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PDFWAC 388-71-0846

What content must be included in orientation?

Orientation must include introductory information in the following areas:
(1) The care setting and the characteristics and special needs of the population served or to be served;
(2) Basic job responsibilities and performance expectations;
(3) The care plan, including what it is and how to use it;
(4) The care team;
(5) Process, policies, and procedures for observation, documentation and reporting;
(6) Client 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;
(7) Mandatory reporter law and worker responsibilities; and
(8) Communication methods and techniques that can be used while working with a client or guardian, and other care team members.
One hour of completed classroom instruction or other form of training (such as video or online course) equals one hour of training. The training entity must establish a way for the long-term care worker to ask the instructor questions.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 13-02-023, ยง 388-71-0846, filed 12/20/12, effective 1/20/13.]
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