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PDFWAC 388-71-0932

What is on-the-job training?

(1) Effective July 1, 2012, on the job training is a method of training when the long-term care worker successfully demonstrates any or all of the personal care or infection control skills included in the core basic training while working with a client versus in a practice training setting.
(2) On-the-job training is provided by a qualified instructor as described in WAC 388-71-1055, who directly observes, coaches, and reinforces skills training for up to two long-term care workers at a time. The instructor providing the on-the-job training:
(a) Does not have to be the instructor who has taught the core competency training;
(b) Cannot be someone whose primary job duty is providing direct care to clients; or
(c) Cannot be the immediate supervisor of the long-term care worker receiving the on-the-job training.
(3) The person overseeing on-the-job training must:
(a) Submit DSHS required forms and become an approved instructor for the core competency of basic training; and
(b) Verify on a DSHS approved skills checklist the long-term care worker's successful completion of the demonstrated skills.
(4) For the person receiving on-the-job training, the hours spent in on the job training may count for up to twelve hours toward the completion of basic training requirements.
(5) The training program shall offer department approved on-the-job training as part of the seventy hour training.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 13-02-023, ยง 388-71-0932, filed 12/20/12, effective 1/20/13.]
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