70th AHCA/NCAL Convention and Expo
Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, PhD RN FNP FAAN
George Washington University School of Nursing
MBM Consulting LLC: Consultant, Ownership Interest (stocks, stock options, or other ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds)
Staff competency language was added to the 2016 reform of Requirements of Participation (RoP) for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Staff competency is not guaranteed by credentials or experience; SNF leadership must identify specific competencies and skills, and provide continuing education and training to meet specific resident needs. Competency-based education offers an opportunity for SNFs to create robust, measurable, and targeted staff development that improves resident outcomes, ensures compliance, improves staff satisfaction and retention, while simultaneously advancing business goals.
This session provides practical, relevant, and effective strategies to assist SNF leadership teams implement the CMS RoP competency-based training requirements within their operational umbrella to meet the needs of their residents and staff; and realize their mission, vision, and business goals. These strategies include information on evidence-based models for staff education in SNFs, tips for real-world hands-on training implementation, and how to use a Competency Pathway to tailor training needs for individual SNFs.
This session will provide:
1) An overview of the competencies specifically listed across multiple sections in the regulations and how SNF leadership can use data to determine their unique staff training needs.
2) Evidence-based models of competency-based training for SNF and insights into real-world training implementation.
3) Best practices for teaching-learning strategies and skill performance to document staff competencies.
4) Demonstrate use of the Competency Pathway, an adaptable tool to ensure staff are trained and can display required level of competency, measures the impact of training, identifies areas of needed remediation and effective teaching-learning strategies.