) as one of the nation’s top hospital systems for best practices, cutting-edge advancements, quality of care and healthcare technology. PIH Health is certified as a Great Place to Work TM. For more information, visit or follow us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram