Perhaps one of the most common deficiencies seen during the survey of an Assisted Living Facility is the failure to train (or keep record of training) employees along with properly documenting the paperwork required to be employed in the facility. Ironically, effectively training your staff is one of the most crucial aspects of how your facility will operate. Check out the regulation below, provided by the Hawaii OHCA for how to ensure your employee training will satisfy the requirements of the state:
- 11-90-7 Inservice education.
There shall be a staff in-service education program for the entire staff that includes:
(1) Orientation for all new employees to acquaint them with the philosophy, organization, §11-90-7 practice, and goals of assisted living; and
(2) Ongoing in-service training on a regularly scheduled basis (minimum of six hours annually).
- (1) Orientation for all new employees to acquaint them with the philosophy, organization, §11-90-7 practice, and goals of assisted living; and
Orienting staff is not just a factor in the training and retention of staff, it is required by the OHCA. While there is no timeframe given for when the orientation must be held, it is suggested industry-wide to have staff go through an orientation prior to providing care to residents. This process should also encompass the policies and procedures of your facility to ensure the success of your staff and meet the requirements of this regulation.