Survey & Regulatory

2018 AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention

SR-4 - How to Competently Address Staff Competencies

Tuesday, October 9
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
CE: NAB: 1.5 | Nurses 1.5

Compliance with SOM regulations related to staff competency requires nurse leaders to tailor a training and education plan for staff specific to their facility’s resident population. The regulations require nursing staff that not only is sufficient but also has the appropriate competencies and skills sets to provide nursing and related services to assure resident safety. Ensuring your staff is competent can be challenging. Where do you begin? How will you hire competent staff? What does competency look like during day-to-day clinical operations? This session will provide attendees with practical tips and strategies to address staff competency and teach them how to use the facility assessment to direct staff education and training.

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Amy J. Stewart, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT

Curriculum Development Specialist
American Association of Directors of Nursing Service

Ms. Stewart has over 20 years of long-term care nursing experience. She currently works as a curriculum development specialist for the American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS). She is a subject matter expert in long-term care clinical and quality related topics and clinical reimbursement. She is an author of several published articles for Provider and Long-term Living magazines with topics including nursing depositions, medication reconciliation, and infection control and prevention. In addition, Amy holds a certificate in legal nurse consulting and works part-time as a legal nurse consultant for Hall, Prangle, and Schoonveld in Chicago, Illinois.Prior to joining HPS, Amy was the division director of reimbursement for 18 skilled nursing facilities in the Chicagoland area, part of a larger hospital system that participated in CMS innovative payment models. Previous roles include director of nursing, pharmacy quality consultant, wound care consultant, and MDS coordinator. Amy is an AANAC member and Master Teacher for both AANAC and AADNS and was a presenter at the 2014, 2016, 2018 AANAC national conferences as well as the 2017 and 2018 AADNS national conferences.

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