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RoP Phase 3 Staff Competency Toolkit Now Available

LeadingAge and LeadingAge NY are excited to announce that the Staff Competency Toolkit© is now available to members. This toolkit contains 25 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) areas to be used with staff across disciplines, from frontline staff to management, from nursing to social services, activities, food and nutrition services, and beyond.

Section 1 of the toolkit provides insight into the staff competency requirements, leadership implementation strategies, tools, and resources. Section 2 includes the 25 targeted KSA areas, and each KSA area contains general information on the KSA competency, a leadership overview and guide, a facility implementation guide and checklist, competency tools based on the specific KSA requirement, a training plan, a competency test and answer key, an educational PowerPoint that includes trainer’s notes, and references and resources.

KSA areas were determined based on regulation and a poll of leaders in our field and include the following 25 topics:

  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Accidents and Incidents
  • Basic Nursing Skills
  • Behavioral Health
  • Caring for the Resident Environment
  • Change of Condition
  • Communication
  • Cultural Competence
  • Dementia Care
  • Dialysis
  • Diet – Texture
  • Food and Nutrition Cultural Competence
  • Food and Nutrition Dining Assistance and Equipment
  • Hospice Integration
  • Infection Control
  • Medication Management
  • Pain Management
  • Person-Centered Care
  • Physical Assessment and Evaluation
  • Resident Rights
  • Respiratory Care – Airway Trach Management
  • Restorative Nursing
  • Skin and Wound Care
  • Specialized Rehabilitation
  • Transitions of Care

A video introduction is also provided to help members make the most of this resource. Please note that you will need your member login to access this material.

Contact: Mary Wassel, mwassel@leadingageny.org, 518-728-2365