Amity Healthcare Group will conduct initial and/or annual Skilled Nursing competency for your organization and will assist you with achieving regulatory compliance with competency requirements. Competencies will be conducted in conformance with CMS requirements, as well as state and accrediting organizations’ guidelines.
The competency will be based on the care/services provided by skilled nurses (RNs, LPNs) and will include direct observation of skills in a skill lab setting, validation of skills, lectures, situational analysis/case studies, and knowledge-based written and/or oral examination. The competency will be provided by a qualified instructor (RN) in collaboration with other professionals, as may be appropriate. Amity Healthcare Group is offering individual and group competencies.
A home health agency may also outsource observation of duty visits to Amity Healthcare Group, as may be required.
Upon completion of the competency, your agency will receive a copy of the certificate of completion, written exam, and skills assessment for each skilled nurse who attended the competency. An additional report including a summary of all activities associated with the competency process and recommendations based on observations and interaction with personnel and/or patients during observation of duty visits will be available to the agencies participating in group competencies.
You can view a sample of the report and documentation by clicking on the Nursing Competency Sample/Report Documentation.
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Skilled Nursing Competency
The following tasks will be evaluated through validation of skills, situational analysis/case studies, and knowledge-based written and/or oral examination.
- Ability to process paperwork and associated tasks related to home health admission process, care coordination, and documentation.
- Ability to obtain and document appropriate history/assessment for patients and provide skilled nursing procedures in the following categories:
- Pulmonary system
- Cardiovascular system
- Neurological system
- Gastrointestinal system
- Genitourinary system
- Integumentary system/Wounds/Dressings
- Musculoskeletal system
- Pain assessment and management
- Metabolic assessment
- Behavioral assessment
- Medication administration (oral, IM, SC, IV, etc.)
- Patient education
- Advanced Skills:
- Tracheostomy care
- Ostomy/Ileostomy care
- Urinary catheter insertion and care
- Wound care/Wound Vac
- IV Therapy
- PICC line care
- Miscellaneous Skills:
- Vital Signs
- Collection, labeling and delivering of laboratory specimens
- Infection control
- Equipment use
- Home glucose monitoring
- PT/INR testing
Observation of Duty
Observation of job duty for skilled nurses (RNs/LPNs) will be performed by Amity Healthcare Group qualified RN who will coordinate and complete a co-visit with each RN/LPN during a scheduled home visit with your agency’s patient and with patient’s consent. Patient’s plan of care will be utilized as a reference during the observation visit.
RNs/LPNs will be observed and evaluated in the following areas:
- Reporting and Documentation
- Infection Control
Skilled Nursing Competency and Observation of Duty
You will receive a combination of services as described in Skilled Nursing Competency and Observation of Duty sections.
As we provide in-person competencies during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, we implemented all necessary precautions and are equipped to practice six foot social distancing and limit our class size to do so. We practice COVID-19 screenings and provide hand washing/sanitizing stations. Masks/face coverings are required at all times.
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 AM – 4 PM
5600 S Quebec St,
Greenwood Village, CO