Mandatory Training & Competency
Mandatory Training is the education that occurs, throughout the tenure of employment, to ensure that needed skills are effectively introduced and periodically reinforced. Learning & Organizational Development oversees organization-wide mandatory training through assignment of CBL's on topics identified by regulatory agencies.
Competency Assessment is the process used to document the on-going ability of the employee to perform the skills necessary to do the job.
These two areas of workplace development, Mandatory Training and Competency, are designed to work as a cohesive system, used to train, validate and document compliance with the requirements of official regulatory agencies (JCAHO, CMS, and OSHA) and internal hospital departments such as Quality, Risk Management and Accreditation.
Using a virtual continuum, the following shows the sequencing of each of the components of the Mandatory Training and Competency process.
- Competency Assessment
- Initial Competency Assessment
- Ongoing Competency Assessment
- Annual Competency Assessment
- Mandatory Training
- Mandatory Training for New Hires
- Mandatory Annual Retraining
Each component of the ongoing process is explained below.