Preceptor Definitions

Contract Language
APPENDIX F.1 Proposal for R.N. Preceptor Differential
Eligibility for Preceptor Differential
1. Inpatient Registered Nurses working at Sunnyside Hospital. This includes IV Therapy
2. Must have attended an approved (by Staff Development) preceptor training course
within the last three (3) years; for renewals, must have attended a preceptor update in
the last three (3) years.
3. Must be a designated preceptor assignment, per the Manager. Examples of
designated preceptor experiences:
 New R.N. Program (3N, 2N)
 Cross-trainings and Nurse “internships” (Tele, ER, ICU, Onc., OR, etc.)
 Designated unit orientation for Kaiser Permanente R.N. staff (i.e., before
Nurse released for regular assignment).
Note: Does not include agency/traveler orientation.
Preceptor Differential:
The Employer will pay Registered Nurses a “Preceptor Differential” of $1.20 per hour to
an RN that is involved with:
• Assessing RN skills;
• One-on-one training; and/or
• Documenting RN deficiencies.
To any new hire employee or transfer that requires one-on-one assistance/evaluation
during the orientation period (to be specified by Management). Periodic written reports
shall be supplied to the Manager.
Vision Essentials Optometric Assistant Preceptor Guidelines and Pay Differential (January
To provide clinical end procedural guidelines and a financial Incentive/reward to
Certified Optometric Assistants who accept the additional responsibility and workload of
being assigned to function as a coach and teacher in orienting and precepting current
employees, new hires, and transfers in the annual competency process, as well the
provision of remedial training.
Certified Optometric Assistant Preceptors
Certified Optometric Assistant Preceptors will complete on boarding competencies and
train new staff, conduct annual or biannual competency validations, and provide
remedial training as well as new technology training to staff.
The general orientation of new employees, and provision of Informational support and
guidance to co­workers, does not by itself constitute acting in a preceptor capacity.
Employees act in the preceptor capacity when they engage in one or more of the tasks
described above.
UNAC RN – KP CBA Letter of Agreement #26
Preceptor: The preceptor is an experienced and competent staff nurse who serves as a
clinical role model and resource person to new hires and new graduates. The preceptor
is an individual who is selected to work alongside an individual who is new to the
field/specialty. The preceptor may be relieved of a caseload while precepting. The
preceptor role extends beyond basic orientation. For example, an experienced
Med/Surg RN who goes into a critical care program needs to be precepted for a period
of time before working totally independent. New graduates also have preceptors who
spend time with them. The preceptor orients new hires and new graduates to their roles
and responsibilities on their assigned unit and introduces new staff to the formal and
informal rules, customs, culture and norms of their co­workers and workplace.
The primary role of the preceptors are as follows:
 Staff Nurse Role Model – by example
 Assist new hire or new graduate into workgroup
 Insures the individual is exposed to all aspects of the job and gains the necessary
experience; assists in the evaluation of learning needs and implements learning plans,
and provides input regarding the job performance. It should be noted however, that the
preceptor is not responsible for developing the learning plan, nor is the RN the sole
evaluator of the learning performance.
UNAC CNM – KP CBA (Page 34)
CNMs performing preceptor duties in accordance with agreed upon criteria will receive
an allowance of one dollar ($1.00) for each hour spent performing preceptor duties.
Preceptor allowance is limited to work performed as a preceptor to newly hired CNMs.
The preceptor allowance does not apply to preceptorship of residents and students. It
is understood that the utilization of preceptors is at the sole discretion of the Employer.
HA Nurses Association – KP CBA Article 12.2E
Preceptor: A bargaining unit employee who is assigned to serve as a Preceptor, shall
receive a differential of two dollars ($2.00) per hour for any shift (or portion thereof)
during which the employee is assigned to perform Preceptor responsibilities.
(1) This applies to an RN/APRN who is assigned 1 :1 for a defined period of time to
another RN/APRN (with less than 6 months experience in the designated area) for the
purpose of evaluating competencies and teaching new skills required for the
unit/department/clinic or specialty area, per discretion of the supervisor or charge
nurse. A list of qualified preceptors will be maintained in each unit.
(2) The preceptor candidate should have at least 2 years of experience in the
designated area and have had a minimum MR (meet requirements) Performance
(3) In situations where there are no precepting volunteers with 2 years of experience, a
less senior person with at least 6 months experience with Kaiser Permanente may
precept provided they have had a minimum MR (meets requirements) Performance
(4) Each preceptor must successfully complete the requirements for the Preceptor
Training Program.
CNA-KP CBA (2006)
Section E - Preceptors
508 A preceptor is a Registered Nurse designated by the Employer to perform
that role. Qualified RNs who volunteer to be designated as preceptors will
be selected by seniority to attend an Employer-provided preceptor training
program. In each department where preceptors are assigned, the
Employer shall make such assignments on a rotational basis by seniority
from RNs who have volunteered to be preceptors.
509 Preceptorships shall be conducted in accord with each department's
established criteria, after review by the PPC.
510 To be considered for assignment as preceptor, a RN must have been
employed by the Employer for at feast six (6) months, shall have at least
two (2) years of satisfactory experience as a RN in the relevant area of
clinical expertise, and demonstrated current competency in the
department which the RN is assigned. If there are no qualified volunteers
In a department, and a qualified nurse with less than two (2) years of
experience who meets the other criteria of this paragraph volunteers, that
nurse may be designated and assigned as a preceptor.
511 Each RN designated to perform as a preceptor shall attend an Employer provided
preceptor-training program prior to performing those duties.
Each RN shall be paid the RN's regular hourly rate for attending the
512 A RN who is designated as a preceptor shall receive additional
compensation of $1.50 per hour above the RN's hourly rate for each hour
that the RN is assigned to perform preceptor duties and responsibilities.
513 When a RN is assigned to perform preceptor duties, the Employer will
make reasonable efforts for the preceptor to be relieved of a direct care
assignment, according to the department's preceptor program.
514 The preceptor will not be called back into the staffing mix except during
an emergent situation In which reasonable attempts to obtain appropriate
staff resources have failed. The RN being precepted will be assigned
duties as determined by the preceptor, manager and the RN being
5ection A - Definition of a Nurse Practitioner Mentor
2002 The role of a NP mentor differs from the role of a NP preceptor. A NP
preceptor is a Nurse Practitioner II or III who voluntarily agrees and is so
designated by the Employer to provide clinical experience and guidance
to nurse practitioner students during the course of their educational
Professional Organizations
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
To volunteer as a preceptor contact an ACEND representative at
[email protected] for a list of internship programs needing preceptors or
mentors in your area. On occasion, students may contact you to see if you are willing to
precept them. If so, ask for the name of the program and information about the
program's expectations. Whether you are a new or well-established preceptor, you
should go through preceptor training provided by the program to make sure that you
can fulfill the specific requirements of the program such as:
Teaching and modeling knowledge, skills, professional values and behaviors needed for
students to successfully complete practitioner competencies
Instilling the need in interns or students for patient advocacy, lifelong learning,
evidence-based practice and giving back to the profession
Supervising the practice abilities of the intern or student on a regular basis
Evaluating the intern or student, providing feedback for improvement and
documenting her/his progress
Providing feedback to the program on the effectiveness of the education experience for
continuous quality improvement
Notifying the program if you become unable to precept interns or students
Demonstrating no bias or conflict of interest in the education of interns or students
Upholding the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Code of Ethics
American College of Nurse Midwives
Responsibilities of Clinical Preceptor(s):
1. Orients the student to the clinical site.
2. Selects patients, with student input as appropriate, for assessment in relation to course
objectives, student’s goals, and level of expertise.
3. Outlines, with the student, professional and site specific parameters of responsibility for
patient workup, documentation, feedback, and disposition.
4. Observes interactions with patients during the clinical experience to evaluate the
process and quality of care provided (including student identification and assessment of
chief complaint, significant history taking including relevant symptom analysis, physical
exam, laboratory procedures, assessment, and plan).
5. Listens to student present the case of 1-2 patients seen during the day using a formal
case presentation format.
6. Encourages the student to commit themselves to an assessment of patients and
suggestion of possible management plans.
7. Validates findings and consults with the student about the patient workup and
8. Reads student chart notes, o-signs if chart notes are part of patient chart and
documents their own note in the patient chart
9. Makes time to review the clinical experience at the end of each shift and to assist
student in meeting ongoing learning objectives
10. In the last week of clinical, completes an evaluation of the student’s performance, using
the form provided by the education program, and discusses this with the student.
11. Communicates immediately with program faculty regarding a student whose
performance is unsatisfactory or unsafe, or whenever there are any concerns about
student’s progress.
12. Seeks out feedback from the student and the Community Liaison/program faculty
regarding clinical experience provided at the site.
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