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Patient Experience - June 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U N E 2 0 1 9 A fter the grind of the inter- view process, it's exciting when you find a nurse who will be a great addition to your team. You're hop- ing the person will blend well with your culture, be accepted by all and serve as an asset for your facility. But in addition to the excitement, there's another component to the hiring process. Bringing on new staff adds a number of time-consuming tasks to a busy surgi- cal facility leader's workload. To help, here is a list of critical onboard- ing tasks as well as some tips to make the whole process easier. • License check. Make sure the candidate holds an active nurses license without any discipline issues before you make an employment offer. Nursys (osmag.net/7tRTnG) is a national database for verifica- tion of nurse licensure, discipline and practice privileges. • Criminal background check. Similarly, you want to perform a criminal background check beforehand. I've used Sunshine Research (osmag.net/7hPBNo) and have been very happy with the ease and timeliness they offer — a 48-hour turnaround time on all criminal searches ordered — but there's no shortage of dependable vendors available. Do a little research and find the right background company Before You Make That Job Offer Tips to ensure a smooth start for your new nurse hires. Staffing Leslie Mattson, RN, BSHM, LNC • START STRONG Just before the start date, email your physicians and staff to let them know about the new hire and encourage them to welcome the team's latest addition.

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