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8710.8040 TEACHERS OF MEDICAL CAREERS.

Subpart 1.

Scope of practice.

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:

A.

academic foundations specific to the medical field;

B.

health care systems and issues;

C.

medical communication;

D.

ethics and legal responsibilities in health care;

E.

medical/health career exploration and investigation; and

F.

standard safety and infection control practices.

Subp. 2.

Licensure requirements.

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:

A.

the standards of effective practice under part 8710.2000;

B.

the core skills for teachers of career and technical education under part 8710.8000; and

C.

the standards under subpart 3.

Subp. 3.

Subject matter standard.

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.

A teacher of medical careers must demonstrate the knowledge and applications of the academic subject matter required for proficiency in the following areas:

(1)

knowledge of life sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics, and human growth and development to client care situations within specific medical careers;

(2)

reading and writing in health care situations, such as case studies, medical charts, manuals, and journals;

(3)

mathematical operations, such as computations for drug and fluid dosages and assessment of client condition; and

(4)

health care terminology for interstaff communication and interpretation of information to clients.

B.

A teacher of medical careers must demonstrate the knowledge and applications of health care delivery systems and issues including:

(1)

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;

(2)

the range of services available to clients;

(3)

delivery of health care to diverse groups in a variety of situations;

(4)

quality improvement processes as they relate to client outcomes;

(5)

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

(6)

the use of medical facility resources, such as staff, policy and procedure manuals, and training opportunities.

C.

A teacher of medical careers must demonstrate the knowledge and applications of the various methods of giving and obtaining information including:

(1)

interpreting, transcribing, and communicating information, data, and observations using medical terminology within various health care situations;

(2)

reporting subjective and objective client information in relevant order of occurrence; and

(3)

using decision-making models within the context of problem solving in the health care environment.

D.

A teacher of medical careers must demonstrate knowledge and application of legal responsibilities and ethical practices in health care, including:

(1)

morality and ethics and the relationship of each to health care outcomes;

(2)

legal and policy issues impacting health care, such as malpractice, negligence, and liability;

(3)

the primacy of client confidentiality;

(4)

patient protection documents, such as the Client Bill of Rights and the Vulnerable Adults Protection Act; and

(5)

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.

E.

A teacher of medical careers must demonstrate knowledge of the diagnostic, therapeutic, environmental, and informational medical career clusters by:

(1)

describing potential health career paths and ladders in occupations found in aforesaid clusters;

(2)

describing the levels of education, licensing/certification requirements, employment opportunities, workplace environments, and career growth potential for a specific medical career; and

(3)

utilizing personal occupational experiences to make medical careers meaningful to the students.

F.

A teacher of medical careers must demonstrate knowledge and application of safety principles and infection control practices including:

(1)

standard precautions as described in the rules and regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA);

(2)

infection control procedures;

(3)

safety procedures to protect clients, co-workers, and self;

(4)

body mechanics and ergonomics;

(5)

environment modification to create safe conditions in the health care setting;

(6)

methods of fire prevention and response;

(7)

material safety data sheets (MSDS) and adhering to hazardous labeling requirements;

(8)

safety signs, symbols, and labels;

(9)

facility evacuation plan; and

(10)

emergency plan in response to a natural disaster or other unusual incident.

Subp. 4.

Professional license.

A professional license shall be issued and renewed according to the rules of the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board governing licensure.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 122A.09; 122A.18

History:

26 SR 700; 30 SR 1054; L 2017 1Sp5 art 12 s 22

Published Electronically:

August 21, 2017