Top Tips for Screening Healthcare Employees

Top Tips for Screening Healthcare Employees

Your clients and patients deserve the best!

When it is time to hire some new employees for a  healthcare facility, you need to be sure you are finding the best candidates. Improper screening of healthcare employees opens up all kinds of risks for patient privacy and security, as well as risking the safety and security of your facility. Here are some helpful tips on how to find the most qualified applicants, because your patients and clients deserve the best.

Run Background Checks

For starters, be sure to run the proper background checks on all applicants. You will need to screen all employees, whether they have just completed their degree or are volunteers. They all represent your organization in one way or another. By doing this, you can identify any risk factors that could lead to problems down the road.

Previous Employers

The next step is to ensure that the employee’s work history is accurate. The dates, responsibilities, and compensation they list on their resume and application may not reflect reality. Checking background and employment records requires the applicant’s written consent, so be sure to obtain it before beginning your search.

Education and Credentials

Along those same lines, you will want to be sure that your prospective employees have earned the healthcare credentials they need in order to do their job. Getting in touch with the campuses they attended is the best way to do this, as most schools will have excellent alumni records. The more highly-educated your employee is, the more schools and institutions you will need to contact.

Think About the Future

You will also need to think about future developments. Even after the employee has passed the screening process you will need to make sure nothing is wrong. Your hospital or office could still be penalized if something were to happen. This means that you will need to be as thorough as possible when conducting a pre-employment screening.

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