Learn Essential Mentoring Skills: RSVP for HSS Hubs by Friday
On April 17, 2018 by Laura Lutgens
Our spring Health Support Specialist (HSS) regional hubs will continue next week and will deliver on a core foundation of apprenticeship: mentoring.
Mentoring is key to the recruitment and retention of high quality staff. As HSS often serve as lead trainers and mentors in their organizations, education on mentorship is weaved throughout the seven college courses required by the program and work processes focused on mentoring are built into the registered apprenticeship upon complete of their coursework.
Recognizing the need to further build on this education and training, we have recruited experts on mentoring throughout the state to join us at our spring regional hubs.
You won’t want to miss this event. Please RSVP to Laura Lutgens at 952.486.3879 or LLutgens@LeadingAgeMN.org.
Chris Schulz, Administrator, and Amber Jacobs, Staff Development, Thorne Crest Living Community in Albert Lea opened our Southeast Hub at Good Shepherd Lutheran Services in Rushford earlier this month with a summary of their mentoring program that markedly decreased their turnover rate. Their two Health Support Specialists are now used as primary mentors for nursing assistants.
Julie Apold, Vice President of Quality and Performance Excellence, then lead the group in a quality improvement workshop to get ideas flowing for ICan projects. Julie discussed the important role of the HSS in quality improvement.
The same programming will be applied to the remainder of the hubs:
Tuesday, April 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fairway View Senior Communities, 217 Lundell Ave, Ortonville
Mentorship Presenters: Paula Viker, Administrator, and Jina Marlow, Human Resources Director, West Wind Village in Morris
South Central Hub
Wednesday, April 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oak Hills Living Center, 1314 8th St N, New Ulm
Mentorship Presenters: Carmen Broste, Director of Nursing, and Nicole Blekestad, Human Resources Director, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm
Tuesday, May 1 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sanford Health Windsong, 010 Anne St NW, Bemidji
Mentorship Presenters: Jennifer Juntunen, Human Resources Manager, and Karen Kuntz, Staffing Coordinator at Grand Village in Grand Rapids
Rescheduled due to weather, Details TBD
Augustana Regent of Burnsville, 14500 Regent Lane Burnsville
Mentorship Presenters: Allison Buersken, Program Director/QI Coordinator, and Jackie Barber, Assistant Director of Nursing, The Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids
Regional hubs are held in the spring and the summer as a networking and educational event for the HSS community. Anyone who is involved in HSS or is interested in HSS are welcome to attend these no cost events. To RSVP or if you have any questions, contact Laura Lutgens at 952.486.3879 or firstname.lastname@example.org.