The newly graduated care provider is new in a care provider role and would need to complete all components of the Self-Directed Learning Plan, including a review of all care directives, policies and procedures. This mandatory education would take approximately 2 hours.
It is recommended that newly graduated care providers have face-to-face education delivered by IPP & L, IPAC or Clinical Leadership, with adequate time for demonstration, practice and questions (e.g. 2-3 hours). It is recommended that newly graduated care providers be offered a minimum of 7.5 hours of a preceptorship. They may require additional time with a preceptor, perhaps 7.5 to 15 or more hours, in order to attain competence and confidence in their role with COVID-19 testing.
An experienced nurse who is new to Nova Scotia Health may be competent in skills such as donning/doffing PPE and swab collection, but is still required to demonstrate this safely and effectively prior to independent practice, and to review all self-directed learning.
It is also important to note that these new hires also have mandatory education requirements related to their role in the organization, as well as site-specific learning that is required to perform their role (e.g. documentation, SIMs reporting etc.). This must be taken into consideration in their transition to practice plans.
Complete the COVID-19 Status or Reason for Work Absence Form if you are absent from work for the following reasons:
Guidance regarding each scenario listed above will be provided as you move through the Occupational Health Safety and Wellness Webform