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AMG Clinical Practice Resources: Onboarding

Welcome

Welcome!
 

New Associate Orientation (NAO) is such an important experience in their journey with Ascension. It lays the foundation for their career and can set the tone for how they adapt to our culture and grow with the organization. We only have one chance to make a great first impression, which can also impact your associate's confidence, motivation, satisfaction, and retention.

Please explore this page for forms, checklists, and on-boarding classes to add to your new associate's  experience.

 

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Onboarding Key Points

 

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  • Complete all recommended steps in the Leaders Guide within the first week. 
  • Please remember to have associate get ID badge as soon as possible prior to, or on the first day.
  • Department specific form with  phone numbers and appropriate information should be provided to the associate within the first week. 
  • Associates should be shown where to find information regarding emergency procedures and "emergency flip chart".
  • All  LPNs, MAs, and CMAs are required to attend  the Foundations of Clinical Practice Course.  Only clinical information will be provided at this class (All administrative and benefit related information should be addressed by the associates leader.).  
  • Leader should register associate for appropriate EHR classes, point of care testing, and phlebotomy training.
  • All associates must be assigned a preceptor that will monitor the associate while on orientation and will attest to the associate's competency to perform skill-based job duties. 
  •  A competency based orientation tool will be provided at the first day of the Foundations of Clinical Practice class (it may be printed from the LibGuide  if the associate will be working with a preceptor prior to attending class). 
  • All RNs should be assigned the "Teach Back Strategy for Patient Education" module on MyLearning. 

 

Registration instructions for the Foundations of Clinical Practice Course

Steps to register an  associate for the Foundations of Clinical Practice course in MyLearning: (course code: WIMKT MT AMG FOUNDATION CLINPRAC 2020)

Step 1: Log in to myLearning.  Go to the Learner Dashboard and click on Course Search.  

Step 2: Type Foundations of Clinical Practice in  the ALL RESULTS search box.  Click on the drop‐down menu for AMG Foundations of Clinical Practice Orientation. Choose “Register Others”.

Step 3:  Search for the appropriate course based on location and date.  You will click the circle to the right of the course and click Continue.  

Step 4:  Click on the word Add.  

Step 5:  Leave the defaulted selection (select viewable users) and click  NEXT. 

Step 6:  Add the new associate’s name in the Search box and click Enter.  As the names appear, you will check the box next to the Associates name and click OK

Step 7:Once the new Associates name appears under the Available Users,  click on the top arrow box in the center of the screen to move them to REGISTRATION.  

Step 8: Once they are under REGISTRATION, click SUBMIT.  The new Associate is now registered for the 2 day course and will receive an email confirming registration in the class

 

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Steps to sign up associate for the Foundations of Clinical Practice class in MyLearning: (Course code- WIMKT MT AMG FOUNDATION CLINPRAC 2020)

Step 1: Log in to myLearning.  Go to the Learner Dashboard and click on Course Search.  

Step 2: Type Foundations of Clinical Practice in to the ALL RESULTS search box.  Click on the drop‐down menu for AMG Foundations of Clinical Practice Orientation.  Choose “Register” and see the next two screens.   

Step 3: Search for the appropriate location and date.  Click on the circle of the correct class.

Step 4: Once you hit submit you are registered for the class and will receive an email confirming your registration

 

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2021 Foundations of Clinical Practice Course

Class Location: TBD

Ascension Corporate Offices

400 W. Riverwoods Parkway, Glendale

Enter through the security gate and park in the lot to either side of front of the building.  If the security gate is closed you will need to press the button on the intercom and tell security you are here for a class.

Do the COVID screening on your phone just as you would when entering your work site.  Bring a mask with you, we do not have any on hand and masks will be required for the duration of the class.

When entering the building stop at the security desk in the lobby to check in.  The door is badge access only and you will need security to let you in. 

Follow signs for "Foundations of Clinical Practice" to the Sister Lillian Van Domlen Room.

The onsite cafeteria is closed please bring any food and drinks you will need with you to class.  We start class at 10:00 am so there will be no formal lunch, but you will get breaks.

You will need to press the button on the intercom when leaving the premises so security can open the exit gate.

In Person Skills Assessment Session: 10:00-2:00

*Be sure to register in MyLearning*

2021

August 9

September 13

October 11

November 8

December 13

 

Onboarding Tools

Class Location: Clinical Skills Lab or Caledonia Room (see location listed with dates below)

Ascension All Saints Health Pavilion

3821 Spring St, Racine

The Pavilion building is on the left when driving into the All Saint Campus.

Please park in the designated employee spots in the parking lot.

Do the COVID screening on your phone just as you would when entering your work site.  Bring a mask with you, we do not have any on hand and masks will be required for the duration of the class.

Enter through the main entrance to the Health Pavilion, walk through lobby and past the registration desk.  Take elevator E (near the OB/GYN clinics) to the lower level.

Follow signs directing you to “Foundations of Clinic Practice” class.

Class is held in the Clinical Skills Lab or the Caledonia Room

There is a cafeteria close to the classroom, you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks, as well.  Due to the later start time of the class you won't be given a lunch but will be given time for breaks.

In Person Skills Assessment Session: 10:00 - 2:00

*Be sure to register in MyLearning*

2021

August 23 

September 20 

October 18 

November 15 

December 20 

Onboarding Tools

Class Location: Dedication and Wisdom Classrooms

Ascension Mercy Hospital

500 S. Oakwood Rd, Oshkosh

Do the COVID screening on your phone just as you would when entering your work site.  Bring a mask with you, we do not have any on hand and masks will be required for the duration of the class.

Enter through the hospital main entrance and use the elevators to your right (behind the information desk).

Take the elevators to the lower level.  Turn to your right when getting off of the elevator and follow signs (Foundations of Clinical Practice) to the Dedication and Wisdom Classrooms.

There is a cafeteria close to the classroom, you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks, as well.  Due to the later start time of the class you won't be given a lunch but will be given time for breaks.

In Person Skills Assessment Session: 10:00 - 2:00

*Be sure to register in MyLearning*

2021

August 16

September 27

October 26

 November 29

December 29

Onboarding Tools

Foundations of Clinical Practice Course Information

Class Topics

Self-Paced Learning (please review the links below prior to your Foundations Class):                                                                                               

  • Overview of Ascension Healthcare                                                     • EKG lead placement,  nebulizer treatment, ear lavage, and vital signs
  • Scope of clinical practice and annual associate requirements            • Proper urine culture specimen collection
  • Communication techniques                                                                 • Components of a valid medication order
  • Infection control practices                                                                     • Differences between injection types 
  • Quality and health initiatives                                                                  • Guidelines for preparing and administering injections
  • Process improvement and regulatory requirements                             • Medication reactions and abnormal vital sign readings
  • Rooming process                                                                                  • Vital sign ranges and factors that affect vital sign readings
  • Identification and impact of abuse                                                         • Interventions for medication reactions and abnormal vital signs 
  • Identification and responsibilities related to medical emergencies        • Techniques to prevent errors with injections and vital signs
  • Ergonomics work 

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