New-Hire On-Boarding Screening Procedures

• INITIAL APPLICATION: A thorough initial application is completed by each prospective employee. During the application process, the following is verified: (1) Required state licenses and certifications, (2) Educational history, (3) Previous employment histories, (4) Current and previous employment references, (4) Required drug screenings, (5) WATCH Criminal Background Check, (6) National Criminal Background Check, OIG, OFAC, EPLS, (7) National Sexual Offender Search, and (8) State Sexual Offender Search.

• TESTING: All applicants are tested according to their area of expertise. Applicants credentialed in highly specialized fields are required to provide updated resumes that explain and outline their work history and experience. The highlighted work history and experience is again verified by completing a series of additional employment reference checks.

• MANDATORY SERVICES: Reviews of OSHA, Blood borne pathogens, HIPAA and all other JCAHO required standards are completed annually by each employee.

• HEALTH and IMMUNIZATION RECORDS: All applicants are required to provide a current (within the last 12 months) occupational work release and/or a copy of their most recently (within the last 12 months) completed physical examination showing satisfactory clearance. Additionally, applicants are require to provide current immunization records including but not limited to: TB/PPD skin test (within the last 12 months), proof of Hepatitis B series or titers, proof of MMR and Varicella vaccinations or titers, proof of Tdap vaccination, and proof of seasonal Flu vaccination. These required Immunization records are added to each staff member’s file and can be requested for review by clients and facilities at any time.

• LICENSE VERIFICATION: Licenses and required certifications are verified initially during the new-hire on-boarding screening process. Annual audits are completed on all current employees to verify licenses and required certifications have been renewed timely. Updated license and certification renewal records are added to each staff members file annually.

• SKILLS CHECKLIST: Each employee must complete a comprehensive skills-checklist inventory that is added to their individual file. Staff members are required to renew and updated their skills-checklist inventory annually. Annual skills-checklist renewals may not be necessary and/or required of clinicians working in highly specialized career fields.

• REFERENCES: Applicants are required to provide at least two clinical references verifying their previous work history and experience. Staff members will not be given assignments until two or more clinical references are verified.

• CERTIFICATION: Applicants are required to provide current copies of their Healthcare Provider CPR and/or BLS Provider Cards as part of the new-hire on-boarding screening process. Other certifications such as ACLS, PALS or ENPC, NIHSS, TNCC, CEN, NRP, etc., as required by specific specialties, are added to the staff members file and renewals of each certification are audited and updated annually.

• EVALUATIONS: Annual evaluations are completed on all active ECMStaffing employees. Any completed evaluations, received by the supervisory staff of our clients, are reviewed by ECMStaffing’s Administration and copies are added to the staff members file.

• EMPLOYEE FILES: ECMStaffing maintains an accurate, complete and up-to-date file on each active staff member – including all of the records and information listed above. Employee files also include documentation related to the applicant’s identity and work authorization as required by the Department of Homeland Security. Specifically, E-Verify checks are completed on all applicants.

• INTERVIEWING: All prospective employees are initially interviewed by ECMStaffing personnel as part of the new-hire on-boarding screening process. During the interview, a special emphasis is placed on the applicants work history, clinical expertise, and required clinical references. Additionally, interviewed applicants receive information regarding ECMStaffing’s performance requirements, employee policies, and company procedures.

• PLACEMENT AND ORIENTATION: Qualified applicants are offered assignments based specifically on their licensure, skill-level, recent experience, and the needs of our clientele. A special emphasis is placed on continuity of service whenever possible. All staff members are required to adhere to the orientation expectations, policies, and procedures of our clients and facilities we serve.

• CONTINUING EDUCATION: ECMStaffing encourages all of our Medical Professionals to participate in on-going educational courses. On-going client and facility orientations are available for ECMStaffing employees wishing to participate in such services.

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