Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-1255 - Staff member requirements

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Staff members and volunteers. Each individual working or volunteering in a facility shall be qualified by temperament, emotional maturity, judgment, and understanding of residents necessary to maintain the health, comfort, safety, and welfare of residents.
(b) Multiple duties. Each staff member performing duties of more than one position shall meet the minimum qualifications for each position held.
(c) Administrator.
(1) Each administrator shall have a bachelor's degree in social work, human development, psychology, education, nursing, counseling, or family studies or in a related field. The degree shall be from an accredited college or university with accreditation standards equivalent to those met by Kansas colleges and universities.
(2) Each administrator shall demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices of administration and management.
(3) Each administrator shall have at least three years of supervisory experience within a child care facility providing treatment to children or youth.
(d) Clinical director. Each clinical director shall be licensed or approved by the Kansas behavioral sciences regulatory board, the Kansas board of nursing, or the Kansas board of healing arts to diagnose and treat mental and behavioral disorders.
(e) Substance abuse counselor. Each substance abuse counselor shall be responsible for the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of residents for substance abuse. The substance abuse counselor shall be licensed by the Kansas behavioral sciences regulatory board or the Kansas board of healing arts to evaluate, assess, and treat addictions or substance abuse.
(f) Case manager. Each case manager shall be licensed by the Kansas behavioral sciences regulatory board.
(g) Professional staff members. Each professional staff member shall maintain current licensure, certification, or registration for that staff member's profession.
(h) Direct care staff members. Each direct care staff member shall meet all of the following requirements:
(1) Be 21 years of age or older;
(2) have a high school diploma or equivalent; and
(3) have completed one of the following:
(A) A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and one year of experience supervising children or youth in a child care facility;
(B) 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university and two years of experience supervising children or youth in a child care facility; or
(C) four years of experience supervising children or youth in a child care facility.
(i) Auxiliary staff members. Each permittee and each licensee shall ensure that the following requirements are met for auxiliary staff members:
(1) Auxiliary staff members shall be available as needed for the operation of the facility and the provision of services to residents.
(2) No auxiliary staff member shall be included in meeting the minimum ratio of direct care staff members to residents. Direct care staff members shall maintain direct supervision of the residents.
(3) Each auxiliary staff member working at the facility for the purpose of observing facility entrances and exits shall meet the requirements of K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 65-535, and amendments thereto.
(4) Each auxiliary staff member working in food service shall demonstrate compliance with all of the following requirements through ongoing job performance:
(A) Knowledge of the nutritional needs of residents;
(B) understanding of quantity food preparation and service;
(C) sanitary food handling and storage methods;
(D) understanding of individual, cultural, and religious food preferences; and
(E) ability to work with the case manager in planning learning experiences for residents about nutrition.
(j) Volunteers. Each permittee and each licensee shall ensure that the following requirements are met for any volunteer who has direct contact with residents:
(1) There shall be a written plan for orientation, training, supervision, and tasks for each volunteer.
(2) Each volunteer shall submit to the administrator an application for volunteering at the facility.
(3) Each volunteer whose job description includes the provision of program services to residents shall meet the same requirements as those of a staff member in that position. No volunteer shall perform tasks for which the volunteer is not qualified or licensed.
(4) No volunteer shall be counted in the minimum ratio of direct care staff members to residents. Each volunteer shall be supervised at all times by a staff member.
(k) Staff member and volunteer training. Each permittee and each licensee shall assess the training needs of each staff member and each volunteer and shall provide orientation and in-service training. Documentation of the training shall be kept in each staff member's and each volunteer's record and shall be accessible for review by the secretary or secretary's designee.
(1) Each staff member and each volunteer shall complete at least 10 clock-hours of orientation training within seven calendar days after the initial date of employment or volunteering. The orientation training shall include the following topics:
(A) Facility policies and procedures, including emergency procedures, behavior management, and discipline;
(B) individual job duties and responsibilities;
(C) confidentiality;
(D) security procedures;
(E) recognition of the signs and symptoms and the reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect;
(F) the signs and symptoms of infectious disease, infection control, and universal precautions;
(G) statutes and regulations governing facilities;
(H) the schedule of daily activities;
(I) principles of trauma-informed care;
(J) indicators of self-harming behaviors or suicidal tendencies; and
(K) care and supervision of residents.
(2) Each direct care staff member shall complete an additional 40 clock-hours of orientation training before assuming direct supervision and before being counted in the ratio of direct care staff members to residents. Each volunteer who has direct contact with residents shall complete the additional 40 clock-hours of training before providing services to residents. The additional training shall include the following topics:
(A) Crisis management;
(B) human trafficking and exploitation;
(C) indicators of self-harming behaviors or suicidal tendencies and knowledge of appropriate intervention measures;
(D) indicators of gang involvement;
(E) intervention techniques for problem or conflict resolution, diffusion of anger, and de-escalation methods;
(F) principles of trauma-informed care and trauma-specific intervention; and
(G) report writing and documentation methods.
(3) Each staff member shall complete at least 20 clock-hours of in-service training each year. In-service training topics shall be based on individual job duties and responsibilities, meet individual learning needs, and be designed to maintain the knowledge and skills needed to comply with facility policies and procedures and the regulations governing facilities.
(4) At least one staff member who is counted in the ratio of direct care staff members to residents and who has current certification in first aid and current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation shall be at the facility at all times.
(5) If nonprescription or prescription medication is administered to residents, each permittee and each licensee shall designate professional staff members or direct care staff members to administer the medication. Before administering any medication, each designated staff member shall receive training in medication administration approved by the secretary.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-1255
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 65-508 and 65-535; effective, T-28-12-17-13, Dec. 17, 2013; effective March 28, 2014.

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