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PDFWAC 388-71-1055

What are the minimum qualifications for an instructor for basic (including thirty hour and twelve hour DDA parent providers, population specific), on-the-job, nurse delegation core, and nurse delegation specialized diabetes training?

An instructor for basic (including thirty hour and twelve hour DDA parent providers, population specific), on-the-job, nurse delegation core, and nurse delegation specialized diabetes training must meet the following minimum qualifications:
(1) Twenty-one years of age;
(2) Has not had a professional health care, adult family home, enhanced services facility, assisted living facility, or social services license or certification revoked in Washington state; and
(3) Meets one or more of the following education or work experience requirements upon initial approval or hire:
(a) Is a registered nurse with work experience within the last five years with the elderly or persons with disabilities requiring long-term care in a community setting;
(b) Has an associate degree or higher degree in the field of health or human services and six months of professional or caregiving experience within the last five years in an adult family home, enhanced services facility, assisted living facility, supported living through DDA, or home care setting; or
(c) Has a high school diploma, or equivalent, and one year of professional or caregiving experience within the last five years in an adult family home, enhanced services facility, assisted living facility, supported living through DDA, or home care setting;
(4) Meets the following teaching experience requirements:
(a) One hundred hours of teaching adults in an appropriate setting on topics directly related to the basic training for basic training topics that may be offered as continuing education; or
(b) Forty hours of teaching basic training while being mentored by an instructor who is approved to teach basic training;
(5) Except for instructors for nurse delegation core and diabetes training, completion of a class on adult education that meets the requirements in WAC 388-71-1066;
(6) Experienced in caregiving practices and demonstrates competency with respect to teaching the course content or units being taught;
(7) Instructors who will administer tests must have experience or training in assessment and competency testing; and
(8) Community instructors for nurse delegation core and specialized diabetes trainings must have a current Washington state registered nurse (RN) license in good standing without practice restrictions.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 43.43.832, 74.39A.270, 74.39A.056, 74.39A.074, 43.20A.710, 74.39A.525, 43.43.842, 74.39A.326, 74.39A.515, 74.39A.505, 18.88B.021, 43.43.837 and 2018 c 278. WSR 21-18-081, § 388-71-1055, filed 8/30/21, effective 10/1/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 13-02-023, § 388-71-1055, filed 12/20/12, effective 1/20/13.]
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