HASC has designed this program to assist hospitals in ensuring that employees meet the Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) competency requirements. These sessions specifically focus on human resource standards. They are intended for ancillary support managers/directors and for nurse managers/directors. Attendees will gain valuable insight into Joint Commission competency standards that will assist them in developing or redesigning department competency tools.
The program consists of 2 workshops. Part I: Developing, Measuring and Documenting Employee Competence is a one-day intensive training that will provide individual attendees with a complete understanding of the competency requirements and how they can be implemented in the workplace. Separate sessions will be offered for ancillary support managers/directors and for nurse managers/directors. Part II: Developing and Re-designing Department Specific Competency Tools (In-House Session), is a 4-hour training that will be provided to your management team as a group at your facility. Completion of the first workshop is a requirement for participating in the second.
Emelda Latham, Human Resources Consultant, provides consulting services for hospitals and healthcare systems in the area of Human Resources Strategic Planning, Recruitment and Retention, Employment, Compensation, Employee Relations, Management Training and Development, Joint Commission and Human Resources Legal Compliance.
Emelda has over 30 years of combined experience in Human Resources Management, Administrative and Clinical Nursing, and Management Training in medium to large healthcare systems. She has served as President of the Healthcare Human Resources Management Association of Southern California. Emelda holds a B.S. degree in Nursing and an M.S. degree in Healthcare Administration from California State University, Los Angeles.