A teacher of medical careers is authorized to provide students in grades 7 through 12 instruction that is designed to develop an effective understanding of the National Health Care Skills Standards in the following areas:
academic foundations specific to the medical field;
health care systems and issues;
ethics and legal responsibilities in health care;
medical/health career exploration and investigation; and
standard safety and infection control practices.
A candidate for licensure as a teacher of medical careers shall possess or have possessed licensure or certification to practice in a medical career, direct practical experience as a medical professional, and have completed at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a teacher preparation program approved under chapter 8705 including:
the standards under subpart 3.
A candidate for licensure as a teacher of medical careers must complete a preparation program under subpart 2 that must include the candidate's demonstration of the knowledge and skills in items A to F.
A teacher of medical careers must demonstrate the knowledge and applications of the academic subject matter required for proficiency in the following areas:
knowledge of life sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics, and human growth and development to client care situations within specific medical careers;
reading and writing in health care situations, such as case studies, medical charts, manuals, and journals;
mathematical operations, such as computations for drug and fluid dosages and assessment of client condition; and
health care terminology for interstaff communication and interpretation of information to clients.
A teacher of medical careers must demonstrate the knowledge and applications of health care delivery systems and issues including:
where and how factors, such as cost, managed care, technology, an aging population, access to care, alternative therapies, and how lifestyle/behavior changes may affect various health care delivery systems;
the range of services available to clients;
delivery of health care to diverse groups in a variety of situations;
quality improvement processes as they relate to client outcomes;
effects on the health care system caused by past and present influences of technology, epidemiology, bioethics, socioeconomics, and other various forms of complimentary (nontraditional) medicine; and
the use of medical facility resources, such as staff, policy and procedure manuals, and training opportunities.
A teacher of medical careers must demonstrate the knowledge and applications of the various methods of giving and obtaining information including:
interpreting, transcribing, and communicating information, data, and observations using medical terminology within various health care situations;
reporting subjective and objective client information in relevant order of occurrence; and
using decision-making models within the context of problem solving in the health care environment.
A teacher of medical careers must demonstrate knowledge and application of legal responsibilities and ethical practices in health care, including:
morality and ethics and the relationship of each to health care outcomes;
legal and policy issues impacting health care, such as malpractice, negligence, and liability;
the primacy of client confidentiality;
patient protection documents, such as the Client Bill of Rights and the Vulnerable Adults Protection Act; and
requirements for reporting and documentation of any activity that adversely affects the welfare of clients or fellow workers, such as incident reports, medication, or treatment errors.
A teacher of medical careers must demonstrate knowledge of the diagnostic, therapeutic, environmental, and informational medical career clusters by:
describing potential health career paths and ladders in occupations found in aforesaid clusters;
describing the levels of education, licensing/certification requirements, employment opportunities, workplace environments, and career growth potential for a specific medical career; and
utilizing personal occupational experiences to make medical careers meaningful to the students.
A teacher of medical careers must demonstrate knowledge and application of safety principles and infection control practices including:
standard precautions as described in the rules and regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA);
infection control procedures;
safety procedures to protect clients, co-workers, and self;
body mechanics and ergonomics;
environment modification to create safe conditions in the health care setting;
methods of fire prevention and response;
material safety data sheets (MSDS) and adhering to hazardous labeling requirements;
safety signs, symbols, and labels;
facility evacuation plan; and
emergency plan in response to a natural disaster or other unusual incident.
A professional license shall be issued and renewed according to the rules of the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board governing licensure.
26 SR 700; 30 SR 1054; L 2017 1Sp5 art 12 s 22
August 21, 2017
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes