Office of Children and Family Services

Division of Child Care Services

Train the Trainer for medication administration training

Qualified individuals who are interested in becoming a Medication Administration Training (MAT) Trainer can submit an application to attend the MAT Training of Trainers (TOT) course. The MAT TOT is a three-day course designed to prepare trainers to effectively facilitate the MAT provider course. The TOT focuses on objectively observing participant skills and competency. The TOT covers the entire MAT provider course in detail. Participants must pass all of the MAT course competencies including the written test and the hands-on demonstration. In addition to the MAT course testing materials, trainer candidates must also pass a written test, observation of skills demonstration and a teach-back component.

 

Qualified individuals must:

·         Possess a valid New York State license as a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or registered nurse.

·         Be familiar with New York State Office of Children and Family Services child care regulations and various types of child care programs demonstrated through at least one of the following:

o   experience working with children in a NYS licensed/registered child care program; or

o   experience as a Health Care Consultant for the Child Care community or Board of Education community; or

o   experience as an approved SUNY Health & Safety Trainer; or

o   other experience that is directly related to the NYS OCFS child care community.

·         Have a minimum of one (1) year of experience working with adults as a trainer.

·         Have a valid e-mail address.

·         Have the ability to download and print materials.

 

For more information about becoming a MAT Trainer, including dates and locations for upcoming MAT TOT courses, visit http://www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu/downloadfiles/trainers/MAT/become_mat_trainer.shtm.

 

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