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PDFWAC 388-112A-1240

What are the minimum qualifications for an instructor for core basic, population specific, on-the-job, residential care administrator, nurse delegation core, and specialized diabetes trainings?

An instructor for core basic, population specific, on-the-job, residential care administrator, nurse delegation core, and nurse delegation specialized diabetes trainings must meet the following minimum qualifications:
(1) Twenty-one years of age;
(2) Has not had a professional health care, adult family home, assisted living facility, or social services license or certification revoked in Washington state;
(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 professional or caregiving experience within the last five years in a community based setting or an adult family home, enhanced services facility, assisted living facility, supported living through the developmental disabilities administration (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, supported living through DDA, or home care setting;
(4) Meets one or more of the following teaching experience requirements:
(a) One hundred hours of experience teaching adults in an appropriate setting on topics directly related to basic training or basic training topics that may be offered as continuing education;
(b) Forty hours of teaching basic training while being mentored by an instructor who is approved to teach basic training; or
(c) Instructors with adult family homes, enhanced services facilities, and assisted living facilities who do not have the experience described in (a) or (b) of this subsection, must have and attest to the following experience and plans in their application:
(i) Forty hours of informal teaching experiences unrelated to basic training topics such as guest lecturing, team teaching, and volunteer teaching with parks, local high schools, 4-H groups, English as a second language (ESL) groups, senior organizations, or religious organizations;
(ii) Three adult learning techniques that the instructor will implement in the long-term care worker training; and
(iii) Three ways the instructor plans on improving instructional skills and the method the instructor will use to measure improvement such as submitting the continuous improvement plan feedback from the DSHS adult education class;
(5) Except for instructors for nurse delegation core and diabetes training, completion of a class on adult education that meets the requirements of WAC 388-112A-1297;
(6) The instructor must be experienced in caregiving practices and demonstrate competency for teaching the course content or units being taught;
(7) Instructors who will administer tests must have experience or training in assessment and competency testing;
(8) Community instructors for nurse delegation core and diabetes training must have a current Washington registered nurse (RN) license in good standing without practice restrictions; and
(9) Facility instructors must be approved and contracted by the department as a community instructor in order to be approved to teach the following classes:
(a) Nurse delegation core;
(b) Nurse delegation diabetes training; or
(c) DSHS adult education training curriculum.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.39A.009, 74.39A.070, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 18.20.270, 18.88B.021, 18.88B.035, 70.128.230, 71A.12.030, and 70.97.080. WSR 20-14-088, § 388-112A-1240, filed 6/30/20, effective 7/31/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.39A.009, 74.39A.070, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.351, 74.39A.341, 18.20.270, 18.88B.021, 18.88B.035, 70.128.230, 71A.12.030. WSR 17-22-036, § 388-112A-1240, filed 10/24/17, effective 11/24/17.]
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