Faith Family and Determination
STAFF COMPETENCY ORIENTATION
All facility personnel shall participate in an orientation program immediately after hire or role change within the facility. New employees will attend a general orientation subsequently, new and continuing facility personnel must participate in a performance based assessment process that is designed to evaluate competencies to meet the designated performance expectations as specified in the employee job descriptions.
SPECIFIC DIMENSIONS ASSESSED INCLUDE:
Critical judgment, interpersonal relationship skills and technical skills are required. The orientation will consist of classroom instruction/validation with a preceptor to assure the employee can perform at the minimum competency levels in order to provide safe and therapeutic care. Clinical competencies will be assessed by the registered nurse and or the preceptor. Documentation of the successful completion of all areas of orientation will be maintained in the employees file. Performance evaluations will be completed at the end of each probation period and annually thereafter for all facility personnel.
nursing personnel will complete competency requirements - the mandatory
continuous education curriculum required by the State of
All employees will receive a performance appraisal at the end of each interval of the probationary periods and annually thereafter. All licensed nursing personnel will be expected to demonstrate participation in continuous education programs to maintain and update their professional skills. The yearly performance appraisal evaluation will be criteria based, reflect the job description and include performance goals for the following year.
All facility personnel are encouraged to participate in continuous education programs to maintain clinical skills and enhance knowledge of consumer focused care delivery system. Continuous education is promoted to create a professional and knowledgeable network with peers within the facility, with peers from other facilities and from all applicable community agencies.
SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION: CPR & FIRSTAID
All licensed nursing personnel and non-licensed personnel will have BCLS-A (Heart Saver): by a certified basic life support (BLS) instructors. Instructors must be certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) or the American Red Cross (ARC). Competency must be demonstrated yearly through a written exam and skill performance as defined by the AHA. Facility personnel who are physically challenged as a result of an acute or chronic physical conditions may obtain a CPR certification for the physically challenged as designated by AHA. Facility Administrator will be responsible for assuring an adequate number of certified personnel are available at all times to provide CPR to our consumers in the event of a life threatening emergency.
All facility personnel will attend monthly, quarterly, semi -annually and or annual reviews of the following safety programs: fire and safety, evacuation drills, infection control practices, kitchen/food safety, electrical safety and hazardous substances and medical/environmental emergencies.
PART-TIME/CONTINGENT STAFF/ VOLUNTEERS
All part-time/contingent/volunteer staff will participate in the orientation/in-service programs based on their job duties and responsibilities. Part-time/contingent staff will attend annual facility skill validation sessions.
THE STATE OF MICHIGAN APPROVED CURRICULUM
To comply with certification Rule 330.1806(2)(3)(4) direct care staff providing resident care must be trained using either the approved curriculum, " Providing Residential Services in Community Settings: A Training Guide" or an approved alternative curriculum. The Providing Residential Services curriculum is the approved curriculum for direct care staff that work in adult foster care homes that are licensed to provide services to individuals that have a mental illness or a developmental disability.
The components of individual topics within the curriculum have evolved as standards relating to the care of adults have advanced. Due to this fact, current standards and practices applicable to direct care staff training for certified facilities must be used. For example: Providing Residential Services references the Food Guide Pyramid whereas current USDA Dietary Guidelines use MyPlate.
The Providing Residential Services in Community Settings training is the curriculum we use at FAITH FAMILY AND DETERMINATION AFC HOME which is listed below, identified by specific modules/topics:
A. Introduction/Your Role as Direct Care Staff
B. Recipient Rights Module (Revised 7/09)
C. Working with People: Introduction to Human Needs, Values, Guiding
Principals, and Effective Teaching Strategies
D. Basic Health and Medications
E. Nutrition and Food Service
F. Environmental Emergencies: Preventing, Preparing, and Responding
G. Working with People: Positive Techniques to Address Challenging Behavior
H. Advanced Health and Medications
Additional training curriculum http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,4562,7-124-5455_27716_27717-251002--,00.html
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