Immigration is a word that we are all hearing a lot lately. It is an important issue and there are passionate debaters that want to be heard on both sides of the issue. But, this article is not discussing that issue…exactly. And, we don’t want to start a debate. What we do want to do is look at staffing and remind you what documentation is needed for employment.
Documents Needed For Employment
So, you got the job. Congratulations! You wake up early on your first day, make sure your shirt is nicely pressed, eat a healthy breakfast, and head out to work. But, wait…do you have your necessary documents that human resources is going to require before they show you to your new desk?
Remember, we all must show some proof of identification prior to beginning any new job. Employers are required by the federal government to keep information on workers. So, what do you need to bring with you? The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has a list of required employment documents listed on their website under “Form I-9 Acceptable Documents.” Please review this list carefully as you may need multiple documents.
As an employer, you will want to ensure that you complete the I-9 form, as well as your new employee, and that you receive acceptable forms of documentation. You may need to go through the e-Verify process as well. Again, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offers helpful information regarding this process on their website as well as a chat option for questions.
Healthcare Employee Documentation
What if you run a healthcare facility? Is it enough that a nurse comes to your human resources department and states that she is a nurse? Should you have her simply fill out her I-9, make copies of her documents, and allow her to begin treating patients? We don’t think so!
Beyond the federally mandated paperwork for employment, healthcare workers are held to a higher standard. Healthcare workers need to show proof of certifications, credentialing, etc. That is where we can be a great help!
When United Medevac Solutions helps your facility with your healthcare staffing needs, we ensure that our employees have completed a vigorous regimen of verification and credentialing prior to being presented to our clients.
Regarding our physicians and mid-level providers, we use standards set by the Department of Defense. Each candidate e-verification includes:
- Background inspection
- Medical Licensure
- Formal Education with transcripts
- Formal Residency/Clinical specialty training
- Board verification
- DEA license status
- NPI validity
- Currency of all additional certifications and continuing medical education requirements
Additionally, UMS gathers reports from:
- Clinical performance evaluations
- Professional references
- Copy of medical malpractice insurance and full history of all malpractice claims with court summary sheets
While all nursing and ancillary medical providers receive:
- Primary Source Verification
- Criminal background
- Licensure verification
- Employment verification
- 10-Panel Drug Screen
- Skill level assessment
- Specialty certifications
- Continuing Education requirements
- Annual Health screening with verification of all required immunizations
Documents Needed For Employment
As you can see, there are documents required for employment in any industry. But, we at United Medevac Solutions prepare our employees with a comprehensive background and credentialing check before we ever present them to you, our client. So, you can rest assured that when you use UMS for your healthcare staffing needs, we are prepared to meet those needs with competent and qualified healthcare workers.
Please give us a call at (888) 632-5560 or simply click here and we can begin to help you with your healthcare staffing needs.