TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER c: LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
PART 390 LONG-TERM CARE FOR UNDER AGE 22 FACILITIES CODE
SECTION 390.670 PERSONNEL POLICIES


 

Section 390.670  Personnel Policies

 

a)         Each facility shall develop and maintain written personnel policies, which are followed in the operation  of the facility.  These policies shall include, at a minimum, each of the requirements of this Section.

 

b)         Employee Records

 

1)         Employment application forms shall be  completed for each employee and kept on file  in the facility.  Completed forms shall be available to Department personnel for review.

 

2)         Individual personnel files for each employee shall contain date of birth; home address; educational background; experience, including types and places of employment; date of employment and position employed to fill in this facility; and (if no longer employed in this facility) last date employed and reasons for leaving.

 

3)         Individual personnel files for each employee shall also contain health records, including the initial health evaluation and the results of the tuberculin skin test required under Section 390.675, and any other pertinent health records.

 

4)         Individual personnel records for each employee shall also contain records of evaluation of performance.

 

c)         Prior to employing any individual in a position that requires a State license, the facility shall contact the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation to verify that the individual's license is active. A copy of the license shall be placed in the individual's personnel file.

 

d)         The facility shall check the status of all applicant's with the Nurse Aide Registry prior to hiring.

 

e)         All persons in supervisory or other  responsible positions shall be at least 18 years of age.

 

f)         All personnel shall have either training or  experience, or both, in the job assigned to  them.

 

g)         Orientation and In-Service Training

 

1)         All new employees, including student interns, shall complete an orientation program covering, at a minimum, the following:  general facility and resident orientation; job orientation, emphasizing allowable duties of the new employee; resident safety, including fire and disaster, emergency care and basis resident safety; and understanding and communicating with the type of residents being cared for in the facility.  In addition, all new direct care staff, including student interns, shall complete an orientation program covering the facility's policies and procedures concerning topics listed in Section 390.620(b)(6) before being assigned to provide direct care to residents.  This orientation program shall include information on the prevention and treatment of decubitus ulcers and the importance of nutrition in general health care.

 

2)         All employees, except student interns shall attend in-service training programs pertaining to their assigned duties at least annually. These in-service training programs shall include the facility's policies, skill training and ongoing education to enable all personnel to perform their duties effectively.  The in-service training sessions regarding personal care, nursing and restorative services shall include information on the prevention and treatment of decubitus ulcers.  In-service training concerning dietary services shall include information on the effects of diet in treatment of various diseases or medical conditions and the importance of laboratory test results in determining therapeutic diets.  Written records of program content for each session and of personnel attending each session shall be kept.

 

h)         Employees shall only be assigned duties that are directly related to their job functions, as identified in their job descriptions. Exceptions may be made in emergencies.

 

i)          Personnel policies shall include a plan to provide personnel coverage for regular staff when  they are absent.

 

j)          Every facility shall have a current, dated weekly  employee time schedule posted where employees may refer  to it. This schedule shall contain employee's name,  job title, shift assignment, hours of work  and days off.  The schedule shall be kept on file  in the facility for one year after the week for which the schedule was used.

 

(Source:  Amended at 26 Ill. Reg. 10645, effective July 1, 2002)