Best Practices for NATP Operation and Policies & Procedures Development
It is essential for training programs to include these “Best Practices” in the policies and procedures and during NATP operation.
Policy and Procedure Manual:
Policies and procedures should provide guidance to staff and students on the daily training program operations. Each policy should indicate job duties, people responsible, when and where the jobs are performed, and how to accomplish the necessary tasks. An organizational chart and instructor monitoring checklist must be included in the manual.
An organizational chart for the online NATP must be developed and include the person in charge, lines of authority, and job titles.
An instructor monitoring checklist must be developed and used to monitor each instructor. The checklist must include verification that the instructor is compliant with the online NATP policy and procedure and applicable State and Federal regulations. The Registered Nurse Program Director (RNPD) will monitor the instructor at least once during theory instruction and once during clinical instruction, or more if necessary. Minimal verification of the instructor includes:
Approved by the Department prior to teaching the online NATP
Currently licensed as a nurse and is in possession of an active nursing license
Teaching according to the curriculum and training schedule
Providing clinical training at a Department approved skilled nursing facility
Personally witnessing return skills demonstrations prior to signing off CDPH E276A form
Avoiding “blanketing signatures” by initialing each skill, module or component independently when documenting student progress
Upon enrollment and prior to beginning clinical training, and before any direct contact with patients, the online NATP must submit to the Department Aide and Technician Certification Section Registry:
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