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PDFWAC 246-320-156

Management of human resources.

This section ensures that hospitals provide competent staff consistent with scope of services.
Hospitals must:
(1) Establish, review, and update written job descriptions for each job classification;
(2) Conduct periodic staff performance reviews;
(3) Assure qualified staff available to operate each department including a process for competency, skill assessment and development;
(4) Assure supervision of staff;
(5) Document verification of staff licensure, certification, or registration;
(6) Complete tuberculosis screening for new and current employees consistent with the Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Healthcare Facilities, 2005. Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Volume 54, December 30, 2005;
(7) Orient staff to their assigned work environment;
(8) Give infection control information to staff upon hire and annually which includes:
(a) Education on general infection control according to chapter 296-823 WAC bloodborne pathogens exposure control;
(b) Education specific to infection control for multidrug-resistant organisms; and
(c) General and specific infection control measures related to the patient care areas where staff work;
(9) Establish and implement an education plan that verifies or arranges for the training of staff on prevention, transmission, and treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) consistent with RCW 70.24.310.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.41 RCW and RCW 43.70.040. WSR 09-07-050, ยง 246-320-156, filed 3/11/09, effective 4/11/09.]
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