People who work in healthcare know that they will often be put into sensitive situations. The patients they work with – as well as patients’ families – are often distracted, scared and vulnerable. It’s the responsibility of the medical facility to ensure patients’ safety in this vulnerable state by properly screening health care employees.
Every time a patient visits your facility, they and their family members place their trust in your staff. With health care workers in short supply and high demand, it is tempting to welcome personable prospective staff members who look good on paper. Without a thorough healthcare professional screening, however, you may put your patients at risk of suffering from unforeseen injuries and expose your office to significant penalties for breaking state and federal laws.