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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Webinar: The time is now! Use of the Temporary Nurse Aide Program to assist with crisis staffing

Start Date: 11/17/2021 1:00 PM EST
End Date: 11/17/2021 3:00 PM EST

Venue Name: Virtual - Zoom

ME  United States 

Organization Name: Maine Health Care Association

Ashley Ellis
Email: aellis@mehca.org
Phone: (207) 623-1146

MHCA understands the complexities regarding the staffing crisis in your home. Unfortunately, the Division of Licensing and Certification cannot give permission for a person trained using the AHCA Temporary Nurse Aide program to be deemed a ‘Certified Nurse’s Aide.’ This term is reserved for those individuals who have met the requirements to be placed on the CNA registry and deemed ‘certified’. Under Maine State Regulations Chapter 110, subsection 8.C.3.a. facilities can employ non-nursing personnel during times when staffing patterns, training qualifications and job descriptions reflect a need of such a person and all other staffing options have been exhausted. That time is now! This program will review the free AHCA temporary nurse aide program, provide a template policy, implementation guide and review the necessary steps to stay compliant utilizing this option.
Danielle Watford, MS, MS-IO, CME-OE, has dedicated her career to the improvement and sustainability of Maine’s long-term care providers. Currently serving as the Director of Quality Improvement and Regulatory Affairs for Maine Health Care Association, she has committed to serving as a resource for providers with an expertise in quality improvement, regulatory application, and advocacy. She holds a master’s degree in both clinical psychology and industrial organizational psychology and has served as a nursing home and assisted living resource throughout the state. Ms. Watford has sixteen years’ experience in long term care quality with an expertise in QAPI implementation, LTC quality measures, and an overwhelming and somewhat twisted love of data and data reporting strategies. She is LEAN SIX SIGMA green belted and is certified as a Manager of Quality in the category of Organizational Excellence. 

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