Compliance Basics for the Healthcare Professional

Ever wondered what it takes to become a qualified medical professional that healthcare organizations will hire? Here’s a list of basic compliances that will put you in the right direction:

 

  • Criminal Background Clearance– When in the hiring process it is expected that you provide proof of a clear criminal background and history.
  • Negative 5-Panel Drug Screen– Another necessary compliance is a drug test. Employers will expect you to provide and pass a drug test exhibiting that you are a qualified candidate.
  • Valid/Current Photo Identification- This compliance is important because it provides all of your government documentation. It makes it easy for employers to track you, and ensure that you are not a criminal.
  • Proof of Work Status– This step shows employers that you are legally able to work in the United States. This is a crucial step for you as the employee as well because it ensures that your potential employer is running their business the legal way.
  • Oig / Epls– Proof that provider is listed with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) or on the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS).
  • Primary Source Verification– Primary source verification is verification from the original source of a specific credential (education, training, licensure) to determine the accuracy of the qualifications of an individual health care practitioner. An example of this would be something like a bachelor’s degree, or a phlebotomy certification.
  • Proof Of Hipaa In-Service– Another vital part in becoming a qualified medical professional is providing proof of HIPAA Recognized Training Program.
  • Relevant Experience– This is a common requirement when applying to most jobs,  it is important to provide an honest summary of any relevant experience as a medical professional.
  • 3 Employment References– Again, this is very common when applying for non-medical field positions; When in the hiring process it will be expected that you provide at least 3 References that potential employers can reach out to and learn more personal information about you.
  • Annual Flu Vaccine– As a medical professional you are expected to maintain your personal health and keep others safe. One way that potential employers ensure that is by requiring you provide proof of your annual flu vaccination.
  • Immunization Proof– Proof of current Immunizations including MMR, Varicella and Pertussis is again a requirement.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test– Most healthcare organizations will require their providers to have have proof of a negative Tuberculosis skin test.
  • N95/PAPR Fit Test– TB Airborne Mask, N95 Mask. Proof you did this fit test.
  • Chest X-Ray (Tuberculosis)-If you’re applying to a higher level hospital or healthcare organization, you may need proof of a negative Chest X-Ray for Tuberculosis if you have a positive result for a skin test.
  • Annual Facility Gate Clearance Form– This compliance isn’t common unless you are applying to be a healthcare provider within the prison system. In which case you will be expected to provide a facility gate clearance form annually.
  • Annual Tuberculosis Questionnaire– This is a simple annual questionnaire that must be completed every 12 months. This questionnaire asks about possible Tuberculosis symptoms and more.
  • License– Another obvious but necessary requirement. When applying to a healthcare organization you must provide a copy of the Issued Licenses you are required to carry for your area of practice.
  • Resume– As with many other job applications, you are asked to supply an Updated Copy of your Resume.
  • Basic Life Support Certification– A BLS Certification can be obtained though the Red Cross. It’s a straightforward course and certification. Many healthcare organizations require that all providers have a current BLS certification.