New Nursing Instructor and Clinical Resource Nurse Required Training
Clinical Orientation Day
Starting on January 1, 2021, the education department will begin a new orientation process. Previously, new instructors had two days of clinical orientation (Day A and Day B). These two days have been streamlined into one day. Tuesday, on orientation weeks the clinical day will be from 0745-1445.
Current employee nurses do not need to go through Clinical Orientation Day.
New instructors who are not employees are required to go through Clinical Orientation Day.
Returning Instructors/Employee Clinical Resource Nurses do not need to go through Clinical Orientation Day unless there has been a 1 year lapse in their position as many changes can happen in that time frame.
We prefer new and current employee nurse instructors attend Meditech training with their students. They will probably find it helpful to know what the students are learning so they know how to support them. This is also a chance to ensure they are familiar with cosigning for students.
Returning instructors probably do not need to attend but are encouraged to do so.
Point of Care
We require an instructor be present with their students during the classes.
POC training needs to be completed by students and instructors annually.
Current employees will update this training as they take their assigned competencies for Kalispell Regional Healthcare.
Brand-new instructors will have to be assigned a number and attend the initial training with their group.
Current employees do NOT have to do Pyxis training as it will be completed as their assigned competencies. However, if they are new they need to check in with HIT to their instructor Meditech mnemonic.
Pyxis training is now done via modules in HealthStream. See the Meditech/Pyxis Training link on the main On-Site Instructor and Student webpages.
Returning instructors need Pyxis training annually.