Nursing Home And Retirement Home Employment Background Check Services
Recruiting employees to work in the nursing home or assisted living facilities can be a daunting task.
The pressure to on-board employees can result in a less than thorough employment screening background check. Weighed against the cost of a quality employment screening background check, which is less than a refill ink cartridge, can be a costly mistake.
Many lawsuits have been filed against different companies for failing to screen employees using a thorough criminal background checks.
The risks that employees bring to nursing homes, assisted living and elder care facilities is well known.
Access to prescription drugs, prescription pads and patient personal and confidential information can cause a real problem for nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
The temptation of the money for selling prescriptions or just providing drugs illicitly to “friends” is difficult to refuse for some people.
The nursing home owner’s best risk management tool is the careful selection and screening of employees.
By using a quality pre-employment screening background check that properly screens applicants and employees, you can take the best first step needed to mitigate the risk of hiring employees whose past indicates a propensity for criminal activity such as patient abuse, theft, fraud, workers’ comp fraud, embezzlement or substance abuse.
Know who you are hiring and hire the best and most productive employees.
Screen employees for Federal sanctions by using the FACIS®screening system and protect your nursing home’s access to Federally funded programs.
A thorough criminal records background check that includes a check of State, County and Federal criminal records, including a FACIS®records check. Our criminal record “Smart Search Plus®” with an added FACIS®records check will give you the peace of mind that you have done a diligent criminal records background check.
For an example of an applicant with a Federal criminal record but no state or county arrest record, Click Here. This record would not have been found without a check of the separately maintained Federal criminal records systems which contains about 10 per cent of all arrest records.
Workers’ comp claims history reports
Nursing home and elder care facilities are all too aware of the fact that they suffer one of the highest workers’ compensation claims rates of any industry. For more information on workers’ comp claims history background reports: Click Here
The above-listed risks can be minimized by following a three-step employee screening process, consisting of (1) a criminal background check and (2) a pre employment screening drug test and a workers’ comp claims history report.
All of our criminal records background checks comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act FCRA.
We also supply Federally compliant employment screening releases and other forms needed in connection with employment screening background checks.
Instant driving records are available for screening those applicants that might also possibly drive on behalf of the nursing home.