Staff Competency Toolkit from LeadingAge

Staff Competency Toolkit from LeadingAge

LeadingAge is excited to announce that the Staff Competency Toolkit© is now available to members! This toolkit contains 25 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) areas to be used with staff across disciplines, from front-line staff to management, from nursing to social services, activities, food and nutrition services and beyond.

Section 1 of the toolkit provides insight into the staff competency requirements, leadership implementation strategies, tools, and resources. Section 2 includes the 25 targeted KSA areas and each KSA area contains general information on the KSA competency, a leadership overview and guide, a facility implementation guide and checklist, competency tools based on the specific KSA requirement, a training plan, a competency test and answer key, an educational powerpoint that includes trainer’s notes, and references and resources.

KSA areas were determined based on regulation and a poll of leaders in our field and include the following 25 topics:

  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Accidents and Incidents
  • Basic Nursing Skills
  • Behavioral Health
  • Caring for the Resident Environment
  • Change of Condition
  • Communication
  • Cultural Competence
  • Dementia Care
  • Dialysis
  • Diet – Texture
  • Food and Nutrition Cultural Competence
  • Food and Nutrition Dining Assistance and Equipment
  • Hospice Integration
  • Infection Control
  • Medication Management
  • Pain Management
  • Person-Centered Care
  • Physical Assessment and Evaluation
  • Resident Rights
  • Respiratory Care – Airway Trach Management
  • Restorative Nursing
  • Skin and Wound Care
  • Specialized Rehabilitation
  • Transitions of Care

A video introduction is also provided to help you make the most of this resource. Please note you will need your member login to access this material.