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PDFWAC 388-71-0846

What content must be included in long-term care worker orientation?

(1) For long-term care worker orientation required of those individuals identified in WAC 388-71-0860, long-term care worker orientation is a two hour training that must include introductory information in the following areas:
(a) The care setting and the characteristics and special needs of the population served;
(b) Basic job responsibilities and performance expectations;
(c) The care plan or negotiated service agreement, including what it is and how to use it;
(d) The care team;
(e) Process, policies, and procedures for observation, documentation, and reporting;
(f) Resident rights protected by law, including the right to confidentiality and the right to participate in care decisions or to refuse care and how the long-term care worker will protect and promote these rights;
(g) Mandatory reporter law and worker responsibilities as required under chapter 74.34 RCW; and
(h) Communication methods and techniques that may be used while working with a resident or guardian and other care team members.
(2) One hour of completed classroom instruction or other form of training (such as a video or online course) in long-term care orientation training equals one hour of training. The training entity must establish a way for the long-term care worker to receive feedback from an approved instructor or a proctor trained by an approved instructor.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.270, 70.128.230, 74.08.090, 74.39A.070, and 74.39A.074. WSR 23-01-022, § 388-71-0846, filed 12/9/22, effective 1/9/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 13-02-023, § 388-71-0846, filed 12/20/12, effective 1/20/13.]
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