R9-10-803. Administration (Employee Ongoing Training)
A manager shall ensure that policies and procedures are established, documented, and implemented that: (a) Include job descriptions, duties, and qualifications, including required skills and knowledge, education, and experience for employees and volunteers; and, (b) Cover orientation and in-service education for employees and volunteers.
Effective 10-01-2013, the Department of Health Services has enacted new regulations that dramatically change the annual requirement for caregiver continuous education. The previous standard required 6 hours of Supervisory Care, 2 hours of Personal Care, and 4 hours of Directed Care level training.
The new standard (R9-10-803 (b)) requires that the Assisted Living Facility Manager define policies and procedures that cover in-service education for employees.
The Department of Health Services when conducting a state survey will audit for compliance with the center or home’s policy and procedures covering in-service education for employees and volunteers. Compliance issues will result in a deficiency that will need to be remediated. AMTI can help you to insure compliance with this code and meet or exceed your facility’s policy covering in-service education. The beauty of an on-line education is that the system is available 24/7 allowing courses to be taken convenient to the shift or day of the week. This allows the manager and staff to stay focused on the residents while on the clock. Training on off-hours translates to better care on on-hours!
Continuing Education Units
For 2018, the Arizona Medical Training Institute will continue to offer a balanced schedule of Continuing Education Units that will allow the Assisted Living Facility Manager an online approach to meeting this requirement . Three courses are provided covering ten (10) CEUs under Supervisory Care, three (3) CEUs under Personal Care, and seven (7) CEUs under Directed Care. All three courses are offered online via AMTI’s eClassroom. In addition, other online classes are offered that will help the Caregiver to improve both knowledge and practical application in your center or home. For example, online courses are available covering such topics as diabetes, infection control, medications management and fall prevention, among others. A certification is awarded at the conclusion of each program and provided to you for inclusion in the personnel file as supportive documentation reflecting compliance with R9-10-803 (b).
Students can take their classes online when they want and where they want! All you need is a computer, access to the internet and the necessary time to be in compliance with R9-10-803 (b), even at 2:00am in the morning! Each interactive, instructive course provides a complete exposure to pertinent topics under each area, including a competency exam. Upon successful completion, AMTI will immediately email the facility or you an official certification of completion. What could be easier!
During 2017, new online training courses were added that will assist in enhancing knowledge, understanding and most importantly competency in providing excellence in care for your residents.
- Should be an Assisted Living Caregiver or Certified ALFM
- Pass a competency test
TUITION, COST AND FEES:
- Course Tuition is $ 10.00 per CEU.