For those healthcare professionals who want to travel, it may sometimes be difficult to decide which travel staffing agency to partner with. There are many different agencies, all of them touting their unmatched service.
How do you choose among them? Here are a few things to look for.
- Joint Commission Certification
Healthcare organizations certified by the Joint Commission have undergone a rigorous inspection to ensure they hold the highest standards of performance. Those certified have demonstrated the following characteristics:
- They use information they have gained from self-assessment to improve or confirm the effectiveness of their service.
- They use data from different sources to evaluate their service and outcomes.
- They obtain feedback from both their clients and employees on the quality of their service.
- They have an organized and comprehensive strategy to monitor and improve their performance.
- A thorough credential check
A good staffing agency does a complete background check on applicants’ skills, licensure or certification, health requirements, and education. This includes checks of OIG, NPDB, state boards, and formal education and work history verification.
- Provide continual support
A good agency follows up even after they place a candidate on assignment. The agency will help provide the person with the resources and training to help him or her stay current with clinical knowledge and skills. For example, some agencies offer online training and testing for HIPAA, workplace safety, Joint Commission requirements, clinical issues, and other areas.
A good agency will provide the support to ensure that its workers are successful in their placements.
- Keeps up to date
A good agency stays current with all applicable laws and regulations, keeping track of changes put forth from federal and state regulatory agencies. The agency maintains compliance with all policies and procedures from government entities.
- Strives to maintain a high standard of service
A good agency is constantly evaluating its own operations to ensure that it maintains the highest standards of service and performance. A good agency will make quality and safety of paramount importance.
Good agencies realize they have a great responsibility in providing the best people to healthcare providers.
MedPro Healthcare Staffing works with medical professionals in all of the allied health professions to help them find positions that fit their skills and interests. A Joint Commission certified staffing agency, we work with PTs, OTs, speech therapists, pharmacists and nurses. We have the experience and expertise to help you if you are a medical professional. Give us a call today.