Start Date: 6/26/2019 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 6/26/2019 3:30 PM EDT
Venue Name: Maine Health Care Association Location:
317 State Street
Augusta, ME United States 04330
Maine Health Care Association
This Board-Approved Preceptor Training was created for licensed Nursing Home Administrators (NHA) or Multi-Level Facility Administrators (MLFA) who would like to be certified in Maine to serve as a Preceptor for an Administrator-In-Training (AIT). Among other things, this course includes a review of current Long-Term Care State regulations.
To serve as a Preceptor
In addition to taking this course, you must (1) hold a license, in good standing, by the Board to practice as a NHA or MLFA, having held such a license, in good standing, for at least three years immediately preceding the commencement of the AIT Training Program, and throughout the duration, AND (2) have had at least five years of full-time employment as a NHA or MLFA in Maine and/or some other state, all pursuant to the appropriate license in good standing. See NHA Licensing Board Rules for details.
The updated version of this State-Approved program includes some newly required prerequisites. Unless your certification is current (and you are taking this course to maintain your certification), to participate in this Preceptor Training, you must:
- Complete the online NAB/ACHCA AIT Preceptor Training Modules (and corresponding post-tests) ahead of time, and
- Submit a copy of your NAB Certificate to MHCA on or before the date of the program.
Fortunately, these online training modules are free, and the corresponding AIT Program Manual is also a free resource for both you and your AIT. There are four modules included in the NAB/ACHCA online course. Preceptors who are currently certified (and need to take this course to maintain their certification), are exempt from this requirement.
Eric Pooler, MLA, currently serves as Administrator for Southridge Rehabilitation & Living Center in Biddeford, and as a Facility Operator for the parent company North Country Associates. Eric has over 24 years of experience working in nursing, assisted living, gero-psych and ICF/DD facilities. Eric earned his master’s degree in Special Education and his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education at the University of Maine. Having been a licensed multi-level facility administrator for over 21 years, he has expertise in RUG management and reimbursement, business development, regulatory compliance, staff development and education, operations management, risk management, behavior management and more. In addition, he has served as a preceptor for several administrators over the last 10 years and co-authored the Board approved, Nursing Home Administrator’s Preceptor Training Program.
How To Register:
We encourage you to register early as space is limited for some of our programs. Registrations cannot be accepted over the telephone, they must be submitted in writing. There are two options to register: (1) Use the Register Online option, or (2) Complete the Paper Registration Form, fax it to MHCA at 207.623.4080, and mail the original (along with your payment) to: Maine Health Care Association, 317 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330.
MHCA Members: $99/person
Fee includes cost of training manual.
Approved for 2.5 CEUs by the Maine NHA Licensure Board
For information about refunds, certificates and more, you may use this link to view/print MHCA's Education Policies.