WACs > Title 388 > Chapter 388-97 > Section 388-97-1680
Agency filings affecting this section
(1) The nursing home must have a staff development program that is under the direction of a designated registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.
(2) The nursing home must:
(a) Ensure each employee receives initial orientation to the facility and its policies and is initially assigned only to duties for which the employee has demonstrated competence;
(b) Ensure all employees receive appropriate inservice education to maintain a level of knowledge appropriate to, and demonstrated competence in, the performance of ongoing job duties consistent with the principle of assisting the resident to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being. To this end, the nursing home must:
(i) Assess the specific training needs of each employee and address those needs; and
(ii) Determine the special needs of the nursing home's resident population which may require training emphasis.
(c) Comply with other applicable training requirements, such as, but not limited to, the bloodborne pathogen standard.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, Â§ 388-97-1680, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]