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Workforce Trainings

FHCA offers specialized trainings that can help members grow their long term care workforce, or help current long term care professionals meet their licensure requirements. Some trainings are delivered as a stand-alone event, while others are offered in cojunction with FHCA's statewide conferences.

Workforce Webinar Series - Wednesdays in April from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST 

April 7 - Recruiting and Motivating Staff During Difficult Times
April 14 - Dancing Through Crisis - Building Resilience in Your Senior Living Staff
April 21 - $taffing Matters: Staffing Strategies for Skilled Nursing Centers in a Pandemic World
April 28 - Harmonizing Innovative Labor Solutions to Recruit and Retain Multi-Generational Talent

FHCA's Workforce Webinar Series is designed to bring you solutions to meet the staffing challenges nursing centers and assisted living facilities are experiencing today. Each Wednesday in April, participants will hear from leaders in the field who will share insight and best practices on employee recruitment and retention. Learn staffing strategies that help keep your current team motivated, improve your workplace culture and reduce turnover and understand the financial and clinical considerations when it comes to employee recruitment, engagement and retention. Learn more and register here.

Temporary COVID-19 Personal Care Attendant Program

The Agency for Health Care Administration has approved skilled nursing facilities (Chapter 400. FS) to temporarily use Personal Care Attendants (PCA) to perform resident care procedures currently delivered by Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA). The goal is to provide nursing centers with additional staff to care for residents during State of Emergency and to train new workers to obtain skills necessary to become a CNA. The Temporary COVID-19 Personal Care Attendant Program is an 8-Hour Preservice Course (5-Hour Classroom and 3-Hour Simulation/Competency Check-Off) with continued on-the-job training. The program has been extended to correspond with COVID-19 State of Emergency*, or until such time AHCA finds it necessary to extend or discontinue program to meet needs of crisis. Click here for more information, including PCA training materials.

LPN Supervisory Training and CNA Train-the-Trainer for RN Instructors 

This four-hour session is especially packaged for RN education directors. A streamlined two-for-one session, it will cover everything required to prepare LPNs to supervise CNAs, as well as train CNAs to take the CNA exam. Includes two training manuals. For more information, contact FHCA Trainer Kim Broom, FHCA Director of Clinical & Regulatory Services.

Infection Prevention and Control Officer (Online Training)

FHCA's online training program offered in partnership with the American Health Care Association (AHCA). This self-study, self-paced online training covers all components of the new Infection Prevention and Control Requirements from CMS. Individuals who complete the course will be trained to effectively implement and manage an Infection Prevention and Control Program at their nursing facilities. Learn more here.

Preceptor Refresher Course (hosted in conjunction with the FHCA Annual Conference)

Board of Nursing Home Administrators’ regulations pursuant to 64B10-16.0025(2), FAC, require all Florida Nursing Home Administrators with Preceptor Certification to take a two-hour Preceptor Refresher Course upon license renewal every two years. This course will meet that requirement. If you are considering becoming a Preceptor, this session will also provide an overview to help you understand the needs and expectations of AITs and Preceptors. FHCA’s Senior Director of Quality Affairs, Deborah Franklin will moderate this session as experts, including current and past members of the Board of Nursing Home Administrators, probable cause panel members and experienced Preceptors share their knowledge.

Preceptor Provider Training

FHCA's Preceptor Provider Training prepares nursing home administrators to serve as Preceptors for students in the Administrator-In-Training (AIT) Program or College-Based Internship required for individuals who plan to become licensed nursing home administrators. FHCA's preceptor training meets the requirements of the Board of Nursing Home Administrators as set forth in Rule 64B10-16.0025, F.A.C. It delivers 6 contact hours of continuing education and focuses on the preceptor and AIT program and regulatory requirements, expectations and needs, domains of practice, mentorship and developing the facility training program.This online training program will be delivered over five sessions -  two 1.5- hour live sessions and three, 1-hour pre-recorded sessions delivered on-demand. Learn more here.